Telluride area visitors helping out

Telluride area visitors helping out

By Kris Holstrom

James Lambert of the Lambert Family reunion contacted me at The New Community Coalition earlier this summer. They had a family reunion scheduled for this past week, staying in Mountain Village. When James called he indicated the family wanted to do a community service project. What a great idea!

I contacted Mountain Village, the Town of Telluride and the Telluride School District to find out if there were projects needing many hands. The family was given two options and chose to help reduce the cattail population at the pond in the Village. Several of the family donned shorts and water shoes in order to get into the pond and help the Mountain Village work crew pull the plants or cut them below the water line and remove. The kids and I assisted by hauling the plants to a MV truck for removal. I also took a load home to contribute to our Tomten Farm compost pile.

It was a beautiful day – and a messy, somewhat smelly (think pond scum), and kind of fun morning. The group made a significant impact on the cattails and gave the MV crew, including Deanna Drew and others, a boost as they started a BIG project to keep the cattails from taking over the entire pond.

In the photo they are from Left to Right:
Walden Lambert, Paul Lambert, Mark Lambert, James Lambert, David Funk, Rachel and Katie Funk, Maria Lambert, Henry Lambert and Land Lambert.

A huge THANKS to this family for giving back to the community they’ve enjoyed visiting!

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