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Memories & Milestones

Conservancy, volunteers improve conservation easement

On June 6, Roaring Fork Conservancy volunteers improved the Park East Conservation Easement. Volunteers from Park East as well as surrounding neighborhoods/communities got involved. This project was in conjunction with Colorado Land Conservation Appreciation Week. Thanks also to the Glenwood Springs Parks Department for assisting with trash/scrap disposal.

The group collected 5-6 bags of trash along all trails, river’s edge, and even the steep hillsides; pulled out a few hundred feet of old fencing and barbed wire (plus fence posts); stabilized a section of trail by building a 10-foot-by-10-foot rock wall; removed an entire old deck structure from the easement; installed signs to better identify the south river access trail; and trimmed vegetation along both river access trails.

Kiwanis sponsors Terrific Kids

Once a month, at Glenwood Springs Elementary and Sopris Elementary schools, Kiwanis awards Terrific Kids certificates to children in the first through fifth grades selected by their teachers for exemplifying one or more of the attributes of a “terrific kid”: Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable. Students work with their teacher to establish goals to improve behavior, peer relationships, attendance, or school work. Students who achieve their goals are recognized. Students so recognized receive several mementos, like a ruler, pencil, coupon for a McDonald’s cheeseburger, and a certificate inscribed with their name and signed by the Kiwanian sponsor for Terrific Kids at that school. Schools that have implemented the program report that incidents of disruptive behavior have decreased more than 50 percent.

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