Chancey Bush
Volunteers Jesse and Patricia Wendell use mattock tools to dig into the soil to allow new vegetation to grow on a informal trail created by hikers at Elk Meadows Park onSaturday.
Volunteers create trail at Elk Meadow Park

More than 60 volunteers worked with Jeffco Open Space staff to transform a well-used informal path into a stable trail at Elk Meadow Park on Saturday. After Open Space staff completed grading for the Noble Meadow Trail, volunteers hauled wheelbarrows filled with finely crushed rock and placed it on the path.

“It’s hard work, but it’s enjoyable,” said volunteer Hannah Mehsikomer. “I use the trails a lot, and it’s a way of paying back.”