Extra Credit Opportunity: Garden of the Gods trail cleanup is Saturday

FYI, a volunteer cleanup event at Garden of the Gods plus Leave No Trace educational activities this weekend. “Garden of the Gods trail cleanup is Saturday” August 21, 2014 Join SIU Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center staff on Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Garden of the Gods Recreation Center for a trail cleanup day. Touch of Nature is partnering with “Leave No Trace for Outdoor Ethics” for the event, which teaches people how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. A carpool will leave the Student Center parking lot at 7:30 a.m.; the cleanup is from 9 a.m. to noon. Those interested in participating will meet in the main observation area parking lot. An information booth will be available from 1 to 5 p.m., and the Subaru/Leave No Trace traveling trainers will hold a program from 6 to 7 p.m. Participants should dress comfortably, bring water and a picnic lunch. For more information, contact the Touch of Nature Environmental Center at 453-1121. (pasted from: http://news.siu.edu/2014/08/082114SIUToday-GardenoftheGods.html )

Also, additional information related to broader activities at Garden of the Gods this weekend: “Shawnee National Forest to Hold Leave No Trace Event”, see:

http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/shawnee/news-events/?cid=STELPRD3813667 Paul Restivo