CAN’d Aid Foundation, Vivax Pros, Community Planting Along Big Thompson River in Colorado Rockies
WHAT: The CAN’d Aid Foundation and Vivax Pros present the 2nd annual Rocky Mountain Tree Festival with more than 180 volunteers slated to plant 9,000 trees along the Big Thompson River in and around Lyons. 100 volunteers from Vivax, 50 volunteers from Oskar Blues Brewery and 30 volunteers from the community will meet in Lyons for an early-morning orientation, full work-day and after-party at Oskar Blues Grill & Brew.
The public is invited to an after party, with proceeds from $5 cover benefitting Rocky Mountain Tree Festival efforts. Purchase tickets here.
WHEN: Saturday, May 13
7:30 A.M. Volunteer orientation
8:300 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. Planting in the canyon at work sites
4:00 P.M. – 12:00 A.M. After party with food, Oskar Blues beer and live music, featuring:
5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Foxfeather
7:30 P.M. – 9:15 P.M. Jaden Carlson Band
9:45 – 11:45 P.M. Greener Grounds
WHERE: Oskar Blues Grill & Brew, 303 Main St, Lyons, CO
WHY: The Rocky Mountain Tree Festival efforts center around planting native trees and vegetation in areas desperately in need of reforestation, like the canyon between Estes Park and Lyons, which was devastated in the September 2013 flood. CAN’d Aid Foundation participates in the tree festival as part of their Love Yur Mama “Do Goodery” effort to save the blue marble.