Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Boardwalk construction slated for weekend
The Steamboat Springs Rotary Club hopes to complete its boardwalk project this weekend with the help of community volunteers.
The Boardwalk at Rotary River Park project is an effort to build a 1,300-foot-long boardwalk that winds through seven acres of wetlands near a stretch of the Yampa River in east Steamboat. The goal of the project is to provide access for wildlife viewing, fishing and interpretive education with minimal effect to the area.
The $300,000 project was initiated in conjunction with Rotary International's 100th anniversary, for which the global organization called on each of its more than 31,000 Rotary clubs to start projects beneficial to their communities. The boardwalk is 90 percent complete.
Volunteer work is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The local Rotary Club is seeking volunteer skilled carpenters and nonskilled workers who are at least 18 years old. Continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments will be provided. Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. in the Meadows parking lot. Van transportation to Rotary Park will be provided continuously throughout both work days. Full or partial day shifts are available.
For more information or to register to volunteer, call Rotarian Tom Alexander at 871-7406.