Boulder needs 200 cleanup volunteers for Saturday projects at Boulder Reservoir

BOULDER, Colo. - 7NEWS toured the damaged area of Boulder Reservoir on Friday.  

The shorelines have eroded, water levels are approximately three feet higher than normal and volleyball courts are now ruined.  In addition, there gaping holes along some of the running trails and

Approximately 20 semi-trucks filled with sand have been dropping off piles that will be used to help rebuild some of the damaged areas.

"The water's been a little bit high," said Adam Swetlik who serves as the coach of CU men’s crew team. "The reservoir itself is a little browner than it used to be."

"I didn't know how thick our sand was until it washed out," said assistant reservoir manager Andrew MacLean.   "We had fish coming across the road."

As the price tag for the destruction is being added up, the crew team is thrilled to return to the reservoir.

"We're super happy to be back on that," said Swetlik.

The City of Boulder is seeking 200 volunteers to assist with two flood recovery projects Saturday at Boulder Reservoir.

The city says they hope for 100 volunteers at both of these locations:

Coot Lake, Reservoir North Shore and Tom Watson Park, 6180 N. 63rd St.

 --9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

--Ages 12 and older are welcome.

--100 volunteers are needed.

Boulder Reservoir South Shore Area, 5565 N. 51st St.

--Two shifts:  9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.

--Ages 9 and older are welcome.

--100 volunteers are needed for each shift.

Volunteers must register online via Foothills United Way’s volunteer connection page at:

For more information, please call Mary Malley, Parks and Recreation, at 303-413-7245.



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