Headwaters Trail Alliance, a local nonprofit dedicated to improving the trails and lives of the people of Grand County, have announced the Healthy Headwaters campaign that is aimed at educating people about the importance of living at the headwaters of the Colorado River.
The campaign is happening thanks to a $12,000 grant from the Sprout Foundation. The campaign will feature educational signage along popular trails in the Fraser Valley that will help guide people on how to care for our environment, and will also feature a community cleanup day on Saturday, Sept. 7.
The grant dollars will also go toward the installation of four new bear-proof trash cans along the Fraser River Trail.
Headwaters Trail Alliance will partner with the Town of Fraser and O2 Creative to get the campaign rolling and have also received permission to use “Hooty” the Owl, who is best known by his catch line seen on many environmentally geared messages: “Give a Hoot, Don’t Pollute.”
“We really would like to see a good turnout for the community cleanup day,” said Maura McKnight, executive director of Headwaters Trail Alliance. “Hopefully people will show up and help out.”
For more information about the community cleanup day, contact Headwaters Trail Alliance at 970-726-1013 or visit their website to check out area trail maps. Get more information about the organization by visiting headwaterstrails.org.
Reid Tulley can be reached at 970-887-3334