Friends of Eagles Nest issues call for volunteers to help maintain high-traffic wilderness areas

By Ross Leonhart

EAGLE COUNTY — In the Eagles Nest Wilderness, they give directions, talk about wildlife and flowers, offer sunscreen and have some fun along the way. They’re the Friends of Eagles Nest. Volunteers take one mandatory training class and then go for a hike with an experienced volunteer ranger. This year’s training is June 11, and volunteers are asked to commit to at least four four-hour days during the season, from June to September.“It’s fun. I’m meeting people and getting out there,” volunteer ranger Lisa Pelchat said. “It’s just really nice to feel like you’re helping. Anyone can do it.”A day …

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