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Volunteers sought for Wednesday to stock greenback cutthroat trout in Herman Gulch area

Posted at 5:14 PM, Sep 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-25 19:14:12-04

DENVER – If you’d like to be part of the effort to restore Colorado’s state fish, the greenback cutthroat trout, to their native waters, Wednesday is your chance!

Colorado Trout Unlimited is looking for about 40 volunteers to meet at the Herman Gulch Trailhead Wednesday morning to help take the fish up to areas of Herman Gulch and Dry Gulch.

Volunteers will work with Trout Unlimited, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to hike the fish up to the areas where they will be released. Efforts to get the trout to survive in its native waters have been ongoing involving the organizations for several years.

Volunteers should expect to hike with between 20 and 40 pounds of fish and gear up switchbacks and are advised to bring enough supplies for a strenuous hike, including a 65+ liter backpack, hiking boots, layers, water and sunscreen.

You can click here and fill out the form at the bottom of the website to register. Trout Unlimited said volunteers will be expected to meet at the Herman Gulch Trailhead at 10 a.m., though the time is subject to change.

Learn more about the history of the greenback trout by clicking here.