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Arkansas River Cleanup/Greenup and Colorado Public Lands Day

Saturday, May 20: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Warmer weather is around the corner and it’s time once again to think about “spring cleaning”. Calendars fill up quickly this time of year, so mark yours for the 26th Annual Arkansas River Cleanup/Greenup (CUGU) and Colorado Public Lands Day on Saturday, May 20th. AHRA will be seeking the help of volunteers of all ages, both individuals and groups to participate. Volunteers can register on Cleanup day between 8:30-9:30 am in either Buena Vista or Salida. Volunteers will receive official clean-up trash bags and a 2017 CUGU button, which is the ticket to our volunteer picnic at Riverside Park in Salida from noon-2:30 pm.

​In 1992 Colorado Governor Roy Romer declared May 9, 1992 as "Arkansas River Cleanup Day".  This was quite an honor and we have been staying true to the intent of this Declaration for the past 26 years.  We want to continue to make our CUGU celebration a special event that honors the lands and waters of the upper Arkansas River valley and people like you who throughout the years preserve and protect them. 

Please help to promote Cleanup/Colorado Public Lands Day by getting the word out to others who would be interested in participating.  CUGU focuses on not only the Arkansas River but surrounding public lands and areas, so contact AHRA at 719-539-7289 if you know of sites and trails along the Arkansas and adjacent public lands in need of helping hands to spruce them up.  ​

Audience: All Ages


Arkansas River Leadville to Florence

307 W. Sackett Ave. Salida, CO 81201

Arkansas Headwaters

Arkansas River SWA,Arkansas River/Salida SWA (Smyth Fishing Lease),Big Bend SWA,Brush Hollow SWA,Buena Vista SWA,Champion SWA,Chubb Park Ranch SWA,Clear Creek Reservior SWA,Frantz Lake SWA,Granite SWA,Heckendorf SWA,Johnson Village SWA,Mount Ouray SWA,Mount Shavano SWA and SFU,Sands Lake SWA,Skaguay Reservoir SWA,Treat/Ogden SWA


Additional Information:

Registration required

​Rose Bayless​  719-539-7289

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