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2010 Trail Care Success:

531 VOLUNTEERS contributed 24,035 hours caring for The Colorado Trail, an astounding $516,031.45 worth of labor!

Adopt-A-Trail VOLUNTEERS – 257 Adopters plus Helpers gave 5,680 hours:

  • Annual maintenance along the entire 486-miles of the CT
  • 75 volunteer Adopters plus helpers, multiple excursions each, reports to the CTF for planning & FS coordination
  • Sawed and cleared over 474 fallen trees
  • Placed 2 "No Motor Vehicles" signs on the Trail
  • Replaced 1 damaged bridge
  • Cut back foliage
  • Cleaned hundreds of water diversions to preserve the tread and limit Trail erosion
  • Repaired and replaced signs including confidence markers, steel sign posts and wooden sign posts

Trail Crew VOLUNTEERS – 248 Volunteers gave 18,355 hours:

  • Improved The Colorado Trail
  • 10 week-long and 3 weekend Volunteer Trail Crews
  • Constructed 490 feet of new trail for the Continental Divide Trail Alliance and prepared 190 feet for future crews
  • Did heavy maintenance, improving almost 3 miles of tread
  • Built or repaired over 478 water diversions to limit erosion
  • Placed 4 "No Motor Vehicles" signs on the Trail
  • Removed trees
  • Educated Trail users about the CT and CTF

More VOLUNTEERS on the Board, in Operations, Behind the Scenes and in the Office – 26 volunteers gave 1,861 hours:

  • Provided vision, planning and implementation (volunteer Board Members)
  • Educated Trail users via on-Trail Outreach
  • Scouted and surveyed for 2010 Crew projects, organized and planned logistics for crews and special projects
  • Collaborated with Forest Service personnel on trail work and maintenance, etc.
  • Managed all programs including Trail Crews and Adopt-A-Trail
  • Mailed Tread Lines newsletter and other publications keeping over 7,500 households informed
  • Delivered completion certificates to dozens of completers
  • Reached new potential CT Friends by distributing brochures, coordinating library displays, and giving presentations
  • Refined the food program for volunteer Trail Crews
  • Handled accounting and bookkeeping
  • Delivered thank-you notes to donors and volunteers
  • Partnered with many organizations including the Forest Service, BLM, Colorado Mountain Club, Trails 2000, Continental Divide Trail Alliance and others
  • Maintained the CTF website, keeping current all the valuable public info
  • Registered participants for Trail Crews
  • Planned events including the Friends Picnic, Durango Reception and Holiday Party

Thanks to CTF Volunteers and Donors like you, The Colorado Trail remains one of the nation's premier long distance trails. All this Trail care and preservation of The Colorado Trail was made possible through your help!