Mile High United Way Day of Caring

August 28, 2020

The company I work for allows us two days for volunteering at non-profits or schools. I took advantage of a 1/2 day of volunteering time off (VTO) to sign up to help the Wild Bear Nature Center on the Mile High United Way Day of Caring.

I thought it would be fun to drive into the mountains and work outside in the woods during the morning. Bruce decided to come with me, as he really enjoys helping others. He also thought that working in the woods in the mountains would be a great way to spend the morning.

It turned out to be a perfect day to be outside in the mountain woods of Colorado. The weather was lovely, it was cool (68 to 74 degrees F) with a light breeze and the woods mostly shaded us from the sun.

We spent our time moving slash, clearing debris, cutting branches, picking up broken glass, and clearing out some old fencing. We hauled a few cut trees out of the forest as well.

It was a lot of fun and work. It was good to see coworkers that I hadn’t seen since March.

I didn’t realize how out of shape I had gotten until I got out of the car when we got home. Ouch! All that bending over and squatting to pick up debris and broken glass, I felt in my legs.

If you want to learn more about Wild Bear Nature Center, here is a link to their site:

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