Craig briefs: Highline Lake State Park hosts Polar Plunge |

Craig briefs: Highline Lake State Park hosts Polar Plunge

GRAND JUNCTION — Although recent weather conditions have been more like spring than winter and the ice has melted off most Grand Valley ponds and lakes, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host a “Polar Plunge” fundraiser, inviting hardy souls to take a dip in the still frigid waters at Highline Lake State Park at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The event’s sponsor, Neural Activity, a teen-based drug prevention program in Mesa County, is encouraging everybody to visit the park, have some fun and help them raise much needed funds.

The contributions will make it possible for the group’s drug-free teen mentors to provide free services to their peers, teens who need help ending their substance abuse and addiction.

“We look forward to the sight of costumed people leaping into the water while wearing capes, masks and tights,” Park Manager Alan Martinez said in a press release. “The water is still pretty chilly, ice or no ice, so it will be a challenge and a lot of fun.”

Register for the event online at for $19 per person, or $15 per person for teams of 4 or more people.
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