Summit County participates in Colorado Recreates Responsibly Week

FRISCO — State and local officials are reminding people to recreate responsibly ahead of the Labor Day weekend.

Summit County Open Space & Trails is participating in the Colorado Recreates Responsibly Week along side the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and the Colorado Tourism Department.

The week, which began on Monday, Aug. 31, and ends on Monday, Sept. 7, is dedicated to encouraging conservation and outdoor ethics, according to a news release. Coloradans can participate by posting photos of themselves outside and tagging @COParksWildlife, while using the hashtags #CareForColorado and #RecreateResponsibly.

The county also encourages people to follow the Leave No Trace principles:

  • Planning ahead and preparing
  • Traveling and camping on established trails or campsites
  • Disposing of waste properly
  • Leaving what you find and minimizing impacts on the environment
  • Respecting wildlife by limiting interaction and observing from a safe distance
  • Being considerate of others by practicing proper etiquette
  • Minimizing campfire impacts

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