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Letter: Conservation tips from fourth-graders

Fourth-grade students at Glenwood Springs Elementary School are studying Colorado’s geographic features, the importance of our rivers, valleys, mountains and canyons and how these features shaped our beautiful state. On a recent expedition fieldwork opportunity, we noticed the impact of humans on our local hiking trails in Glenwood Canyon. Please read on to see how our fourth-grade crew at GSES wants to educate our community and tourists.

If you have heard about how awesome Hanging Lake is, then here are some ways that we can preserve this wonderful geographic feature of Colorado. The first way that we can preserve Hanging Lake is to donate money for trail maintenance. Another way that we can preserve Hanging Lake is to educate others how to be responsible on the trail and at the lake. Most importantly, to preserve Hanging Lake make sure you follow all of the rules and guidelines to keep trash and pets off the trail. 

Also, please be sure to volunteer for Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers or Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado to help maintain the trail. All in all, Hanging Lake is beautiful and needs to be preserved for our community, tourists and wildlife survival.

Mrs. Allen’s 4th Grade CREW

Glenwood Springs Elementary School

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