Purgatoire River Cleanup Day 2018


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When: Saturday October 6th 9:30 am
Where: Noah's Ark Animal Shelter parking lot, 224 N Chestnut St


Would you like to learn more about the Purgatoire River, the history of the River Walk, and recent and ongoing restoration and enhancement efforts on and along the river?


Join us for educational speakers, walking the River Walk trail, free Purgatoire River goodies and *FREE LUNCH!* - just for helping clean up your own watershed!


9:30 am

Registration & Snacks & Goodies & Pick Up Cleanup Gear


10:00 am

Educational Speakers Begin

  • History/Establishment of the Purgatoire River Walk - Karl Gabrielson, Trinidad Development

  • Russian olive & Tamarisk Removal Along the Purgatoire River and Why Important - Shelly Simmons, Spanish Peaks-Purgatoire River Conservation District

  • Fish Habitat Restoration Work in the Purgatoire River - Howard Lackey, Trout Unlimited

  • Development and Additional Enhancements Along the Purgatoire River - Karl Gabrielson, Trinidad Development



River Clean-Up


12:30 pm

Free Lunch for all Registered Volunteers


We will be cleaning up easily accessible trash along the River Walk trail and the river. Those who want to be adventurous and get a little wet can pick up trash in the river, while the rest of us can walk the trails and pick up trash at rivers edge and along the River Walk trail itself.


All ages welcome! 


Safety First!!! We will only pick up trash that is safe to get to, and safe to pick up!!!

Bring gloves if you have them, otherwise we will have a few extra pairs of gloves. We will be providing trash bags and safety vests as well!


Sponsors & Partners include the Purgatoire Watershed Partnership, City of Trinidad, Trinidad Urban Forestry Board, Twin Enviro, Trout Unlimited, Trinidad Community Foundation, Creek Week Campaign, Purgatoire Watershed Weed Management Collaborative, Spanish Peaks-Purgatoire River Conservation District, NRCS, and the Public Education, Participation, and Outreach (PEPO) committee of the Arkansas Basin Roundtable.


Contact Julie Knudson at 970-420-1915 or purgatoirewatershedpartnership@gmail.com for more information!


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3590 E. Main St.
Trinidad, CO 

Email: jknudson@purgatoirepartners.org