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Outdoor events

Join the Roaring Fork Conservancy at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 28, and get ready to float the gentle Roaring Fork River through some of the most important wetlands in the upper Roaring Fork Valley. Staff from Pitkin County Open Space & Trails, and Roaring Fork Conservancy will give the history of James H. Smith North Star Open Space, point out wildlife and discuss recent restoration activities along this mild two-hour float. Please dress appropriately life jackets are required; the float will happen rain or shine, but is dependent on river flows and may be cancelled due to extremely high or low flows. This event is free and open to the public, however, space is limited and registration is required. Please visit http://www.roaringfork.org/events to register and call (970) 927-1290 with questions. Sponsored by Pitkin County Open Space & Trails and Roaring Fork Conservancy. For more information on this and other events visit: http://www.roaringfork.org/events.

Come enjoy a moderate (four- to five-hour) hike in the proposed Red Table Wilderness Area on Sunday, June 29, ascending through stately aspen forest with views of Ruedi Reservoir and the upper Fryingpan drainage. For more information about this Wilderness Workshop hike and to register, please contact dave@wildernessworkshop.org. The hike leader will be Nina Schnipper.

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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