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.
There will also be a chance to learn about the geology of the area and the historic mining in the area. Please note that Betsy Chapoose will not be able to attend on May 17th. (see the 16th event for further information).
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 students do the cleaning.
The enthusiasm these students have is wonderful to see.
This is the second day and a separate group of students will be at the event on May 16th.
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.