Earth Brief

Mesa Verde seeks volunteers for project

Mesa Verde National Park will offer free admittance Saturday for National Public Lands Day.

Also Saturday, Mesa Verde is asking for volunteers to help revegetate the Chapin Mesa picnic area. Volunteers will spread native grass and forb seeds, cover with mulch, and water. They also will transplant small trees and shrubs. Additional work will include removing weeds and raking at picnic sites.

Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing and bring drinking water, snacks and a lunch. They should meet at the picnic area 20 miles inside the park at 10 a.m. Work will finish no later than 4 p.m.

All participants will receive a free T-shirt and fee-free coupons for future admission to participating public lands.

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Herald Staff