webIMG_3166Escalante River Restoration Broadwork

Dates: May 11-17, 2014
Location: Escalante River near Escalante, UT
Cost: $175 member/$200 non-member

Events begin with happy hour/dinner on the first date listed and end with breakfast on the last date listed.

Building on last year’s successful project Broads are returning to the magical Escalante River in the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument (GSENM).  One of the west’s last free-flowing rivers, the Escalante faces the spread of invasive species – mainly Russian olive. You can help us work to save this river and its many benefits for current and future generations. Volunteer with Rose Chilcoat, other Broads, and GSENM and Grand Staircase Escalante Partners staff and botanists for a week long adventure; four days of hard work cutting down Russian olive broken up by one day of play/exploring.

The level of activity is challenging to strenuous as you will be bending, kneeling, using hand tools and pulling tree branches. A younger crew will follow us to “finish” the job with chainsaws and herbicides. The results are truly gratifying.

This year we’ll hike in to our base campsite about 2 ½ miles upstream of Highway 12 where our camp cook Ronni Egan will feed us yummy breakfasts and dinners each day. Our camp kitchen, food, and heavy camping gear (tents/sleeping pads/bags) will be transported by horseback leaving us with only light packs of personal items to carry to camp. It is an easy hike along the river to our campsite in the canyon which is near archaeological sites, petroglyphs, a natural bridge and more.

Help us destroy several more acres of nasty Russian olive while having a fabulous canyon experience along the Escalante. It doesn’t get better than this! Group size is limited to 12 so register now!

Go to greatoldbroads.org/events/broadworks to read our cancellation policy and sign the liability release form. All participants are required to sign the release form.

To register, go to our e-cart at greatoldbroads.org/events-payment or send your check with name, address, phone, e-mail and any other information you think pertinent to Great Old Broads for Wilderness, PO Box 2924, Durango, CO 81302

For more information, contact Rose at rose@greatoldbroads.org