AF Academy helps maintain Colorado Springs trail

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Volunteers from the Air Force Academy are helping Colorado Springs maintain part of a walking and biking trail.

Academy personnel are mowing, sweeping and collecting pet waste along two miles of the Woodmen Trail.

Chief Master Sgt. Todd Salzman says it’s a way for the academy to show it’s part of the community, a goal stated for the academy earlier this year by Superintendent Michael Gould.

Scott Abbott, supervisor of Colorado Springs Regional Parks, Trails and Open Space, says it gives academy personnel a feeling of stewardship and also helps the city.

Colorado Springs has only one staff person in charge of more than 200 miles of trails.

- Associated Press