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Earth Day Event on the Monarch Spur Trail

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Photo Credit: Linda Gibas

Calling All Earth Day Enthusiasts!

Help preserve biodiversity and wildlife habitat by learning about the area’s invasive weeds and by helping local habitat corridors at an Earth Day Festival on the Monarch Spur Trail. 

Participants will meet at the Salida Farm to School site by the dog park and soccer fields on Holman Avenue to learn about weed mitigation from Kayla Malone of the Chaffee County Weed Management Office. Participants can also explore the soil health tunnel, scavenger hunt and other soil health activities with the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and Upper Arkansas Conservation District. From there, volunteers will spread out on the Monarch Spur Trail to mitigate weeds with Salida-area Parks, Open-space and Trails (SPOT), the Central Colorado Conservancy, and GARNA – the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association, or stay at the garden to mitigate weeds with Guidestone Colorado. The City of Salida will provide weed collection after the workday.  All participants must fill out a City of Salida volunteer waiver to participate, found here. Paper copies of the waiver will be on hand at the Farm to School site.

For more information, please contact Kayla Malone at


April 23
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Your registration is secured upon receipt of payment. If you prefer not to register online (recommended), you may mail a check, made out to “GARNA” to the address below. Please include a note with the program you are registering for.

PO Box 1522
Salida CO 81201

Cancellation policy:

If we are notified of your need to cancel within 24 hours of program date, your program fee will be refunded except for a $3.00 administrative fee. If minimum enrollment has not been met by program date, programs will be cancelled 2 days prior to the date and we will refund the full amount.