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Environment / Sustainability

Volunteers needed to repair Environmental Learning Center flood damage

September 18, 2013

CSU's Environmental Learning Center (ELC) is looking for volunteers this Friday and Saturday who can lend a hand with trail restoration and flood damage clean-up efforts at its property.

Flooding at CSU's Environmental Learning CenterThe ELC is an educational outreach initiative of CSU’s Warner College of Natural Resources and provides environmental education and exploration programs for children of all ages on its 212-acre natural area along the Poudre River.

Damage to the ELC

“The CSU Environmental Learning Center trails are a mess of mud and debris, and it'll take a sizable collective effort to help us restore them to a usable condition," said ELC Director and CSU Professor Brett Bruyere. "This is bigger than our staff can tackle. We hope people will consider joining us for trailwork, river clean-up, food and camaraderie.  Good things happen when people come together to help following a big event such as the flood. Please come be part of it!"

Two days to help

There are two restoration volunteer days to choose from:

  • Friday, Sept. 20 from 3-6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m.-noon


Head east on Drake Road. Approximately one mile after passing the intersection at Timberline, turn left on Environmental Drive. The road will cross a one-lane bridge and turn sharply to the south. Before making the sharp turn south, take a sharp left on the gravel road (you will see the ELC sign), crossing the railroad tracks. Meet in the parking lot. View the Google Map.

For more information on how you can help, contact or call (970) 491-1661. For more information, visit the website.