Do you like mountain biking? Hiking? Horseback riding?
Keeping human waste out of the national forest?
Not having to run from bears with your pants around your ankles?
Then contribute to this "crappy" cause!
We want to build you a real toilet!
The rest stop at the Buffalo Creek Trailhead parking lot is a staging area for many of the users of the trails in the Pike National Forest. The Buffalo Creek community, population approx 200, provides a safe, comfortable place to park for people enjoying a day in the forest. The new pavilion provides a place to relax, enjoy some snacks, clean some wounds, and rest up before hitting the highway for the drive home. The community provided phone line has been used multiple times to contact the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department to help injured trail users. The provided port-a-potties are cleaned daily by an 82-year-old volunteer and are paid for by the community and by Team Evergreen Cycling! The trailhead lot/rest area enhances the public use of the 85 mile trail system and makes it possible for many people to enjoy the area!
A new concrete vault toilet system will provide a needed sanitary facility that will enhance the use of the rest area and help reduce the waste impact on our forest environment. A more appealing and functional facility will encourage people to visit "the facilities" before going into the forest, thus reducing the amount of human waste left behind, near trails, in the neighboring forest.
We are seeking to install a prefabricated concrete double vault toilet system manufactured by CXT . They will have 1000 gallon vaults, and be handicap accessible.
These vault toilets are of excellent quality, and not inexpensive. Our tiny town, which doesn't even have a stoplight, needs your help! The small Buffalo Creek community has raised over $32,000 so far, but needs to raise even more to afford to purchase and install the toilet.
Groups that have helped so far are: the South Platte Enhancement Board, Team Evergreen Cycling, and two local families who donated over $10,000! We are grateful for these contributions and will be grateful to you, too!
Please contribute to our cause! We're a small community and every little donation will make a big difference!
The current port-a-potties, cleaned by volunteers.
The proposed Dream Toilets: 2-user waterless, concrete waste vault toilets, professionally pumped out! With solar lighting!
Any funds raised over the cost of the toilets and installation will be used for the future upkeep of the Buffalo Creek Trailhead area.
Help us help you go to the john!
DonationsSee top donations
- Jared Gibson
- Sarah Poythress
- Lynnea Roberts