Northern San Juan • Entered by Linda McNeil on July 13, 2021

Save the Blues Campaign

June 25, 2021 – July 13, 2021

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours 15
Post Admin hours
Activity Hours 120
Participants 3
Total Hours 375

Key Issue: Public Lands Health & Protection
Activity Type: Education & Outreach (tabling, films & lectures, regional B-walks/works)
Key Partners: ROCC, NFS

Measurable Outcomes

Outcome 1: Advocacy actions (1000 people)

Short Description of Activity

Establish information kiosk at Blue Lakes Trail Head. Working two shifts/day, talk with hikers, backpackers, fishermen and campers about responsible land use. “What do you do with the poo”? hand out bags and lightweight trowels with proper waste handling instructions.


With the support of the ROCC, volunteer citizens of Ridgway and a hired staff member from the NFS, approximately 1000+ trail users were educated as to proper use of wilderness area lands. According to Diane Thompson, those contacted have responded positively to the information they have received and appreciative of the efforts to protect and preserve this area. Erica Tucker NFS employee has the exact number of contacts made. Roze Evans and Kate Kellogg have been very involved in the organizing, implementation and success of this progam.

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