Raggeds Wilderness Looking Ragged With Trash

Aug 7th @ 10:12 am in News by Scott Staley


(Raggeds Wilderness, CO)

The Western Slope Conservation Center is looking for a few good women and men to participate in a major cleanup of the scenic Raggeds Wilderness Area between Crested Butte and Paonia.  A Conservation Center spokesperson says volunteers will join workers with the National Forest Service from the Paonia Ranger District in venturing into the Raggeds Wilderness to ‘clean up and clear out a legacy of trash left to rot by irresponsible public land users.’

Up to 15 people and four pack animals will be required for the all-day endeavor, which will depart from Horse Ranch Park on Kebler Pass Road.  Approximately seven miles of the looping route, popular with equestrians and hunters, will be cleared of beer cans, fuel bottles, and discarded refuse. Expert horsemen and horsewomen are needed to carry out bulky items such as camp stoves, as well as the bags of collected trash.       

People interested in volunteering should contact the Conservation Center at (970) 527-5307, extension 206.