Monday, June 13, 2011
This past weekend was the Lyons Outdoor Games, held in Lyons, Colorado. This is an event that has hosted the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers in the past but they didn't attend this year. However, because of the Leave No Trace influence over the years, the Games has institutionalized a river clean-up along the St. Vrain River in Lyons.
More than 30 volunteers turned out for this year's clean-up and picked up numerous bags of trash along the river. Once done with the trash pick-up all volunteers were treated to a wonderful catered breakfast provided by Boulder-based A Spice Of Life Catering. Owner Dan Bruckner said of the clean-up, "This is a great local event to get folks out to do local community service and to help take care of this amazing river that we have right here in our backyard." It's great to see the lasting impression that Leave No Trace can have on not only an individual but on big organized events as well. Thanks to all the great volunteers who helped out this year!