Rainbow Falls clean up this Saturday



From the listings desk: Help others spruce up Rainbow Falls on the west side of Manitou Springs this Saturday by painting part of the graffiti-covered bridge and picking up trash and debris from the trail.

  • L'aura Montgomery

Here are the details:

REGISTRATION: Registration begins at 8am at Soda Springs Park in Manitou with coffee and pastries. Everyone must sign a waiver, and those under 18 must have the signature of a parent. For those interested in cleaning up Rainbow Falls, a waiver is attached.(waiver.jpg)

*** PLEASE complete the waiver(s) prior to registration, especially those needing a parent signature. They will be collected at Soda Springs Park that morning. Waiver will also be available.

THE CLEAN UP: We will be picking up trash along the creek and roadways, gathering tree trimmings/limbs, and painting over the graffiti on the bridge over Fountain Creek on Serpentine Drive and the bridge at Rainbow Falls that is reachable from the ground. (also some possible trail restoration - moving rocks)

What each person needs to bring:
Filled water container for drinking water -(can also be filled at one of the many Manitou Springs, if needed)
work gloves
a paint brush (if you want to paint) and reused container to hold paint (a gallon milk container or plastic 2 liter soda bottle - cut open at top, a large old coffee mug, etc...
suitable hiking shoes (closed toe) and
weather appropriate (and paint appropriate) clothing
sunscreen if needed
What we supply
LOTS of dark brown paint in huge 5 gallon containers
trash bags
vests for those walking/working near the road
coffee and pastries at registration
team leaders for each clean up area

What we will NOT be doing -
painting the rocks (blasting will be done by professionals to remove the graffiti on non-man-made surfaces)
going into the rushing water to remove debris
climbing up on the bridge to paint

Contact L'aura Montgomery at lauramonty@gmail.com with questions and to RSVP (required).

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