One of the things that has been shown to improve our quality of life is helping other people. Making a difference for other people allows us to step outside of our problems , and to be empowered by our ability to be of service to someone who needs help. If you have ever needed help yourself, then you know how difficult it is to ask for help, or to even see beyond your current circumstances to realize that help might be available. As Colorado is recovering from massive amounts of excess rain, and overflowing rivers there is a lot of work needing done. Please consider getting outside, knocking on your neighbors’ doors, asking if everything is okay and if they need any help. Offer home cooked meals, or a hot shower to people you know living in "no flush" areas. Check in with your neighborhood organizations to find coordinated efforts to clean up your neighborhood.
Bluff Lake Nature Center has sent out notices through several channels asking for volunteers today until 2:00. If you are unable to volunteer today, like their page on Facebook, and you will receive notifications about future rallies.
This reserve is much lower than the surrounding area and all of the rain and overflow from a local creek created a sink-drain effect; trash from all over the Stapleton region has collected in the park, and the pathways are severely rutted, help is needed in picking up trash and recyclables, and shoveling dirt back into the washed out areas.
If you are aware of other areas needing volunteers, please reach out with details so they can be included here on examiner.com.