Spring Cleanup Day Announced

Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD), the provider of numerous recreational opportunities in Estes Valley, along with their partners Rotary Club of Estes Park, the Town of Estes Park, Rocky Mountain Dumpsters, and Starbucks, announced today the date for this year’s annual Estes Park Spring Cleanup.

On Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 9 to 11 a.m., join your community members and volunteers as they work to tidy up around Estes Park.

“The intent of this program is to clean our waterways and roadways in Estes Valley,” said Annie Hanson, Manager of the Lake Estes Marina and co-coordinator of the event, along with Tara Moenning of Rotary Club of Estes Park. “We will welcome spring by tidying up our neighborhoods and downtown to create a safer environment and beautify our community for the residents and visitors to Estes Valley.”

Estes Park takes a beating from the winter winds, resulting in trash–inadvertently or not–littered throughout the town. And the heavy snowfall this past winter means the trash that did get stuck in bushes and around buildings piled up a little more than usual.

Now that the winds have tampered down a bit, it is time to pick up your cleanup supplies and lend a helping hand for the community.

“The Estes Park Woman’s Club worked for beautification of the town for many years,” said Moenning. “At some point they were joined by the Rotary Club of Estes Park in a ‘Clean-up Day.’ The Rotary Club eventually took over this event and would clean up the roadways in preparation for the Duck Race, held on the first Saturday in May, while EVRPD would clean up the river ways and lakes in mid-May. Several years ago, at Ron Kuhn’s suggestion, Rotary and the Rec District teamed up to accomplish both events together on the same day.’’

Groups and volunteers are asked to meet at 9 a.m. at the Estes Park Visitor Center located at 500 Big Thompson Avenue (across from McDonald’s) for instructions, directions and distribution of cleanup bags. Starbucks will provide coffee at the beginning of the event and donut holes will be available to snack on throughout the morning.

We recommend that you wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, sun protection and adequate footwear, and bring hand sanitizer, gloves and water. Rain gear may also be necessary as this event happens rain or shine.

“We need volunteers to help with this program that are interested in helping to promote the Estes Park area and the environment,” said Ms. Hanson. “It is a great opportunity to support your local community and make a difference locally for Earth Day.”

To register yourself or your group or if you need additional information, contact Annie Hanson at 970-586-2011 or annie@evrpd.com. Please note in your correspondence if you have a specific area you or your group would like to clean up.