2017 Latino Conservation Week Events

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July 20, 2019

Rito Seco Trail Construction @ San Luis: Mike O'Brien Memorial Project

Event Description:

Where You'll Be:
In Southern Colorado, the small town of San Luis was originally established in 1851 and is the oldest continuously occupied town in the state. Nearby, on the western edge of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the recently established Rito Seco Park has great potential to serve the local communities and is part of Costilla County's master plan to develop a system of trails, recreation resources, and protected lands meant to represent the unique natural and cultural heritage of the area.

What You'll Do:
Build a brand new trail with VOC during Latino Conservation Week! On this moderately sized project of 60-75 people, volunteers ages 14+ will spend the weekend creating a new section of trail in Rito Seco Park that will provide a short, easy loop out of a picnic area to beaver ponds and the ruins of three historic cabins. You'll get to select from a variety of work, including more technical tasks for those who enjoy a challenge. Campsites are provided nearby and meals will be provided by our volunteer Crew Chefs on Saturday and Sunday.

Why It Matters:
While surrounded by stunning vistas, communities in Costilla County have a long history of public access issues as the vast majority of land is privately owned. This project is part of a much larger initiative to expand recreational access and encourage stewardship within the local community and your efforts will be a tremendous help in turning the County's plan into a reality.

Need-to-Know Details:
Please register for this project so that we know to expect you!
You can register via our website at www.voc.org/project/rito-seco-trail-construction-san-luis-mike-obrien-memorial-project
Once registered, we will send volunteers more specific information such as project maps, daily schedule, and what to bring.

Minors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older on overnight projects. Minors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older on single-day projects.
Volunteers are responsible for providing their own camping equipment. VOC will provide meals, tools, and work gloves.
Cancellation: Our partners rely on VOC volunteers to accomplish critical stewardship needs, and our projects often have wait lists. If you need to cancel, please contact Emily Schaefer at 303-715-1010 ext. 116 or at emily@voc.org as soon as possible so we can free your spot for another volunteer and have a full workforce.

Event Sponsor(s):

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

Date & time:
July 20, 2019  -   July 21, 2019
8:00 AM  -  4:00 PM

Rito Seco Park
Rito Seco Park, Alamosa
Alamosa, CO, 81101

Open to the Public:


Questions: For Questions about this event, please contact Emily Schaefer with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado at (303) 715-1010 ext. 116 or emily@voc.org.

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Latino Conservation Week is a collection of events from variety of organizations. Hispanic Access Foundation is only directly responsible for events in which it is listed as a sponsor. 


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