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The Science Behind Your Watershed and River Restoration
Walking Mountains Science Center and Eagle River Watershed Council have partnered to bring you an immersive hiking experience in your watershed! Join us for an easy backcountry hike along the Gore Creek Trail, in East Vail, where the group will take stops along the water to learn about subalpine headwater environments, indicators of a healthy stream system, human impact to our local streams and rivers. After 2-3 hours of hiking along the creek, our day will conclude at a restoration project site in East Vail. We will dive into the science behind watershed restoration, it’s importance, and how you can take an active role in protecting the Eagle River Watershed and beyond.
The hike portion of the day will be a leisurely hike up the scenic Gore Creek Trail, leaving from East Vail. We will hike roughly 3 miles round trip into the Eagles Nest Wilderness, while taking in all the opportunities to learn about what this creek means to us downstream in the Eagle Valley!
Cost: Free, $10 for van transportation (limit is 6)
Date: Friday August 14
Timing: 9am – 2 pm
Transportation: Meet at Gore Creek Trailhead, or Meet at WMSC @ 8:30am for van (up to 6 people)