Tuesday, August 2, 2011

How Green is Your Grass?

Lyons, CO - Team East and Team West joined forces this weekend to promote the 5th annual How Green is Your Grass? Campsite Challenge at the RockyGrass Festival.

RockyGrass is an annual bluegrass festival held at the Planet Bluegrass Ranch along the St. Vrain River in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Thousands of festivarians from across the country flock to Lyons to hear the pickin' and to participate in the campsite challenge.

The How Green is Your Grass? Campsite Challenge was created to extend the spirit of the sustainable festival into the campgrounds. Participants were asked to describe how sustainable, clean, and creative their campsite was and to draw a picture to illustrate how these three criteria are incorporated into their campsite. Each day, two finalists were selected and awarded goodies from Planet Bluegrass, New Belgium, and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges from Planet Bluegrass and awarded a grand prize of festival and camping passes to next year's festival and a Grub Hub Camp Kitchen.

We had a record number of campsites participate in the challenge this year with 54 entries. The six finalists are: Camp Flippy, Rummy Grass, Camp ZeroHero, Campana Contenta, Santa Fe to Lyons Bluegrass Dash, and Camp Rothacker.

Check back on Thursday for the winner!

All the best,

Agata, Jason, Kate and Tracy

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