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2011 Trainings
Training Name Day(s) Date(s)
High School Crew Leader Training Thursday
Saturday
Wednesday
Wednesday
Wednesday
Oct 07, 2010
Oct 16, 2010
Nov 10, 2010
Jan 12, 2011
Feb 16, 2011

Project Leadership Training Saturday Feb 26, 2011

Project Support/Cook Training-Boulder Wednesday Mar 09, 2011

Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - Boulder Saturday
Sunday
Mar 12, 2011
Mar 13, 2011

Technical Advisor Orientation - BOULDER Tuesday Mar 15, 2011

Project Management Training Wednesday Mar 23, 2011

Wilderness First Aid Training 8 Hour Tuesday
Thursday
Mar 29, 2011
Mar 31, 2011

Wilderness First Aid Training 16 Hour Saturday
Thursday
Tuesday
Apr 02, 2011
Mar 31, 2011
Mar 29, 2011

Project Support/Cook Training-Fort Collins Sunday Apr 03, 2011

Tool Manager Orientation -- BOULDER Wednesday Apr 06, 2011

Tool Manager Orientation - Fort Collins Thursday Apr 07, 2011

Willow Restoration Skills Training Friday Apr 22, 2011

Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration -- FORT COLLINS Saturday
Sunday
Apr 23, 2011
Apr 24, 2011

Technical Advisor Orientation - Fort Collins Tuesday May 10, 2011

WRV Outreach Orientation Wednesday May 11, 2011

Seed Collection Crew Leader Training Saturday Jun 25, 2011

Rock Skills Training (Summit Lake) Thursday Jul 07, 2011

Trail Skills Training (Hewlett Gulch) Saturday Jul 16, 2011

Trail Skills Training (Sugar Magnolia) Saturday Aug 06, 2011

High School Crew Leader Training

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 14-18 (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayOct 07, 2010 - Number of Volunteers: 15
SaturdayOct 16, 2010 - Number of Volunteers: 15
WednesdayNov 10, 2010 - Number of Volunteers: 12
WednesdayJan 12, 2011 - Number of Volunteers: 12
WednesdayFeb 16, 2011 - Number of Volunteers: 10

WRV's first annual High School Crew Leader Training is about to convene! We are looking for youth leaders between the ages of 14-18 to participate in this groundbreaking training. The program takes place throughout the school year and is focused on teambuilding and principles of restoration ecology. Trainees will learn skills for leading diverse personality types and managing conflicts as well as learn restoration techniques. The program culminates in a trainee-led WRV restoration project.

Through this program you will...


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Project Leadership Training

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayFeb 26, 2011 - Number of Volunteers: 25

Would you enjoy working with a great team of fellow volunteers to take the helm of a WRV restoration project and lead it to success? If leadership, teamwork, project planning and getting "behind the scenes" with restoration sound like they're up your alley, you're a great candidate to become a Project Leader! Consider taking our training to become a Project Leader or Assistant Project Leader for the 2011 season.

WHAT IS PROJECT LEADERSHIP?
The Project Leader works with the project leadership team, land managers, and WRV staff, and is the single person with the comprehensive "big picture" view of a project. WRV depends upon many dedicated volunteers to complete thirty stewardship projects on public lands each year. Most WRV projects are managed by a leadership team that includes a project leader, technical advisor, cook team, tool manager and sometimes others. The Project Leader coordinates the team and ensures that all aspects of a project are taken care of prior to the project event.

Most new Project Leaders start off as an Assistant Project Leader, working with an experienced Project Leader to learn the ropes of project management. Assisting is a great way to gradually step into the role.

**You're never on your own as a leader in WRV - fellow volunteers and the WRV staff are here to help you through every step of the process.**

An integral part of becoming a WRV Project Leader is understanding WRV projects and leadership team. It is required that all PL trainees complete or will complete basic Crew Leader training as this training will build upon these fundamentals. In some cases substantial WRV experience can be substituted for this requirement.

WHEN: Sat, Feb 26, 8:30am - 4:00pm

TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: $75
Discounted Fee: $30 (for current members and volunteers)(this covers the cost to print the manual and provide food)
Scholarships are available. If you are an active WRV member, do not let the cost stop you from becoming a the next great WRV Project Leader. Please call to discuss.
DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.

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Project Support/Cook Training-Boulder

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
WednesdayMar 09, 2011 - Number of Volunteers: 25

Cooks are some of the most important people on a project! Have fun with a great group of folks while learning the basics of project support, including meal planning, food prep, camp setup, cleanup, take down, and many other camp related support issues.
TOP CHEF....WRV STYLE!
This training will be held in North Boulder from 6-9pm on Wednesday, March 9th. If the spirit moves you, bring a dish for 4 to share and we'll sample each other's best efforts. Bring your calendars so you can sign up for a project at this training. Who wants just a meeting when we can have a party???

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Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - Boulder

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayMar 12, 2011 - Number of Volunteers: 40
SundayMar 13, 2011 - Number of Volunteers: 40

Crew leaders are some of the most important people on any successful project. Crew leadership is a great way to enhance your stewardship of public lands and build your professional leadership skills while helping other volunteers get the most out of a project! This training will help you develop team building skills, situational leadership skills, proper tool usage techniques, and volunteer care and safety protocols.

You will also be introduced to the field of ecological restoration and get hands-on practice as a restoration crew leader. WRV is pleased to be collaborating on this training with the Outdoor Stewardship Institute (formerly known as the Colorado Outdoor Training Initiative) and the City of Boulder, Open Space and Mountain Parks.

TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: $120
Discounted Fee: $50 (for current WRV members and volunteers)

Scholarships are available to WRV volunteers on an individual basis. Call Mary at the office for more information. 303-543-1411

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.

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Technical Advisor Orientation - BOULDER

COMPLETED
   ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
TuesdayMar 15, 2011 - Number of Volunteers: 15

We'll discuss the roles and responsibilities of a WRV Technical Advisor (TA), and how the TA works within a WRV Project Team. We'll discuss how to plan a project that accomplishes the desired technical goals, but also works well for crew leaders and volunteers. The training runs from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Arrive at 5:30pm to for food!

This is NOT a training session on the technical design aspects of projects. Since projects vary so much, and employ so many different restoration techniques, the best way to learn design is "on the job" as an assistant technical advisor.

We'll have some time during the session for returning TAs to describe the highlights of what they have learned being a TA.

WRV has a relatively small TA community, so we also want this meeting to be a venue to meet each other, share ideas, and ask questions of your peers.

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Project Management Training

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
WednesdayMar 23, 2011 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Restoration projects can be complex. Project management is a systematic approach that helps leaders bring in projects on time and on budget while remaining reasonably sane. This training session outlines the basics of project management that can be applied to restoration, or other workplace settings. By the end of the session participants will be able to:

* develop goals
* sequence and schedule tasks
* develop a communications plan
* break down the project into achievable tasks
* identify bottlenecks and make plans to deal with them
* design the project closing
* manage project risks

We highly recommend this training for current and training Project Leaders.

INSTRUCTOR: Dave is a Project Management Professional certified by the Project Management Institute. With IBM as his current employer, Dave has over 25 years experience managing technology projects. He has taught Project Management seminars and delivered keynote presentations around the globe.

WHEN: Wed March 23, 6:00p-9:00p
WHERE: Foothills Nature Center - 4201 Broadway St Boulder, Co 80304

TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: $30
Discounted Fee: $15 (for current members and volunteers who have )

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.

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Wilderness First Aid Training 8 Hour

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
TuesdayMar 29, 2011 - Number of Volunteers: 6
ThursdayMar 31, 2011 - Number of Volunteers: 6

Safety always comes first on A WRV project! WRV encourages volunteers, especially leaders, to take this valuable training. And, as we all know, first aid skills are valuable for life in general.

Would you know what to do if someone needed your help in the back country? What if that someone was you or your friend? This course is designed for those of you who want to know what to do in a back country emergency. In this course you will receive hands on practice time. You will participate in first aid scenarios that will sharpen your first aid skills and give you a chance to practice in "real life".

This training will be instructed by Mark Rosoff with the Front Range Institute of Safety (www.frisfirstaid.com/) and will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to care for those who are injured or suddenly ill in remote locations. The Wilderness Medical Society defines wilderness as a remote geographical location more than one hour from definitive medical care. Also covered is an overview of wilderness medicine issues such as wilderness emergencies and extended care situations. The text for this course is "Wilderness First Aid: Emergency Care for Remote Locations" tells how to identify and treat illness and injury encountered specifically in remote locations. The text is included in the course fee. Certificates Issued: Standard Wilderness First Aid.

Tues/Thurs evening course (4 hours each night):
This eight hour course consists of classroom instruction, demonstration, practical skills practice, the use of audio/visual materials, and student participation. This course does not cover the entire book in detail. Instead the instructor provides an overview of the material and presents the highlights on the various topics. The students are expected to read the book after the course is completed in order to reinforce what was discussed and learn in more detail what is in the book.

NOTE: We HIGHLY encourage you to sign up INSTEAD, for the 16 Hour training, which is three dates (including Saturday, April 2 all day) for the full 16 hours of training (classroom and field). To do that, please go back to Trainings, then click on "WFA Training 16 Hour" and register. However, it is possible to only take on the WFA 8 Hour training by signing up here.

NOTE: CPR instruction is NOT part of the Wilderness First Aid course. Individuals in remote locations needing CPR are rarely resuscitated. Some CPR issues are discussed however, such as when to give prolonged CPR, when not to start CPR, and when to stop CPR.

DATES/TIMES
Tuesday, March 29 5:30pm-9:30pm and Thursday, March 31 5:30pm-9:30pm.

LOCATION for the Tues/Thurs class
Foothills Nature Center, 4201 Broadway St, Boulder, CO 80304

TRAINING FEE for 8 Hour training
Regular Fee: $120
Discounted Fee: $75 (for current members and volunteers with 2 projects completed in the last 2 years)

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.

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Wilderness First Aid Training 16 Hour

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 02, 2011 - Number of Volunteers: 16
ThursdayMar 31, 2011 - Number of Volunteers: 16
TuesdayMar 29, 2011 - Number of Volunteers: 16

Safety always comes first on A WRV project! WRV encourages volunteers, especially leaders, to take this valuable training. And, as we all know, first aid skills are valuable for life in general.

Would you know what to do if someone needed your help in the back country? What if that someone was you or your friend? This course is designed for those of you who want to know what to do in a back country emergency. In this course you will receive hands on practice time. You will participate in first aid scenarios that will sharpen your first aid skills and give you a chance to practice in "real life". This training will be instructed by Mark Rosoff with the Front Range Institute of Safety (www.frisfirstaid.com/). This Wilderness First Aid course provides people with the knowledge and skills necessary to care for those who are injured or suddenly ill in remote locations. The Wilderness Medical Society defines wilderness as a remote geographical location more than one hour from definitive medical care. Also covered is an overview of wilderness medicine issues such as wilderness emergencies and extended care situations. The text for this course is "Wilderness First Aid: Emergency Care for Remote Locations" tells how to identify and treat illness and injury encountered specifically in remote locations. The text is included in the course fee. Certificates Issued: Standard Wilderness First Aid.

This registration is for 3 dates - Tues March 29, & Thurs March 31 5:30p-9:30p and full day Sat April 2 9am-5pm.

The culmination of this WFA training is an 8 hour Saturday field session which complements the prior classroom session. Students will practice under the direction of the instructors, who will demonstrate various skills needed by students in the scenarios. Students will practice basic skills such as bandaging, splinting, moving a patient safely, and patient assessment. Next they participate in scenarios in order to teach them how to evaluate the medical emergency, treat the patient, and develop an evacuation plan. Finally, the group acts together as a team involving a scenario with multiple victims. All scenarios are debriefed by the students. Discussion and evaluation is encouraged.

NOTE: CPR instruction is NOT part of the Wilderness First Aid course. Individuals in remote locations needing CPR are rarely resuscitated. Some CPR issues are discussed however, such as when to give prolonged CPR, when not to start CPR, and when to stop CPR.

DATES/TIMES
Tues March 29 and Thurs March 31 from 5:30pm-9:30pm
Sat April 2 from 9:00am-5:00pm

LOCATION
All three classes will be held at the Foothills Nature Center, 4201 Broadway St, Boulder, CO 80304

TRAINING FEE for the 16 Hour WFA Training
Regular Fee: $180
Discounted Fee: $110 (for current WRV members and volunteers who have completed two projects in the past two years)

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.

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Project Support/Cook Training-Fort Collins

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
SundayApr 03, 2011 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Cooks are some of the most important people on a project! Have fun with a great group of folks while learning the basics of project support, including meal planning, food prep, camp setup, cleanup, take down, and many other camp related support issues.
TOP CHEF....WRV STYLE!
This training will be held in central Fort Collins from 6-9pm on Wednesday, March 16th. If the spirit moves you, bring a dish for 4 to share and we'll sample each other's best efforts. Bring your calendars and plan on signing up for a project. Who wants just a meeting when we can have a party???

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Tool Manager Orientation -- BOULDER

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
WednesdayApr 06, 2011 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Every WRV project requires tools. No Tools, No Project! Tool managers are the beloved volunteers who put so much care into organizing the tools and gear for a project, and transporting them to and from the worksite. Tool management is a great way to get more involved with a project without a lot of training or experience. And, you can usually take off during the middle of a project to relax or recreate if you like.

On this April 6th evening, from 5:00 to 7:30pm, we'll gather at our tool shed in Gunbarrel to talk about how tool managers work with the rest of project planning team, assemble a tool list, transport tools to and from the site, stage tools for crews, help with camp set-up, and more. You'll have a chance to see our spectacular collection of tools and ask questions. Once trained you can mentor with an experienced tool manager to learn on a real project!

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Tool Manager Orientation - Fort Collins

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayApr 07, 2011 - Number of Volunteers: 20

Every WRV project requires tools. No Tools, No Project! Tool managers are the beloved volunteers who put so much care into organizing the tools and gear for a project, and transporting them to and from the worksite. Tool management is a great way to get more involved with a project without a lot of training or experience. And, you can usually take off during the middle of a project to relax or recreate if you like.

On this Thursday evening, from 5:00 to 7:30pm, we'll gather to talk about how tool managers work with the rest of project planning team, assemble a tool list, transport tools to and from the site, stage tools for crews, help with camp set-up, and more. You'll have a chance to see our spectacular collection of tools and ask questions. Once trained you can mentor with an experienced tool manager to learn on a real project!

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Willow Restoration Skills Training

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
FridayApr 22, 2011 - Number of Volunteers: 12

This training is designed to provide you with an overview of willow biology and restoration basics (i.e., harvesting guidelines, selecting the best willows for restoration, cutting and storage methods, and basic installation guidelines). A solid grasp of these fundamentals is important for the successful implementation of nearly all willow restoration projects.

Participants will receive a willow cutting and harvesting technical guide, 4 hours of hands-on instruction, and a chance to practice their new skills while harvesting willow cuttings near Fort Collins.

Time: 9am-3pm
TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: $50
Discounted Fee: $15 (for current members and volunteers)

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.

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Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration -- FORT COLLINS

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 23, 2011 - Number of Volunteers: 25
SundayApr 24, 2011 - Number of Volunteers: 25

Crew leaders are some of the most important people on any successful project. Being a Crew Leader is a great way to add value to your stewardship of public lands and build professional leadership skills. Crew Leaders also play a key role in helping other volunteers get the most out of a project!

This training will help you develop team building skills, situational leadership skills, proper tool usage techniques, and volunteer care and safety protocols.

You will also be introduced to the field of ecological restoration and get hands-on practice as a restoration crew leader.

TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: $120
Discounted Fee: $50 (for current members and volunteers)

Scholarships are available to WRV volunteers on an individual basis. Please call Mary at the office for more information. 303-543-1411

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.

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Technical Advisor Orientation - Fort Collins

CANCELLED
   ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
TuesdayMay 10, 2011 - Number of Volunteers: 10

We'll discuss the roles and responsibilities of a WRV Technical Advisor (TA), and how the TA works within a WRV Project Team. We'll discuss how to plan a project that accomplishes the desired technical goals, but also works well for crew leaders and volunteers. The training runs from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Arrive at 5:30pm to for food!

This is NOT a training session on the technical design aspects of projects. Since projects vary so much, and employ so many different restoration techniques, the best way to learn design is "on the job" as an assistant technical advisor.

We'll have some time during the session for returning TAs to describe the highlights of what they have learned being a TA.

WRV has a relatively small TA community, so we also want this meeting to be a venue to meet each other, share ideas, and ask questions of your peers.

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WRV Outreach Orientation

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
WednesdayMay 11, 2011 - Number of Volunteers: 20

Throughout the years, a large portion of our amazing community has found us by wandering to a booth at the Boulder Creek Festival or talking to someone tabling at Whole Foods. While this is one of the best ways to meet new people and it is a ton of fun to be out talking to people, there are thousands of great events and only a few WRV staff. We are in need of a group of outgoing volunteers to be ambassadors of WRV. In this orientation we will provide you with all the information you need to go spend a day out meeting people and talking about upcoming projects and fun events. Going to an outreach event is always a lot of fun and we try to make it more fun by typically having two people working together whenever possible. By the end of this orientation you will be ready to grab the outreach box and head out to any event. If you are interested in helping spread the word about WRV but cannot make this training date please let us know by sending an email jarret@wlrv.org or by phone at 303 543 1411.




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Seed Collection Crew Leader Training

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 25, 2011 - Number of Volunteers: 25

This fun 6-hour long training is an opportunity for volunteers to learn the basics of botany, seed collection and crew leadership. Seed collections are some of the most relaxing WRV projects a crew leader can engage in. No experience necessary!

WRV will be working with Boulder County and the US Forest Service to expand our native seed collection efforts. Crew Leaders are essential to the success of our seed collection projects. Without seeds, restoration is difficult. And without crew leaders, collecting good seed is nearly impossible. Come join the crew leader ranks and have a great time leading crews this summer!

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Rock Skills Training (Summit Lake)

COMPLETED
Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 with adult (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayJul 07, 2011 - Number of Volunteers: 12

Learn advanced rock skills at a gorgeous hanging lake 12,500 ft above sea level on Mt Evans.

WRV uses rock structures on many projects each year in construction of sustainable trails, to reduce erosion or prevent erosion of devegetated and degraded slopes. Rock work is a balance of mental puzzle work and physical movement; it can be one of the most rewarding outdoor experiences since your work will benefit people and restored sites for decades to come.

In this Thursday, Mid-Week all day training, we'll gather at Summit Lake on Mt Evans. This beautiful alpine setting is easily accessed as it is less than 500 ft from the road on the way up to the summit. WRV is collaborating with the the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative to bring you the best possible training in the the safety and construction of rock structures. This is an advanced training that offers a nice complement to the restoration and leadership skills emphasized at other WRV trainings and projects.

This training will be followed by our 3 day Summit Lake Restoration Project July 8-13 where you can put your new skills to work in a supportive hands-on environment and continue to refine your rock expertise.

TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: 25$
Discounted Fee: Free (for current members and volunteers)

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.

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Trail Skills Training (Hewlett Gulch)

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 with adult (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayJul 16, 2011 - Number of Volunteers: 20

Learn new Trail Skills in a popular hiking/biking area northwest of Fort Collins, up the Poudre River!

WRV maintains and reroutes several trails each year to protect sensitive habitat while enhancing recreational access. Oftentimes, these projects are in spectacular mountain settings.

In this Saturday all day training, we'll gather in the setting of the extremely popular Hewlett Gulch trail area along the Poudre River. WRV is collaborating with the Outdoor Stewardship Initiative to bring you the best possible training in the basics of trail construction and maintenance. We'll cover basic trail construction, drainage structures, rock steps, rock walls, trail closure and restoration, and more. This training offers a nice complement to the restoration and leadership skills emphasized at other WRV trainings and projects.

This training will be part of our 2011 Hewlett Gulch Trail and Restoration Projects, that provide opportunities for you to put your new skills to work in a supportive hands-on environment and continue to refine your trail expertise.

TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: $25
Discounted Fee: $15 (for current members and volunteers)

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.

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Trail Skills Training (Sugar Magnolia)

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 with adult (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 06, 2011 - Number of Volunteers: 20

Learn new Trail Skills in a popular hiking area west of Boulder!

WRV maintains, closes or reroutes trails several times a year to protect sensitive habitat while enhancing recreational access. Oftentimes, these projects are in spectacular mountain settings.

In this Saturday all day training, we'll gather in the setting of the extremely popular Sugar Magnolia trail network southwest of Nederland. WRV is collaborating with the Outdoor Stewardship Initiative to bring you the best possible training in the basics of trail construction and maintenance. We'll cover basic trail construction, drainage structures, rock steps, rock walls, and more. This training offers a nice complement to the restoration and leadership skills emphasized at other WRV trainings and projects.

This training will be followed by our Sugar Magnolia Trail and Restoration Project August 13th where you can put your new skills to work in a supportive hands-on environment and continue to refine your trail expertise.

TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: $50
Discounted Fee: $25 (for current members and volunteers)

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.

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