August 21, 2014

Garden of the Gods trail cleanup is Saturday

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.