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2019 Events
Events Name Event Type Day(s) Date(s)
Seed Bag Sewing I Project Friday Jan 11, 2019

Seed Bag Sewing II Project Friday Jan 25, 2019

Instructor Training Training Saturday Feb 02, 2019

Team Night - Boulder Social Event Friday Feb 22, 2019

Team Night - Fort Collins Social Event Saturday Feb 23, 2019

Wildlands University - Boulder Training Saturday - Sunday Mar 16, 2019 - Mar 17, 2019

Wildlands University - Boulder (Saturday Afternoon Only) Training Saturday Mar 16, 2019

Wildlands University - Boulder Project Saturday - Sunday Mar 16, 2019 - Mar 17, 2019

Weed Warriors: Myrtle Spurge I Project Saturday Mar 23, 2019

Outreach: Lucky's Market IMPACT Day - Fort Collins Project Tuesday Mar 26, 2019

Wildlands University - Fort Collins Training Saturday - Sunday Mar 30, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019

Wildlands University - Fort Collins (Saturday Afternoon Only) Training Saturday Mar 30, 2019

Wildlands University - Fort Collins Project Saturday - Sunday Mar 30, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019

Weed Warriors: Myrtle Spurge II Project Wednesday Apr 03, 2019

Willow Skills: Environmental Learning Center Training Saturday Apr 06, 2019

Crew Leader Training for Trails Training Saturday - Sunday Apr 06, 2019 - Apr 07, 2019

River Restoration: Middle South Platte CU/CSU Project Friday Apr 12, 2019

Families: Middle South Platte River Restoration - CANCELLED Project Saturday Apr 20, 2019

Cooks in the Kitchen - Fort Collins Project Tuesday Apr 23, 2019

River Restoration: Middle South Platte IV - CANCELLED Project Saturday Apr 27, 2019

Weed Warriors: Myrtle Spurge III Project Saturday Apr 27, 2019

Families: Sombrero Marsh Invasive Species Project Sunday Apr 28, 2019

Wigeon Watching & Waffles Social Event Sunday Apr 28, 2019

Training: Wilderness First Aid & CPR Training Saturday - Sunday May 04, 2019 - May 05, 2019

Healthy Forests: Elkhorn Creek I Project Saturday May 04, 2019

Weed Warriors: Boulder Med Sage Removal I - CANCELLED Project Wednesday May 08, 2019

Trails: Young Gulch Backcountry I Project Saturday - Sunday May 11, 2019 - May 12, 2019

River Restoration: Middle South Platte V - CANCELLED Project Saturday May 11, 2019

Weed Warriors: Myrtle Spurge IV Project Saturday May 11, 2019

River Restoration: Apple Valley I Project Saturday May 11, 2019

Training: Rock Skills with CATS Training Saturday - Sunday May 11, 2019 - May 12, 2019

Weed Warriors: Boulder Med Sage Removal II Project Saturday May 18, 2019

Restoration Jam: Red Rocks Project Saturday May 18, 2019

Healthy Forests: Elkhorn Creek II Project Saturday May 18, 2019

Restoring Forward Into the Wild: Ecology Hike & Swedish Picnic Social Event Sunday May 19, 2019

Weed Warriors: St. Vrain Tamarisk Removal I - CANCELLED Project Wednesday May 22, 2019

Weed Warriors: Boulder Med Sage Removal I - CANCELLED Project Wednesday May 22, 2019

River Restoration: Apple Valley Finale Project Saturday May 25, 2019

Training: Advanced Rock Skills with Mike McHugh of Eldorado Canyon State Park Training Saturday
Sunday
May 25, 2019
May 26, 2019

Weed Warriors: Boulder Med Sage Removal I Project Wednesday May 29, 2019

Beginner Sawyer Training I Training Thursday - Saturday May 30, 2019 - Jun 01, 2019

Trails: Beaver Brook Project Saturday Jun 01, 2019

Trails: Young Gulch Backcountry II Project Saturday - Sunday Jun 01, 2019 - Jun 02, 2019

Habitat Hero Garden Party & Liqueur Tasting Social Event Sunday Jun 02, 2019

Seed Collection: Boulder County Kick-Off Project Wednesday Jun 05, 2019

Crosscut Sawyer Training Training Thursday - Saturday Jun 06, 2019 - Jun 08, 2019

Restoration: Denver Foothills - Daniels Park Project Saturday Jun 08, 2019

Outreach: REI Garage Sale - Fort Collins Outreach Event Saturday Jun 08, 2019

Healthy Forests: Elk Ranch I Project Saturday Jun 08, 2019

WRV Potluck-in-the-Park Social Event Thursday Jun 13, 2019

Orioles & Omelettes Social Event Sunday Jun 16, 2019

Trails: Young Gulch Backcountry III Project Saturday - Sunday Jun 22, 2019 - Jun 23, 2019

Healthy Forests: Elk Ranch II - CANCELLED Project Saturday
Sunday
Jun 22, 2019
Jun 23, 2019

Trails: Young Gulch Frontcountry III Project Saturday
Sunday
Jun 22, 2019
Jun 23, 2019

Weed Warriors: St. Vrain Tamarisk Removal I Project Tuesday Jun 25, 2019

Families: Sanchez Nature Play Area Project Saturday Jun 29, 2019

Trails: Young Gulch Make-Up Day Project Sunday Jun 30, 2019

Seed Collection: City of Longmont I Project Friday Jul 05, 2019

Habitat Restoration: Campbell Valley I Project Saturday Jul 06, 2019

Healthy Forests: Elk Ranch III Project Saturday
Sunday
Jul 06, 2019
Jul 07, 2019

Seed Collection: City of Boulder I Project Tuesday Jul 09, 2019

Cooks in the Kitchen - Boulder Project Tuesday Jul 09, 2019

Find Your 14er: Grays & Torreys I Project Saturday - Sunday Jul 13, 2019 - Jul 14, 2019

Seed Collection: Boulder County I Project Saturday Jul 13, 2019

River Restoration: Middle South Platte IV Project Saturday Jul 13, 2019

Alpine Restoration: South Park Road Removal - Sheep Creek RESCHEDULED Project Saturday - Sunday Jul 20, 2019 - Jul 21, 2019

River Restoration: Middle South Platte V Project Saturday Jul 20, 2019

Trails: South Park Trail & Boardwalk PREP DAYS - Beaver Creek Project Thursday
Friday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Jul 18, 2019
Jul 19, 2019
Jul 22, 2019
Jul 23, 2019
Jul 24, 2019

Seed Collection: City of Boulder II Project Wednesday Jul 24, 2019

Outreach: Poudre RiverFest Outreach Event Friday Jul 26, 2019

Find Your 14er: Mt. Elbert Project Saturday - Sunday Jul 27, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019

Healthy Forests: Genesee Park Project Saturday Jul 27, 2019

Wildflower Walk & Landscaping with Native Plants Social Event Sunday Jul 28, 2019

Seed Collection: Boulder County II Project Tuesday Jul 30, 2019

Weed Warriors: Pollinator Habitat - Standley Lake Project Wednesday Jul 31, 2019

Alpine Restoration: Summit Lake Project Saturday - Sunday Aug 03, 2019 - Aug 04, 2019

Habitat Restoration: Campbell Valley II Project Saturday
Sunday
Aug 03, 2019
Aug 04, 2019

WRV's Future Home - Join the Discussion! Social Event Monday Aug 05, 2019

Seed Collection: Boulder County III Project Tuesday Aug 06, 2019

Trails: Young Gulch Bridge Material Staging Day Project Tuesday Aug 06, 2019

WILD HOPE: Catalyst for Change - Boulder Film Premiere Social Event Thursday Aug 08, 2019

Youth: Eldorado Canyon Climbing Youth Program Thursday Aug 08, 2019

Find Your 14er: Grays & Torreys II Project Saturday - Sunday Aug 10, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019

Healthy Forests: Elk Ranch IV Project Saturday - Sunday Aug 10, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019

Sunset over the Skyline: WRV's Work in Denver Social Event Saturday Aug 10, 2019

River Restoration: Middle South Platte VI Project Saturday Aug 10, 2019

Gregory Alan Isakov in Concert Social Event Sunday Aug 11, 2019

Seed Collection: Jefferson County I Project Tuesday Aug 13, 2019

Seed Collection: City of Boulder III Project Friday Aug 16, 2019

Trails: Indian Peaks Backcountry I Project Saturday - Monday Aug 17, 2019 - Aug 19, 2019

River Restoration: Arapahoe-Roosevelt National Forest I Project Saturday Aug 17, 2019

Trails: South Park Trail & Boardwalk - Beaver Creek Project Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Aug 16, 2019
Aug 17, 2019
Aug 18, 2019

A Day on Lake Dillon: Watersports & Gourmet Picnic Social Event Sunday Aug 18, 2019

Trails: Indian Peaks Backcountry II Project Friday - Sunday Aug 23, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019

Trails: Hippo I Project Saturday - Sunday Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019

Families: Boulder County Seed Collection IV Project Saturday Aug 24, 2019

Healthy Forests: Elk Ranch V Project Saturday - Sunday Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019

Seed Collection: Boulder County V Project Wednesday Aug 28, 2019

WRV Youth Leadership Development (WYLD) Program: Applications Due! Project Friday Aug 30, 2019

Trails: Young Gulch Backcountry IV Project Saturday - Sunday Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 01, 2019

River Restoration: Arapahoe-Roosevelt National Forest II Project Saturday Aug 31, 2019

Alpine Restoration: South Park Road Removal - Sheep Creek Project Saturday - Sunday Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 01, 2019

Healthy Forests: Elk Ranch VI Project Saturday Aug 31, 2019

WRV Community Night at Left Hand Brewing Social Event Wednesday Sep 04, 2019

Plant-Based Partnership: OSMP Herbarium Tour & Discussion Social Event Friday Sep 06, 2019

Habitat Restoration: Gunnison Sage Grouse Project Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sep 04, 2019
Sep 05, 2019
Sep 06, 2019
Sep 07, 2019

Seed Collection: City of Boulder IV Project Saturday Sep 07, 2019

River Restoration: Arapahoe-Roosevelt National Forest III Project Saturday Sep 07, 2019

Trails: Indian Peaks III Project Saturday Sep 07, 2019

Seed Collection: Boulder County VI Project Thursday Sep 12, 2019

Trails: Masontown Finale - Women's Project Project Saturday - Sunday Sep 14, 2019 - Sep 15, 2019

Trails: Mount Margaret Molly Lake I Project Saturday Sep 14, 2019

Seed Collection: City of Boulder V Project Friday Sep 20, 2019

Trails: Hippo II Project Saturday - Sunday Sep 21, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019

Healthy Forests: Elkhorn Creek III Project Saturday Sep 21, 2019

Back to Bald Mountain - Revisiting a WRV Success Story Social Event Saturday Sep 21, 2019

Cured's Best in Celebration of WRV Social Event Sunday Sep 22, 2019

Restoration: Jefferson County Open Space I Project Friday Sep 27, 2019

Healthy Forests: Elkhorn Creek IV Project Saturday Sep 28, 2019

Seed Collection: Boulder County VII Project Saturday Sep 28, 2019

Restoration: Jefferson County Open Space II - National Public Lands Day Project Saturday Sep 28, 2019

A Pollinator Party: Celebrating the Partnership between WRV & Butterfly Pavilion Social Event Sunday Sep 29, 2019

Youth Exploring Stewardship Conference Youth Program Saturday Oct 05, 2019

Demystifying Dinner Parties with Chef Geoffrey May Social Event Saturday Oct 05, 2019

Seed Collection: City of Boulder VI Project Saturday Oct 05, 2019

Weed Warriors: St. Vrain Tamarisk Removal II Project Wednesday Oct 09, 2019

Seed Collection: Boulder County VIII Project Friday Oct 11, 2019

Healthy Forests: Elkhorn Creek V Project Saturday Oct 12, 2019

Celebrating 20 Years of Restoration in Colorado over Wine & Cheese Social Event Sunday Oct 13, 2019

Bonnie & the Clydes: Longmont House Concert Social Event Thursday Oct 17, 2019

Restoration: Rocky Mountain National Park Willow Harvest Project Thursday Oct 17, 2019

Restoration Getaway: Dolores River Project Saturday - Sunday Oct 19, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019

Seed Collection: Boulder County IX Project Saturday Oct 19, 2019

River Restoration: Middle South Platte VII Project Saturday Oct 19, 2019

Tool Fest: Fort Collins Project Saturday Oct 26, 2019

Restoration: Jefferson County Open Space III Project Saturday Oct 26, 2019

Tool Fest: Boulder Project Saturday Nov 02, 2019

River Restoration: Middle South Platte VIII Project Saturday Nov 02, 2019

Appreciation Dinner and 20th Birthday Celebration - Boulder Social Event Saturday Nov 09, 2019

Appreciation Dinner and 20th Birthday Celebration - Fort Collins Social Event Saturday Nov 16, 2019

Seed Bag Sewing I

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 12, with adult supervision * (more info)
Date(s):
Friday Jan 11, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 5
WRV is collaborating with Boulder County Parks and Open Space to bring our sewing tools and skills together to make a new group of seed collection bags! Many of the bags will stay with Boulder County, including new, smaller bags for KIDS! Others will live up in Fort Collins to support their growing network of seed collectors.

This project is 9am-3pm on January 11th, the exact location and more details will be provided to those who register. If we don't finish the work on the 11th, we may invite you to join us on the 25th for more sewing.

In the comments section please note whether you have sewing experience, and whether you can bring a sewing machine. Neither is required, but would be helpful.

Thanks for your continued support of the Native Seed Program, even in the dreary winter months!


*Children under 18 must be accompanied by an authorized adult whose primary responsibility is their supervision.


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Seed Bag Sewing II

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 12, with adult supervision * (more info)
Date(s):
Friday Jan 25, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 12
WRV is collaborating with Boulder County Parks and Open Space to bring our sewing tools and skills together to make a new group of seed collection bags! Many of the bags will stay with Boulder County, including new, smaller bags for KIDS! Others will live up in Fort Collins to support their growing network of seed collectors.

This project is 9am-3pm on January 25th, the exact location and more details will be provided to those who register. Work will include measuring and cutting fabric, pinning seams in place, and sewing bags together.

In the comments section please note whether you have sewing experience, and whether you can bring a sewing machine. Neither is required, but would be helpful.

Thanks for your continued support of the Native Seed Program, even in the dreary winter months!


*Children under 18 must be accompanied by an authorized adult whose primary responsibility is their supervision.


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Instructor Training

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Xcel Energy
Date(s):
Saturday Feb 02, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Do you love to lead? Would you love to help impart your knowledge to others and help grow the WRV Leadership community?

Current leaders and others with relevant background experience are encouraged to become a WRV Training Instructor!

Leaders are what make WRV projects amazing, but it's the instructors who lead our trainings are the keys to inspiring, motivating, and preparing those amazing leaders.
Master level trainers will lead this course. If you want to help us build the community of WRV leaders, now is your chance!

Note: This training will help prepare you to teach WRV topics that are applicable for all leader roles. Your technical background from projects will determine your ability to lead technical sections on future trainings. All leader roles are encouraged to participate!

This course is being offered for free to those who are able to instruct at one or more of WRV's trainings in 2019. Training weekends will be March 16/17 (Boulder) and March 30/31 (Fort Collins).

REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of one project completed as a WRV Leader is required unless otherwise discussed with WRV staff.

TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: $100
Discounted Fee: $0 (if you can commit to instructing at one of WRV's CL trainings later in the year. Please call or email Rachel at 303 543 1411 ext. 109 or rachel@wlrv.org to discuss.

Scholarships are available to WRV volunteers on an individual basis. Call Rachel for more information. 303-543-1411 x 109

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.


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Team Night - Boulder

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Full Day
Date(s):
Friday Feb 22, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 80
Calling all WRV Leaders!

Join us to launch the 2019 project season with a night to remember. Catch up with old friends over great food and get a sneak peak of the project season. AS always, we will invite leaders to sign up for leader roles throughout the coming season.

This year Boulder Team Night will again be held at St John's Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine St. We encourage you to bring new folks who you think would make a great leader. Team night is a great evening for new leaders to register for spring training and to learn one-on-one with you about the leadership program at WRV.

INTEREST IN BECOMING A LEADER?
If you've not been a leader yet, or never attended Team Night before, this is a great way to get to know other leaders and get involved on a more in-depth level with WRV. You'll have a chance to talk with others about training to be a leader in many roles, and what their personal experiences have been as leaders on WRV projects.


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Team Night - Fort Collins

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 (more info)
Date(s):
Saturday Feb 23, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Calling all WRV Leaders!

It's been a long, cold, dark winter...and I don't know about you, but the WRV staff sure do miss sun filled days digging in the dirt with our wonderful leadership community.

Thankfully, it's time for TEAM NIGHT 2019 and we can't wait to kick off the season with our leaders with a night of project previews, catching up with friends, food and signing up for leader roles on projects.

This year Fort Collins Team Night will be returning to Greyrock Commons in north Fort Collins. Event will be held from 5:30-8:00pm

We'll cover all the major WRV projects scheduled statewide, giving you the chance to sign up for volunteer leadership opportunities for the 2019 season. New leaders are invited to learn about leader positions and find out how to get involved this season. Current leaders are encouraged to bring someone they feel would be a great potential new leader for the WRV team.

INTEREST IN BECOMING A LEADER?
If you've not been a leader yet, or never attended Team Night before, this is a great way to get to know other leaders and get involved on a more in-depth level with WRV. You'll have a chance to talk with others about training to be a leader in many roles, and what their personal experiences have been as leaders on WRV projects. Plus, we will have great food!


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Wildlands University - Boulder

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 16, 2019 - Sunday Mar 17, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Interested in taking the next step by becoming a leader on WRV projects? New for 2019, new and existing WRV leaders will come together for two fun and informative weekends to learn leadership and technical skills and build our growing leader community.

Trainees will choose one of the following roles to focus on but will have the chance to hone their skills alongside other roles and practice as a team. Both current and future leaders can also participate in additional skills sessions like Botany, Working with Youth, and Inclusiveness at WRV.

Crew Leadership in Ecological Restoration
Crew Leadership in Trails
Weed Warrior (Boulder training only)
Seed Collection (Boulder training only)
Project Leaders
Tool Managers
Technical Advisors
Cooks

In your welcome email, you'll be asked to identify which of these roles you're registering for and which optional sessions you'd like to attend.

TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: $110 (covers lunch both days and all training materials)
Discounted Fee: $40 (if you are a WRV member, have volunteered twice, or can commit to leading on two projects in 2019).

SCHEDULE

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY

Please reach out to Rachel@wlrv.org or 303.543.1411 x109 with questions.


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Wildlands University - Boulder (Saturday Afternoon Only)

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Afternoon    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 16, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 15
This option is only available to existing WRV leaders.

Ready to take your leadership game to the next level? Our new Wildlands University has new opportunities to build your leader skills.

Join us in the afternoon on Saturday, March 16th for sessions on Taking your Leadership to the Next Level, Inclusiveness at WRV, intro to our new Technical Library, and more. You'll also have a chance to share your experiences with new leaders.

In your welcome email, you'll be asked to identify which sessions you'd like to attend.

TRAINING FEE
Fee: $15 (to cover lunch and materials).

SCHEDULE

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY

Please reach out to Rachel@wlrv.org or 303.543.1411 x109 with questions.


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Wildlands University - Boulder

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 16, 2019 - Sunday Mar 17, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Interested in taking the next step by becoming a leader on WRV projects? New for 2019, new and existing WRV leaders will come together for two fun and informative weekends to learn leadership and technical skills and build our growing leader community.

Trainees will choose one of the following roles to focus on but will have the chance to hone their skills alongside other roles and practice as a team. Both current and future leaders can also participate in additional skills sessions like Botany, Working with Youth, and Inclusiveness at WRV.

Crew Leadership in Ecological Restoration
Crew Leadership in Trails
Weed Warrior (Boulder training only)
Seed Collection (Boulder training only)
Project Leaders
Tool Managers
Technical Advisors
Cooks

In your welcome email, you'll be asked to identify which of these roles you're registering for and which optional sessions you'd like to attend.

TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: $110 (covers lunch both days and all training materials)
Discounted Fee: $40 (if you are a WRV member, have volunteered twice, or can commit to leading on two projects in 2019).

SCHEDULE

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY

Please reach out to Rachel@wlrv.org or 303.543.1411 x109 with questions.


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Weed Warriors: Myrtle Spurge I

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 23, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 40
9am-4pm approx

Get ready to weed! Our first Spurge Purge of the year! The plan is a coordinated assault on Myrtle Spurge in the foothills of Boulder County. This first purge will take place in Lyons, 20 minutes north of Boulder.

Myrtle Spurge is an A-listed, aggressive and toxic invasive plant in Colorado. Our task is to prevent further spread and eradicate it at the source wherever found! WRV has established a dynamic regional partnership which will tackle this weed at multiple sites across the front range. That's where you come in! Join us on one or more of these dates to dig up this weed before it takes over our beloved state.

Become a Weed Warrior, join the movement!


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Outreach: Lucky's Market IMPACT Day - Fort Collins

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 1 (more info)
Sponsors
Lucky's Market-Fort Collins
Date(s):
Tuesday Mar 26, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 2
I bet you never knew that your weekly grocery shopping trip could help build community AND heal the land...well March 26th is your LUCKY DAY!

Lucky's Market in Fort Collins will be hosting Wildlands Restoration Volunteer for their Community IMPACT day on Tuesday March 26th, 2019 to support youth restoration projects in Northern Colorado. 10% of ALL PROCEEDS from the day will benefit local youth so we encourage you to check your fridge and make a big grocery list to stock up! WRV staff will be onsite from 10am until 2pm to greet customers and would love it if you swung by to say hello!


One day each quarter at EVERY Lucky's Market, 10% of that day's sales are donated to a local nonprofit who is making change within one of our four areas of focus: Healthy Living, Youth & Education, Resilience, or Sustainability. Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is honored to partner with Lucky's Market in 2019. Check them out at www.luckysmarket.com.


If interested in volunteering for the event to help greet customers between 10am-2pm, please contact Annemarie in the Fort Collins office at 970-493-2075 ext 1# or annemarieatwlrv.org.



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Wildlands University - Fort Collins

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 30, 2019 - Sunday Mar 31, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 40
Interested in taking the next step by becoming a leader on WRV projects? New for 2019, new and existing WRV leaders will come together for two fun and informative weekends to learn leadership and technical skills and build our growing leader community.

Trainees will choose one of the following roles to focus on but will have the chance to hone their skills alongside other roles and practice as a team. Both current and future leaders can also participate in additional skills sessions like Technical Resource Library, Working with Youth, and Inclusiveness at WRV.

Crew Leadership in Ecological Restoration
Crew Leadership in Trails
Project Leaders
Tool Managers
Technical Advisors
Cooks

In your welcome email, you'll be asked to identify which of these roles you're registering for and which optional sessions you'd like to attend.

TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: $110 (covers lunch both days and all training materials)
Discounted Fee: $40 (if you are a WRV member, have volunteered twice, or can commit to leading on two projects in 2019).

SCHEDULE

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY

Please reach out to Rachel@wlrv.org or 303.543.1411 x109 with questions.


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Wildlands University - Fort Collins (Saturday Afternoon Only)

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Afternoon    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Xcel Energy
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 30, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 15
This option is only available to existing WRV leaders.

Ready to take your leadership game to the next level? Our new Wildlands University has new opportunities to build your leader skills.

Join us in the afternoon on Saturday, March 30th for sessions on Taking your Leadership to the Next Level, Inclusiveness at WRV, intro to our new Technical Library, and more. You'll also have a chance to share your experiences with new leaders.

In your welcome email, you'll be asked to identify which sessions you'd like to attend.

TRAINING FEE
Fee: $15 (to cover lunch and materials).

SCHEDULE

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY

Please reach out to Rachel@wlrv.org or 303.543.1411 x109 with questions.


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Wildlands University - Fort Collins

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 30, 2019 - Sunday Mar 31, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Interested in taking the next step by becoming a leader on WRV projects? New for 2019, new and existing WRV leaders will come together for two fun and informative weekends to learn leadership and technical skills and build our growing leader community.

Trainees will choose one of the following roles to focus on but will have the chance to hone their skills alongside other roles and practice as a team. Both current and future leaders can also participate in additional skills sessions like Technical Resource Library, Working with Youth, and Inclusiveness at WRV.

Crew Leadership in Ecological Restoration
Crew Leadership in Trails
Project Leaders
Tool Managers
Technical Advisors
Cooks

In your welcome email, you'll be asked to identify which of these roles you're registering for and which optional sessions you'd like to attend.

TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: $110 (covers lunch both days and all training materials)
Discounted Fee: $40 (if you are a WRV member, have volunteered twice, or can commit to leading on two projects in 2019).

SCHEDULE

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY

Please reach out to Rachel@wlrv.org or 303.543.1411 x109 with questions.


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Weed Warriors: Myrtle Spurge II

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Evening    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
Date(s):
Wednesday Apr 03, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 25
5pm-8pm approx

Get ready to weed! Second of Four myrtle purging events, this is our first evening purge fest. The plan is a coordinated assault on Myrtle Spurge in the foothills of Boulder, CO.

Myrtle Spurge is an A-listed, aggressive and toxic invasive plant in Colorado. Our task is to prevent further spread and eradicate it at the source wherever found! WRV has established a dynamic regional partnership which will tackle this weed at multiple sites across the front range. That's where you come in! Join us on one or more of these dates to dig up this weed before it takes over our beloved state.

Become a Weed Warrior, join the movement!


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Willow Skills: Environmental Learning Center

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Date(s):
Saturday Apr 06, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is teaming up with the CSU Environmental Learning Center's youth educators and members of the community to learn the techniques used by WRV to harvest, transplant and restore riparian areas using native willow species. The Training will be held from 9am to 12pm at the Environmental Learning Center in Fort Collins.

A section of land on the ELC property which borders the Poudre River was badly eroded during the 2013 floods and drastically changed the hydrology of the area. Large portions of mature cottonwood forests and riparian areas are at risk of being damaged by the new river flows. WRV and the ELC will be working together over the years to repair this area, along with members of the community, youth attending day camps at the project site as well as local school groups.

Training the dedicated staff at the ELC to properly restore these areas is the first step in restoring this precious resource. Youth leaders from Poudre High School will join the training and will use those skills on April 23rd and 25th to plant willows with local kindergarten students on the property. Staff of the ELC, along with WRV, will work later in the summer with local middle school aged youth to continue restoring the banks.

Existing WRV leaders are welcome to join this willow skills training and should contact Annemarie at the Fort Collins office with any questions.


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Crew Leader Training for Trails

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 with adult (more info)
Sponsors
Overland Mountain Bike Club
Colorado Addicted Trailbuilder Society
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers - WRV
Xcel Energy
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday Apr 06, 2019 - Sunday Apr 07, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 1
Learn Crew Leadership for volunteer trail projects, in Loveland!

WRV is collaborating with CATS and the Overland Mountain Bike Club to bring you a comprehensive leadership training for trail construction and maintenance. This will be mostly a classroom oriented event with a focus on leadership skills, but we will have some time to get outside and cover basic trail construction practices from a leadership perspective as well. There will be opportunities later in the season to expand and fine tune those trail construction skills.

Sign up at Eventbrite.

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.


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River Restoration: Middle South Platte CU/CSU

COMPLETED
PRIVATE EVENT

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Middle South Platte River Alliance
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE)
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Date(s):
Friday Apr 12, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 50
CU and CSU are teaming up to send a large group of their Master's students for a volunteer day. Registration for this event is open only to students of these programs, as well as our experienced WRV crew leaders to help guide them!

This event will take place along the S. Platte River near the town of Milliken (just east of Loveland and Longmont). We'll be doing a bit of classic wetland and stream restoration in a beautiful, prairie location.


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Families: Middle South Platte River Restoration - CANCELLED

CANCELLED
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TBD BECAUSE OF PROJECTED HIGH STREAM FLOWS. WE'RE SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE, AND WE HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US FOR ANOTHER FAMILY EVENT, SUCH AS OUR SOMBRERO MARSH PROJECT ON APRIL 28TH.

Intermediate    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 5 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
Middle South Platte River Alliance
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE)
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
University of Colorado, Boulder
Date(s):
Saturday Apr 20, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 60
This event will take place along the S. Platte River near the town of Milliken (just east of Loveland and Longmont). Participants will spend a fun day planting and helping ensure that the S. Platte is sustainable for years to come, followed by lunch and midday s'mores around the fire circle. We'll also have some activities available for younger participants (age 5 and up), and if water levels and weather permit, we'll be able to check out some canoeing at the end of the project thanks to the support of volunteers from Rocky Mountain Canoe Club.

This project is being organized by WRV Youth Leaders. Please come out in support of their hard work and help improve our local watershed!


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Cooks in the Kitchen - Fort Collins

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Tuesday Apr 23, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 6
Cooks are some of the most important volunteers on a restoration project, let's make their lives a little bit easier! We will be gathering to take over a large kitchen space to cook and prep meals for the freezer. This way, cooks in a bind can simply grab pre-made food and take it out into the field for projects in May and June.

Join us from 4pm until 8pm at the Grey Rock Cohousing Community Kitchen for a fun evening of cooking, and community! Note: Extensive sampling of food encouraged... for quality assurance, of course.


Questions? Please call the Fort Collins office to speak with Annemarie at 970-493-2075 ext 1#.




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River Restoration: Middle South Platte IV - CANCELLED

CANCELLED
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TBD BECAUSE OF PROJECTED HIGH STREAM FLOWS. WE'RE SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE, AND WE HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US FOR RESCHEDULED DATES IN THE SUMMER!

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Middle South Platte River Alliance
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE)
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Date(s):
Saturday Apr 27, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 36
Come enjoy a day of restoration on the plains in a project area that we will be revisiting in the 2019 season! This event will take place along the S. Platte River near the town of Milliken (just east of Loveland and Longmont). We'll be doing a bit of classic wetland and stream restoration in a beautiful, prairie location. This project is a fantastic introduction to restoration, or can provide a fun bit of stream work and planting for the restoration veteran!


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Weed Warriors: Myrtle Spurge III

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
Date(s):
Saturday Apr 27, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 40
9am-4pm approx

Get ready to weed! Third of Four myrtle purging events, this is our final full day purge fest. The plan is a coordinated assault on Myrtle Spurge in the foothills of Boulder, CO.

Myrtle Spurge is an A-listed, aggressive and toxic invasive plant in Colorado. Our task is to prevent further spread and eradicate it at the source wherever found! WRV has established a dynamic regional partnership which will tackle this weed at multiple sites across the front range. That's where you come in! Join us on one or more of these dates to dig up this weed before it takes over our beloved state.

Become a Weed Warrior, join the movement!


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Families: Sombrero Marsh Invasive Species

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Minimum Age: 5 (more info)
Sponsors
Thorne Nature Experience
AEC Trust
Xcel Energy
University of Colorado, Boulder
Date(s):
Sunday Apr 28, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Sombrero Marsh is a critical wetland habitat on Boulder County land that is used by Thorne Nature Experience for educational programs. In partnership with Thorne, this invasive weed management project is a great opportunity for new and returning volunteers alike, as well as those with younger children.

Older children (about age 8 and up) can work alongside parents, while we will also have educators from Thorne available to provide environmental education activities for youth age 5-10, allowing parents with younger children who usually wouldn't be able to attend to still participate in the event.

This is a morning event (9:30-1pm) and we'll have breakfast and lunch available for volunteers to enjoy!


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Wigeon Watching & Waffles

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Date(s):
Sunday Apr 28, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 24
Join us for bird-watching on a two-mile hike and then flock to the sunny home of Paul Mandel and India Wood, a WRV Board Member and volunteer lead cook, for a brunch of homemade waffles and much more to celebrate our 20th Anniversary! $35/person; all proceeds benefit WRV.

This event is family-friendly. Please let us know if you will be bringing kids so that we can plan kid-friendly activities.

Donations will be accepted at this event.

Photo by Howcheng - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link


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Training: Wilderness First Aid & CPR

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday May 04, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Most of us know that we need to bring a first aid kit into the outdoors to work and play, but how many of us really know how to use it or know if we are carrying the right supplies in the first place? Wilderness First Aid and CPR are an important set of skills that every outdoor enthusiast should have. WRV is proud to partner with instructor Phil Rowe to host this training opportunity in Broomfield.

Learn how to asses emergencies and patient incidents in a calm and systematic way so that you can not only treat, but avoid life-threatening emergencies in the backcountry. This class will cover basic first aid and specific techniques essential to know in wilderness settings in a mixture of lecture and hands-on activities. Students will practice during a series of scenarios designed to cover the most common real-life situations.

Please contact Rachel@wlrv.org or 303.543.1411 x109 with any questions about this event:

- Instructor is Phil Rowe - certified Advanced EMT/Wilderness EMT and a WRV volunteer!
- Certification is through the Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI) and is valid for 2 years
- WFA Training will be from 8-5, Saturday and Sunday with an hour break for lunch each day. Attendance for the entire weekend is required for certification.
- CPR is OPTIONAL from 5:30-8pm on Saturday evening, please note in your registration if you would like to participate in the CPR portion or not.
- Fee of $130 ($100 for members and WRV leaders) includes all instructional course books, supplies and certification through ECSI. For those not participating in CPR, $10 will be removed from your fees. All students will be invoiced prior to the event.

BIG thanks to Jax for hosting this event!

PLEASE NOTE: Wilderness is considered any location more than an hour away from definitive care (meaning a hospital or medical clinic.) This certification does NOT qualify you to be a medic on WRV projects, but does train you to care for yourself and your companions in wilderness settings. Only certified WFR's can serve as a medic at volunteer events and projects.

If a minimum class size is not reached, all participants will be refunded full program fees. Thank you.

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.



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Healthy Forests: Elkhorn Creek I

COMPLETED

Very Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed (CPRW)
State Farm Insurance
Date(s):
Saturday May 04, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 6
For the fifth year, WRV is partnering with the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed, The Nature Conservancy, Larimer County Conservation Corps and the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch to reduce the risk of severe wildfire in the Elkhorn Creek area. Not only is this area important wildlife habitat, it's also special because of its proximity to surrounding National Forest and crucial to the health of the Cache La Poudre River watershed.

By thinning dense stands of trees and piling and removing debris, volunteers are helping to protect the water supply and improve forest health in this valuable and beautiful area. Let's continue the excellent progress we made last year!

All volunteers are welcome on this project, sawyers and non-sawyers alike! If you are a certified volunteer sawyer, contact Will Vieth at william@wlrv.org


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Weed Warriors: Boulder Med Sage Removal I - CANCELLED

CANCELLED
City of Boulder

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS
Date(s):
Wednesday May 08, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 35
Building on more than a decade of profoundly successful progress, WRV continues the urgent quest to remove Mediterranean Sage from the Boulder area. Volunteers will dig up plants on Boulder OSMP Properties just north of Boulder.

Left unchecked, this Colorado A-listed weed aggressively invades grasslands, reduces native plant populations, and degrades wildlife habitat and the overall health of prairie ecosystems. With sustained action, state wide eradication is possible, which would protect prairie ecosystems and wildlife habitat. Indirectly, this work will help protect thousands of acres of Colorado grassland habitats.


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Trails: Young Gulch Backcountry I

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Odell Brewing Company
REI - National Office
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday May 11, 2019 - Sunday May 12, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 30
The Young Gulch trail was a very popular destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through in 2012, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in 2013. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is washed away. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail: more fun and resilient, with less disturbance to the creek and the Cache La Poudre downstream.

We've constructed almost 5 miles of trail leaving about 1/2 mile in the middle and some more technically difficult to finish this year. To accomplish this we'll be hiking or biking in Friday evening to our backcountry basecamp and staying closer to the work areas for the weekend. We have some gear to lend if needed.

WRV is very pleased to work collaboration with the USFS, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi-year effort.

Contact Nate nate@wlrv.org for any questions


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River Restoration: Middle South Platte V - CANCELLED

CANCELLED
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TBD BECAUSE OF PROJECTED HIGH STREAM FLOWS. WE'RE SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE, AND WE HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US FOR RESCHEDULED DATES IN THE SUMMER!

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Middle South Platte River Alliance
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE)
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Date(s):
Saturday May 11, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 36
Come enjoy a day of restoration on the plains in a project area that we will be revisiting in the 2019 season! This event will take place along the S. Platte River near the town of Milliken (just east of Loveland and Longmont). We'll be doing a bit of classic wetland and stream restoration in a beautiful, prairie location. This project is a fantastic introduction to restoration, or can provide a fun bit of stream work and planting for the restoration veteran!


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Weed Warriors: Myrtle Spurge IV

RESCHEDULED, THEN COMPLETED
RESCHEDULED! Saturday, May 11th 9am-12pm is the new time.

Difficult    ●    Evening    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
Date(s):
Saturday May 11, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 25
9am-12pm

Get ready to weed on our final purge fest. The plan is a coordinated evening assault on Myrtle Spurge in the foothills of Boulder, CO.

Myrtle Spurge is an A-listed, aggressive and toxic invasive plant in Colorado. Our task is to prevent further spread and eradicate it at the source wherever found! WRV has established a dynamic regional partnership which will tackle this weed at multiple sites across the front range. That's where you come in! Join us on one or more of these dates to dig up this weed before it takes over our beloved state.

Become a Weed Warrior, join the movement!


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River Restoration: Apple Valley I

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 (more info)
Sponsors
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Date(s):
Saturday May 11, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 35
Apple Valley just outside Lyons is the scene of one of WRV's greatest river restoration success stories! In September 2013 the St. Vrain Creek flooded, devastating multiple communities in the area. Federal disaster relief money funded permanent repairs of the river, and Apple Valley became WRV's largest project for 2018.

We're back this year for just one follow-up day, which will provide a great chance to see how well our work performed over the past year! We'll be working on one lone trouble area, re-seeding the banks of the overflow channel to give a leg up over invasive, non-native weeds. Come be a part of this ongoing success story!


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Training: Rock Skills with CATS

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 with adult (more info)
Date(s):
Saturday May 11, 2019 - Sunday May 12, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 1
Learn trail skills close to home at the No Barriers Field Campus, near Red Feather Lakes!

WRV is partnering with the Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society "CATS". CATS and No Barriers on their beautiful Field Campus near Red Feather Lakes to redesign and build a safe trail to the top of their climbing area. Participants will learn from the Rock Skills Gurus at CATS about the design and construction of switchbacks and rock walls.

No barriers is providing the food for the weekend. We also get to use their wall tents with bunk beds (optional) or camp on the property. Climbing is available in the evening for those that have energy left.

Sign up on the CATS Signup Page.


DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.


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Weed Warriors: Boulder Med Sage Removal II

COMPLETED
Boulder County

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS
Date(s):
Saturday May 18, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Building on more than a decade of profoundly successful progress, WRV continues the urgent quest to remove Mediterranean Sage from the Boulder area. Volunteers will dig up plants on BCPOS Properties just north of Boulder.

Left unchecked, this Colorado A-listed weed aggressively invades grasslands, reduces native plant populations, and degrades wildlife habitat and the overall health of prairie ecosystems. With sustained action, state wide eradication is possible, which would protect prairie ecosystems and wildlife habitat. Indirectly, this work will help protect thousands of acres of Colorado grassland habitats.


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Restoration Jam: Red Rocks

COMPLETED
With Carolyn Hunter of the Heartstring Hunters and Daniel Rodriguez (former Elephant Revival)

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 9 accompanied by adult (more info)
Sponsors
Elephant Revival
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Sound Bridge Music
Date(s):
Saturday May 18, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 100
Join us on Colorado Public Lands Day from 8:30am to 2:00pm for a WRV tradition bringing together music and land stewardship! This event was started with the band Elephant Revival back in 2017, and we are passing the torch on to Carolyn Hunter from the Heartstring Hunters and Daniel Rodriguez (former Elephant Revival). This is the most fun you'll have at Red Rocks all summer! Come join us for a wonderful morning of trail restoration followed by a private acoustic set by Carolyn Hunter. She will be out there alongside you playing in the dirt then switch gears at lunch to share her music and stories. This project will be a continuation of the work we did on Trading Post Trail last year. Families are welcome. This trail restoration will include laying down crusher fine, seeding, and mulching. It is an awesome introduction to both trails AND restoration -- and it's just a short drive from Denver! Special Thanks to Sound Bridge Music and Avery Brewing for their support!


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Healthy Forests: Elkhorn Creek II

COMPLETED

Very Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed (CPRW)
State Farm Insurance
Date(s):
Saturday May 18, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 20
For the fifth year, WRV is partnering with the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed, The Nature Conservancy, Larimer County Conservation Corps and the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch to reduce the risk of severe wildfire in the Elkhorn Creek area. Not only is this area important wildlife habitat, it's also special because of its proximity to surrounding National Forest and crucial to the health of the Cache La Poudre River watershed.

By thinning dense stands of trees and piling, removing debris, and removing old fencing, volunteers are helping to protect the water supply and improve forest health in this valuable and beautiful area. Let's continue the excellent progress we made last year!

All volunteers are welcome on this project, sawyers and non-sawyers alike! If you are a certified volunteer sawyer, contact Will Vieth at william@wlrv.org


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Restoring Forward Into the Wild: Ecology Hike & Swedish Picnic

COMPLETED

Very Difficult    ●    Morning    ●    Minimum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Date(s):
Sunday May 19, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 24
Hosted by Drs. Tate & Seastedt: Travel up the remnants of a mining claim road that was used to transport fire equipment during recent fires. Visit meadows in need of proactive restoration (removal of weeds) and see where passive restoration does and does not work in post fire and post flood habitats. Discover that this hybrid landscape is still home to many desirable - and a few undesirable - plants and animals native to the foothills. $35/person; all proceeds benefit WRV.

Because this area lacks established trails, only those with rock-hopping abilities should attend. The area is home to rattlesnakes and poison ivy which, with care, can be avoided.

After a vigorous hike, relax and enjoy a picnic with Tim's delicious Swedish rye bread and other Swedish dishes.

Donations will be accepted at this event.


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Weed Warriors: St. Vrain Tamarisk Removal I - CANCELLED

CANCELLED

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 12 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Longmont
Audubon Rockies
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE)
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Aggregate Industries
Date(s):
Wednesday May 22, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Enjoy panoramic views of the Front Range and heal a local area deeply impacted by the 2013 flood! In the aftermath of the flood, millions of tamarisk seedlings germinated, which pose a major threat to the watershed should they mature. Volunteers will continue work from the past few years, removing tamarisk through hand pulling, weed wrenching, and cut & stump treatment with herbicide.

Notes: Our project is located on St Vrain Creek, just east of the Boulder/Weld County line, where the Sept 2013 flood breached several lakes and carved a new channel.
Tamarisk (aka Salt Cedar) has devastated watersheds throughout the west, costing billions of dollars in lost habitat, lost water, and lost electricity.


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Weed Warriors: Boulder Med Sage Removal I - CANCELLED

RESCHEDULED
City of Boulder

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS
Date(s):
Wednesday May 22, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Building on more than a decade of profoundly successful progress, WRV continues the urgent quest to remove Mediterranean Sage from the Boulder area. Volunteers will dig up plants on Boulder OSMP Properties just north of Boulder.

Left unchecked, this Colorado A-listed weed aggressively invades grasslands, reduces native plant populations, and degrades wildlife habitat and the overall health of prairie ecosystems. With sustained action, state wide eradication is possible, which would protect prairie ecosystems and wildlife habitat. Indirectly, this work will help protect thousands of acres of Colorado grassland habitats.


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River Restoration: Apple Valley Finale

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 (more info)
Sponsors
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Date(s):
Saturday May 25, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Apple Valley just outside Lyons is the scene of one of WRV's greatest river restoration success stories! In September 2013 the St. Vrain Creek flooded, devastating multiple communities in the area. Federal disaster relief money funded permanent repairs of the river, and Apple Valley became WRV's largest project for 2018.

We're back this year to follow up on last year's great work, which will provide a great chance to see how well our work performed over the past year! We'll be working on one lone trouble area, re-seeding the banks of the overflow channel to give a leg up over invasive, non-native weeds. Come be a part of this ongoing success story!


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Training: Advanced Rock Skills with Mike McHugh of Eldorado Canyon State Park

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday May 25, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Sunday May 26, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Love trails and love rocks? This training is for you. Rock work is a technically challenging but extremely rewarding advanced component of trail construction and maintenance. Working with Mike McHugh trails manager at Eldorado Canyon State Park and one of the best rock experts on the Front Range, you will learn the principles behind rock structures.

This rock work skills training is primarily intended for anyone who has trail building experience and wants to take it to the next level. (If you do not have basic trail experience, please check out one of our basic trails trainings first).

Saturday - Rock Rigging skills - Using ropes and mechanical advantage tools to move large rocks/logs on back country projects.

Sunday - Rock Shaping and Stacking - Using rock splitting tools to create ideal shapes for dry stacked walls.

The training will include two full days in the field and will be very hands on. You can sign up for one or both days to round out your skills.


TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: 50$
Please inquire about scholarships if needed.

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.


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Weed Warriors: Boulder Med Sage Removal I

COMPLETED
City of Boulder

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS
Date(s):
Wednesday May 29, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Building on more than a decade of profoundly successful progress, WRV continues the urgent quest to remove Mediterranean Sage from the Boulder area. Volunteers will dig up plants on Boulder OSMP Properties just north of Boulder.

Left unchecked, this Colorado A-listed weed aggressively invades grasslands, reduces native plant populations, and degrades wildlife habitat and the overall health of prairie ecosystems. With sustained action, state wide eradication is possible, which would protect prairie ecosystems and wildlife habitat. Indirectly, this work will help protect thousands of acres of Colorado grassland habitats.


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Beginner Sawyer Training I

COMPLETED

Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
State Farm Insurance
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed (CPRW)
Colorado Department of Natural Resources (CDNR)
Xcel Energy
Date(s):
Thursday May 30, 2019 - Saturday Jun 01, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 12
Trained sawyers play an important role in restoration and trail projects. We use them to remove invasive species, thin dense stands for forest health, close trails and roads, provide building materials for new trails and clear fallen trees and debris from existing trails.

WRV is partnering with The Nature Conservancy to provide this beginner chainsaw training course (S-212). Training will be facilitated by top notch instructors from around the state. Upon successful completion of course and evaluation, you will receive an S-212 certificate of completion. This is a valuable certification to have for careers in Natural Resources or if you just want to learn a new practical skill in a safe environment.

You get all of this at a GREATLY discounted upfront price- normally $450-$600/student, only $225 for WRV volunteers! Upon completion of 2 forestry projects, we will reimburse you the full amount.

Students and return volunteers may be eligible for a scholarship to cover the upfront cost. Contact william@wlrv.org for details.

Training consists of 3 mandatory days of classwork and fieldwork.
* Thursday 9am - 5pm Classroom instruction in Fort Collins
* Friday 9am - 5pm Classroom instruction in Fort Collins
* Saturday 9am - 5pm Full-day hands-on training at a northern location to be determined.
ALL THREE DAYS WILL BE REQUIRED, no exceptions.

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Trails: Beaver Brook

COMPLETED
Come celebrate National Trails Day!

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 01, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 60
Come celebrate National Trails Day at this well-loved front range trail! The historic and very popular Beaver Brook Trail begins just north of Genesee and winds northeast to Lookout Mountain, near Golden. Volunteers will be addressing erosion problems on the trail by adding water bars and steps. Volunteers will be closing braided trails and helping to define the trail tread to reduce future erosion. Maintenance of the trail tread will help ensure proper drainage and function of this popular trail.

While its location is conveniently located near the Denver-metro area, the trail offers hikers a remote backcountry feel. In fact, this year's project site requires a three mile hike in!


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Trails: Young Gulch Backcountry II

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Odell Brewing Company
REI - National Office
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 01, 2019 - Sunday Jun 02, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Spend National Trails Day on a classic WRV trail project! The Young Gulch trail was a very popular destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through in 2012, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in 2013. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is washed away. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail: more fun and resilient, with less disturbance to the creek and the Cache La Poudre downstream.

We've constructed almost 5 miles of trail leaving about 1/2 mile in the middle and some more technically difficult to finish this year.

To accomplish this we'll have two different groups:

This one will be hiking or biking in Friday evening to our back country basecamp and staying closer to the work areas for the weekend. We have some gear to lend if needed.

The Front Country crews (sign up HERE) will be based out of the trailhead and hike in about 1.5 miles to some sections that need some finishing.

WRV is very pleased to work collaboration with the USFS, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi-year effort.


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Habitat Hero Garden Party & Liqueur Tasting

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Minimum Age: 21 (more info)
Date(s):
Sunday Jun 02, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 35
Spend an afternoon in a local Habitat Hero garden (http://rockies.audubon.org/habitat-hero). This award-winning bird- and pollinator-friendly garden features native plants and provides food, shelter, and other resources for birds and other pollinators. Connect with nature in this beautiful space, learn how it was created, and connect with others as you sip the fantastic fruit liqueurs made from the garden's fruit trees. $30/person; all proceeds benefit WRV.

Donations will be accepted at this event.


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Seed Collection: Boulder County Kick-Off

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS
Date(s):
Wednesday Jun 05, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 30
NEW! We are starting off the seed collection season by collecting the native Emory's sedge, Carex emoryi, at a site in northern Boulder County. Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate. Let's celebrate sedges!

**project time 5-8pm**

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from a variety of native species, including grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. You will work in small groups led by an experienced crew leader. All supplies will be provided by WRV and the partner agency. Work will include hiking, sitting, squatting, standing, and bending. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects, or may be grown out in an agricultural setting to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.


The meeting location will be just west of Longmont. From there, we will carpool in Boulder County vans to the collection site. There will be no opportunity to arrive late or leave early. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


*If you are trained, and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please email Erica (erica@wlrv.org) after registering.


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Crosscut Sawyer Training

COMPLETED

Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
State Farm Insurance
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed (CPRW)
Colorado Department of Natural Resources (CDNR)
Xcel Energy
Date(s):
Thursday Jun 06, 2019 - Saturday Jun 08, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 7
Trained sawyers play an important role in restoration and trail projects in wilderness areas. We use them to remove invasive species, close trails and roads, provide building materials for new trails and clear fallen trees and debris from existing trails.

WRV is partnering with The Arapaho Roosevelt National Forest to provide this beginner crosscut sawyer training in Winter Park. It is provided at no cost but there are limited spots and they are allocated first to ARNF staff and first come first served to volunteer organizations. If you are registering online with us here please also email Nate at nate@wlrv.org and provide current contact information so we can get your name in asap.

Training consists of 3 mandatory days of classwork and fieldwork.
* Thursday 1am - 5pm Classroom instruction in Fort Collins
* Friday 9am - 5pm Classroom instruction in Fort Collins
* Saturday 9am - 5pm Full-day hands-on training at a northern location to be determined.
ALL THREE DAYS WILL BE REQUIRED, no exceptions.

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.


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Restoration: Denver Foothills - Daniels Park

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 08, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 34
Join us at one of Denver Mountain Parks most iconic parks, just south of Denver, with conveniently located panoramic views of the mountains along the Front Range. Despite the fantastic natural beauty, the area is being heavily damaged by the sheer number of people who visit the area every day. The mess of unsanctioned trails that braids across the landscape is the root cause of this damage. Volunteers will reverse this trend by closing and restoring damaged areas.

The project may include revegetation, rock work to stabilize steep eroding slopes, or fencing to keep visitors on the trails. It is suitable for beginners and experienced volunteers alike. We will have trained crew leaders to make sure you have a great project and learn something new! This project is being completed in conjunction with new sustainable trails and amenities being added to the park.


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Outreach: REI Garage Sale - Fort Collins

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 21 (more info)
Sponsors
REI - Fort Collins
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 08, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 8
Join Wildlands Restoration Volunteers Staff and Board members at the Fort Collins REI Garage sale on Saturday June 8th. REI is hosting us from 9am to 4pm for a day of community outreach and fundraising in the sun! All proceeds from beer and non-alcoholic beverage sales will benefit Wildlands Restoration Volunteers' projects, so come on down, grab a cold beverage and talk about your favorite piece of outdoor gear or wander the store to find that new favorite! Come on, you know you love talking about your gear...and we don't blame you.

Outreach Volunteers are needed to help staff the WRV booth, chat with guests about our programs and to assist the WRV staff and Board with quenching everyone's thirst! Volunteers are neded for 2 shifts, 8:30am to 12:30pm and 12:30pm to 4:30pm. If interested in volunteering for the event (must be 21 years of age or older), please contact Annemarie in the Fort Collins office at 970-493-2075 ext 1# or annemarieatwlrv.org.



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Healthy Forests: Elk Ranch I

COMPLETED
NEW DATE!

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 08, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Work will be occurring on privately owned land south of Estes Park, in the Little Valley region. It's on one of Colorado's original homesteads called Elk Ranch.

This is part of a larger Forest Management plan that ties into a vision of healthy forests and watersheds for the entire surrounding area, irrespective of property lines and ownership. The Arapahoe Roosevelt National Forest, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Big Thompson Conservation District are all partnering with WRV to make this happen.

By performing a Ponderosa Pine restoration treatment, we'll be improving water quality from the Little Thompson all the way to the Platte river and beyond. We'll also be tying into existing fuels-reduction treatments throughout the region, reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfires in Estes Park and surrounding areas.

Our first project will be for sawyers, only. We need to make some work for our swampers in coming weeks. If you are a certified sawyer, please contact William Vieth at william@wlrv.org


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WRV Potluck-in-the-Park

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly
Date(s):
Thursday Jun 13, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 60
IT'S POTLUCK TIME!!!

Hey friends of WRV new and old, this year since we're celebrating our 20th anniversary with a bunch of events and parties we wanted to make sure we still had a classic, relaxed WRV style potluck event and we decided to do it in LONGMONT! We've reserved the picnic shelter at Rogers Grove nearby the Boulder County Fairgrounds and are hoping that you'll join us for a delightful evening of sharing in food and community with your WRV folks. WRV will supply the beer and beverages, we hope you'll bring a dish to share.

5:30-9pm, Thursday evening, June 13th





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Orioles & Omelettes

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Minimum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Date(s):
Sunday Jun 16, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 12
Join us this Father's Day as we celebrate the dads (and moms!) of the avian world. This event takes you to one of the best locations in Boulder County for bird-watching in June. Linda Lee, experienced birder, former WRV staff member, and crew leader, will lead this guided bird walk. After about an hour and a half, we'll take a short, 10-minute drive to Nyland Co-housing in Lafayette, where event co-host, WRV Executive Director, Katherine Thompson, and her family, will share a sumptuous brunch of made-to-order omelettes with the group. $35/person; all proceeds benefit WRV.

Birders of all levels are welcome on this fun (and yummy) morning outing.

Donations will be accepted at this event.


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Trails: Young Gulch Backcountry III

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Odell Brewing Company
REI - National Office
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 22, 2019 - Sunday Jun 23, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 20
The Young Gulch trail was a very popular destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through in 2012, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in 2013. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is washed away. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail: more fun and resilient, with less disturbance to the creek and the Cache La Poudre downstream.

We've constructed almost 5 miles of trail leaving about 1/2 mile in the middle and some more technically difficult to finish this year. To accomplish this we'll be hiking or biking in Friday evening to our back country basecamp and staying closer to the work areas for the weekend. We have some gear to lend if needed.

The Front Country crews (sign up HERE) will be based out of the trailhead and hike in about 1.5 miles to some sections that need some finishing.

WRV is very pleased to work collaboration with the USFS, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi-year effort.


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Healthy Forests: Elk Ranch II - CANCELLED

RESCHEDULED, THEN CANCELLED
NEW DATE!

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 22, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Sunday Jun 23, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Join us for some forestry work and camping in a truly breathtaking valley surrounded by forest and mountains! This project will occur over two days, with optional camping on Saturday night. Attend for either or both days. All volunteers are welcome, sawyers and non-sawyers alike!

Work will be occurring on privately owned land south of Estes Park, in the Little Valley region. It's on one of Colorado's original homesteads called Elk Ranch.

This is part of a larger Forest Management plan that ties into a vision of healthy forests and watersheds for the entire surrounding area, irrespective of property lines and ownership. The Arapahoe Roosevelt National Forest, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Big Thompson Conservation District are all partnering with WRV to make this happen.

By performing a Ponderosa Pine restoration treatment, we'll be improving water quality from the Little Thompson all the way to the Platte river and beyond. We'll also be tying into existing fuels-reduction treatments throughout the region, reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfires in Estes Park and surrounding areas.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to run a chainsaw and are currently certified, please contact William Vieth at william@wlrv.org


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Trails: Young Gulch Frontcountry III

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Odell Brewing Company
REI - National Office
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 22, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Sunday Jun 23, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 10
The Young Gulch trail was a very popular destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through in 2012, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in 2013. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is washed away. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail: more fun and resilient, with less disturbance to the creek and the Cache La Poudre downstream.

We've constructed almost 5 miles of trail leaving about 1/2 mile in the middle and some more technically difficult to finish this year.
To accomplish this we'll have two different groups:
This one will be based out of the trailhead and hike in about 1.5 miles to some sections that need some finishing.

The Back Country crews (sign up HERE) will be hiking or biking in Friday evening to our back country basecamp and staying closer to the work areas for the weekend.

WRV is very pleased to work collaboration with the USFS, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi-year effort.


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Weed Warriors: St. Vrain Tamarisk Removal I

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 12 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Longmont
Audubon Rockies
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE)
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Aggregate Industries
Date(s):
Tuesday Jun 25, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Enjoy panoramic views of the Front Range and heal a local area deeply impacted by the 2013 flood! In the aftermath of the flood, millions of tamarisk seedlings germinated, which pose a major threat to the watershed should they mature. Volunteers will continue work from the past few years, removing tamarisk through hand pulling, weed wrenching, and cut & stump treatment with herbicide.

Notes: Our project is located on St Vrain Creek, just east of the Boulder/Weld County line, where the Sept 2013 flood breached several lakes and carved a new channel.
Tamarisk (aka Salt Cedar) has devastated watersheds throughout the west, costing billions of dollars in lost habitat, lost water, and lost electricity.


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Families: Sanchez Nature Play Area

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
AEC Trust
Great Outdoors Colorado - GOCO
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 29, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 90
On June 29th, you'll enjoy a day planting in Lafayette, while working hard, making new friends, and (most importantly) having fun!

We'll send all the info you'll need about the project (including directions, a list of what to bring, and specific times) by email about 7-10 days before the project date. In the meantime, mark your calendar and we'll look forward to seeing you there.

SPREAD THE WORD
We find most of our volunteers by referral and word of mouth, so please spread the word and invite a friend. No experience necessary!

IMPORTANT NOTE
Some email servers mark WRV emails as "spam." To ensure that you receive project information, add info@wlrv.org or the domain wlrv.org to your "safe sender" list.

Looking for more information? Call 303.543.1411, email rachel@wlrv.org or check out our website www.wlrv.org.

Have a great day!
~WRV Staff


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Trails: Young Gulch Make-Up Day

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Odell Brewing Company
REI - National Office
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Sunday Jun 30, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 25
We got washed out last weekend and had to cancel one work day, and we want to finish this trail! So join us for this added one-day project working on a section of trail near the trailhead. We'll be meeting at the trailhead at 8am, and please bring your own lunch. Great for newcomers and veterans alike!

The Young Gulch trail was a very popular destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through in 2012, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in 2013. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is washed away. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail: more fun and resilient, with less disturbance to the creek and the Cache La Poudre downstream.

We've constructed almost 5 miles of trail leaving about 1/2 mile in the middle and some more technically difficult to finish this year.

WRV is very pleased to work collaboration with the USFS, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi-year effort.


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Seed Collection: City of Longmont I

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision (more info)
Sponsors
City of Longmont
Date(s):
Friday Jul 05, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 29
Happy Fourth of July! Join WRV and the City of Longmont to collect Needle and Thread Grass, a native cool season grass currently in full seed as Sandstone Ranch! If conditions are right, we may also collect seeds from Scarlet Globemallow, a low growing coral colored wildflower.

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from these species. You will work in small groups led by an experienced crew leader. All supplies will be provided by WRV and the partner agency. Work will include hiking, sitting, squatting, standing, and bending. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects right at Sandstone Ranch. Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions to parking area, what to bring, and species you'll be collecting.


*If you are trained, and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please email Erica (erica@wlrv.org) after registering.
**Children under 18 must be accompanied by an authorized adult whose primary responsibility is their supervision.


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Habitat Restoration: Campbell Valley I

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 and up with parent/ guardian (more info)
Sponsors
Cargill
Audubon Rockies
Colorado Watershed Assembly
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 06, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 35
Just 20 miles north of Fort Collins exists one of the most important mountains-to-plains ecological transition zones in the Front Range - The Laramie Foothills Conservation Area. However, in the early 1900's, Campbell Creek was used to transport irrigation water while the North Poudre Irrigation Canal was being completed. The elevation of the creek bottom was down cut by approximately 40 feet, causing the elevation of the valley's tributaries to drop commensurately.

This massive change in the watershed caused significant head-cutting and down-cutting of every tributary in the valley, resulting in a loss of an estimated 120 million cubic feet of soil. Now, erosion gullies range from 5 to 30 feet deep and run up to 1,000 feet across the land and ever increasing leakage from the canal continues to threaten the valley's stability.

Volunteers will construct post and willow Beaver Dam Analogs and Induced Meandering Structures in Campbell Creek to help enhance the health of the creek.


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Healthy Forests: Elk Ranch III

RESCHEDULED, THEN COMPLETED
NEW DATES!

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 06, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Sunday Jul 07, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Join us for some forestry work and camping in a truly breathtaking valley surrounded by forest and mountains! This project will occur over two days, with optional camping on Saturday night. Attend for either or both days. All volunteers are welcome, sawyers and non-sawyers alike!

Work will be occurring on privately owned land south of Estes Park, in the Little Valley region. It's on one of Colorado's original homesteads called Elk Ranch.

This is part of a larger Forest Management plan that ties into a vision of healthy forests and watersheds for the entire surrounding area, irrespective of property lines and ownership. The Arapahoe Roosevelt National Forest, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Big Thompson Conservation District are all partnering with WRV to make this happen.

By performing a Ponderosa Pine restoration treatment, we'll be improving water quality from the Little Thompson all the way to the Platte river and beyond. We'll also be tying into existing fuels-reduction treatments throughout the region, reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfires in Estes Park and surrounding areas.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to run a chainsaw and are currently certified, please contact William Vieth at william@wlrv.org


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Seed Collection: City of Boulder I

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision* (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Date(s):
Tuesday Jul 09, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 35
Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from a variety of native species, including grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. You will work in small groups led by an experienced crew leader. All supplies will be provided by WRV and the partner agency. Work will include hiking, sitting, squatting, standing, and bending. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects, or may be grown out in an agricultural setting to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

This project is in Boulder County. The exact location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. Local botanists visit many sites and closely follow the seed development of many species--we appreciate your patience! Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


*If you are trained, and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please email Erica (erica@wlrv.org) after registering.


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Cooks in the Kitchen - Boulder

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Tuesday Jul 09, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 6
Cooks are some of the most important volunteers on a restoration project, let's make their lives a little bit easier! We will be gathering to take over a large kitchen space to cook and prep meals for the freezer. This way, cooks in a bind can simply grab pre-made food and take it out into the field for July and August projects.

Join us from 4pm until 8pm at the Nyland Cohousing Community Kitchen for a fun evening of cooking, and community!
Note: Extensive sampling of food encouraged... for quality assurance, of course.

Questions? Please call the Fort Collins office to speak with Annemarie at 970-493-2075 ext 1#.


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Find Your 14er: Grays & Torreys I

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 14 (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 13, 2019 - Sunday Jul 14, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Colorado's magnificent 14ers attract heavy use. Grays and Torreys Peak is too popular! Because usage well exceeds the capacity of the current trail, the primary summit route has been degraded to the point where visitors walk off trail and destroy the sensitive alpine. This project will restore and maintain the ecological and recreational value of the extremely high use route leading up. Aside from stunning views and great company you can expect to have some fun building/closing social trails, creating rock check dams, constructing plank retaining walls, adding soil fill, transplanting local vegetation, and maybe even doing a little alpine seeding.


Note: These alpine projects are some of WRV's most amazing projects but are also very strenuous, often requiring a hike in to the work site and sometimes carrying materials and personal gear. We will be camping above 9,000 ft. and hiking to the worksite each morning.

Please be considerate and only sign up if you are willing and able to commit to the full project. Last minute cancellations are extremely detrimental to getting all the work done and our ability to hold projects like this in the future.


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Seed Collection: Boulder County I

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 13, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from a variety of native species, including grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. You will work in small groups led by an experienced crew leader. All supplies will be provided by WRV and the partner agency. Work will include hiking, sitting, squatting, standing, and bending. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects, or may be grown out in an agricultural setting to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

This project is in Boulder County. The exact location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. Local botanists visit many sites and closely follow the seed development of many species--we appreciate your patience! Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


*If you are trained, and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please email Erica (erica@wlrv.org) after registering.


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River Restoration: Middle South Platte IV

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Middle South Platte River Alliance
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE)
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 13, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 36
Come enjoy a day of restoration on the plains! This event will take place along the S. Platte River near the town of Milliken (just east of Loveland and Longmont). We'll be doing a bit of classic wetland and stream restoration in a beautiful, prairie location. This project is a fantastic introduction to restoration, or can provide a fun bit of stream work and planting for the restoration veteran!


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Alpine Restoration: South Park Road Removal - Sheep Creek RESCHEDULED

CANCELLED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative
Wild Connections
Park County Land and Water Trust Fund
Park County Department of Heritage, Tourism & Community Development
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 20, 2019 - Sunday Jul 21, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 60
Beneath Sheep mountain, down under Sheep ridge lays the majestic Sheep Creek, join us here for this lovely July weekend restoring the land in community. During this two-day project we will be removing and restoring a degraded and illegal road. This is an overnight project, so please come prepared with weather-appropriate camping gear and attire! And, be ready for good food and fun times once we wrap up work for the day. Be sure to bring your paddle, lest we find ourselves up Sheep Creek without 'em.

WRV is pleased to be working with long-time partners, the Pike San Isabel National Forest, Wild Connections and Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative (MRHI).


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River Restoration: Middle South Platte V

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Middle South Platte River Alliance
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE)
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 20, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 36
Come enjoy a day of restoration on the plains! This event will take place along the S. Platte River near the town of Milliken (just east of Loveland and Longmont). We'll be doing a bit of classic wetland and stream restoration in a beautiful, prairie location. This project is a fantastic introduction to restoration, or can provide a fun bit of stream work and planting for the restoration veteran!


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Trails: South Park Trail & Boardwalk PREP DAYS - Beaver Creek

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 or over (more info)
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Date(s):
Thursday Jul 18, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 8
Friday Jul 19, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 8
Monday Jul 22, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 8
Tuesday Jul 23, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 8
Wednesday Jul 24, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 8
We have a planned Boardwalk installation project the weekend of August 17th and in order to be ready for volunteers to build we have a lot of site preparation including the installation of the posts/ pilings. Our technical lead (Paul Liscom) will be overseeing this site prep and we need volunteers to help out for a day, two or more who can work hard. Prep work will involved heavy lifting, moving lumber and staging rock and well as placing pilings.

This is not a traditional WRV event, we will not have staff on site and no food will be provided. Tools and gloves will be available.

PLEASE NOTE: All project details will be included in the auto-response email you get when you register. Please read that email for details on where to go and when.


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Seed Collection: City of Boulder II

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision* (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Date(s):
Wednesday Jul 24, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 35
Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from a variety of native species, including grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. You will work in small groups led by an experienced crew leader. All supplies will be provided by WRV and the partner agency. Work will include hiking, sitting, squatting, standing, and bending. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects, or may be grown out in an agricultural setting to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

This project is in Boulder County. The exact location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. Local botanists visit many sites and closely follow the seed development of many species--we appreciate your patience! Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


*If you are trained, and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please email Erica (erica@wlrv.org) after registering.


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Outreach: Poudre RiverFest

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Date(s):
Friday Jul 26, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 2
The Poudre River Mini-Fest brings awareness to local educational and restoration efforts which impact the Cache La Poudre Wild and Scenic River and it's Watershed. Learn about local restoration efforts, river safety, wildlife and the wonders of the Poudre River as well as the local organizations working to protect this great resource. Enjoy music from The Greyhounds, local food trucks, fun activities for all ages on the outdoor patio at New Belgium Brewery in Downtown Fort Collins.

Outreach Ambassadors are wanted to staff the WRV booth for 2 hour shifts from 4-8pm, as well as helping with setup and breakdown of the booth. When registering, please note if you have any time constraints or if you are free to volunteer for any 2 hour shift.

Visit poudreriverfest.org for more information or contact Annemarieatwlrv.org


Planning Partners include: Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed, Poudre Heritage Alliance/Trust and National Association of Interpretation



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Find Your 14er: Mt. Elbert

COMPLETED

Very Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 With an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 27, 2019 - Sunday Jul 28, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Colorado's magnificent 14ers attract heavy use. Mt Elbert has some of the worst conditions with an estimated 1.5 million cubic feet of sediment already lost due to erosion. The current trail passes through habitat for local and globally sensitive species, as noted by the USFS. Because usage well exceeds the capacity of the current trail, the primary summit route has been degraded to the point where visitors walk off trail and destroy the sensitive alpine species.
Team up with WRV and Colorado Fourteeners Initiative to give back to Colorado's highest peak! This project will restore and maintain the ecological and recreational value of the extremely high use route on Mt Elbert's East Ridge. Aside from stunning views and great company you can expect to have some fun transplanting native vegetation, hauling/decompacting soil, installing wattles for soil stabilization, installing check dams, and constructing retaining walls.

Note: This difficult back-country project will require a 2.5 mile hike to basecamp, with nearly 1,500 ft elevation gain. We will set up camp near 11,700 ft and hike a short but strenuous distance (up to 1 mile) from base-camp to the project site to help restore a closed section of trail on Mt. Elbert's East Ridge.

Please be considerate and only sign up if you are willing and able to commit to the full project. Last minute cancellations are extremely detrimental to getting all the work done and our ability to hold projects like this in the future.


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Healthy Forests: Genesee Park

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 27, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 30
We'll be using hand saws and tools to improving forest health within one of the Denver Mountain Parks properties near I-70.

By thinning dense stands of trees and piling and removing debris, volunteers will help protect water supply and improve forest health in this valuable and beautiful area. No experience is necessary--simply show up ready to work and learn, and our crew leaders will show you the ropes!


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Wildflower Walk & Landscaping with Native Plants

RESCHEDULED, THEN COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Evening    ●    Minimum Age: 21 (more info)
Date(s):
Sunday Jul 28, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 16
Join us at a fantastic, octagonal mountain home at high altitude for an afternoon wildflower walk and discussion of how to incorporate native plants into your landscaping. Please join hosts, Eileen Brown, WRV lead cook and former board member, and Brian Rasmussen, landscape architect and longtime WRV leader, at their Sugarloaf getaway for a magical afternoon during the peak wildflower season that will culminate in a backyard barbecue at twilight. $50/person; all proceeds benefit WRV.

Donations will be accepted at this event.


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Seed Collection: Boulder County II

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS
Date(s):
Tuesday Jul 30, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 35
Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from a variety of native species, including grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. You will work in small groups led by an experienced crew leader. All supplies will be provided by WRV and the partner agency. Work will include hiking, sitting, squatting, standing, and bending. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects, or may be grown out in an agricultural setting to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

This project is in Boulder County. The exact location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. Local botanists visit many sites and closely follow the seed development of many species--we appreciate your patience! Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


*If you are trained and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please write your intentions in the "Notes" section when registering.


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Weed Warriors: Pollinator Habitat - Standley Lake

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Connie Holsinger (formerly Terra Foundation)
Broomfield Open Space, City and County
Date(s):
Wednesday Jul 31, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Join us for this unique pollinator project at beautiful Standley Lake! WRV is collaborating with the Butterfly Pavilion, Standley Lake Regional Park and Westminster Open Space, to restore native grassland habitat, with specific emphasis on improved habitat for pollinator species. Volunteers will help promote pollinator insects and birds by removing various invasive species.

This event is family-friendly and will include a talk on pollinator species from a Butterfly Pavilion representative!


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Alpine Restoration: Summit Lake

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 03, 2019 - Sunday Aug 04, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 40
Echo Lake and Summit Lake Parks are the beginning and end of a spectacular trail through Chicago Basin toward Mt. Evans. Due to the popularity of this area, these parks are heavily impacted. WRV has been working on these popular and majestic areas for several years with amazing results.

This year, volunteers will be camping at Echo Lake and driving up to Summit Lake each day to plant small alpine plants and use other techniques to restore the native tundra. Both lakes offer breathtaking views in a stunning alpine environment.

Please note: Friday night arrival is encouraged to set up camp and acclimatize.


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Habitat Restoration: Campbell Valley II

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 and up with parent/ guardian (more info)
Sponsors
Cargill
Audubon Rockies
Colorado Watershed Assembly
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 03, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 35
Sunday Aug 04, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 35
Just 20 miles north of Fort Collins exists one of the most important mountains-to-plains ecological transition zones in the Front Range - The Laramie Foothills Conservation Area. However, in the early 1900's, Campbell Creek was used to transport irrigation water while the North Poudre Irrigation Canal was being completed. The elevation of the creek bottom was down cut by approximately 40 feet, causing the elevation of the valley's tributaries to drop commensurately.

This massive change in the watershed caused significant head-cutting and down-cutting of every tributary in the valley, resulting in a loss of an estimated 120 million cubic feet of soil. Now, erosion gullies range from 5 to 30 feet deep and run up to 1,000 feet across the land and ever increasing leakage from the canal continues to threaten the valley's stability.

Volunteers will construct post and willow Beaver Dam Analogs and Induced Meandering Structures in Campbell Creek. Those staying for day two will have the option to camp under the stars in this beautiful valley which is otherwise closed to the public.


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WRV's Future Home - Join the Discussion!

RESCHEDULED, THEN COMPLETED
Was originally scheduled for July, delayed until August, then completed.

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Date(s):
Monday Aug 05, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 100
RESCHEDULED: The evening of Aug 5th, a group will gather to discuss what could be the biggest transaction in WRV's 20-year history - the purchase of a building to serve as our base for Boulder-area operations

Over the past several years, many within WRV have dreamt of finding a permanent home for the organization, and simultaneously, occupancy expenses for the Boulder office have steadily climbed.

This spring, WRV signed a contract to buy a building in northeast Longmont. We recently completed our inspections and feel confident to move forward with the purchase. We are excited to show you the building that evening!
Because this is such a significant decision for the organization, it is important for us to hear from our community on the idea.

Here are the plans for Aug 5th:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Gather in Lanyon Park at the West Picnic Shelter (closest to Collyer Street) in Longmont.

7:00 pm: Walk to 2100 Collyer Street to tour the building.

8:30 pm: Adjourn

Over the course of the gathering, we will visit the subject property, discuss how we envision using the building and grounds, explain the financial and other realities of the project, and invite your reactions, feedback and ideas.

A simple dinner of pizza, salad and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Please bring a camp chair, if you can.

This is an important decision for the WRV community, and we need your support before we will go forward. This is YOUR organization and we welcome your ideas for its future. We hope to see you all there!


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Seed Collection: Boulder County III

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS
Date(s):
Tuesday Aug 06, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 35
Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from a variety of native species, including grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. You will work in small groups led by an experienced crew leader. All supplies will be provided by WRV and the partner agency. Work will include hiking, sitting, squatting, standing, and bending. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects, or may be grown out in an agricultural setting to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

This project is in Boulder County. The exact location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. Local botanists visit many sites and closely follow the seed development of many species--we appreciate your patience! Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


*If you are trained and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please email Erica (erica@wlrv.org) after registering.


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Trails: Young Gulch Bridge Material Staging Day

COMPLETED

Very Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Odell Brewing Company
REI - National Office
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Tuesday Aug 06, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 5
We're helping the USFS and Poudre Wilderness with our motorized wheelbarrow to get bridge components in to the construction site. We're not yet exactly sure how or if it will work so there will likely be numerous problem solving sessions before we get the process down. We'll need a few volunteers to manage some stabilization ropes and place wedges in uneven or narrow parts of the trail as we're slowly working our way in. If all goes well it will be a very uneventful day and bridge one will be one step closer to completion.

Contact Nate nate@wlrv.org or 970-389-5746 if you're interested in helping.

The Young Gulch trail was a very popular destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through in 2012, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in 2013. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is washed away. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail: more fun and resilient, with less disturbance to the creek and the Cache La Poudre downstream.

We've constructed almost 5 miles of trail at Young Gulch and we're back for some final touches!

WRV is very pleased to work collaboration with the USFS, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi-year effort.


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WILD HOPE: Catalyst for Change - Boulder Film Premiere

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 0 (more info)
Sponsors
Patagonia, Boulder
Date(s):
Thursday Aug 08, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 75
Join us at the Boulder Patagonia store for an evening of inspiration for action. Wild Hope, a 36-minute documentary, combines personal story, science, and passion in a unique mix to inspire viewers to protect wild ecosystems against a materialistic culture. Psychological research verifies that awe in the natural world turns our attention away from ourselves, inviting us to transcend our day-to-day agendas, and to care. Wild Hope dares to challenge the economic underpinnings driving climate change and awaken us to the possibility of a more meaningful life - a life not defined by consumption but by compassion.

Meet the film's executive producer and writer, WRV volunteer Suez Jacobson, who will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterward. Time to get fired up! www.wildhopefilm.com

Event co-sponsored by Patagonia.

Donations will be accepted at the event.


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Youth: Eldorado Canyon Climbing

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 14-18 (more info)
Date(s):
Thursday Aug 08, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Join WRV and the Greenway Foundation for a fun day at Eldorado Canyon State Park, one of Boulder's most popular climbing destinations. We'll spend the morning volunteering in the park and then get to try climbing in the afternoon. No experience necessary--we'll provide all the instruction and gear you need to climb successfully and safely.

This event is limited to high-school-aged youth (entering 9th-12th grades).

If you have questions, please contact rachel@wlrv.org or 303.543.1411 x109.


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Find Your 14er: Grays & Torreys II

COMPLETED

Very Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 With Adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Jax Mercantile
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 10, 2019 - Sunday Aug 11, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Colorado's magnificent 14ers attract heavy use. Grays and Torreys Peak is too popular! Because usage well exceeds the capacity of the current trail, the primary summit route has been degraded to the point where visitors walk off trail and destroy the sensitive alpine. This project will restore and maintain the ecological and recreational value of the extremely high use route leading up. Aside from stunning views and great company you can expect to have some fun building/closing social trails, creating rock check dams, constructing plank retaining walls, adding soil fill, transplanting local vegetation, and maybe even doing a little alpine seeding.


Note: These alpine projects are some of WRV's most amazing projects but are also very strenuous, often requiring a hike in to the work site and sometimes carrying materials and personal gear. We will be camping above 9,000 ft. and hiking to the worksite each morning.

Please be considerate and only sign up if you are willing and able to commit to the full project. Last minute cancellations are extremely detrimental to getting all the work done and our ability to hold projects like this in the future.


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Healthy Forests: Elk Ranch IV

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 10, 2019 - Sunday Aug 11, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Join us for some forestry work in a truly breathtaking valley surrounded by forest and mountains! All volunteers are welcome, sawyers and non-sawyers alike!

Work will be occurring on privately owned land south of Estes Park, in the Little Valley region. It's on one of Colorado's original homesteads called Elk Ranch.

This is part of a larger Forest Management plan that ties into a vision of healthy forests and watersheds for the entire surrounding area, irrespective of property lines and ownership. The Arapahoe Roosevelt National Forest, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Big Thompson Conservation District are all partnering with WRV to make this happen.

By performing a Ponderosa Pine restoration treatment, we'll be improving water quality from the Little Thompson all the way to the Platte river and beyond. We'll also be tying into existing fuels-reduction treatments throughout the region, reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfires in Estes Park and surrounding areas.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to run a chainsaw and are currently certified, please contact William Vieth at william@wlrv.org


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Sunset over the Skyline: WRV's Work in Denver

CANCELLED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Minimum Age: 21 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 10, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Enjoy beverages, heavy hors d'oeuvres and mingling while taking in the beautiful views of the Front Range and the Denver skyline from this gorgeously-remodeled high-rise condo on iconic Larimer Street! Katherine Thompson, Executive Director of WRV, will make introductions and discuss our WRV's past and potential future work in Denver. Enjoy the sunset over the mountains as Mother Nature paints the sky in a colorful glow! $100/person; all proceeds benefit WRV.

Donations will be accepted at this event.


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River Restoration: Middle South Platte VI

COMPLETED
NEW DATE!

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Middle South Platte River Alliance
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE)
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 10, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 36
Come enjoy a day of restoration on the plains! This event will take place along the S. Platte River near the town of Milliken (just east of Loveland and Longmont). We'll be doing a bit of classic wetland and stream restoration in a beautiful, prairie location. This project is a fantastic introduction to restoration, or can provide a fun bit of stream work and planting for the restoration veteran!


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Gregory Alan Isakov in Concert

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Date(s):
Sunday Aug 11, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 2,500
Gregory Alan Isakov is a Colorado-based indie-folk artist with strong ties to the land. A full-time farmer on a three-acre farm, Isakov also tending to a thriving musical career. In between farm duties, the multi-instrumentalist writes and records in a studio housed in a barn on his property. Like the farm, his studio has a communal atmosphere, filled with instruments and gear stored there by musician friends. He's connected to the land and works to build community. Sounds familiar!

Join Isakov and special guest Amy Ray (of Indigo Girls fame) at the Mission Ballroom in Denver by purchasing tickets (and leaving the WRV website) here ($1 per ticket donated to WRV!).


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Seed Collection: Jefferson County I

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS
Date(s):
Tuesday Aug 13, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate. Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects.

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from a variety of native species, including grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. You will work in small groups led by an experienced crew leader. All supplies will be provided by WRV and the partner agency. Work will include hiking, sitting, squatting, standing, and bending. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.


*If you are trained and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please write your intentions in the "Notes" section when registering or email Erica (erica@wlrv.org).


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Seed Collection: City of Boulder III

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision* (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Date(s):
Friday Aug 16, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 35
Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from a variety of native species, including grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. You will work in small groups led by an experienced crew leader. All supplies will be provided by WRV and the partner agency. Work will include hiking, sitting, squatting, standing, and bending. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects, or may be grown out in an agricultural setting to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

This project is in Boulder County. The exact location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. Local botanists visit many sites and closely follow the seed development of many species--we appreciate your patience! Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


*If you are trained, and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please email Erica (erica@wlrv.org) after registering.


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Trails: Indian Peaks Backcountry I

SCHEDULED

Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 17, 2019 - Monday Aug 19, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Join us in the spectacular Indian Peaks Wilderness, west of Brainard Lake. This area is one of the most popular wilderness areas in the country, which has caused a great deal of impact to the Mitchell Lake Trail. Volunteers will perform trail maintenance and reroute sections away from sensitive wetlands. Normally, this area is closed for camping, but WRV has special permission to camp in the backcountry near our work site.

Llamas will be used before the project to haul food and gear into the site. This is a three-day project, Saturday-Monday. Volunteers are encouraged to show up Friday afternoon/evening to set up their camp and acclimatize. Volunteers who can make all three days will be given preference. WRV has been working in the Indian Peaks Wilderness and Brainard Lake area for over a decade. This will be one of the more adventurous projects of the season but also one of the most rewarding!


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River Restoration: Arapahoe-Roosevelt National Forest I

RESCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 (more info)
Sponsors
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Audubon Rockies
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 17, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 20
James Creek was hit hard in the 2013 flood, and this is a project to restore those severe impacts. We will be planting numerous species of container stock as well as wetland plugs using hand tools. Boulder County and the Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group, in collaboration with the James Creek Watershed Initiative and the Town of Jamestown, have developed stream restoration designs for James and Little James Creeks. Funding for the designs was provided by a Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Relief planning grant through the Colorado Watershed Resilience Planning Grant Program to complete the stream restoration 30% design.

Work is currently underway on this project as part of the James Canyon Flood Recovery Project. Join WRV in replanting vegetation and restoring James Creek!


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Trails: South Park Trail & Boardwalk - Beaver Creek

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative
Wild Connections
Park County Land and Water Trust Fund
The Summit Foundation
Park County Department of Heritage, Tourism & Community Development
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Friday Aug 16, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 60
Saturday Aug 17, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 60
Sunday Aug 18, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 60
Join us on this weekend in the beautiful open country along Beaver Creek, just minutes from the town of Fairplay. During this three-day project we will be building a single track trail with a boardwalk that will join into a larger network of existing trails, eventually connecting Fairplay to Breckenridge for non-motorized travelers.

WRV is pleased to be working with long-time partners, the Pike San Isabel National Forest, Wild Connections and Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative (MRHI).


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A Day on Lake Dillon: Watersports & Gourmet Picnic

CANCELLED

Intermediate    ●    Partial Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Date(s):
Sunday Aug 18, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 6
Enjoy an afternoon at 9,000 ft elevation kayaking, canoeing and paddle-boarding along the 26.8 miles of shoreline of Lake Dillon. Paddle in and out of inlets along the lake shore to explore where you may find beaver, bald eagle, osprey, ducks, moose, coyotes and deer, while surrounded by majestic Rocky Mountain Summit County peaks.

At the end of your afternoon adventure, you will be served a lovely summer picnic along the beautiful shoreline of Lake Dillon or upon one of the many small islands. This opportunity is not to be missed; a lovely summer day spent in the Rockies. $200/person; all proceeds benefit WRV.

Donations will be accepted at this event.


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Trails: Indian Peaks Backcountry II

SCHEDULED

Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Friday Aug 23, 2019 - Sunday Aug 25, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Join us in the spectacular Indian Peaks Wilderness, west of Brainard Lake. This area is one of the most popular wilderness areas in the country, which has caused a great deal of impact to the Pawnee Pass trail. Volunteers will perform trail maintenance and reroute sections away from sensitive wetlands. Normally, this area is closed for camping, but WRV has special permission to camp in the backcountry near our work site.

Llamas will be used to haul food and gear into the site. This is a three-day project, Friday-Sunday. Volunteers are encouraged to show up Thursday afternoon/evening to set up their camp and acclimatize. Volunteers who can make all three days will be given preference. WRV has been working in the Indian Peaks Wilderness and Brainard Lake area for over a decade. This will be one of the more adventurous projects of the season but also one of the most rewarding!


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Trails: Hippo I

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Climax Molybdenum, a Freeport-McMoRan Company
The Summit Foundation
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 24, 2019 - Sunday Aug 25, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 40
Join us on this overnight trail building project near beautiful Keystone! Hippo connects to the Colorado Trail and the Continental Divide Trail, but was built in an unsustainable and unsanctioned location. In partnership with the US Forest Service, this is the start of a two-year effort to sustainably re-route Hippo trail--so get ready to put tools to dirt! We will be constructing new trail in a more sustainable location, before restoring the old trail in 2020.


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Families: Boulder County Seed Collection IV

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 5, with adult supervision (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 24, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 35
Calling all families with kids ages 5-18! We welcome YOU to this Family Friendly seed collection project!

Though most WRV projects are best for older youth, this event will be an opportunity for younger kids and their caregivers to join a seed collection and learn about native seeds! WRV staff and volunteers will provide activities for kids to participate in while their adults collect seeds. Kids will also be welcome to join their parents and collect seed in a safe environment. As parents ourselves, we know it's challenging to find family-friendly volunteer events, but this is meant to make giving back as a family as easy as possible! Please reach out if you have specific questions. (erica@wlrv.org)

When registering, please list the number of kids and ages in the comments sections. All youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Breakfast snacks and lunch will be provided, and a port-a-potty will be on site.

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Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from a variety of native species, including grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. You will work in small groups led by an experienced crew leader. All supplies will be provided by WRV and the partner agency. Work will include hiking, sitting, squatting, standing, and bending. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects, or may be grown out in an agricultural setting to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

Breakfast snacks and lunch will be provided, and a port-a-potty will be on site.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

This project is in Boulder County. The exact location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. Local botanists visit many sites and closely follow the seed development of many species--we appreciate your patience! Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


*If you are trained and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please email Erica (erica@wlrv.org) after registering.


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Healthy Forests: Elk Ranch V

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Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 24, 2019 - Sunday Aug 25, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Join us for some forestry work in a truly breathtaking valley surrounded by forest and mountains! All volunteers are welcome, sawyers and non-sawyers alike!

Work will be occurring on privately owned land south of Estes Park, in the Little Valley region. It's on one of Colorado's original homesteads called Elk Ranch.

This is part of a larger Forest Management plan that ties into a vision of healthy forests and watersheds for the entire surrounding area, irrespective of property lines and ownership. The Arapahoe Roosevelt National Forest, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Big Thompson Conservation District are all partnering with WRV to make this happen.

By performing a Ponderosa Pine restoration treatment, we'll be improving water quality from the Little Thompson all the way to the Platte river and beyond. We'll also be tying into existing fuels-reduction treatments throughout the region, reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfires in Estes Park and surrounding areas.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to run a chainsaw and are currently certified, please contact William Vieth at william@wlrv.org


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Seed Collection: Boulder County V

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS
Date(s):
Wednesday Aug 28, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 35
Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from a variety of native species, including grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. You will work in small groups led by an experienced crew leader. All supplies will be provided by WRV and the partner agency. Work will include hiking, sitting, squatting, standing, and bending. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects, or may be grown out in an agricultural setting to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

This project is in Boulder County. The exact location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. Local botanists visit many sites and closely follow the seed development of many species--we appreciate your patience! Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


*If you are trained and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please email Erica (erica@wlrv.org) after registering.


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WRV Youth Leadership Development (WYLD) Program: Applications Due!

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Easy    ●    Multi Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 14-18 (more info)
Date(s):
Friday Aug 30, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 15
The WYLD Program gives youth a chance to take their stewardship skills to the next level. WRV youth leaders participate in ongoing skill-building and community-building opportunities over the course of the season, by...

- Learning advanced restoration skills
- Leading youth and adults on stewardship projects
- Meeting awesome new people
- Learning about careers in natural resources from professionals in the field
- Building their resumes
- Fulfilling service-learning and volunteer requirements
- Having fun outside in beautiful places while making a big difference!

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Trails: Young Gulch Backcountry IV

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Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Odell Brewing Company
REI - National Office
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 31, 2019 - Sunday Sep 01, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 30
The Young Gulch trail was a very popular destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through in 2012, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in 2013. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is washed away. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail: more fun and resilient, with less disturbance to the creek and the Cache La Poudre downstream.

We've constructed almost 5 miles of trail leaving about 1/2 mile in the middle and some more technically difficult to finish this year. To accomplish this we'll be hiking or biking in Friday evening to our back country basecamp and staying closer to the work areas for the weekend. We have some gear to lend if needed.

WRV is very pleased to work collaboration with the USFS, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi-year effort.


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River Restoration: Arapahoe-Roosevelt National Forest II

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 (more info)
Sponsors
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Audubon Rockies
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 31, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 20
James Creek was hit hard in the 2013 flood, and this is a project to restore those severe impacts. We will be planting numerous species of container stock as well as wetland plugs using hand tools. Boulder County and the Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group, in collaboration with the James Creek Watershed Initiative and the Town of Jamestown, have developed stream restoration designs for James and Little James Creeks. Funding for the designs was provided by a Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Relief planning grant through the Colorado Watershed Resilience Planning Grant Program to complete the stream restoration 30% design.

Work is currently underway on this project as part of the James Canyon Flood Recovery Project. Join WRV in replanting vegetation and restoring James Creek!


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Alpine Restoration: South Park Road Removal - Sheep Creek

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative
Wild Connections
Park County Land and Water Trust Fund
Park County Department of Heritage, Tourism & Community Development
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 31, 2019 - Sunday Sep 01, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 65
NEW DATES DUE TO HIGH SNOW:

Beneath Sheep mountain, down under Sheep ridge lays the majestic Sheep Creek, join us here for this lovely July weekend restoring the land in community. During this two-day project we will be removing and restoring a degraded and illegal road. This is an overnight project, so please come prepared with weather-appropriate camping gear and attire! And, be ready for good food and fun times once we wrap up work for the day. Be sure to bring your paddle, lest we find ourselves up Sheep Creek without 'em.

WRV is pleased to be working with long-time partners, the Pike San Isabel National Forest, Wild Connections and Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative (MRHI).


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Healthy Forests: Elk Ranch VI

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 31, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Join us for some forestry work in a truly breathtaking valley surrounded by forest and mountains! All volunteers are welcome, sawyers and non-sawyers alike!

Work will be occurring on privately owned land south of Estes Park, in the Little Valley region. It's on one of Colorado's original homesteads called Elk Ranch.

This is part of a larger Forest Management plan that ties into a vision of healthy forests and watersheds for the entire surrounding area, irrespective of property lines and ownership. The Arapahoe Roosevelt National Forest, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Big Thompson Conservation District are all partnering with WRV to make this happen.

By performing a Ponderosa Pine restoration treatment, we'll be improving water quality from the Little Thompson all the way to the Platte river and beyond. We'll also be tying into existing fuels-reduction treatments throughout the region, reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfires in Estes Park and surrounding areas.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to run a chainsaw and are currently certified, please contact William Vieth at william@wlrv.org


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WRV Community Night at Left Hand Brewing

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 (more info)
Sponsors
Left Hand Brewing Company
Date(s):
Wednesday Sep 04, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 60
Join us at Left Hand Brewing for an evening of music and conviviality to celebrate our growing partnership with this community-oriented brewer! Live music by WRV's own Seed Program Manager, Amy Ansari of Finding Phoenix (with WRV volunteer extraordinaire, Dave Allen); WRV Youth and Inclusiveness Director, Rachel Brett, and other musical guests. Food trucks onsite.

Hosted by Left Hand Brewing of Longmont.

There will be an opportunity to donate at this event.


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Plant-Based Partnership: OSMP Herbarium Tour & Discussion

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Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Date(s):
Friday Sep 06, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 12
Come learn about the enduring partnership between WRV and Open Space & Mountain Parks. Learn from WRV and OSMP staff about our collaborative work over the years and what we hope to accomplish together going forward! Also explore the OSMP Herbarium with specimens from wet meadows, upland prairies, shrublands, riparian corridors, canyons, ponderosa pine and mixed forests found on Boulder Open Space.


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Habitat Restoration: Gunnison Sage Grouse

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Mid Week Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Audubon Rockies
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Bureau of Land Management - Southwest District Office BLM
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District
Date(s):
Wednesday Sep 04, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Thursday Sep 05, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Friday Sep 06, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Saturday Sep 07, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 25
WED-THURS-FRI-SAT
(SUN Travel day)

WE'RE GOING BACK to GUNNISON!!! This will be our fifth year of working in the Upper Gunnison Basin to restore native wet meadows - critical habitat for Gunnison Sage Grouse. This is a hugely popular project, in an awesome location and building really amazing structures

Wet meadows and riparian areas in sagebrush shrublands provide important brood-rearing habitat for the Gunnison sage-grouse, listed as threatened by US Fish and Wildlife Service. These habitats are also important for numerous other species, including neo-tropical migratory birds, elk and mule deer, as well as to ranchers for livestock grazing. A number of wet meadows and riparian areas, already compromised by erosion and lower water tables, are likely to be further altered from drought and high intensity rainstorms associated with a changing climate. These habitats are among the most at risk in the Gunnison Basin.

To address these challenges, we will be working with the US Forest Service and many local partners to restore riparian and wet meadow habitats in sagebrush shrublands in the Upper Gunnison Basin. We will use innovative, yet simple, restoration methods-small rock structures-to raise the water table to support plants and insects needed by wildlife. We will apply the approach of restoration expert Bill Zeedyk, author of Let the Water do the Work: Induced Meandering, An Evolving Method for Restoring Incised Channels (2012).


Sign up for all 4 days or just one or more.
WHEN YOU REGISTER, PLEASE SIGN UP IN ONE OF THE GROUP CHOICES -Gunnison, Front Range, or Other (please specify in notes)
This will help us keep track of our local recruitment goals.

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
Volunteers will be constructing multiple rock structures on small streams and drainages in the watershed.
Volunteers will be working at an elevation of above 8,000 feet and camp nearby at the Miller Ranch House.
Food will be provided by talented volunteer cooks!


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Seed Collection: City of Boulder IV

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision* (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Xcel Energy
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 07, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 35
Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from a variety of native species, including grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. You will work in small groups led by an experienced crew leader. All supplies will be provided by WRV and the partner agency. Work will include hiking, sitting, squatting, standing, and bending. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects, or may be grown out in an agricultural setting to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

This project is in Boulder County. The exact location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. Local botanists visit many sites and closely follow the seed development of many species--we appreciate your patience! Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


*If you are trained, and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please email Erica (erica@wlrv.org) after registering.


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River Restoration: Arapahoe-Roosevelt National Forest III

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 (more info)
Sponsors
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Audubon Rockies
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 07, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 20
James Creek was hit hard in the 2013 flood, and this is a project to restore those severe impacts. We will be planting numerous species of container stock as well as wetland plugs using hand tools. Boulder County and the Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group, in collaboration with the James Creek Watershed Initiative and the Town of Jamestown, have developed stream restoration designs for James and Little James Creeks. Funding for the designs was provided by a Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Relief planning grant through the Colorado Watershed Resilience Planning Grant Program to complete the stream restoration 30% design.

Work is currently underway on this project as part of the James Canyon Flood Recovery Project. Join WRV in replanting vegetation and restoring James Creek!


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Trails: Indian Peaks III

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Very Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 07, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Join us for a one-day project to wrap up this season's work in the spectacular Indian Peaks Wilderness, west of Brainard Lake. This area is one of the most popular wilderness areas in the country, which has caused a great deal of impact to the Mitchell Lake trail. Volunteers will be hiking into the work site for the day to perform trail maintenance and reroute sections away from sensitive wetlands.

WRV has been working in the Indian Peaks Wilderness and Brainard Lake area for over a decade. This will be one of the more adventurous projects of the season but also one of the most rewarding!


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Seed Collection: Boulder County VI

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS
Date(s):
Thursday Sep 12, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 35
Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from a variety of native species, including grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. You will work in small groups led by an experienced crew leader. All supplies will be provided by WRV and the partner agency. Work will include hiking, sitting, squatting, standing, and bending. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects, or may be grown out in an agricultural setting to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

This project is in Boulder County. The exact location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. Local botanists visit many sites and closely follow the seed development of many species--we appreciate your patience! Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


*If you are trained and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please email Erica (erica@wlrv.org) after registering.


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Trails: Masontown Finale - Women's Project

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Friends of the Dillon Ranger District
Climax Molybdenum, a Freeport-McMoRan Company
Town of Frisco
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 14, 2019 - Sunday Sep 15, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Female identifying stewards: This weekend is for you. Join us on a wildland women's weekend continuing last summer's work on a popular Summit County trail that has been loved to death. We're partnering with Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and the Town of Frisco to give it a much needed transformation starting with the construction of bridges and boardwalks across the creek and sensitive riparian areas!

Whether you're looking to spend the weekend with others in a safe, empowering environment; hoping to connect with other women who are passionate about the outdoors; or just want to get outside and make an impact, we hope to see you on the trail!

This is an overnight trip with meals provided. For more information about the project, please contact jackie@wlrv.org.


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Trails: Mount Margaret Molly Lake I

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
USFS - ARNF & PNG - Canyon Lakes RD
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Overland Mountain Bike Club
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 14, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 32
Help us restore this large trail system in a gorgeous location! The Mount Margaret and Lady Moon trails system near Red Feather lakes need our help. With over 25 miles of interconnected multi- use trails it could be an ideal and sustainable outdoor destination. Unfortunately much of it is segmented by washed out creek crossings and cattle fences. By installing pedestrian gates, developing hardened fords and constructing a few short connector trails we can open it up and take the pressure off of the area's less sustainable options.


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Seed Collection: City of Boulder V

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Date(s):
Friday Sep 20, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 35
Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from a variety of native species, including grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. You will work in small groups led by an experienced crew leader. All supplies will be provided by WRV and the partner agency. Work will include hiking, sitting, squatting, standing, and bending. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects, or may be grown out in an agricultural setting to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

This project is in Boulder County. The exact location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. Local botanists visit many sites and closely follow the seed development of many species--we appreciate your patience! Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


*If you are trained, and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please email Erica (erica@wlrv.org) after registering.


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Trails: Hippo II

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Climax Molybdenum, a Freeport-McMoRan Company
The Summit Foundation
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 21, 2019 - Sunday Sep 22, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 40
Join us on this overnight trail building project near beautiful Keystone! Hippo connects to the Colorado Trail and the Continental Divide Trail, but was built in an unsustainable and unsanctioned location. In partnership with the US Forest Service, this is the start of a two-year effort to sustainably re-route Hippo trail--so get ready to put tools to dirt! We will be constructing new trail in a more sustainable location, before restoring the old trail in 2020.


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Healthy Forests: Elkhorn Creek III

SCHEDULED

Very Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed (CPRW)
State Farm Insurance
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 21, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 20
For the fifth year, WRV is partnering with the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed, The Nature Conservancy, Larimer County Conservation Corps and the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch to reduce the risk of severe wildfire in the Elkhorn Creek area. Not only is this area important wildlife habitat, it's also special because of its proximity to surrounding National Forest and crucial to the health of the Cache La Poudre River watershed.

By thinning dense stands of trees and piling and removing debris, volunteers are helping to protect the water supply and improve forest health in this valuable and beautiful area. Let's continue the excellent progress we made last year!

All volunteers are welcome on this project, sawyers and non-sawyers alike! If you are a certified volunteer sawyer, contact Will Vieth at william@wlrv.org


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Back to Bald Mountain - Revisiting a WRV Success Story

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Morning    ●    Minimum Age: 18 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 21, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 10
This event is reserved for members of WRV's 1K Circle. To join this circle of very generous donors to WRV and receive invitations to exclusive events like this, your investment will be $1K or above in the course of a single year, either in one contribution or composed of multiple installments.

For questions, or to register, please call Sarah at 303-543-1411, ext. 108.

NOTE: Carpooling will be necessary to reach this site - parking is very limited.


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Cured's Best in Celebration of WRV

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Delayed from August 25 to September 22

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Minimum Age: 21 (more info)
Date(s):
Sunday Sep 22, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 8
Enjoy an intimate evening of feasting and storytelling about food and conservation in the Front Range. Meet WRV's new Executive Director, Katherine Thompson, and learn about her vision for WRV. Savor the best of Cured, from charcuterie to champagne. As a bonus, the owners of Cured, Coral and Will Frischkorn, will be there! WRV volunteer (and Will's mother) Rebecca Trafton, welcomes you into her garden and home for a special summer evening. Your $1,000 ticket celebrates the 20th birthday of WRV and the future of wise environmental stewardship in Colorado. Cocktails in the garden with dinner to follow.


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Restoration: Jefferson County Open Space I

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Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Jefferson County Open Space
Date(s):
Friday Sep 27, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 60
Come join us in a new partnership with Jefferson County Open Space as we work to restore one of the local gems of the Evergreen Community inside the Elk Meadows Park. Volunteers will work to restore an area braided with trails by seeding, mulching, installing erosion control measures and transplanting native species. This will be part of a 3 project series at this site aimed at engaging the local community in stewardship. Work will be suitable for new and experienced volunteers alike, no experience necessary as all crews will work with trained volunteer leaders.



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Healthy Forests: Elkhorn Creek IV

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed (CPRW)
State Farm Insurance
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 28, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 20
For the fifth year, WRV is partnering with the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed, The Nature Conservancy, Larimer County Conservation Corps and the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch to reduce the risk of severe wildfire in the Elkhorn Creek area. Not only is this area important wildlife habitat, it's also special because of its proximity to surrounding National Forest and crucial to the health of the Cache La Poudre River watershed.

By thinning dense stands of trees and piling and removing debris, volunteers are helping to protect the water supply and improve forest health in this valuable and beautiful area. Let's continue the excellent progress we made last year!

All volunteers are welcome on this project, sawyers and non-sawyers alike! If you are a certified volunteer sawyer, contact Will Vieth at william@wlrv.org


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Seed Collection: Boulder County VII

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 28, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 35
Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from a variety of native species, including grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. You will work in small groups led by an experienced crew leader. All supplies will be provided by WRV and the partner agency. Work will include hiking, sitting, squatting, standing, and bending. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects, or may be grown out in an agricultural setting to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

This project is in Boulder County. The exact location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. Local botanists visit many sites and closely follow the seed development of many species--we appreciate your patience! Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


*If you are trained and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please email Erica (erica@wlrv.org) after registering.


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Restoration: Jefferson County Open Space II - National Public Lands Day

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Jefferson County Open Space
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 28, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Come join us on National Public Lands Day in partnership with Jefferson County Open Space and PrAna as we work to restore one of the local gems of the Evergreen Community inside the Elk Meadows Park. Volunteers will work to restore an area braided with trails by seeding, mulching, installing erosion control measures and transplanting native species. This will be part of a 3 project series at this site aimed at engaging the local community in stewardship. Work will be suitable for new and experienced volunteers alike, no experience necessary as all crews will work with trained volunteer leaders.



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A Pollinator Party: Celebrating the Partnership between WRV & Butterfly Pavilion

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Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 0 (more info)
Sponsors
Butterfly Pavilion
Date(s):
Sunday Sep 29, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 40
Join this family-friendly party to celebrate the ongoing partnership to enhance pollinator populations in Colorado. Learn all about Colorado's native pollinator species, what two organizations are doing to help them thrive, and how you can help! Sing Happy Birthday and join us for 20th birthday cake!

$10/person (2 and under are free); all proceeds benefit WRV.

As a bonus, after 2 PM, please stay if you like and take in the Butterfly Pavilion's newest exhibit, Colorado Backyard, to learn about all the invertebrate creatures sharing your back yard! And enjoy all the rest that the Pavilion has to offer, until closing time at 5 PM.

Donations will be accepted at this event.


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Youth Exploring Stewardship Conference

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 (more info)
Sponsors
Western Digital
Jared Polis Foundation Gift Fund
Xcel Energy
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 05, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 40
Join us for the 2019 YES Conference!

What: A two-day leadership experience, where youth leaders from around the Front Range can…
Participate in hands-on stewardship
Learn outdoor skills like CPR, archery, and Search and Rescue
Explore future academic and career opportunities in stewardship, environmental education, and conservation
Meet new friends while enjoying the beautiful land around Cal-Wood
Take their leadership skills to a new level

Where: Cal-Wood Education Center (outside Jamestown)

When: October 13th-14th

Who: YOU!

Participation in this conference is free, and meals and lodging at Cal-Wood are provided. Application/registration will be open soon!


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Demystifying Dinner Parties with Chef Geoffrey May

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Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Minimum Age: 21 (more info)
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 05, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Would you like to host your friends for meals more often but find dinner parties stressful? Are you interested in learning pro tips and tricks to hosting a delicious AND low-stress dinner party?

Join us for an evening with Chef (and WRV Project Manager) Geoffrey May, and sous Chef (and WRV Executive Director) Katherine Thompson to learn how to create a simple yet elevated meal from produce grown locally, including some grown right on-site! Learn to source ingredients responsibly to minimize your carbon footprint.

We will make appetizer, salad, and entree courses. The evening will conclude with a full dinner party at sunset. Guests will take home a sample dinner party menu with recipes and a summary of techniques covered in the class. $75/person; all proceeds benefit WRV.

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Seed Collection: City of Boulder VI

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Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 05, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 35
Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from a variety of native species, including grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. You will work in small groups led by an experienced crew leader. All supplies will be provided by WRV and the partner agency. Work will include hiking, sitting, squatting, standing, and bending. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects, or may be grown out in an agricultural setting to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

This project is in Boulder County. The exact location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. Local botanists visit many sites and closely follow the seed development of many species--we appreciate your patience! Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


*If you are trained, and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please email Erica (erica@wlrv.org) after registering.


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Weed Warriors: St. Vrain Tamarisk Removal II

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 12 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Longmont
Audubon Rockies
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE)
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Aggregate Industries
Date(s):
Wednesday Oct 09, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Enjoy panoramic views of the Front Range and heal a local area deeply impacted by the 2013 flood! In the aftermath of the flood, millions of tamarisk seedlings germinated, which pose a major threat to the watershed should they mature. Volunteers will continue work from the past few years, removing tamarisk through hand pulling, weed wrenching, and cut & stump treatment with herbicide.

Notes: Our project is located on St Vrain Creek, just east of the Boulder/Weld County line, where the Sept 2013 flood breached several lakes and carved a new channel.
Tamarisk (aka Salt Cedar) has devastated watersheds throughout the west, costing billions of dollars in lost habitat, lost water, and lost electricity.


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Seed Collection: Boulder County VIII

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Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS
Date(s):
Friday Oct 11, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 35
Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from a variety of native species, including grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. You will work in small groups led by an experienced crew leader. All supplies will be provided by WRV and the partner agency. Work will include hiking, sitting, squatting, standing, and bending. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects, or may be grown out in an agricultural setting to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

This project is in Boulder County. The exact location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. Local botanists visit many sites and closely follow the seed development of many species--we appreciate your patience! Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


*If you are trained and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please email Erica (erica@wlrv.org) after registering.


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Healthy Forests: Elkhorn Creek V

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed (CPRW)
State Farm Insurance
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 12, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 20
For the fifth year, WRV is partnering with the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed, The Nature Conservancy, Larimer County Conservation Corps and the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch to reduce the risk of severe wildfire in the Elkhorn Creek area. Not only is this area important wildlife habitat, it's also special because of its proximity to surrounding National Forest and crucial to the health of the Cache La Poudre River watershed.

By thinning dense stands of trees and piling and removing debris, volunteers are helping to protect the water supply and improve forest health in this valuable and beautiful area. Let's continue the excellent progress we made last year!

All volunteers are welcome on this project, sawyers and non-sawyers alike! If you are a certified volunteer sawyer, contact Will Vieth at william@wlrv.org


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Celebrating 20 Years of Restoration in Colorado over Wine & Cheese

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Minimum Age: 21 (more info)
Date(s):
Sunday Oct 13, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Join this casual gathering at the Fort Collins home of WRV Board Member, Linda Hamilton, to learn about the impressive restoration work achieved by WRV in our first twenty years, and how you can contribute to restoring Colorado's beloved places over the next twenty years! Beer, wine, and appetizers will be provided. There will be an opportunity to donate at this event.


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Bonnie & the Clydes: Longmont House Concert

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Minimum Age: 21 (more info)
Sponsors
Sound Bridge Music
Date(s):
Thursday Oct 17, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Front Range favorites Bonnie & the Clydes will bring their unique Rocky Mountain Country Soul to Longmont. Join us for an evening of music, mingling, merriment and a meal to celebrate WRV's 20th Anniversary!

Hosted by local business owners and WRV supporters, Trish Applegate-Loetz (Sound Bridge Music) and Wes Loetz (FrontRow Land Solutions)

There will be an opportunity to donate at this event.


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Restoration: Rocky Mountain National Park Willow Harvest

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 Accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Audubon Rockies
Rocky Mountain National Park
Connie Holsinger (formerly Terra Foundation)
Date(s):
Thursday Oct 17, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Do you love Moraine Park? Watching elk grazing in the meadow or fishing the willow flats of the park's headwater streams? Rocky Mountain National Park has given so much to the community of Northern Colorado and it's time to give back! Overbrowsing by elk and pressure from visitors have taken their toll on this uniquely western destination. But with a little help from volunteers, Rocky Mountain National Park can reverse these trends and help the natural habitat of many animals thrive! Join us as we have the rare opportunity to do restoration within the park boundaries, and help harvest willows that volunteers will plant the following Sunday!


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Restoration Getaway: Dolores River

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
RiversEdge West (formerly Tamarisk Coalition)
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Audubon Rockies
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 19, 2019 - Sunday Oct 20, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Spend a few days camped out under the cottonwoods along the spectacular Dolores River with us, while you're there, maybe kill some Tamarisk. That's what we'll be doing. This will be our sixth year working down in this part of the state to eradicate the invasive water hogging, earth salting Tamarisk tree. Volunteers will cut small trees or regrowth of previously cut larger trees and may also cage some Cottonwoods to protect them from marauding beavers.

This is a really fun project. It is known far and wide for the fabulous food, the awe inspiring scenery and the colorful local history!





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Seed Collection: Boulder County IX

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 19, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 35
Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from a variety of native species, including grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. You will work in small groups led by an experienced crew leader. All supplies will be provided by WRV and the partner agency. Work will include hiking, sitting, squatting, standing, and bending. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects, or may be grown out in an agricultural setting to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

This project is in Boulder County. The exact location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. Local botanists visit many sites and closely follow the seed development of many species--we appreciate your patience! Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


*If you are trained and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please email Erica (erica@wlrv.org) after registering.


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River Restoration: Middle South Platte VII

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Middle South Platte River Alliance
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE)
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 19, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 35
Come enjoy a day of restoration on the plains! This event will take place along the S. Platte River near the town of Milliken (just east of Loveland and Longmont). We'll be doing a bit of classic wetland and stream restoration in a beautiful, prairie location. This project is a fantastic introduction to restoration, or can provide a fun bit of stream work and planting for the restoration veteran!


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Tool Fest: Fort Collins

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 14 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 26, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 20
9am-3:30pm approx

Volunteers are invited to celebrate a great season of restoration and put the tools you used to bed for the winter. There is a job for everyone: cleaning, sharpening, painting, applying protective oils, and re-organizing the tool shed to get ready for next years' project season. Word on the street is Tool Fest is a blast!


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Restoration: Jefferson County Open Space III

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Jefferson County Open Space
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 26, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Come join us in a new partnership with Jefferson County Open Space as we work to restore one of the local gems of the Evergreen Community inside the Elk Meadows Park. Volunteers will work to restore an area braided with trails by seeding, mulching, installing erosion control measures and transplanting native species. This will be part of a 3 project series at this site aimed at engaging the local community in stewardship. Work will be suitable for new and experienced volunteers alike, no experience necessary as all crews will work with trained volunteer leaders.



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Tool Fest: Boulder

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 14 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday Nov 02, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 24
9am-3:30pm approx

Volunteers are invited to celebrate a great season of restoration and put the tools you used to bed for the winter. There is a job for everyone: cleaning, sharpening, painting, applying protective oils, and re-organizing the tool shed to get ready for next years' project season. Word on the street is Tool Fest is a blast!


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River Restoration: Middle South Platte VIII

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Middle South Platte River Alliance
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE)
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Date(s):
Saturday Nov 02, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 35
Come enjoy a day of restoration on the plains! This event will take place along the S. Platte River near the town of Milliken (just east of Loveland and Longmont). We'll be doing a bit of classic wetland and stream restoration in a beautiful, prairie location. This project is a fantastic introduction to restoration, or can provide a fun bit of stream work and planting for the restoration veteran!


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Appreciation Dinner and 20th Birthday Celebration - Boulder

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
Bio-Logic, Inc.
WilmerHale
SmartWool
Date(s):
Saturday Nov 09, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 150
This November 9th, we will gather to celebrate the community you have helped us build, and WRV's 20th birthday!

Join us to dine with fellow land stewards, take a look back at the past twenty years, and enjoy the annual Awards ceremony! All are welcome, new and old friends alike.

Please note that we will also host a separate Appreciation Dinner in the Fort Collins Area on November 16th. You may attend either (or both!) events to celebrate with our staff, volunteers, donors, and partners.

A fun paddle-raiser will be held at this event to help raise funds for the next twenty years of restoration & community building.

Interested in volunteering to help with setup/breakdown? E-mail Amy at amy@wlrv.org.


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Appreciation Dinner and 20th Birthday Celebration - Fort Collins

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Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
Bio-Logic, Inc.
WilmerHale
SmartWool
Date(s):
Saturday Nov 16, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 60
This November 16th, we will gather to celebrate the community you have helped us build, and WRV's 20th birthday!

Join us to dine with fellow land stewards, take a look back at the past twenty years, and enjoy the annual Awards ceremony! All are welcome, new and old friends alike.

Please note that we will also host a separate Appreciation Dinner in the Boulder Area on November 9th. You may attend either (or both!) events to celebrate with our staff, volunteers, donors, and partners.

There will be a short fundraiser at this event to help start the next twenty years of restoration & community building.

Interested in volunteering to help with setup/breakdown? E-mail Amy at annemarie@wlrv.org.


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