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Ouray Trail Group will hold its annual Community Work Day on National Trails Day, June 3rd, 2023. Volunteers will meet at Fellin Park in Ouray at 9:00 a.m. to form groups and head out to work on local area hiking trails. All groups will return to Fellin Park for lunch provided by OTG. Dress for the weather, and bring sun protection, water, and gloves. OTG will provide the tools. All are welcome to join us and volunteer for this half day stewardship opportunity. Come join us, and see what OTG is all about!
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OTG recently offered a class in Trail Maintenance Skills for OTG members. Fourteen OTG members attended the eight hour class held in Ouray on Saturday, April 15. Instructors Steve Boyle, John Hulburd and Justin Dennison spent the day both in the classroom and in the field, sharing skills that will allow participants to recognize and mitigate trail maintenance issues related to water drainage and wear and tear on hiking trails.
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Ouray Trail Group owes a big thank you to Pam Foyster and Justin Dennison for a successful First Aid certification course! The class was so popular that OTG had to add an additional session to accommodate the 21 participants who registered. First Aid certification is a prerequisite for OTG's Sawyer (both chainsaw and crosscut) and Trail Crew Leader certifications. Click the Training tab above to learn more about OTG's Training Schedule and course offerings.
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The Perimeter Trail Extension and Trailhead Project, a collaboration between OTG and the USFS and City of Ouray has received a "green light" from the Forest Service. The USFS recently completed administrative review and authorized the trail construction on two National Forest parcels, the last step OTG needed to move forward with the trail extension.
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