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Project Description:

Eagle River Watershed Council and Town of Vail are seeking volunteers to help restore riparian habitat by planting native trees and shrubs at Donovan Park along Gore Creek Thursday, Aug. 17, from 9 am – 12 pm.

Gore Creek has been listed as a 303(d) impaired waterway for low aquatic life since 2012. Gore Creek’s impairment is due in part to a loss of riparian, or streamside, vegetation along its banks.

Riparian vegetation is necessary to stabilize streambanks, shade waterways, supply nutrients that are essential to aquatic life, and to filter pollutants in surface and groundwater.


How to volunteer:

Please register using the link below by Wednesday Aug. 16. Volunteers should be at least 10 years of age. You will be asked to complete a waiver at time of registration. Details (where to meet, other day-of logistics, etc.) will be sent to the email address you provide.


What to bring:

  • Work gloves – if you have a pair you like please bring them, there will be work gloves available if you need a pair.
  • Water bottle – we will have a water cooler for refilling bottles.
  • Your favorite snacks – there will be some granola bars but feel free to bring your own snacks if you’d like.
  • Sun protection – please bring sun protection like sunglasses, a brimmed hat and sunscreen. Long sleeves are recommended.
  • Weather appropriate layers – the weather can change quickly in the mountains, please bring warm layers, rain jacket, etc. to be prepared.
  • Long pants and closed-toed shoes.



Sign-up for: Restore the Gore Native Riparian Planting Day

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