• Open Space

    Jefferson County Agencies Come Together for National Public Lands Day Clean-up Efforts

    “Let’s Doo It!” Campaign Leads the Way

    On Saturday, September 30, 2017 the nation will celebrate the 24th annual National Public Lands Day, a volunteer effort aimed at preserving and protecting our public lands. This special day provides an opportunity to engage park visitors around a very important issue in their parks: dog waste and trash.

    This effort fits into the “Let’s Doo It!” campaign that kicked off in 2016 and is led by Jeffco Open Space, the City of Lakewood, Foothills Park & Recreation District and Evergreen Park & Recreation District. This campaign promotes picking up and disposing of dog waste through collective action. The outreach related to “Let’s Doo It!” includes videos, social media messages, trailhead signs, dog waste bags, magnets on city vehicles and an online pledge to pick up dog waste.

    Recently, the partners launched a “Let’s Doo It!” website, providing a place for other agencies to join the community effort, download resources and sign up for volunteer efforts.

    Register to volunteer on National Public Lands Day at any of the following park locations, hosted by the associated land management agency.

    Elk Meadow Park, Jeffco Open Space – Learn More and Register

    Forsberg Iron Springs Park, City of Lakewood – Learn More and Register

    Harriman Lake Park, Foothills Park & Recreation District – Learn More and Register

    Alderfer/Three Sisters Park and Barn, Evergreen Park & Recreation District - Learn More and Register

    Let’s come together as a community.
    Let’s clean up our public lands.
    Let’s Doo It!

    About Jeffco Open Space
    Jeffco Open Space was founded as a land conservation organization in 1972. Our mission is to preserve open space and parkland, protect park and natural resources, and provide healthy, nature-based experiences. Funded with a one-half of one percent sales tax, our organization contributes to city and park district projects, has preserved more than 54,000 acres, and manages 29 open space parks and more than 236 miles of trails in Jefferson County, Colorado.

    Matt Robbins, Community Connections Manager
    Jeffco Open Space
    mrobbins@jeffco.us or (303) 271-5902

    About City of Lakewood
    The City of Lakewood, Colorado, covers more than 44 square miles, of which 25 percent is park land. The City’s Community Resources Department cares for over 100 parks and over 100 miles of trails.

    Allison Scheck, Marketing and Community Relations Manager, Community Resources Department
    City of Lakewood
    allsch@lakewood.org or (303) 987-7872

    About Foothills Park & Recreation District
    Foothills Park & Recreation District, founded in 1959, serves a community of 90,000 residents in a 28 square mile area of unincorporated Jefferson County generally bounded by Hampden Avenue south to C-470 from Sheridan Boulevard west to the Dakota Hogback. The District operates the Ridge Recreation Center, Edge Ice Arena, Lilley Gulch Recreation Center, Peak Community and Wellness Center, four outdoor swimming pools, Foothills Fieldhouse, Foothills Sports Arena, Foothills Golf Course, Meadows Golf Club, and 68 park sites totaling more than 2,600 acres and including four regional parks,43 neighborhood and community parks and 21 greenbelts. In addition Foothills manages six regional trail corridors for public use, which, combined with park trails, total 38.3 miles. For more information visit www.ifoothills.org or call 303.409.2100.

    About Evergreen Park & Recreation District
    Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD) was formed in 1969 to serve the park and recreation needs of the communities of Evergreen, Bergen Park, Indian Hills, Kittredge and Marshdale. The citizens of the EPRD area place high value in their parks, recreation facilities and programs as an enhancement to the community's quality of life. This commitment is embodied in the District's strong parks and recreation system, with its high-quality facilities such as Buchanan Park Recreation Center, Wulf Recreation Center and Evergreen Lake House. EPRD serves approximately 23,000 people residing within its boundaries, and offers affordable recreational options to non-district residents. Learn more at evergreenrecreation.com.

    Lisa Hamm-Greenawalt, Marketing Manager
    lhamm@eprd.co or 720-880-1020

    August 30, 2017

    Last Updated: 8-30-2017