Summarized by Kent Larsen
Glenwood Colorado Ward Clears Trail for 'Colorado Cares Day'
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, COLORADO -- Members of the Glenwood Ward were up early
Saturday morning clearing brush and growth from the Mitchell Creek trail
above West Glenwood. The ward service project was part of 'Colorado Cares
Day,' a statewide effort to improve communities through volunteerism.
About 35 ward members showed up to work on the first mile of the five-mile
trail in a project that, according to Bishop Joe Kline, will need to be done
again, "It looks like it kind of needs good attention about every year.
Somebody ought to come up."He adds that the trail is the least known of
those in the area, and the US Forest Service has said it can't get enough
volunteers for the work.
The ward's Boy Scout Troop will continue working on the trail this coming
weekend, and Bishop Kline hopes that eventually it will be completed. "We
keep just trying to work on it. Maybe we'll get to the end (of the trail)
The Glenwood Ward has participated in other service projects in the past.
Earlier this year, the ward assisted fire fighters who were fighting local
brush fires by cooking meals for them. And last year the ward prepared an
index of the obituaries that have appeared in the Glenwood Post.
LDS members mark service day by cleaning trail
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By Bill Craig: Glenwood Post