denverpost.com   It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life. We work hard as electricians in Highlands Ranch and the surrounding areas, but sometimes it’s not a bad idea to take a step back and to appreciate all that we have here in Colorado. Tomorrow is Earth Day, and this is an opportunity we can all take advantage of to help out our communities. All across the state, there will be many events and different volunteer projects. We encourage everyone to take a look at what is going on and to participate with the whole family! Below are some options near Denver.
Lakewood’s event includes live music from local artists, including Avenhart, Rob Drabkin and A-Mac & the Heights. There will also be fitness activities, such as yoga, zumba and TRX suspension training, as well as demonstrations, such as bee keeping, seed starting and composting. There will also be a beer garden, food trucks and a climbing wall.
South Suburban Parks Foundation is rallying troops to help beautify the South Platte River Trail west of Breckenridge Brewery in Littleton. Volunteers should wear long pants, closed shoes and sunscreen. Bring gloves and water bottles. We’ll provide the trash bags! All volunteers will receive 20 percent off food and beverages at the brewery’s Farm restaurant on Saturday.
Approximately 1,500 volunteers will converge on work sites from as far north as Monument and south to the Town of Fountain to clean parks, trails and waterways at 23 locations throughout the Pikes Peak region. Saturday’s event commemorates the Second Annual Great American Cleanup Pikes Peak Partners.
Learn more about Earth Day in Colorado here.