Love Vail: Here’s how
Photo: Moose calves on Gore Creek, courtesy Town of Vail

Love Vail: Here’s how

The Love Vail Klean Up: A National River Cleanup Event

Oh Vail, how do we love thee?

Let us count the ways.

No, really … on Sunday, June 11, we will determine the amount of love we have for Vail based on a head count of the people who show up to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater for the Love Vail Klean Up: A National River Cleanup Event.

We need numbers people! That means YOU!

Every year the Mountain Games gives back to our natural surroundings with a cleanup or trail maintenance event. This year, we’re walking the creekside path and cleaning as we go. We’re also going all in, and we’ve brought in the big guns:

American Rivers, Klean Kanteen, the Vail Valley Foundation, the Town of Vail and the Eagle River Watershed Council are partnering up during the event to help clean up and help keep trash out of Gore Creek. We will have food, coffee, and a lot of good folks on hand for this family friendly event, and we are asking for strong participation from our community and those attending the GoPro Mountain Games.

  • Time: Sunday, June 11, 8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
  • Location: Meet at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail.
  • First 100 registrants receive a 20oz insulated Klean Kanteen.
  • Coffee served in the morning and a light lunch at 11:30 a.m.
  • Gloves and trash/recycling bags will be provided.
  • Please bring a backpack with layers of clothes and good walking shoes.
  • Register at https://www.americanrivers.org/make-an-impact/national-river-cleanup/vailkleanup/.

You might think Gore Creek is a pristine mountain stream, unaffected by the impacts of urbanization. And, certainly, our very own Gore Creek is among the most beautiful in the world.

Unfortunately there are too many accounts of trash, paint, toxic substances, food leftovers and many other pollutants finding their way into our river. You’ll hear from us about this issue all throughout the event as we try to take care of our river and aim to become a zero waste event.

The Town of Vail is making it a number one priority to take care of this precious resource via their Restore the Gore campaign.

It’s a big effort that will take a lot of small acts of kindness toward our waterway – so do your part, sign up, and we’ll see you at the Ford Amphitheater Sunday morning, June 11.

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