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Registration begins at 11 a.m. for the first annual Queens Charity Golf Classic, to be held May 31 at the Glenwood Springs Golf Club. Lunch is at noon with the shotgun start at 1 p.m.The Queens Charity Golf Classic is currently seeking sponsors for the event, including sponsors for individual holes, special events, and a silent auction. A goal has been set of raising a minimum of $5,000. The QCC 08 is accepting sponsorships and auction donations, and a limited number of golf slots are still available for the event. For more details, contact Cindy Orr, 945-1478, or by e-mail at queen@nprweb.org.

Join plant biologist Lisa Tasker, from E.M. Ecological LLC, and staff from Pitkin County Open Space and Trails and Roaring Fork Conservancy June 11 for a look at the Roaring Fork Watershed from the Brush Creek Valley. From 5:30-7:30 pm, the Seven Star Wildflower Walk will offer participants the opportunity to learn about local native plants, wildlife migration, and watershed ecology. Please dress appropriately with pants, hiking shoes, rain gear, and water. The hike is over steep uneven terrain and will happen rain or shine. This walk is free and open to the public, however, space is limited, and registration is required.Please visit http://www.roaringfork.org/events or call 927-1290 to register. Sponsored by Pitkin County Open Space & Trails, Roaring Fork Conservancy, and E.M. Ecological LLC.

National Trails Day is Saturday, June 7, and the RFOV have two projects planned for the day.Aspen: Sunnyside Trail. Help maintain the first three miles of one of Aspens favorite trails.Glenwood Springs: Forest Hollow and Scout Trail. Finish a reroute around a rocky area and work on priority maintenance, and brush removal. Since 1995, RFOV has helped thousands of volunteers build and rehabilitate trails, plant wetlands and restore habitat at more than 100 projects in the Colorado and Roaring Fork River valleys. To sign up for a project or for additional information, Contact RFOV at 927-8241, rfov@sopris.net or volunteer online at http://www.rfov.org.

Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29, the Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers group will provide on-the-trail training, including a reference manual designed to keep with you on each project. The location will be Thompson Creek Trail near Carbondale. RFOVs crew-leader training also includes classroom training. Learn to build and maintain sustainable trails in different types of terrain. Safely use a variety of tools and techniques. Lead a crew of five to eight volunteers to complete a portion of a project. Ensure that your crews work is completed to the highest standard. Ensure that your crew enjoys a quality experience and has a great time.

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