Mt Garfield Middle school students competed by writing an essay to participate in one of two days of service work along Mica Mine trail. They will be cleaning up graffiti and removing charcoal.
The day starts with a talk in Rough Canyon by Ute Tribal representative Betsy Chapoose. She'll share the Ute perspective on rock art and landscape and the Ute's connection with their ancestral lands.
There will also be a chance to learn about historic mining in the area.
After lunch the students will divide into groups to work on removing graffiti from the cliffs along Mica Mine trail.
We need adult volunteers to help supervise the students. BLM staff will be present along with a few teachers.
The enthusiasm these students have is wonderful to see.
This is the first day and will be repeated with a 2nd group of students on May 17th.
Watch a video about the previous years events that lead to the winning of an award from History Colorado:
A companion event was held on May 8th at the school - learn about it from the KREX news station:
What to bring: water, lunch, energy snacks, sturdy footwear that might end up muddy, gloves to help transport a few tools.