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2017 Projects
Project Name Day(s) Date(s)
Fort Collins Seed Cleaning Party Thursday Jan 12, 2017

Seed sowing project - DMP Tuesday Jan 24, 2017

Seed Cleaning Party - Jan 26 Thursday Jan 26, 2017

Fort Collins Lunchtime Seed Cleaning Wednesday
Wednesday
Wednesday
Jan 25, 2017
Feb 01, 2017
Feb 08, 2017

Willow Harvest I Friday Feb 24, 2017

Willow Harvest 1.5 Friday Mar 03, 2017

Nursery Maintenance - Flood Restoration Saturday Mar 04, 2017

Willow Skills Training and Harvest II Friday Mar 10, 2017

Willow Harvest III Friday Mar 24, 2017

Myrtle Spurge Purge I Saturday Mar 25, 2017

Button Rock Flood Restoration (North St. Vrain) 1 Saturday Mar 25, 2017

Myrtle Spurge Purge II (evening) Friday Mar 31, 2017

Left Hand Creek Flood Restoration 1 Saturday Apr 01, 2017

Daniels Park - Rain Delayed Saturday Apr 01, 2017

Daniels Park Reschedule Saturday Apr 08, 2017

Left Hand Creek Flood Restoration 1 RESCHEDULED Saturday Apr 08, 2017

Myrtle Spurge Purge III (evening) Tuesday Apr 11, 2017

Fort Collins Cooks in the Kitchen Night Tuesday Apr 11, 2017

Willow Harvest- Seaman Reservoir Wednesday Apr 12, 2017

Button Rock Flood Restoration (North St. Vrain) 2 Saturday Apr 15, 2017

Seaman Reservoir Stream Restoration Saturday
Sunday
Apr 15, 2017
Apr 16, 2017

Seedling Transplant project - DMP Wednesday Apr 19, 2017

Myrtle Spurge Purge IV - Earth Day Saturday Apr 22, 2017

Left Hand Creek Flood Restoration 3 - Earth Day Saturday Apr 22, 2017

Left Hand Creek Flood Restoration 3.5 Saturday Apr 29, 2017

Seaman Reservoir Stream Restoration- RESCHEDULED Sunday Apr 30, 2017

Myrtle Spurge Purge II (evening) - RESCHEDULED DATE Friday May 05, 2017

Estes Valley Flood Restoration Saturday May 06, 2017

Med Sage Removal I (Boulder County) Saturday May 06, 2017

Left Hand Creek Woodwork and Staging Monday
Thursday
Friday
Thursday
May 01, 2017
May 04, 2017
May 05, 2017
May 11, 2017

Fillius Park Sawyer Project Friday May 12, 2017

Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction I - Sawyer Project Saturday May 13, 2017

Fillius Park Forest Thinning and Fuels Reduction - Snowed out Saturday May 20, 2017

St. Vrain Tamarisk Removal Saturday May 20, 2017

Fort Collins Nursery Day Tuesday May 23, 2017

Med Sage Removal II - City of Boulder (Evening) Wednesday May 24, 2017

Dedisse Park Trail Reroute - National Trails Day Saturday Jun 03, 2017

Young Gulch Trail Construction I - National Trails Day Saturday Jun 03, 2017

Left Hand Creek Flood Restoration 4.5 Monday Jun 05, 2017

Med Sage Removal III (NOAA) Evening Tuesday Jun 06, 2017

Rocky Mountain Willow Harvest Friday Jun 09, 2017

Campbell Valley Beaver Analog Restoration Saturday
Sunday
Jun 10, 2017
Jun 11, 2017

Left Hand Creek Riparian Restoration and Irrigation Sys. Wednesday
Wednesday
Jun 07, 2017
Jun 14, 2017

RESCHEDULED: Med Sage Removal III (NOAA) Evening Thursday Jun 15, 2017

POSTPONED - Platte River Island Habitat Restoration Saturday Jun 17, 2017

Pollinator Habitat Restoration- Westminster Russian Olive Removal Saturday Jun 17, 2017

Fillius Park Forest Thinning and Fuels Reduction - Reschedule Saturday Jun 17, 2017

Rocky Mountain Willow Planting Saturday
Sunday
Jun 17, 2017
Jun 18, 2017

Left Hand Creek Riparian Restoration and Irrigation Sys. II Wednesday Jun 21, 2017

Pella Crossing Wetland Restoration 1 Saturday Jun 24, 2017

BCPOS Seed Collection - Saturday - June 24th Saturday Jun 24, 2017

Young Gulch Trail Construction 2 (CATS adopt) Saturday
Sunday
Jun 24, 2017
Jun 25, 2017

Left Hand Creek Riparian Restoration and Irrigation Sys. III Wednesday Jun 28, 2017

Brainard Finale Project Friday Jun 30, 2017

Beaver Brook Trail Project Saturday Jul 01, 2017

OSMP Seed Collection - Friday - July 07 Friday Jul 07, 2017

Pella Crossing Wetland Restoration 2 Saturday Jul 08, 2017

Young Gulch Corridor Clearing- Sawyer Project Saturday Jul 08, 2017

BCPOS Seed Collection - Wednesday - July 12 Wednesday Jul 12, 2017

Poudre Gully Staging Day Friday Jul 14, 2017

CANCELLED Mid-Season Tool Fest - Boulder Thursday Jul 20, 2017

Coal Creek Youth and Family Stewardship Project Saturday Jul 22, 2017

BCPOS Seed Collection - Saturday - July 22 Saturday Jul 22, 2017

Trout Creek Alpine Road Closure & Restoration Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Jul 21, 2017
Jul 22, 2017
Jul 23, 2017

OSMP Seed Collection - Friday - July 28 Friday Jul 28, 2017

Young Gulch Trail Construction 3 Saturday
Sunday
Jul 29, 2017
Jul 30, 2017

Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction II - Sawyer Project Saturday Aug 05, 2017

North Swan Forest Rehab Saturday
Sunday
Aug 05, 2017
Aug 06, 2017

OSMP Seed Collection - Wednesday - August 9 Wednesday Aug 09, 2017

North Swan Forest Rehab SAWYER DAYS Wednesday - Thursday Aug 09, 2017 - Aug 10, 2017

BCPOS Seed Collection - Saturday - August 12th Saturday Aug 12, 2017

Indian Peaks Wilderness Trail Project Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Aug 11, 2017
Aug 12, 2017
Aug 13, 2017

BCPOS Seed Collection - Wednesday - August 16 Wednesday Aug 16, 2017

Lory State Park Seed Collection Friday Aug 18, 2017

Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction III - Sawyer Project Saturday Aug 19, 2017

St. Vrain Creek Tamarisk Removal - (Corporate Project - Pfizer) Saturday Aug 19, 2017

Summit and Echo Lakes - Mt. Evans Restoration Saturday
Sunday
Aug 19, 2017
Aug 20, 2017

Mt Elbert Collaborative Volunteer Event Saturday
Sunday
Aug 19, 2017
Aug 20, 2017

BCPOS Seed Collection - Wednesday - August 23 Wednesday Aug 23, 2017

Rocky Mountain Seed Collection Friday Aug 25, 2017

Young Gulch Trail Construction 4 Saturday Aug 26, 2017

Plaster Reservoir Pollinator Habitat Restoration Saturday Aug 26, 2017

BCPOS - Peck Garden Seed Collection - Aug 30 Wednesday Aug 30, 2017

Young Gulch Trail Construction CATS I Thursday Aug 31, 2017

Summit Lake Seed Collection and Planting Friday Sep 08, 2017

Upper Gunnison Basin Habitat Restoration Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sep 06, 2017
Sep 07, 2017
Sep 08, 2017
Sep 09, 2017

Mt Elbert Alpine Trail Restoration Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Sep 08, 2017
Sep 09, 2017
Sep 10, 2017

Red Rocks Park Restoration Monday Sep 11, 2017

Big Dry Creek Pollinator Habitat Restoration Saturday Sep 16, 2017

Young Gulch Corridor Clearing 2 - Sawyer Project Saturday - Saturday Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 16, 2017

Canyon Lakes Unauthorized Road Obliteration/Greenback Cutthroat Habitat I Staging Days Saturday
Sunday
Sep 16, 2017
Sep 17, 2017

OSMP Seed Collection - Friday - Sept 22 Friday Sep 22, 2017

Peschel Wetland Restoration 1 Saturday Sep 23, 2017

Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction IV - Sawyer Project Saturday Sep 23, 2017

Boulder Creek Russian Olive Removal - Sawyer Project at Kolb NEW DATE Friday Sep 29, 2017

National Forest Flood Restoration 1 - WRV's 1000th Project Saturday Sep 30, 2017

BCPOS Seed Collection - Saturday- Sept 30 Saturday Sep 30, 2017

Dolores River Restoration and Tamarisk Removal Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Sep 29, 2017
Sep 30, 2017
Oct 01, 2017

Canyon Lakes Road Obliteration/Greenback Cutthroat Habitat Improvement - WRV's 1000th Project Saturday
Sunday
Sep 30, 2017
Oct 01, 2017

Young Gulch Trail Construction CATS II Thursday Oct 05, 2017

Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction V - Sawyer Project Saturday Oct 07, 2017

Left Hand Creek Fall Flood Restoration Saturday Oct 07, 2017

BCPOS Walk a seed Celebration - Saturday- October 7th Saturday Oct 07, 2017

POSTPONED - Big Thompson Flood Restoration - 2017 Thursday Oct 12, 2017

Young Gulch Trail Construction CATS III Friday Oct 13, 2017

Left Hand Creek Fall Flood Restoration II Saturday Oct 14, 2017

OSMP Seed Collection - Saturday- Oct 14th Saturday Oct 14, 2017

Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction VI NEW DATES- Sawyer Project Saturday Oct 14, 2017

Natural Habitat Adventures at Button Rock Corporate Project Tuesday Oct 17, 2017

Boulder Creek Restoration - White Rocks Saturday Oct 21, 2017

Apple Valley Flood Restoration II Saturday Oct 21, 2017

Left Hand Creek Flood Restoration - FINALE! Saturday - Saturday Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017

Vedauwoo Road Obliteration Saturday
Sunday
Oct 21, 2017
Oct 22, 2017

Lory State Park Seed Collection -FRCC Wednesday Oct 25, 2017

Young Gulch Trail Construction CATS IV Wednesday Oct 25, 2017

Tool Fest - Fort Collins Saturday Oct 28, 2017

St. Vrain Creek Tamarisk Removal - Longmont Saturday Oct 28, 2017

BCPOS Seed Collection - Saturday- Oct 28th Saturday Oct 28, 2017

Young Gulch Trail Construction CATS V Thursday Nov 02, 2017

Tool Fest - Boulder Saturday Nov 04, 2017

Apple Valley Flood Restoration III Saturday Nov 11, 2017

Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction VII - Sawyer Project Saturday - Saturday Nov 18, 2017 - Nov 18, 2017

Apple Valley Flood Restoration IV Saturday Nov 25, 2017

test 2 for upgrade Wednesday Nov 29, 2017


No experience is required. Meals are served in most cases.
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Fort Collins Seed Cleaning Party

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly

Date(s):
ThursdayJan 12, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 12

We'll be cleaning sumac and buckwheat at this winter seed cleaning! Join us for a Thursday evening at the Fort Collins office.

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Seed sowing project - DMP

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers - WRV

Date(s):
TuesdayJan 24, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 4

Seedlings needing more space to grow will be transplanted into larger digs at the Denver Mountain Parks greenhouse. More than 4000 plants will ultimately be grown out and then used on WRV projects at Summit Lake. These precious seedlings are locally adapted to alpine ecosystems, making them hardier and more likely to succeed.

Join WRV on native seed collections, seed cleanings, and seed grow out this season!

For more information on the seed collection program, watch the WRV website Project Schedule page.


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Seed Cleaning Party - Jan 26

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Afternoon

Date(s):
ThursdayJan 26, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 8

Join us to clean the seed we have collected this season near Boulder!

Cleaning seeds removes chaff and other plant materials, and helps prepare them for storage and planting. Your efforts will help ensure that we receive the maximum benefit from all of our seed collection projects this season.

We will have a relaxed afternoon cleaning some super cool seed-

THIS IS A 3 HOUR EVENT -- 1:00pm-4:00pm -- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

We will be cleaning seed at the WRV office in Boulder.

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Fort Collins Lunchtime Seed Cleaning

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly

Date(s):
WednesdayJan 25, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 8
WednesdayFeb 01, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 8
WednesdayFeb 08, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 8

We'll be cleaning three-leaf sumac at this series of winter seed cleaning! Join us from 11-1 on Wednesdays from 1/25 through 2/15 for an ongoing lunchtime project.



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Willow Harvest I

CANCELLED
Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)

Date(s):
FridayFeb 24, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Join us for "Zen and the Art of Willow Harvesting", a new way of looking at an old WRV tradition! Office work got you down? Want to see the dew on the branches and the meadowlarks afield? Willow harvesting is the perfect activity to turn your mind off, and your zen on. Little thought is required and so like meditation, you will find your mind rested and ready to return to whatever it is that you do. We will spend shorter days travelling to locations where willows are abundant; harvesting, trimming and bundling willow stakes to be used on revegetation areas in flood denuded watersheds. Join us!

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Willow Harvest 1.5

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)

Date(s):
FridayMar 03, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Join us for "Zen and the Art of Willow Harvesting", a new way of looking at an old WRV tradition! Office work got you down? Want to see the dew on the branches and the meadowlarks afield? Willow harvesting is the perfect activity to turn your mind off, and your zen on. Little thought is required and so like meditation, you will find your mind rested and ready to return to whatever it is that you do. We will spend shorter days travelling to locations where willows are abundant; harvesting, trimming and bundling willow stakes to be used on revegetation areas in flood denuded watersheds. Join us!

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Nursery Maintenance - Flood Restoration

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 15 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayMar 04, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Join us at our Fort Collins office nursery for a fun partial-day event! This is conveniently located right here in town. We will be planting willow cuttings and other species into containers to grow out native riparian species for planting in flood impacted areas for the upcoming season.

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Willow Skills Training and Harvest II

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)

Date(s):
FridayMar 10, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 26

Get Some Mad Willow Skillz!

Picture a scoured river bank post flood. Now imagine sticking a bunch of leafless cuttings into that bank and having it magically transform over the course of a season or two into a dense thicket of swaying willows, alive with bird song. Willows are amazing plants, one of the hardest working allies in restoration work.

Join WRV and Ed Gage, Research Scientist with CSU's Dept. Of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship for an all day training to up your willow skills. We'll cover:
- Willow species ID
- Harvesting willow poles
- Storage
- Proper planting technique and more!

This is a full day (9am-4pm) skills training on Friday, March 10th. Training will take place in the field, so come prepared for the wacky weather than we can experience in Colorado in March. Exact location TBD.

For questions please contact Luke at lukas@wlrv.org


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Willow Harvest III

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)

Date(s):
FridayMar 24, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Join us for "Zen and the Art of Willow Harvesting", a new way of looking at an old WRV tradition! Office work got you down? Want to see the dew on the branches and the meadowlarks afield? Willow harvesting is the perfect activity to turn your mind off, and your zen on. Little thought is required and so like meditation, you will find your mind rested and ready to return to whatever it is that you do. We will spend shorter days travelling to locations where willows are abundant; harvesting, trimming and bundling willow stakes to be used on revegetation areas in flood denuded watersheds. Join us!

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Myrtle Spurge Purge I

COMPLETED
Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)

Date(s):
SaturdayMar 25, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 45

9am-4pm approx

Our first Spurge Purge of the year! 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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Button Rock Flood Restoration (North St. Vrain) 1

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Terra Foundation
City of Longmont
Audubon Rockies

Date(s):
SaturdayMar 25, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 60

Since 2013, WRV volunteers have been breathing life back into our flood damage watersheds. Please join us as we begin work on North St Vrain Creek near Button Rock Reservoir. Your efforts will help protect the water supply for Lyons and Longmont by revegetating scoured stream banks, and restore riparian habitat for wildlife, birds and fish. Activities will include soil amendment to improve fertility, native seeding, diverse plantings of native trees and shrubs, and mulch application.

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Myrtle Spurge Purge II (evening)

CANCELLED
This project has been postponed due to weather - Please sign up for the rescheduled date at this link: https://www.wlrv.net/index.php?section=events&action=list&type=projects#event2251

Difficult    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)

Date(s):
FridayMar 31, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30

On our second Spurge project of the season, we'll be spending the evening just west of Boulder. Working with Boulder County Parks & Open Space we'll be organizing volunteers for another round of purging Spurge. The plan is a coordinated assault on Myrtle Spurge in the foothills between Pine Brook Hills and Boulder Heights.

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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Left Hand Creek Flood Restoration 1

CANCELLED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 01, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 50

Since 2013, WRV volunteers have been breathing life back into our flood damage watersheds. This year, WRV is preparing our largest slate ever of river restoration projects.

Please join us as we begin the flood restoration process at a site on Left Hand Creek, just north of Boulder. Your efforts will help protect our water supply and restore wildlife habitat by revegetating scoured stream banks. Activities will include native seeding, diverse plantings of native trees and shrubs, soil enhancing amendments and mulch, and erosion control fabric. Our revegetation work comes after large scale equipment work has reconstructed the channel and streambanks. This project is an opportunity to learn about river restoration at it's best.

WRV is pleased to collaborate on this project with LeftHand Watershed Oversight Group, Iron Woman Construction and Flywater.

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Daniels Park - Rain Delayed

CANCELLED
Postponed until April 8.

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum 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):
SaturdayApr 01, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 50

Join us at one of Denver Mountain Parks most iconic and well-trafficked parks! Just south of Denver, Daniels Park is known for conveniently located panoramic views of the city 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 damaged areas.

No Experience Necessary

The project will include revegetation and some rock work to stabilize steep eroding slopes. 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! See you out there!

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Daniels Park Reschedule

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum 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):
SaturdayApr 08, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 50

Join us at one of Denver Mountain Parks most iconic and well-trafficked parks! Just south of Denver, Daniels Park is known for conveniently located panoramic views of the city 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 damaged areas.

No Experience Necessary

The project will include revegetation and some rock work to stabilize steep eroding slopes. 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! See you out there!

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Left Hand Creek Flood Restoration 1 RESCHEDULED

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 08, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 50

Since 2013, WRV volunteers have been breathing life back into our flood damage watersheds. This year, WRV is preparing our largest slate ever of river restoration projects.

Please join us as we begin the flood restoration process at a site on Left Hand Creek, just north of Boulder. Your efforts will help protect our water supply and restore wildlife habitat by revegetating scoured stream banks. Activities will include native seeding, diverse plantings of native trees and shrubs, soil enhancing amendments and mulch, and erosion control fabric. Our revegetation work comes after large scale equipment work has reconstructed the channel and streambanks. This project is an opportunity to learn about river restoration at it's best.

WRV is pleased to collaborate on this project with LeftHand Watershed Oversight Group, Iron Woman Construction and Flywater.

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Myrtle Spurge Purge III (evening)

COMPLETED
Difficult    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)

Date(s):
TuesdayApr 11, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Join us for another Spurge Purge! 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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Fort Collins Cooks in the Kitchen Night

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly

Date(s):
TuesdayApr 11, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 12

Cooks are some of the most important volunteers on a restoration project!

Have fun using your culinary skills with a great group of folks new and experienced to WRV! Together, we will cook some meals for future projects, while learning the basics of meal planning, budgeting, safe food prep and much more!

This training will involve effective hands-on learning! We will be meeting at 5 PM, cooking large batches of meals that can be frozen (both veggie and meat options), discussing the role of a Cook Team Member, then sitting down to enjoy great food and great company! With time for clean-up, we will wrap up by 8 PM.

Directions will be provided once you have registered.

We appreciate your interest in volunteering in this important and tasty way!

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Willow Harvest- Seaman Reservoir

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Morning

Date(s):
WednesdayApr 12, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 10

Join us for a fun morning of willow harvesting in the beautiful Poudre River Canyon. We will meet in the morning at the Fort Collins office and carpool to the work site along the Seaman Reservoir.

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Button Rock Flood Restoration (North St. Vrain) 2

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Kiewit Infrastructure
Terra Foundation
Audubon Rockies

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 15, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 60

Since 2013, WRV volunteers have been breathing life back into our flood damage watersheds. Please join us as we begin work on North St Vrain Creek near Button Rock Reservoir. Your efforts will help protect the water supply for Lyons and Longmont by revegetating scoured stream banks, and restore riparian habitat for wildlife, birds and fish. Activities will include soil amendment to improve fertility, native seeding, diverse plantings of native trees and shrubs, and mulch application.

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Seaman Reservoir Stream Restoration

CANCELLED
Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 with adult supervision (more info)
Sponsors
City of Greeley

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 15, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 15
SundayApr 16, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 15

In the aftermath of the High Park and Hewlett Gulch Fires, increased runoff from denuded uplands dumped massive quantities of sediment into and simultaneously eroded their drainages.

One substantial tributary to the North Fork of the Poudre River was affected: destabilizing the creek bed and depositing tons of sediment in the Seaman Reservoir. In 2012, immediately after the fire, a small adventurous volunteer crew camped for a week and worked to stabilize the headwaters of this unnamed creek. Now we're looking for another small intrepid crew to return for a weekend and help stabilize its confluence with the North Fork.

Volunteers will be hiking in just over a mile along the reservoir to the mouth of the tributary camping and installing a series of in-stream timber and rock structures and planting woody vegetation to reinforce the exposed and unraveling stream corridor.



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Seedling Transplant project - DMP

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers - WRV

Date(s):
WednesdayApr 19, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 6

Seedlings needing more space to grow will be transplanted into larger digs at the Denver Mountain Parks greenhouse. More than 4000 plants will ultimately be grown out and then used on WRV projects at Summit Lake. These precious seedlings are locally adapted to alpine ecosystems, making them hardier and more likely to succeed.

Join WRV on native seed collections, seed cleanings, and seed grow out this season!

For more information on the seed collection program, watch the WRV website Project Schedule page.


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Myrtle Spurge Purge IV - Earth Day

COMPLETED
Come join us to celebrate Earth Day!

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 22, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 45

EARTH DAY!!! 9am-4pm approx

Join us for another Spurge Purge! 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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Left Hand Creek Flood Restoration 3 - Earth Day

SCHEDULED
Come join us to celebrate Earth Day and help restore Left Hand Creek, severely damaged by Sep 2013 flood.

Intermediate    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 22, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 70

Since 2013, WRV volunteers have been breathing life back into our flood damage watersheds. This year, WRV is preparing our largest slate ever of river restoration projects.

Please join us as we begin the flood restoration process at a site on Left Hand Creek, just north of Boulder. Your efforts will help protect our water supply and restore wildlife habitat by revegetating scoured stream banks. Activities will include native seeding, diverse plantings of native trees and shrubs, soil enhancing amendments and mulch, and erosion control fabric. Our revegetation work comes after large scale equipment work has reconstructed the channel and streambanks. This project is an opportunity to learn about river restoration at its best.

WRV is pleased to collaborate on this project with LeftHand Watershed Oversight Group, Iron Woman Construction and Flywater.

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Left Hand Creek Flood Restoration 3.5

CANCELLED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group
Western Digital

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 29, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 50

Since 2013, WRV volunteers have been breathing life back into our flood damage watersheds. This year, WRV is preparing our largest slate ever of river restoration projects.

Please join us as we begin the flood restoration process at a site on Left Hand Creek, just north of Boulder. Your efforts will help protect our water supply and restore wildlife habitat by revegetating scoured stream banks. Activities will include native seeding, diverse plantings of native trees and shrubs, soil enhancing amendments and mulch, and erosion control fabric. Our revegetation work comes after large scale equipment work has reconstructed the channel and streambanks. This project is an opportunity to learn about river restoration at its best.

WRV is pleased to collaborate on this project with LeftHand Watershed Oversight Group, Iron Woman Construction and Flywater.

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Seaman Reservoir Stream Restoration- RESCHEDULED

COMPLETED
Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 with adult supervision (more info)
Sponsors
City of Greeley
Odell Brewing Company

Date(s):
SundayApr 30, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30

In the aftermath of the High Park and Hewlett Gulch Fires, increased runoff from denuded uplands dumped massive quantities of sediment into and simultaneously eroded their drainages.

One substantial tributary to the North Fork of the Poudre River was affected: destabilizing the creek bed and depositing tons of sediment in the Seaman Reservoir. In 2012, immediately after the fire, a small adventurous volunteer crew camped for a week and worked to stabilize the headwaters of this unnamed creek. Now we're looking for another small intrepid crew to return for a weekend and help stabilize its confluence with the North Fork.

Volunteers will be hiking in just over a mile along the reservoir to the mouth of the tributary camping and installing a series of in-stream timber and rock structures and planting woody vegetation to reinforce the exposed and unraveling stream corridor.



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Myrtle Spurge Purge II (evening) - RESCHEDULED DATE

COMPLETED
Difficult    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)

Date(s):
FridayMay 05, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 20

Rescheduled from original date of Friday, March 31st due to weather. Please sign-up again if you were registered for the March 31st project and would like to attend this new date.

What was our second Spurge project of the season, has become the last but we'll be spending the evening in Lyons, 20 min North of Boulder. Working with Boulder County Parks & Open Space we'll be organizing volunteers for another round of purging Spurge. The plan is a coordinated assault on Myrtle Spurge in the foothills between Pine Brook Hills and Boulder Heights.

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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Estes Valley Flood Restoration

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Audubon Rockies
Terra Foundation

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 06, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 60

Join us on the boundary of Rocky Mountain National Park as we work to restore the scenic Fall River! We'll be heading up to Estes Park and working alongside the river to restore riparian vegetation that was ripped out during the 2013 Flood. This site is located just outside of the Fall River entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Volunteers can expect a full day of planting and reseeding native plants along the river's edge. We will also be installing erosion matting, adding soil amendment, and applying mulch to protect seedlings and seeds.

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Med Sage Removal I (Boulder County)

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 10 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS
National Forest Foundation (NFF)

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 06, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Building on more than a decade of profoundly successful progress, WRV continues the urgent quest to remove Mediterranean Sage from Boulder County. Volunteers will dig up plants on City of Boulder and Boulder County Open Space Lands north of Boulder and west of Longmont.

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.


8am to 4pm approx

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Left Hand Creek Woodwork and Staging

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group
Noosa Yoghurt

Date(s):
MondayMay 01, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 4
ThursdayMay 04, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 4
FridayMay 05, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 4
ThursdayMay 11, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 8

WRV is in the midst of our largest and most exciting stream restoration project ever to restore flood damage on Left Hand Creek, just north of Boulder.

Check out this cool time lapse video showing some of the preliminary work.

We'd love your help in one of two ways…

WOODWORK TRAINING and HELP NEEDED
Would you like to learn about production woodwork? One of our master craftsman, Paul Liscom, has set up a brilliant system for making thousands of wooden stakes, which we need to install erosion matting. Watch some of it being installed in the video. He needs folks to help both run the saws, or move around materials if you don't want to run the saws. Paul will provide training.

We need 3 people each day next Monday, Thursday and/or Friday, May 1, 4, 5, with more possible opportunities later to be added.

MATERIAL STAGING
Join us for a behind the scenes look at the amazing left hand creek project site, and help us stage materials for upcoming projects

We can use up to 8 volunteers on Thursday, May 11.

When you register, indicate one or more days you'd like to help out.


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Fillius Park Sawyer Project

COMPLETED
Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
FridayMay 12, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 8

Come join us at our first ever sawyer project at Fillius Park! A gem of the Denver Mountain Parks system, this park near Evergreen is in need of a little TLC. On Friday, we'll be doing some cutting in preparation for a larger fuels reduction project that will take place the following weekend.
By thinning dense stands of trees and piling and removing debris, sawyers will help protect water supply and improve forest health in this valuable and beautiful area.

To register for this event, please contact the WRV office at 303-543-1411 or email Claire at clairem@wlrv.org.
You must be a certified sawyer to participate. Not certified? WRV is offering multiple trainings this year! For more information on these and other training opportunities, check out the Trainings tab on our website or contact us for more information.

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Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction I - Sawyer Project

COMPLETED
Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed
Odell Brewing Company

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 13, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Calling all certified sawyers!!

For the third 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 it's 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, sawyers will help protect water supply and improve forest health in this valuable and beautiful area. Let's continue the excellent progress we made last year!

To sign up for this project, please contact the WRV office at 303-543-1411 or by email at info@wlrv.org.


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Fillius Park Forest Thinning and Fuels Reduction - Snowed out

COMPLETED
Come join us on for the first ever Colorado Public Lands Day, in celebration of our treasured public lands!

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 12 with adult supervisor (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 20, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 50

This gem of the Denver Mountain Parks system is just outside of Evergreen, CO. We'll be working in this area to do unique work using hand saws and tools to improving forest health within the park.

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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St. Vrain Tamarisk Removal

COMPLETED
Come join us on for the first ever Colorado Public Lands Day, in celebration of our treasured public lands!

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 10 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Terra Foundation

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 20, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Enjoy panoramic views of the Front Range and heal a local area devastated by the 2013 flood!

The flood from Sept 2013 on the St Vrain Creek breached several lakes and carved a new channel just east of the Boulder/Weld County line during the flood. Continuing our work from 2016, WRV is helping Longmont restore this area that has been scoured of vegetation and overrun with invasive Tamarisk. Tamarisk (aka Salt Cedar) has devastated watersheds throughout the west, costing billions of dollars in lost water, lost habitat and lost electricity. It has invaded many Colorado Front Range watersheds, including the St. Vrain Creek and Boulder Creek watersheds. With your help, we'll eliminate all invasive Tamarisk and restore the area!

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Fort Collins Nursery Day

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 and up with parent/ guardian (more info)
Sponsors
Royal Bank of Canada - RBC Wealth Management
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
Colorado State Forest Service
Alpine Anglers Chapter 453
Patagonia, Boulder

Date(s):
TuesdayMay 23, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Join us on Tuesday, May 23rd at our Fort Collins office to spruce up our native plant nursery! We'll be installing shade cloth over the nursery, patching our sub-irrigated beds, potting up some new plants, weeding existing plants, and cleaning up the grounds a bit. With a solid group of volunteers, it shouldn't take us too long to get the job done!





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Med Sage Removal II - City of Boulder (Evening)

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 10 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS
National Forest Foundation (NFF)

Date(s):
WednesdayMay 24, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30

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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Dedisse Park Trail Reroute - National Trails Day

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum 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):
SaturdayJun 03, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 45

Come join us to celebrate National Trails Day at Dedisse Park!

Located just outside Evergreen, Dedisse Park protects the watershed and forest above Evergreen Lake. Despite the great natural beauty of this Denver Mountain Park the area is being heavily damaged by off trail use and erosion. The mess of unsanctioned trails that braids across the landscape is the root cause of this damage. In a huge multi-project effort volunteers will reverse this trend by closing damaged areas and helping create a single sustainable trail for people through the park. Once finished, the Park and everyone who enjoys it will be much better off. Volunteers will transplant, seed, install erosion control structures and build new sections of trail. There is a short hike in to the work areas from the trail head.

No experience with restoration or trail building is needed; we will have trained crew leaders to make sure you have a great project. See you out there!

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Young Gulch Trail Construction I - National Trails Day

COMPLETED
Come celebrate National Trails Day with us!

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Fund to Restore Colorado Trails, Parks & Waterways
Odell Brewing Company

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 03, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 40

The Young Gulch trail was a very popular mountain biking and hiking destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through large sections of the valley, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in the 2013 floods. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is gone. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail that will not be as susceptible to flooding and will have much less impact to the creek. WRV is very pleased to have a chance to collaborate with the US Forest Service, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi-year effort.




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Left Hand Creek Flood Restoration 4.5

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group
Western Digital

Date(s):
MondayJun 05, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Since 2013, WRV volunteers have been breathing life back into our flood damage watersheds. This year, WRV is preparing our largest slate ever of river restoration projects.

Please join us as we begin the flood restoration process at a site on Left Hand Creek, just north of Boulder. Your efforts will help protect our water supply and restore wildlife habitat by revegetating scoured stream banks. Activities will include native seeding, diverse plantings of native trees and shrubs, soil enhancing amendments and mulch, and erosion control fabric. Our revegetation work comes after large scale equipment work has reconstructed the channel and streambanks. This project is an opportunity to learn about river restoration at its best.

WRV is pleased to collaborate on this project with LeftHand Watershed Oversight Group, Iron Woman Construction and Flywater.

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Med Sage Removal III (NOAA) Evening

CANCELLED
This project has been rescheduled due to high chance of thunderstorms. Please re-sign up for the rescheduled date of Thursday, June 15th at this link:

https://www.wlrv.net/index.php?section=events&action=list&type=projects#event2294

Intermediate    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 10 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS
National Forest Foundation (NFF)

Date(s):
TuesdayJun 06, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Building on more than a decade of profoundly successful progress, WRV continues the urgent quest to remove Mediterranean Sage from Boulder County. Volunteers will dig up plants on NOAA Property.

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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Rocky Mountain Willow Harvest

CANCELLED
This project has been postpone until 2018. It's a great project and worth the wait! For those already registered, please stay tuned for another project opportunity that may occur on the same weekend.

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)

Date(s):
FridayJun 09, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Do you love moraine park? Steamy elk breath in the cold morning or fishing the willow flats of the parks headwaters streams? Rocky Mountain National Park has given so much to the community of Northern Colorado and its time to give back! Over browsing by elk and pressure from visitors have taken their toll on this uniquely western destination. But with a little help from its friends Rocky Mountain park can reverse these trends and stay beautiful. Join us as we have the rare opportunity to do restoration within the park boundaries!

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Campbell Valley Beaver Analog Restoration

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
The Nature Conservancy -- Phantom Canyon Office
Odell Brewing Company

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 10, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 20
SundayJun 11, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 20

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. 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.

In the week before this project we'll be installing log beaver dam analogs with heavy machinery. Volunteers on the weekend will seed and mulch disturbed areas, plant willows, cottonwoods and wetland plugs and construct fenced exclosures.


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Left Hand Creek Riparian Restoration and Irrigation Sys.

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Multi Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group

Date(s):
WednesdayJun 07, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 15
WednesdayJun 14, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 15

WRV is in the midst of our largest and most exciting stream restoration project ever to restore flood damage on Left Hand Creek, just north of Boulder.

Check out this cool time lapse video showing some of the preliminary work.


We'd love your help in either of these ways…

Riparian Restoration:
Spreading seed, planting native plants, installing erosion control products we be a major component of June Lefthand projects.

Irrigation System:
In addition, some groups will get the opportunity to work alongside a professional landscaping crew as WRV learns to install a native plant irrigation system. The pros are here to help and we're here to learn. Help us set up the system which will help to insure that each individual tree and shrub reaches maturity!

If you have general questions contact the front desk at either office or email geoffrey@wlrv.org with specific questions.

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RESCHEDULED: Med Sage Removal III (NOAA) Evening

COMPLETED
NEW DATE! PLEASE SIGN-UP HERE :)

Intermediate    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 10 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS
National Forest Foundation (NFF)

Date(s):
ThursdayJun 15, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 40

Building on more than a decade of profoundly successful progress, WRV continues the urgent quest to remove Mediterranean Sage from Boulder County. Volunteers will dig up plants on NOAA Property.

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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POSTPONED - Platte River Island Habitat Restoration

CANCELLED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 17, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 35

Colorado's Rocky Mountains get all the glory, but a few birders know what wonderful habitat still exists on Colorado's plains. Nestled between farm fields on either side, the South Platte riparian corridor is a highway of traffic for birds, mammals and fishes. This spring WRV will mobilize EAST of I-25 to restore an island that is eroding away after the 2013 floods. Because who doesn't want to spend a day on an island?


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Pollinator Habitat Restoration- Westminster Russian Olive Removal

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Terra Foundation

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 17, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30

WRV is collaborating with the Butterfly Pavilion, and Broomfield and Westminster Open Space, to restore native grassland habitat, with specific emphasis on improved habitat for pollinator species.
On Saturday, June 17, a diverse weed-fighting team will be unleashed onto the Westminster Open Space to cut and chip Russian Olive. Sawyers and non-sawyers needed!

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Fillius Park Forest Thinning and Fuels Reduction - Reschedule

COMPLETED
Reschedule from Colorado Public Lands Day snow-pocalypse

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 12 with adult supervisor (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 17, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 50

This gem of the Denver Mountain Parks system is just outside of Evergreen, CO. We'll be working in this area to do unique work using hand saws and tools to improving forest health within the park.

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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Rocky Mountain Willow Planting

CANCELLED
This project has been postpone until 2018. It's a great project and worth the wait! For those already registered, please stay tuned for another project opportunity that may occur on the same weekend.

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 14 with parent (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 17, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30
SundayJun 18, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Are you just dying to camp out to Rocky Mountain National Park??
This overnight planting project is the perfect opportunity!

Join WRV to plant a large batch of willows right in the park!

These willows, harvested by WRV volunteers on a previous project and grown out at the WRV Fort Collins Nursery, are destined for greatness in restoring large areas affected by the 2013 floods.



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Left Hand Creek Riparian Restoration and Irrigation Sys. II

RESCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group

Date(s):
WednesdayJun 21, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 15

WRV is in the midst of our largest and most exciting stream restoration project ever to restore flood damage on Left Hand Creek, just north of Boulder.

Check out this cool time lapse video showing some of the preliminary work.


We'd love your help in either of these ways…

Riparian Restoration:
Spreading seed, planting native plants, installing erosion control products we be a major component of June Lefthand projects.

Irrigation System:
In addition, some groups will get the opportunity to work alongside a professional landscaping crew as WRV learns to install a native plant irrigation system. The pros are here to help and we're here to learn. Help us set up the system which will help to insure that each individual tree and shrub reaches maturity!

If you have general questions contact the front desk at either office or email geoffrey@wlrv.org with specific questions.

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Pella Crossing Wetland Restoration 1

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 14, accompanied by adult (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 24, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 60

Welcome summer and return to the site of Wildlands Restoration Volunteer's first project! Back In 1999, and nearly 1000 projects ago, 20 volunteers restored a stretch of shoreline at this Boulder County Pond. The willows planted have thrived and are now full-grown trees! However, Pella Crossing Open Space was severely damaged by the flood of September 2013. A large portion of Webster Pond was filled with sediment from the flood. Boulder County recognized the opportunity to transform this sediment deposit into thriving wetland habitat. Once it was graded, WRV was asked to come in and plant over 15,000 wetland plugs. This project is located in Hygiene, between Longmont and Lyons.

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BCPOS Seed Collection - Saturday - June 24th

CANCELLED
Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 24, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Seed collection is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

THIS IS A Morning 9:00AM-12:00PM EVENT -- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

The 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. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

Volunteers will help increase the availability of native seed by hand collecting a variety of species, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

The seeds you collect will be grown out to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

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Young Gulch Trail Construction 2 (CATS adopt)

COMPLETED
Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Fund to Restore Colorado Trails, Parks & Waterways
Jax Mercantile
Odell Brewing Company
Noosa Yoghurt

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 24, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30
SundayJun 25, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 40

The Young Gulch trail was a very popular mountain biking and hiking destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through large sections of the valley, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in the 2013 floods. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is gone. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail that will not be as susceptible to flooding and will have much less impact to the creek. WRV is very pleased to have a chance to collaborate with the US Forest Service, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi year effort.




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Left Hand Creek Riparian Restoration and Irrigation Sys. III

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group
Noosa Yoghurt

Date(s):
WednesdayJun 28, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 15

WRV is in the midst of our largest and most exciting stream restoration project ever to restore flood damage on Left Hand Creek, just north of Boulder.

Check out this cool time lapse video showing some of the preliminary work.


We'd love your help in either of these ways…

Riparian Restoration:
Spreading seed, planting native plants, installing erosion control products we be a major component of June Lefthand projects.

Irrigation System:
In addition, some groups will get the opportunity to work alongside a professional landscaping crew as WRV learns to install a native plant irrigation system. The pros are here to help and we're here to learn. Help us set up the system which will help to insure that each individual tree and shrub reaches maturity!

If you have general questions contact the front desk at either office or email geoffrey@wlrv.org with specific questions.

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Brainard Finale Project

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Exxel Outdoors

Date(s):
FridayJun 30, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30

This is it! We're finally wrapping things up at Brainard Lake. Whether you've joined us for zero, one, or twenty projects at Brainard...come help us put the finishing touches on the Long Lake Connector Trail at the WRV/Brainard Grand Finale!

The Brainard Lake Recreation area is one of the most treasured recreation areas on the front-range. Towering wilderness peaks surround, lakes, trails, and glaciers in this outdoor playground. All this beauty and adventure have led to so many people visiting the area that the USFS developed a new Brainard Gateway Trailhead. The new Gateway moves hikers, bikers, and skiers out away from the Wilderness areas while still providing exceptional recreational experiences. The Gateway has been very successful but it is not fully connected to the trail system causing ecological damage as people try to find their way without a sustainable trail and safety risks for those that choose to hike along the road.

Join us this summer to wrap up our task of alleviating these problems while spending time surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Volunteers will have the chance to help put the finishing touches on the trail between the Gateway and Long Lake.

We are once again happy to be partnering with the US Forest Service, Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance, and the Colorado Mountain Club on this project and are grateful for funding from Aspen Meadows Veterinary Specialists and Colorado State Trails Program.

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Beaver Brook Trail Project

COMPLETED
Very Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 14 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):
SaturdayJul 01, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 50

The historic and very popular Beaver Brook Trail, originally constructed by CMC in 1917, begins just north of Genesee and winds northeast to Windy Saddle on Lookout Mountain, near Golden. While it's location is conveniently located near the Denver-metro area, the trail offers hikers a remote back-country feel. In fact, this year's project site requires a 2.5 mile hike in!

The trail has five stream crossings, which were damaged during the September 2013 flood. WRV is in the second of a two year process to conduct maintenance on the trail and repair the five bridges. This year, volunteers will focus on reconstructing one or two of the bridges. We'll help move log stringers into place, and then attach decking to the logs. Join us for a fun day working near a beautiful creek!


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OSMP Seed Collection - Friday - July 07

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
FridayJul 07, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 40

Seed collection is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

THIS IS A MORNING 9:00AM-12:00PM EVENT -- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

The 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. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

Volunteers will help increase the availability of native seed by hand collecting a variety of species, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

The seeds you collect will be grown out to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

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Pella Crossing Wetland Restoration 2

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 14, accompanied by adult (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayJul 08, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 60

Welcome summer and return to the site of Wildlands Restoration Volunteer's first project! Back In 1999, and nearly 1000 projects ago, 20 volunteers restored a stretch of shoreline at this Boulder County Pond. The willows planted have thrived and are now full-grown trees! However, Pella Crossing Open Space was severely damaged by the flood of September 2013. A large portion of Webster Pond was filled with sediment from the flood. Boulder County recognized the opportunity to transform this sediment deposit into thriving wetland habitat. Once it was graded, WRV was asked to come in and plant over 15,000 wetland plugs. This project is located in Hygiene, between Longmont and Lyons.

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Young Gulch Corridor Clearing- Sawyer Project

COMPLETED
Help prepare this popular site for new trail construction!

Very Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Fund to Restore Colorado Trails, Parks & Waterways
Odell Brewing Company

Date(s):
SaturdayJul 08, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 5

What's the first step of trail construction? After careful design and planning, but before the McLeods and pick mattocks get put to use, the corridor needs to be cleared of trees and low-hanging branches. For one day, volunteers sawyers will cut and remove trees that stand in the way of the proposed trail.

The Young Gulch trail was a very popular mountain biking and hiking destination in the Poudre River Watershed that was closed after the High Park Fire burned through large sections of the valley, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in the 2013 floods. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is gone. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail that will not be as susceptible to flooding and will have much less impact to the creek.




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BCPOS Seed Collection - Wednesday - July 12

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
WednesdayJul 12, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 35

Seed collection is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

THIS IS A Evening 5:30pm-8:30PM EVENT -- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

The 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. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

Volunteers will help increase the availability of native seed by hand collecting a variety of species, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

The seeds you collect will be grown out to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

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Poudre Gully Staging Day

COMPLETED
Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Mountain Pine Manufacturing, Inc.
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed
Odell Brewing Company

Date(s):
FridayJul 14, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 10

Volunteers needed to stage rocks and logs for use in constructing erosion control structures. Come escape the heat, and help protect Fort Collins' water supply!

We restored the burned uplands of this ephemeral Cache La Poudre tributary after the High Park Fire, but the increased flow from the denuded slopes and the heavy rain events in 2013 caused severe gullying in the unstable drainage below.

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CANCELLED Mid-Season Tool Fest - Boulder

CANCELLED
Please sign up for our end-of-year Tool Fest on Saturday, November 4th!

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayJul 20, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 10

Volunteers will gather for our first annual mid-season Tool Fest! We have found that we could really benefit from a mid-season cleanup to push us all through the season uncluttered. We will do some cleaning, sharpening, painting, oiling tools, and re-organizing of our tool shed. Tool Fest is always a great time. Come join us after work on Thursday July 20 @ 5:30!

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Coal Creek Youth and Family Stewardship Project

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayJul 22, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 100

Youth and families from around Lafayette will be joining WRV for a fun day spent outside along the Coal Creek Trail. Volunteers will be weed warriors, pulling out invasive teasel and lambsquarter; they'll also get the chance to plant native species to provide cover and restore these areas. Youth leaders from the community will be crew leading this project, too!

This project is part of the Nature Kids/Jovenes de la Naturaleza initiative. If you're interested in attending, please email Rachel@wlrv.org. We'd love to have you there!

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BCPOS Seed Collection - Saturday - July 22

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
SaturdayJul 22, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 22

Seed collection is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

THIS IS A morning 9:00am-12:00PM EVENT -- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

The 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. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

Volunteers will help increase the availability of native seed by hand collecting a variety of species, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

The seeds you collect will be grown out to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

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Trout Creek Alpine Road Closure & Restoration

COMPLETED
Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 15 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative
Patagonia, Boulder

Date(s):
FridayJul 21, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 25
SaturdayJul 22, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 25
SundayJul 23, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 25

Thursday night arrival highly encouraged.
7:30am-3:30pm approx Fri-Sun

Come hang out for a gorgeous 3 day weekend up in the spectacular Trout Creek area with one of WRV's favorite partners, the Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative (MRHI)

We'll carpool in with the help of a an 4WD Caravan of vehicles and camp out for three days in this hard to reach remote area while we work to close an unsustainable road that threatens rare plants. Camp and work will occur right around 10,000 to 10,500 ft, just below treeline.

This project will focus on closure of about 2000ft of unsustainable road threatening sensitive and rare alpine flora.
Volunteers will be seeding and laying erosion matting to make the social road disappear. Modifications to the main road and fencing to be installed by the Forest Service will eliminate the temptation of users to create the same issue in the future.

THURSDAY night arrival highly encouraged to acclimate to the altitude and be ready for an early start on FRIDAY morning.
We will also have a plan for Friday night and Saturday morning arrivals.

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OSMP Seed Collection - Friday - July 28

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
FridayJul 28, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 35

Seed collection is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

THIS IS A morning 9:00am-12:00PM EVENT -- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

The 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. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

Volunteers will help increase the availability of native seed by hand collecting a variety of species, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

The seeds you collect will be grown out to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

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Young Gulch Trail Construction 3

COMPLETED
Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Fund to Restore Colorado Trails, Parks & Waterways
Jax Mercantile
Odell Brewing Company

Date(s):
SaturdayJul 29, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 35
SundayJul 30, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 35

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 Young Creek.
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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Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction II - Sawyer Project

COMPLETED
Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed
Odell Brewing Company

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 05, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Calling all certified sawyers!!

For the third 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 it's 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, sawyers will help protect water supply and improve forest health in this valuable and beautiful area. Let's continue the excellent progress we made last year!

To sign up for this project, please contact the WRV office at 303-543-1411 or by email at info@wlrv.org.


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North Swan Forest Rehab

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by adult (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 05, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 40
SundayAug 06, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 40

The Swan Drainage just outside of Breckenridge, CO is a gorgeous valley that has seen massive impacts from mining and heavy use. This popular area sees all kinds of users from Colorado Trail hikers, to snowmobilers, to folks looking for a place to camp. While many of the people that visit these areas stay on sanctioned trails and recreate responsibly, there are some who are traveling off trail and causing damage to the surrounding ecosystem. On this project, we hope to help both the land and the community by restoring and protecting a part of the north fork of this drainage. Through the construction of a fence and improvements to select camping sites, people will still be able to enjoy the area but the fence will keep people from going all over and allow us to seed and plant many degraded sections, adding and improving habitat. On this fun overnight camping project, you will enjoy the beauty Colorado has to offer while helping preserve and restore it for the future. Delicious meals are provided and no experience is needed to come help out.



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OSMP Seed Collection - Wednesday - August 9

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
WednesdayAug 09, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 33

Seed collection is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

THIS IS An EVENING 5:30pm-8:30PM EVENT -- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

The 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. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

Volunteers will help increase the availability of native seed by hand collecting a variety of species, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

The seeds you collect will be grown out to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

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North Swan Forest Rehab SAWYER DAYS

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Multi Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)

Date(s):
WednesdayAug 09, 2017 - ThursdayAug 10, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 5

The Swan Drainage just outside of Breckenridge, CO is a gorgeous valley that has seen massive impacts from mining and heavy use. This popular area sees all kinds of users from Colorado Trail hikers, to snowmobilers, to folks looking for a place to camp. While many of the people that visit these areas stay on sanctioned trails and recreate responsibly, there are some who are traveling off trail and causing damage to the surrounding ecosystem. On this project, we will assist in the closure of degraded dispersed campsites by dropping trees that make access difficult.

These two days will follow a weekend volunteer event that will see the construction of fencing and restoration of former campsites. Us sawyers will come in and be the last step in the restoration process. This will be a small and very fun overnight camping project on some gorgeous National Forest land.


If you are a certified sawyer and would like to register, please email Claire Morrissy at clairem@wlrv.org, or call 303-543-1411 ext. 5.

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BCPOS Seed Collection - Saturday - August 12th

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 12, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 32

Seed collection is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

THIS IS A Morning 9:00AM-12:00PM EVENT -- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

The 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. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

Volunteers will help increase the availability of native seed by hand collecting a variety of species, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

The seeds you collect will be grown out to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

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Indian Peaks Wilderness Trail Project

SCHEDULED
Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Colorado Mountain Club - Boulder Group

Date(s):
FridayAug 11, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 25
SaturdayAug 12, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 25
SundayAug 13, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 25

This will be one of the more adventurous projects of the season but also one of the most rewarding. We will set up a basecamp in the Brainard Lake Area. The camp will be accessible by vehicle. From there, we will work on restoring the Jean Lunning trail which circumnavigates Long Lake. Work includes a variety of maintenance and restoration techniques including building rock structures, drainages, bridge work, and transplanting. We will wake each morning to warm breakfast already prepared and hike short distances to reach the work sites. This is a three day project, Friday-Sunday. Volunteers are encouraged to show up Thursday night to set up their camp.
WRV has been working in the Indian Peaks Wilderness and Brainard Lake area for over a decade. These projects are one of the highlights of the season and always a great time!

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BCPOS Seed Collection - Wednesday - August 16

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)

Date(s):
WednesdayAug 16, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 25

Seed collection is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

THIS IS An EVENING 5:30pm-8:30PM EVENT -- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

The 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. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

Volunteers will help increase the availability of native seed by hand collecting a variety of species, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

The seeds you collect will be grown out to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

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Lory State Park Seed Collection

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)

Date(s):
FridayAug 18, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30

This is a morning 9:00AM-12:00PM event

All volunteers will receive a free park pass for the day!

WRV is excited to announce that we are partnering with Colorado Parks and Wildlife at Lory State Park for a second year to spend a morning collecting native seed. This will give you the opportunity to recreate in Lory State Park following the event. The seeds from this project will be used to restore native plant communities in Lory State Park and The City of Longmont.

-- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate. Volunteers will help increase the availability of native seed by hand collecting a variety of species.

Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting. For more information on the seed collection program and seed cleanings, watch the WRV website Project Schedule page.

We look forward to seeing you!



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Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction III - Sawyer Project

CANCELLED
Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed
Odell Brewing Company

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 19, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Calling all certified sawyers!!

For the third 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 it's 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, sawyers will help protect water supply and improve forest health in this valuable and beautiful area. Let's continue the excellent progress we made last year!

To sign up for this project, please contact the WRV office at 303-543-1411 or by email at info@wlrv.org.


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St. Vrain Creek Tamarisk Removal - (Corporate Project - Pfizer)

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 10 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Terra Foundation
Audubon Rockies

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 19, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Tamarisk (aka Salt Cedar) grows aggressively, choking out native vegetation. In the aftermath of the Sep 13 flood, many thousands of tamarisk have germinated along St Vrain Creek, east of Longmont. These tamarisk seedlings are intermixed with a lot of cottonwoods, willows and other native seedlings that are naturally growing in response to the flood.

Come enjoy panoramic views of the Front Range and help us remove tamarisk through hand pulling the small seedlings, pulling with weed wrenches on the medium sized plants, and possible "cut and stump" treatment on the larger plants that can't be pulled. This treatment involves judicious dabbing of a small quantity of herbicide to the stump.

You'll be rewarded for your efforts with access to one of the premier wildlife locations near Longmont, normally closed to the public, and will like see circling eagles as we work.

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Summit and Echo Lakes - Mt. Evans Restoration

COMPLETED
Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
REI - National Office

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 19, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 40
SundayAug 20, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 40

Echo Lake and Summit Lake Parks are heavily impacted by recreational use. WRV has been working on these popular and majestic areas for several years with amazing results.

This year, volunteers will be repairing and restoring shoreline at Echo Lake and planting small alpine plants to restore native tundra near Summit Lake. Both lakes offer breathtaking views in a stunning alpine environment.

Friday night arrival is recommended - 10,600 feet in elevation - to acclimate yourself prior to working early the next morning.
Daily work schedule: approx 7:30am-4:30pm

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Mt Elbert Collaborative Volunteer Event

SCHEDULED
Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
REI - National Office

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 19, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 15
SundayAug 20, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Beginning in 2017, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is partnering with the National Forest Foundation (NFF) and other Colorado outdoor stewardship groups to launch the NFF Find Your Fourteener (FYF) campaign. We are working collaboratively to increase the pace and scale of trail improvements and ecological restoration. With help from skilled, passionate volunteers like you, we can complete even more on-the-ground work on Colorado's beloved Fourteeners. Every volunteer is important in this long term FYF effort so that together we can build and maintain a sustainable trails network, ensuring these peaks remain healthy, accessible and inviting for decades to come.

This particular project is very unique. We will be partnering with many organizations across Colorado. Because of this WRV only needs about 15 people on site. SO, sign up now before it fills up!

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. 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 car 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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BCPOS Seed Collection - Wednesday - August 23

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
WednesdayAug 23, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 25

Seed collection is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

THIS IS An EVENING 5:30pm-8:30PM EVENT -- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

The 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. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

Volunteers will help increase the availability of native seed by hand collecting a variety of species, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

The seeds you collect will be grown out to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

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Rocky Mountain Seed Collection

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
Rocky Mountain National Park

Date(s):
FridayAug 25, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 25

8:30am-4:30pm

Rocky Mountain National Park is working on restoring the Bear Lake Area and they need help collected Native Seed for this project.

This is a full day project with a special treat! All volunteers have the option of camping out Friday night and enjoying the park on Saturday. We will be organizing a fun pot-luck dinner for our evening at the campsite where folks can show off their favorite campfire creations.

This is our 3rd year collecting seed with our favorite folks at RMNP. We hope you can make it!





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Young Gulch Trail Construction 4

COMPLETED
Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Fund to Restore Colorado Trails, Parks & Waterways
Odell Brewing Company

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 26, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 45

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 Young Creek.
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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Plaster Reservoir Pollinator Habitat Restoration

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
Butterfly Pavilion
Broomfield Open Space, City and County

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 26, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30

WRV is collaborating with the Butterfly Pavilion, and Broomfield 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 planting native forbs and grasses.

Join us for a fun day of planting, seeding, weeding and mulching! This event is family-friendly and will include a talk on pollinator species from a Butterfly Pavilion representative!

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BCPOS - Peck Garden Seed Collection - Aug 30

COMPLETED
JUST ADDED!

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)

Date(s):
WednesdayAug 30, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30

THIS IS An EVENING 5:30pm-8:30PM EVENT -- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

Peck Native Seed Garden in Boulder county was started 6 years ago as Boulder County's own seed increase garden, growing many various restoration species that can thrive in disturbed habitat and open the door for more native species to grow. This is an emergency added collection as Peck Garden is bursting with ripe penstemon, so we are coming in to help collect as much as possible!

The seeds you collect will be grown out to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects. This is a great family activity, so bring the whole family!

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Young Gulch Trail Construction CATS I

COMPLETED
Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Fund to Restore Colorado Trails, Parks & Waterways
Jax Mercantile
Odell Brewing Company
Noosa Yoghurt

Date(s):
ThursdayAug 31, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 20

The Young Gulch trail was a very popular mountain biking and hiking destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through large sections of the valley, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in the 2013 floods. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is gone. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail that will not be as susceptible to flooding and will have much less impact to the creek. WRV is very pleased to have a chance to collaborate with the US Forest Service, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi year effort.




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Summit Lake Seed Collection and Planting

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

Date(s):
FridaySep 08, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 20

We need seed! Through the hard work of WRV volunteers and other partners, Summit Lake has drastically changed over the past seven years. The eroding tundra is beginning to stabilize and most people are now staying off the fragile cushion plant communities and on the sanctioned trails.

These changes are amazing but there are still areas in need of restoration and we are worried about putting too much pressure on the surrounding areas with further transplanting. The solution is to schedule this seed collection to collect native and local ecotype seed that will be grown out by Denver Mountain Parks and then brought back up to Summit Lake and planted on future projects!

Come spend the day with WRV collecting these precious seeds at nearly 12,000 ft and who knows? You may get the chance to plant your grown up seed on future projects!

In fact, this year we have about 2500 plants that were grown out from last years seed collection! We hope to form a crew or two to get these plants in the ground were they belong.



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Upper Gunnison Basin Habitat Restoration

SCHEDULED
Difficult    ●    Mid Week Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Audubon Rockies
USFS - Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison Nat'l Forest - Gunnison Ranger District

Date(s):
WednesdaySep 06, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30
ThursdaySep 07, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30
FridaySep 08, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30
SaturdaySep 09, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30

WED-THURS-FRI-SAT
(SUN Travel day)
WE'RE BACK!!! This will be our fourth year of working in the Upper Gunnison Basin to restore native wet meadows - critical habitat for Gunnison Sage Grouse.

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 Bureau of Land Management, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, The Nature Conservancy, US Forest Service and others 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).

CREW LEADER TRAINING AVAILABLE
Crew Leaders play an important role in large organized volunteer events by explaining tool use, overseeing construction methods, and maintaining a safe and fun working environment. Volunteer projects in the Upper Gunnison Basin will continue year after year. Well trained, experienced leaders will be a vital part of the overall success of these projects. We hope to recruit and train many new leaders in the Gunnison Basin to continue this important habitat work into the future.

Anyone interested in participating in our Crew Leader Training to Crew Lead for this project please contact Morgan Crowley at morgan@wlrv.org, or call 303-543-1411 Ext. 3# for more information.

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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Mt Elbert Alpine Trail Restoration

SCHEDULED
Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 14 (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
REI - National Office

Date(s):
FridaySep 08, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 40
SaturdaySep 09, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 40
SundaySep 10, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 40

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. 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.

Fall Colors! This project is located in one of Colorado's most beautiful fall locations. It is surrounded by aspen groves and our timing should be just about perfect for an amazing display of golden yellows!

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 car 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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Red Rocks Park Restoration

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly

Date(s):
MondaySep 11, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 40

Red Rocks Park is an iconic spot in Colorado for music, hiking, and more. Youth from the National Honor Society of Colorado Early Colleges Parker will be joining us in this beautiful park for trail maintenance and restoration in honor of September 11th.

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Big Dry Creek Pollinator Habitat Restoration

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
Butterfly Pavilion
City of Westminster

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 16, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 20

WRV is collaborating with the Butterfly Pavilion, and Broomfield 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 planting native forbs and grasses.

Join us for a fun day of seeding and weeding on the banks of the Big Dry Creek! This event is family-friendly and will include a talk on pollinator species from a Butterfly Pavilion representative!

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Young Gulch Corridor Clearing 2 - Sawyer Project

COMPLETED
Help prepare this popular site for new trail construction!

Very Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 16, 2017 - SaturdaySep 16, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 4

Come out for a second round of sawyer work! There's a bit of clearing to do, taking out downed trees blocking new trail construction. But even better, we'll be taking down potential hazard trees within falling distance of the new trail. This will be a great opportunity to practice your felling skills, with minimal bucking, limbing, or swamping.

The Young Gulch trail was a very popular mountain biking and hiking destination in the Poudre River Watershed that was closed after the High Park Fire burned through large sections of the valley, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in the 2013 floods. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is gone. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail that will not be as susceptible to flooding and will have much less impact to the creek.




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Canyon Lakes Unauthorized Road Obliteration/Greenback Cutthroat Habitat I Staging Days

COMPLETED
Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Odell Brewing Company

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 16, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 10
SundaySep 17, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 10

More than 380,000 miles of dirt roads riddle our National Forests. However, not all of them were created equally, or legally. Besides the watershed impacts of roads, the USFS has estimated an $8.4 Billion dollar backlog of maintenance and reconstruction costs for these roads.

This is part of a project intended to close and restore the highest priority degraded roads in the Canyon Lakes Ranger District in Larimer County.

We need 10ish volunteers to spend the weekend setting up materials up along the roads. It will involve loading and unloading a truck and trailer with bales of wood mulch, and then bouncing along FWD roads and dropping them off at regular intervals along the treatment area. the project site is a 2.5 hour drive so we'll depart our Fort Collins facility Friday evening, camp for two nights and be back Sunday evening.

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OSMP Seed Collection - Friday - Sept 22

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
FridaySep 22, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 25

Seed collection is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

THIS IS A MORNING 9:00am-1:00PM EVENT -- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

The 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. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

Volunteers will help increase the availability of native seed by hand collecting a variety of species, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

The seeds you collect will be grown out to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

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Peschel Wetland Restoration 1

CANCELLED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists P.C. - AMVS
Terra Foundation
Audubon Rockies
Fund to Restore Colorado Trails, Parks & Waterways

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 23, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 50

Enjoy panoramic views of the Front Range and heal a local area devastated by the 2013 flood!

The flood from Sept 2013 on the St Vrain Creek breached several lakes and carved a new channel just east of the Boulder/Weld County line during the flood. The flood scoured away all stream side vegetation and trees, making these areas more prone to erosion and invasion by weeds, and poor habitat for fish and wildlife. Continuing our work from 2016, volunteers will help restore this wetland area by planting and reducing erosion before our invasive removal-specific project on October 28th (we'd love to see you there too!).



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Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction IV - Sawyer Project

CANCELLED
This project is being RESCHEDULED due to unsafe weather conditions. Please check back soon for project details and the NEW DATE. We apologize for the last minute change induced by mother nature and hope you can join us on another project this fall.

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed
Odell Brewing Company

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 23, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Calling all... well... everyone... (including Sawyers)

For the third 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 it's proximity to surrounding National Forest and crucial to the health of the Cache La Poudre River watershed.

Sawyers have been thinning dense stands of trees to protect water supply and improve forest health in this valuable and beautiful area. We need volunteer help to move out the cut material in some of the more sensitive areas where machinery would cause too high an impact. Let's continue the excellent progress we made last year!

To sign up for this project, please contact the WRV office at 303-543-1411 or by email at claire@wlrv.org.


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Boulder Creek Russian Olive Removal - Sawyer Project at Kolb NEW DATE

COMPLETED
Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
FridaySep 29, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Calling all certified sawyers!!!

Continue on work from last season and help restore habitat for eagles, red-tailed hawks and the Preble's Meadow jumping mouse, at the City of Boulder Kolb Open Space. We will be removing non-native Russian Olive trees, which are currently shading and stealing ground water from the Dry Creek riparian area, preventing native species from growing.

WRV is pleased to collaborate with City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks at this special site, normally closed to the public, with funding from them and the Colorado Water Conservation Board.


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National Forest Flood Restoration 1 - WRV's 1000th Project

COMPLETED
Come join us to celebrate our 1000th project on National Public Lands Day! This is one of four concurrent projects to celebrate the occasion. (This event was moved from October 7.)

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Audubon Rockies
Terra Foundation
Odell Brewing Company

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 30, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 70

Since 2013, WRV volunteers have been breathing life back into our flood damage watersheds. So popular is the quality of WRV brand volunteerism, that more agencies than ever have requested our special brand of ecological restoration. As a result, WRV is preparing our largest slate ever of river restoration projects.

This project will take place on the Little Thompson, near the junction of US Hwy 36 and CR 47, 10 miles Northwest of Lyons. Your efforts will help protect our water supply by revegetating scoured stream banks, and make a difference for the returning river otter, greenback cutthroat trout and the Preble's meadow jumping mouse. Activities will include native seeding, diverse plantings of native trees and shrubs, and soil healing amendments and mulch application.




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BCPOS Seed Collection - Saturday- Sept 30

COMPLETED
Come join us to celebrate our 1000th project on National Public Lands Day! This is one of four concurrent projects to celebrate the occasion.

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 30, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 25

Seed collection is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

THIS IS An Morning 9:00am-1:00PM EVENT -- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

The 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. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

Volunteers will help increase the availability of native seed by hand collecting a variety of species, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

The seeds you collect will be grown out to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

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Dolores River Restoration and Tamarisk Removal

SCHEDULED
Come join us to celebrate our 1000th project on National Public Lands Day! This is one of four concurrent projects to celebrate the occasion.

Intermediate    ●    Mid Week Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Tamarisk Coalition
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Audubon Rockies

Date(s):
FridaySep 29, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 25
SaturdaySep 30, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 25
SundayOct 01, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 25

Take a volunteer vacation with WRV! Join us for this camp-out trip on our third year working to restore a native ecosystems along the spectacular red canyons lining the Dolores River. Volunteers will remove small invasive Tamarisk trees and install beaver cages around native Cottonwoods to protect them from.. you guessed it... beavers. If you've joined us for this one in previous years, we'll be working and camping in a new area, up near the adorable little town of Gateway, CO. And this year we'll be conducting river crossings to our work site by boat!!! This is a rare opportunity to camp (and float) with your WRV community and work in this truly scenic and historic area - once the stomping grounds of the infamous rimrockers and notable characters such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid! We'll be working with the Tamarisk Coalition and the Dolores River Restoration Partnership on this one, and we can't wait!



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Canyon Lakes Road Obliteration/Greenback Cutthroat Habitat Improvement - WRV's 1000th Project

COMPLETED
Come celebrate WRV's 1000th project and National Public Lands Day! This is one of four concurrent projects to celebrate the occasion.

Intermediate    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
WoodStraw
Odell Brewing Company
Noosa Yoghurt

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 30, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30
SundayOct 01, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Come join us on National Public Lands Day for WRV's 1000th project! We're going back to George creek to finish the road restoration component of this exciting Greenback Cutthroat reintroduction project! By de-compacting, re-contouring, stabilizing, and re-vegetating another 3 miles of road this ongoing project is intended to improve the quality of the watershed, improve habitat, and enhance water quality in George and Cornelius Creeks; the future home of a new population of this threatened native species. Friday night arrival encouraged..

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Young Gulch Trail Construction CATS II

COMPLETED
Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Fund to Restore Colorado Trails, Parks & Waterways
Jax Mercantile
Odell Brewing Company
Noosa Yoghurt

Date(s):
ThursdayOct 05, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 10

The Young Gulch trail was a very popular mountain biking and hiking destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through large sections of the valley, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in the 2013 floods. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is gone. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail that will not be as susceptible to flooding and will have much less impact to the creek. WRV is very pleased to have a chance to collaborate with the US Forest Service, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi year effort.




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Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction V - Sawyer Project

COMPLETED
Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed
Odell Brewing Company

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 07, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Calling all certified sawyers!!

For the third 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 it's 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, sawyers will help protect water supply and improve forest health in this valuable and beautiful area. Let's continue the excellent progress we made last year!

To sign up for this project, please contact the WRV office at 303-543-1411 or by email at william@wlrv.org.


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Left Hand Creek Fall Flood Restoration

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

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 07, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 40

Please join us as we continue the flood restoration process at a site on Left Hand Creek, just north of Boulder. Your efforts will help protect our water supply and restore wildlife habitat by revegetating scoured stream banks. Activities will include native seeding, diverse plantings of native trees and shrubs, soil enhancing amendments and mulch, and erosion control fabric. Our revegetation work comes after large scale equipment work has reconstructed the channel and streambanks. This project is an opportunity to learn about river restoration at its best.

WRV is pleased to collaborate on this project with LeftHand Watershed Oversight Group, Iron Woman Construction and Flywater.

Originally, the project date was held for a flood restoration project at the Button Rock Preserve, northwest of Lyons. Please join us, instead, for another great day at Left Hand Creek!

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BCPOS Walk a seed Celebration - Saturday- October 7th

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 07, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 35

Seed collection is a very fun activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!During this seed collection we may be walking up a road while collecting seed at Walker Ranch hence the name "Walk a Seed" celebration.

THIS IS An Morning 9:00am-1:00PM EVENT -- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

The 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. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

Volunteers will help increase the availability of native seed by hand collecting a variety of species, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

The seeds you collect will be grown out to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

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POSTPONED - Big Thompson Flood Restoration - 2017

CANCELLED
Due to muddy conditions at our work site, this project is postponed until later in the fall. Check back for a new date.

Intermediate    ●    Full Day
Sponsors
Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group

Date(s):
ThursdayOct 12, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 40

Since 2013, WRV volunteers have been breathing life back into our flood damage watersheds. So popular is the quality of WRV brand volunteerism, that more agencies than ever have requested our special brand of ecological restoration. As a result, WRV is preparing our largest slate ever of river restoration projects.

Volunteers, please join us as we continue the flood restoration process. Your efforts will help protect our water supply by revegetating scoured stream banks, and make a difference for the returning river otter, greenback cutthroat trout, and the Preble's meadow jumping mouse. Activities will include native seeding, diverse plantings of native trees and shrubs, soil healing mulch application, exciting opportunities to work with construction contractors, beaver caging (we cage the plants, not the beavers), and much, much more.


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Young Gulch Trail Construction CATS III

COMPLETED
Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Fund to Restore Colorado Trails, Parks & Waterways
Jax Mercantile
Odell Brewing Company
Noosa Yoghurt

Date(s):
FridayOct 13, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 10

The Young Gulch trail was a very popular mountain biking and hiking destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through large sections of the valley, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in the 2013 floods. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is gone. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail that will not be as susceptible to flooding and will have much less impact to the creek. WRV is very pleased to have a chance to collaborate with the US Forest Service, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi year effort.




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Left Hand Creek Fall Flood Restoration II

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day
Sponsors
Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 14, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Since springtime, WRV has been conducting the largest restoration project in our history at Left Hand Creek, involving over 450 volunteers so far.
We are SO close to being done! Your efforts will help protect our water supply and restore wildlife habitat by revegetating scoured stream banks. Activities will include native seeding, soil enhancing amendments and mulch, and erosion control fabric. Our revegetation work comes after large scale equipment work has reconstructed the channel and streambanks. This project is an opportunity to learn about river restoration at its best.

WRV is pleased to collaborate on this project with LeftHand Watershed Oversight Group, Iron Woman Construction and Flywater.

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OSMP Seed Collection - Saturday- Oct 14th

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 14, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 35

Seed collection is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

THIS IS An Morning 9:00am-1:00PM EVENT -- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

The 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. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

Volunteers will help increase the availability of native seed by hand collecting a variety of species, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

The seeds you collect will be grown out to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

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Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction VI NEW DATES- Sawyer Project

COMPLETED
This is the rescheduled date from the cancelled August date.

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed
Odell Brewing Company

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 14, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 10

For the third 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 it's 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, sawyers and other volunteers will help protect water supply and improve forest health in this valuable and beautiful area. Let's continue the excellent progress we made last year!

To sign up for this project, please contact the WRV office at 303-543-1411 or by email at clairem@wlrv.org.




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Natural Habitat Adventures at Button Rock Corporate Project

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

Date(s):
TuesdayOct 17, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 25

Volunteers from Natural Habitat Adventures will be participating in the restoration of the Button Rock preserve, along the banks of the North St. Vrain. Activities will include soil amendment to improve fertility, native seeding, diverse plantings of native trees and shrubs, and mulch application.

**This event is closed for a Corporate group, but we still need leaders! If you are interested in being a Crew Leader please email Claire@wlrv.org and let her know. Thank you!**

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Boulder Creek Restoration - White Rocks

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 14 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 21, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 40

We're headed back to Boulder Creek, near the majestic White Rocks, to help restore habitat for eagles, red-tailed hawks, Northern Leopard Frog, and the Preble's Meadow jumping mouse. Following the removal of non-native crack willow that unnaturally shade out the under story, we'll plant a wide variety of native trees and shrubs, which provide habitat for wildlife.

WRV is pleased to collaborate with City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks at this special site, normally closed to the public, with funding from them and the Colorado Water Conservation Board.

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Apple Valley Flood Restoration II

CANCELLED
The project location is not accessible at this time for volunteer work and all Apple Valley volunteer days will be rescheduled. Check back for the new dates later this fall. Thank you!

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 Accompanied by Adult (more info)
Sponsors
Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists P.C. - AMVS
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
WoodStraw

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 21, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Join us this Fall to help restore the effects of the flood of September of 2013, which devastated communities all along the Colorado Front Range.

Northwest of Lyons, North Saint Vrain Creek changed course in multiple places and damaged Hwy 36 extensively. After many months of effort, the highway is now re-opened and the stream channel has been repaired through extensive heavy equipment work. These sites are still devoid of vegetation due to the scouring of the flood.

One such site is in Apple Valley, just northwest of Lyons. This Fall, WRV will continue the restoration process along 2500+ feet of the North Saint Vrain Creek, downstream from the landmark wooden bridge. Volunteers will plant native seed, spread soil amendments and WoodStraw mulch, and plant thousands of willows and other native shrubs and trees.

Special thanks to Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists and the Colorado Water Conservation Board for funding this project.

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Left Hand Creek Flood Restoration - FINALE!

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day
Sponsors
Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 21, 2017 - SaturdayOct 21, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 35

Since springtime, WRV has been conducting the largest restoration project in our history at Left Hand Creek, involving over 450 volunteers so far.
We are SO close to being done!Come join us for the finale! Your efforts will help protect our water supply and restore wildlife habitat by revegetating scoured stream banks. Activities will include native seeding, soil enhancing amendments and mulch, and erosion control fabric. Our revegetation work comes after large scale equipment work has reconstructed the channel and streambanks. This project is an opportunity to learn about river restoration at its best.

WRV is pleased to collaborate on this project with LeftHand Watershed Oversight Group, Iron Woman Construction and Flywater.

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Vedauwoo Road Obliteration

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Multi Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
WoodStraw
Odell Brewing Company
Noosa Yoghurt

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 21, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30
SundayOct 22, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30

This is a unique project located in Southern WYOMING! Come spend your weekend among the beautiful rocky outcrops of the Vedauwoo Recreation Area and re-vegetating closed roads in the Pole Mountain National Forest.

More than 380,000 miles of dirt roads riddle our National Forests. However, not all of them were created equally, or legally. Besides the detrimental watershed impacts of roads, the USFS has estimated an $8.4 Billion dollar backlog of maintenance and reconstruction costs for these roads.

This project is intended to close and restore the highest priority of these degraded roads.



Friday night arrival encouraged..

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Lory State Park Seed Collection -FRCC

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)

Date(s):
WednesdayOct 25, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 20

Students and faculty from Front Range Community College joined WRV and Colorado Parks and Wildlife for our second native seed collection at Lory State Park in 2017. The seeds from this project will be used to restore native plant communities in Lory State Park and The City of Longmont.

-- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate. Volunteers will help increase the availability of native seed by hand collecting a variety of species.

A big thank to the Rangeland Management fall semester class for volunteering!




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Young Gulch Trail Construction CATS IV

COMPLETED
Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Fund to Restore Colorado Trails, Parks & Waterways
Jax Mercantile
Odell Brewing Company
Noosa Yoghurt

Date(s):
WednesdayOct 25, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 10

The Young Gulch trail was a very popular mountain biking and hiking destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through large sections of the valley, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in the 2013 floods. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is gone. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail that will not be as susceptible to flooding and will have much less impact to the creek. WRV is very pleased to have a chance to collaborate with the US Forest Service, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi year effort.




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Tool Fest - Fort Collins

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 14 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 28, 2017 - 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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St. Vrain Creek Tamarisk Removal - Longmont

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 10 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Terra Foundation
Audubon Rockies

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 28, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 40

Tamarisk (aka Salt Cedar) grows aggressively, choking out native vegetation. In the aftermath of the Sep 13 flood, many thousands of tamarisk have germinated along St Vrain Creek, east of Longmont. These tamarisk seedlings are intermixed with a lot of cottonwoods, willows and other native seedlings that are naturally growing in response to the flood.

Come enjoy panoramic views of the Front Range and help us remove tamarisk through hand pulling the small seedlings, pulling with weed wrenches on the medium sized plants, and possible "cut and stump" treatment on the larger plants that can't be pulled. This treatment involves judicious dabbing of a small quantity of herbicide to the stump.

You'll be rewarded for your efforts with access to one of the premier wildlife locations near Longmont, normally closed to the public, and will like see circling eagles as we work.

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BCPOS Seed Collection - Saturday- Oct 28th

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 28, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 28

Seed collection is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

THIS IS An Morning 9:00am-1:00PM EVENT -- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

The 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. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

Volunteers will help increase the availability of native seed by hand collecting a variety of species, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

The seeds you collect will be grown out to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

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Young Gulch Trail Construction CATS V

COMPLETED
Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Fund to Restore Colorado Trails, Parks & Waterways
Jax Mercantile
Odell Brewing Company
Noosa Yoghurt

Date(s):
ThursdayNov 02, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 10

The Young Gulch trail was a very popular mountain biking and hiking destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through large sections of the valley, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in the 2013 floods. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is gone. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail that will not be as susceptible to flooding and will have much less impact to the creek. WRV is very pleased to have a chance to collaborate with the US Forest Service, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi year effort.




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Tool Fest - Boulder

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayNov 04, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 24

Volunteers will gather to celebrate another great season of accomplishment and put our tools to bed for the winter-cleaning, sharpening, painting, oiling tools, and re-organizing our tool shed. Amazingly, this is a really fun and enjoyable way to end a busy successful project season. Come join the Tool Fest and have a great time!

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Apple Valley Flood Restoration III

CANCELLED
The project location is not accessible at this time for volunteer work and all Apple Valley volunteer days will be rescheduled. Check back for the new dates later this fall. Thank you!

Intermediate    ●    Full Day
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Terra Foundation

Date(s):
SaturdayNov 11, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Join us this Fall to help restore the effects of the flood of September of 2013, which devastated communities all along the Colorado Front Range.

Northwest of Lyons, North Saint Vrain Creek changed course in multiple places and damaged Hwy 36 extensively. After many months of effort, the highway is now re-opened and the stream channel has been repaired through extensive heavy equipment work. These sites are still devoid of vegetation due to the scouring of the flood.

One such site is in Apple Valley, just northwest of Lyons. This Fall, WRV will continue the restoration process along 2500+ feet of the North Saint Vrain Creek, downstream from the landmark wooden bridge. Volunteers will plant native seed, spread soil amendments and WoodStraw mulch, and plant thousands of willows and other native shrubs and trees.

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Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction VII - Sawyer Project

SCHEDULED
This is the rescheduled date from earlier.

Very Difficult    ●    Weekend

Date(s):
SaturdayNov 18, 2017 - SaturdayNov 18, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 6


For the third 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 it's 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, sawyers and other volunteers will help protect water supply and improve forest health in this valuable and beautiful area. Let's continue the excellent progress we made last year!

To sign up for this project, please contact the WRV office at 303-543-1411 or by email at william@wlrv.org.

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Apple Valley Flood Restoration IV

CANCELLED
The project location is not accessible at this time for volunteer work and all Apple Valley volunteer days will be rescheduled. Check back for the new dates later this fall. Thank you!

Intermediate    ●    Full Day
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Terra Foundation

Date(s):
SaturdayNov 25, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Join us this Fall to help restore the effects of the flood of September of 2013, which devastated communities all along the Colorado Front Range.

Northwest of Lyons, North Saint Vrain Creek changed course in multiple places and damaged Hwy 36 extensively. After many months of effort, the highway is now re-opened and the stream channel has been repaired through extensive heavy equipment work. These sites are still devoid of vegetation due to the scouring of the flood.

One such site is in Apple Valley, just northwest of Lyons. This Fall, WRV will continue the restoration process along 2500+ feet of the North Saint Vrain Creek, downstream from the landmark wooden bridge. Volunteers will plant native seed, spread soil amendments and WoodStraw mulch, and plant thousands of willows and other native shrubs and trees.

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Intermediate    ●    Morning

Date(s):
WednesdayNov 29, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 4

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Join us this Fall to help restore the effects of the flood of September of 2013, which devastated communities all along the Colorado Front Range.

Northwest of Lyons, North Saint Vrain Creek changed course in multiple places and damaged Hwy 36 extensively. After many months of effort, the highway is now re-opened and the stream channel has been repaired through extensive heavy equipment work. These sites are still devoid of vegetation due to the scouring of the flood.

One such site is in Apple Valley, just northwest of Lyons. This Fall, WRV will continue the restoration process along 2500+ feet of the North Saint Vrain Creek, downstream from the landmark wooden bridge. Volunteers will plant native seed, spread soil amendments and WoodStraw mulch, and plant thousands of willows and other native shrubs and trees.

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