Volunteer Workday Huerfano State Wildlife Area

Please meet at the Huerfano State Wildlife Area (HSWA), Gardner where volunteers will be asked to cut willows along short sections of the Huerfano River with hand tools and pile the cut material in designated areas. This project is a joint effort between Colorado Parks and Wildlife and La Veta Trails to improve fishing access on the Huerfano River. The minimum age requirement is 13, parents must accompany their children if they are under 16. Our goal is to have 6-10 volunteers! All volunteers should pack the following items: Water bottles (La Veta Trails will provide cold water throughout the day), Layered clothing, Eye protection, Sunscreen, Work gloves and hat, Wear sturdy shoes, tools (please bring loppers if you have them). La Veta Trails will provide lunch and snacks.

DIRECTIONS: The drive to the HSWA from La Veta takes about one hour.

·       From La Veta, take CR 450 to US Hwy 160.
·       Turn right onto 160 and drive for 2 miles to CR 520 on the left.
·       Drive 520 for 13.5 miles to CO69.
·       Turn left on 69 and drive 10.5 miles to CR 550 on the left. You will go through Gardner.
·       Turn left on 550 and drive for about 7 miles. 550 becomes CR 580.
·       Stay on 580 for 13 miles to the entrance of the HSWA. Drive until you reach the staging area.

CANCELLATION PROCEDURE:  We will work through light rain or other mild weather conditions. However, if we have to cancel, we will email you by 7:00 am. If you need to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible.  

REGISTRATION: It helps us plan the number of tools and food needed for volunteers, so please register by contacting Marilyn Russell at 719-890-4071 russellm9999@gmail.com.


Apr 27 2021


9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Apr 27 2021
  • Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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