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2020 Projects
Project Name Day(s) Date(s)
2020 Annual Waiver Wednesday - Thursday Jan 01, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020

Collyer Street Demolition Preparation Day Thursday Jan 02, 2020

Habitats: Campbell Valley 1 - Fence Repair Saturday Mar 07, 2020

Habitats: Campbell Valley 2 - Willow Transplanting Saturday Apr 11, 2020

Families: Waneka Lake Planting - POSTPONED Saturday Apr 18, 2020

Habitats: Rocky Mountain National Park Beavers - POSTPONED Friday - Saturday Apr 24, 2020 - Apr 25, 2020

Rivers: Big Thompson in Loveland - POSTPONED Saturday Apr 25, 2020

Trails: Boulder Flatirons Restoration - POSTPONED Saturday
Sunday
Apr 25, 2020
Apr 26, 2020

Families: Sombrero Marsh Invasive Species - POSTPONED Sunday Apr 26, 2020

Rivers: Middle South Platte 2 Saturday May 02, 2020

Weeds: City of Boulder Med Sage Removal Wednesday May 06, 2020

Rivers: Middle South Platte 3 Saturday May 09, 2020

Rivers: Big Thompson in Loveland Monday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Saturday
Tuesday
Wednesday
May 04, 2020
May 07, 2020
May 08, 2020
May 09, 2020
May 10, 2020
May 02, 2020
May 05, 2020
May 06, 2020

Weeds: Boulder County Med Sage Removal Saturday May 16, 2020

Habitats: Daniels Park Saturday May 16, 2020

Habitats: Wetland Planting at Lone Hawk Farm Saturday May 16, 2020

Habitats: Pollinator Planting at Ollin Farms 1 Wednesday May 27, 2020

Habitats: Lory State Park - Morning Saturday May 30, 2020

Habitats: Lory State Park - Afternoon Saturday May 30, 2020

Longmont Office Groundskeeping - ONGOING Monday Jun 01, 2020

Weeds: City of Boulder Med Sage Removal - Morning Tuesday Jun 02, 2020

Weeds: City of Boulder Med Sage Removal - Afternoon Tuesday Jun 02, 2020

Habitats: Pollinator Planting at Golden Hoof Farm Wednesday Jun 10, 2020

Forests: Denver Mountain Parks - CANCELLED Saturday Jun 13, 2020

Habitats: Campbell Valley 3 - In-Stream Structures Saturday
Sunday
Jun 13, 2020
Jun 14, 2020

Habitats: Pollinator Planting at Ollin Farms 2 Wednesday Jun 17, 2020

Trails: Crosscut Saw Corridor Clearing - Eagles Nest 1 Saturday - Sunday Jun 20, 2020 - Jun 21, 2020

Habitats: Pollinator Planting at Ollin Farms 3 Thursday Jun 25, 2020

Families: Lafayette Community Day Saturday Jun 27, 2020

Seeds: Jefferson County Tuesday Jun 30, 2020

Longmont Office Groundskeeping Wednesday Jul 01, 2020

Habitats: Pollinator Planting at Ollin Farms 4 Wednesday Jul 01, 2020

Habitats: Summit Lake Alpine Tundra - POSTPONED Saturday - Sunday Jul 11, 2020 - Jul 12, 2020

Trails: Crosscut Saw Corridor Clearing - Comanche Peaks Saturday - Sunday Jul 11, 2020 - Jul 12, 2020

Trails: Mt. Elbert 14er 1 Sunday Jul 12, 2020

Trails: Grays & Torreys 14ers Saturday - Sunday Jul 18, 2020 - Jul 19, 2020

Forests: Cedar Creek 1 Saturday Jul 18, 2020

Habitats: Buena Vista Pinyon Pine Forests Saturday - Sunday Jul 25, 2020 - Jul 26, 2020

Trails: Crosscut Saw Corridor Clearing - Ptarmigan Peak Saturday - Sunday Jul 25, 2020 - Jul 26, 2020

Families: Discovery Zone Invasive Species Tuesday Jul 28, 2020

Trails: Indian Peaks Backcountry 1 Friday - Sunday Jul 31, 2020 - Aug 02, 2020

Forests: Cedar Creek 2 Saturday Aug 01, 2020

Trails: Keystone Hippo 1 Saturday
Sunday
Aug 01, 2020
Aug 02, 2020

Habitats: Summit Lake Alpine Tundra 1 Saturday Aug 08, 2020

Habitats: Beaver Creek Boardwalk Access Trail Saturday - Sunday Aug 08, 2020 - Aug 09, 2020

Trails: Phantom Canyon Sunday Aug 09, 2020

Trails: Indian Peaks Backcountry 2 Friday - Sunday Aug 14, 2020 - Aug 16, 2020

Trails: Crosscut Saw Corridor Clearing - Indian Peaks 1 Saturday - Sunday Aug 15, 2020 - Aug 16, 2020

Forests: Elkhorn Creek Saturday Aug 15, 2020

Collyer Street: Load POD Sunday - Sunday Aug 16, 2020 - Aug 16, 2020

Habitats: Beaver Creek Boardwalk 1 Saturday - Sunday Aug 22, 2020 - Aug 23, 2020

Trails: Mt. Elbert 14er 2 Saturday - Sunday Aug 22, 2020 - Aug 23, 2020

Trails: Beaver Creek 1 Saturday - Sunday Aug 22, 2020 - Aug 23, 2020

Seeds: Longmont Seed Cleaning 1 Tuesday - Tuesday Aug 25, 2020 - Aug 25, 2020

Trails: Indian Peaks Backcountry 3 Friday - Sunday Aug 28, 2020 - Aug 30, 2020

Habitats: Beaver Creek Boardwalk Prep Days Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Aug 04, 2020
Aug 05, 2020
Aug 06, 2020
Aug 07, 2020
Aug 11, 2020
Aug 12, 2020
Aug 13, 2020
Aug 14, 2020
Aug 18, 2020
Aug 19, 2020
Aug 20, 2020
Aug 21, 2020
Aug 25, 2020
Aug 26, 2020
Aug 27, 2020
Aug 28, 2020

Forests: Cedar Creek 4 CANCELLED Saturday Aug 29, 2020

Seeds: Fort Collins Seed Cleaning 1 Tuesday - Tuesday Sep 01, 2020 - Sep 01, 2020

Habitats: Summit Lake Alpine Tundra 2 Thursday Sep 03, 2020

Trails: Uncompahgre Peak 14er - CANCELLED Friday - Sunday Sep 04, 2020 - Sep 06, 2020

Habitats: Beaver Creek Boardwalk 2 Friday - Monday Sep 04, 2020 - Sep 07, 2020

Trails: Crosscut Saw Corridor Clearing - Indian Peaks 2 Saturday - Sunday Sep 05, 2020 - Sep 06, 2020

Trails: Beaver Creek 2 Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Sep 04, 2020
Sep 05, 2020
Sep 06, 2020
Sep 07, 2020

Habitats: Greater Sage Grouse in NW Colorado Wednesday - Wednesday
Thursday - Thursday
Friday - Friday
Saturday - Saturday
Sep 09, 2020 - Sep 09, 2020
Sep 10, 2020 - Sep 10, 2020
Sep 11, 2020 - Sep 11, 2020
Sep 12, 2020 - Sep 12, 2020

Forests: Cedar Creek 5 Saturday Sep 12, 2020

Trails: Indian Peaks 4 Saturday Sep 12, 2020

Habitats: Campbell Valley Monitoring 1 Saturday - Saturday Sep 12, 2020 - Sep 12, 2020

Trails: Keystone Hippo 2 - Women's Project Saturday
Sunday
Sep 12, 2020
Sep 13, 2020

Workday at WRV's Longmont Property - First Shift Sunday Sep 13, 2020

Workday at WRV's Longmont Property - Second Shift Sunday Sep 13, 2020

Habitats: Buena Vista Pinyon Pine Forests 2 Friday - Friday Sep 18, 2020 - Sep 18, 2020

Habitats: Beaver Creek Boardwalk 3 Saturday - Sunday Sep 19, 2020 - Sep 20, 2020

Trails: Mount Margaret Molly Lake Saturday
Sunday
Sep 19, 2020
Sep 20, 2020

Trails: Beaver Creek 3 Saturday
Sunday
Sep 19, 2020
Sep 20, 2020

Seeds: Fort Collins Seed Cleaning 2 Thursday Sep 24, 2020

Forests: National Public Lands Day with Denver Mountain Parks Saturday Sep 26, 2020

Trails: Indian Peaks 5 Saturday Sep 26, 2020

Seeds: Fort Collins Seed Cleaning 3 Saturday Sep 26, 2020

Trails: Indian Peaks 4 - RESCHEDULED Sunday Sep 27, 2020

Rivers: Medina's Crossing in Loveland Saturday - Saturday
Sunday - Sunday
Sep 26, 2020 - Sep 26, 2020
Sep 27, 2020 - Sep 27, 2020

Habitats: Pollinator Planting at Ollin Farms 5 Wednesday Sep 30, 2020

Habitats: Rocky Mountain National Park Beavers Friday - Saturday Oct 02, 2020 - Oct 03, 2020

Seeds: Fort Collins Seed Cleaning 4 Friday Oct 02, 2020

Habitats: Dolores River Saturday - Monday Oct 03, 2020 - Oct 05, 2020

Trails: Elephant Butte - CANCELLED Saturday Oct 03, 2020

Weeds: St. Vrain State Park Tamarisk Removal 1 Tuesday Oct 06, 2020

Habitats: Pollinator Planting at Ollin Farms 6 Wednesday Oct 07, 2020

Trails: Pawnee Buttes Prep Day Thursday Oct 08, 2020

Trails: Pawnee Buttes Saturday
Sunday
Oct 10, 2020
Oct 11, 2020

Habitats: Campbell Valley 4 - Trees & Fences Saturday
Sunday
Oct 17, 2020
Oct 18, 2020

Trails: Crosscut Saw Corridor Clearing - Indian Peaks 3 Saturday
Sunday
Oct 17, 2020
Oct 18, 2020

Weeds: St. Vrain State Park Tamarisk Removal 2 Tuesday Oct 20, 2020

Habitats: Pollinator Planting at Ollin Farms 7 Wednesday Oct 21, 2020

Seeds: Northern Colorado Native Seed Swap Saturday Oct 24, 2020

Habitats: Pawnee Grassland 1 Sunday Oct 25, 2020

Habitats: St. Vrain State Park - Partners Group RESCHEDULED Wednesday Oct 28, 2020

Habitats: Campbell Valley 5 - Tree Planting Saturday Oct 31, 2020

Habitats: Sandstone Ranch - Partners Group RESCHEDULED Wednesday Nov 04, 2020

Tool Fest: Fort Collins Saturday Nov 07, 2020

Trails: Boulder Flatirons - Rescheduled Saturday
Sunday
Nov 07, 2020
Nov 08, 2020

Weeds: Myrtle Spurge Community Meeting - Boulder Foothills Tuesday Nov 10, 2020

Habitats: St. Vrain State Park - Partners Group NEW DATE Wednesday - Wednesday Nov 11, 2020 - Nov 11, 2020

Habitats: Sandstone Ranch - Partners Group NEW DATE Wednesday Nov 11, 2020

Tool Fest: Boulder Prep Day Thursday Nov 12, 2020

Tool Fest: Boulder Saturday Nov 14, 2020

Habitats: Campbell Valley Monitoring Saturday
Saturday
Saturday
Saturday
Saturday
Saturday
Saturday
Saturday
Saturday
Sep 19, 2020
Sep 26, 2020
Oct 03, 2020
Oct 10, 2020
Oct 17, 2020
Oct 24, 2020
Oct 31, 2020
Nov 07, 2020
Nov 14, 2020

Rivers: Willow Planting on the Poudre Saturday
Sunday
Nov 14, 2020
Nov 15, 2020

Habitats: Pawnee Grassland 2 Sunday Nov 15, 2020

Families: Sombrero Marsh Seeding Thursday Nov 19, 2020

Trails: Pawnee Buttes 2 Saturday Nov 21, 2020

Trails: Pawnee Buttes 3 Friday Nov 27, 2020

Habitats: Pawnee Grassland 3 Sunday Nov 29, 2020

Habitats: Pawnee Grassland 4 Sunday Dec 13, 2020


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2020 Annual Waiver

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Multi Day
Date(s):
Wednesday Jan 01, 2020 - Thursday Dec 31, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 1,000


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Collyer Street Demolition Preparation Day

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Date(s):
Thursday Jan 02, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 5
We're getting the new office prepped for the demo!

Please join us as we move cabinets, doors, and plumbing fixtures out of the building and cover them up prior to the demolition.


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Habitats: Campbell Valley 1 - Fence Repair

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) (SEP)
Foundation for Sustainability and Innovation
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 07, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Reconstruct wildlife-safe exclosure fencing that was damaged in a flood in 2019.

Just 20 miles north of Fort Collins exists one of the most important mountains-to-plains ecological transition zones in the Front Range - The Laramie Foothills Conservation Area. However, in the early 1900's, Campbell Creek was used to transport irrigation water while the North Poudre Irrigation Canal was being completed. The elevation of the creek bottom was down cut by approximately 40 feet, causing the elevation of the valley's tributaries to drop commensurately.

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


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Habitats: Campbell Valley 2 - Willow Transplanting

CANCELLED

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Watershed Assembly
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) (SEP)
Foundation for Sustainability and Innovation
Date(s):
Saturday Apr 11, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Transplant willow and cottonwood cuttings around previously installed Beaver Dam Analog structures on Campbell Creek.

Just 20 miles north of Fort Collins exists one of the most important mountains-to-plains ecological transition zones in the Front Range - The Laramie Foothills Conservation Area. However, in the early 1900's, Campbell Creek was used to transport irrigation water while the North Poudre Irrigation Canal was being completed. The elevation of the creek bottom was down cut by approximately 40 feet, causing the elevation of the valley's tributaries to drop commensurately.

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


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Families: Waneka Lake Planting - POSTPONED

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 6 (more info)
Sponsors
Great Outdoors Colorado - GOCO
Finish Line
AEC Trust
Date(s):
Saturday Apr 18, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Join the Lafayette community and help improve this important bird habitat through invasive species removal and planting of native plants. Families, youth, and Spanish-speaking volunteers are all welcome!

This project is part of the Lafayette in Action service day and the City of Lafayette's 50th Anniversary Earth Day celebration. We are partnering with the Empowerment Center of East County and Nature Kids/Jovenes de la Naturaleza to make this a community-wide event.


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Habitats: Rocky Mountain National Park Beavers - POSTPONED

CANCELLED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 Accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Audubon Rockies
Rocky Mountain National Park
Date(s):
Friday Apr 24, 2020 - Saturday Apr 25, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 45
Join your fellow volunteers for this early autumn overnight project planting willows to restore beaver habitat in Moraine Park, at Rocky Mountain National Park.

Rocky Mountain National Park has given so much to the community of Northern Colorado and it's 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 volunteers, Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) can reverse these trends and help the natural habitat of many animals thrive! Join us as we have the rare opportunity to do restoration within the park boundaries. Volunteers will camp in Moraine Park, Thursday night October 1st and Friday night October 2nd.


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Rivers: Big Thompson in Loveland - POSTPONED

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Date(s):
Saturday Apr 25, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 45
Join us this Earth Day weekend on the Big Thompson River on the west side of Loveland! Activities will include planting willows and cottonwoods in order to restore the river corridor to a more natural and flood-resilient condition.
The new Medina's Crossing Natural Area is not yet open to public access, so this is your chance to see one of the City of Loveland's newest open space properties. It was named in 2018 following a public input process for its historical significance as the site of Mariano Medina's homestead and bridge crossing for the Overland Trail route in the late 1800s.

Please note: The location of this day's river restoration project site was previously announced for the Middle South Platte near Milliken, a few miles due east. We will continue hosting river restoration events on the South Platte and other sites this season. Thank you for your flexibility!


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Trails: Boulder Flatirons Restoration - POSTPONED

RESCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Date(s):
Saturday Apr 25, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Sunday Apr 26, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Join us at the namesake National Center for Atmospheric Research Trail on OSMP property in Boulder for a day or two of trail restoration! This central gateway to Boulder's Flatirons and the 150 miles of OSMP trails is a magnet for concentrated use by hikers, runners, climbers and dog-walkers! After the 2013 floods that broadly impacted OSMP's trail system, maintenance of the NCAR trail has been low priority -- until now! Join us as we close and restore a network of social trails, and install buck & rail fencing to keep users traveling on a sustainable path.


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Families: Sombrero Marsh Invasive Species - POSTPONED

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Minimum Age: 5 (more info)
Sponsors
Thorne Nature Experience
AEC Trust
Xcel Energy
University of Colorado, Boulder
Date(s):
Sunday Apr 26, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Sombrero Marsh is a critical wetland habitat on Boulder County land that is used by Thorne Nature Experience for educational programs. In partnership with Thorne, this invasive weed management project is a great opportunity for new and returning volunteers alike, as well as those with younger children.

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

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


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Rivers: Middle South Platte 2

RESCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Middle South Platte River Alliance
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) (SEP)
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Date(s):
Saturday May 02, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 36
Beginning in 2018, WRV began a long series of river restoration projects near Miliken, CO on the Platte River. The embankment and nearby bridge were both devastated in the 2013 floods, and were rebuilt in 2017 with a near grade, sand bar, and in-stream rock weirs to absorb water velocity.

WRV has been to this project site many times, and it's time to wrap things up! Work will depend on the results of our monitoring, but will include some combination of seeding, installing willows, wetland plugs and other forbs, and controlling any weeds we find.


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Weeds: City of Boulder Med Sage Removal

CANCELLED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Date(s):
Wednesday May 06, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Building on more than a decade of profoundly successful progress, WRV Volunteers will dig up invasive Mediterranean Sage 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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Rivers: Middle South Platte 3

RESCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Middle South Platte River Alliance
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) (SEP)
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Date(s):
Saturday May 09, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 36
Beginning in 2018, WRV began a long series of river restoration projects near Miliken, CO on the Platte River. The embankment and nearby bridge were both devastated in the 2013 floods, and were rebuilt in 2017 with a near grade, sand bar, and in-stream rock weirs to absorb water velocity.

WRV has been to this project site many times, and it's time to wrap things up! Work will depend on the results of our monitoring, but will include some combination of seeding, installing willows, wetland plugs and other forbs, and controlling any weeds we find.


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Rivers: Big Thompson in Loveland

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Date(s):
Monday May 04, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Thursday May 07, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Friday May 08, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Saturday May 09, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Sunday May 10, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Saturday May 02, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Tuesday May 05, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Wednesday May 06, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Join us in May on the Big Thompson River on the west side of Loveland! We are planning this project as a series of small 10-person planting events, where we'll be observing physical distancing and other CDC guidelines. Read more about our COVID-19 planning and response. Activities will include planting willows and cottonwoods in order to restore the river corridor to a more natural and flood-resilient condition.
The new Medina's Crossing Natural Area is not yet open to public access, so this is your chance to see one of the City of Loveland's newest open space properties. It was named in 2018 following a public input process for its historical significance as the site of Mariano Medina's homestead and bridge crossing for the Overland Trail route in the late 1800s.

For more information about this project, please contact william@wlrv.org


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Weeds: Boulder County Med Sage Removal

CANCELLED

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS
Date(s):
Saturday May 16, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
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 County Open Space 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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Habitats: Daniels Park

CANCELLED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday May 16, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 45
Restore this beautiful park by working to revegetate steep, eroding slopes, and constructing fence to keep visitors on designated trails. Daniels Park is one of Denver Mountain Parks most iconic parks, just south of Denver, with conveniently located panoramic views of the mountains along the Front Range. Despite the fantastic natural beauty, the area is being heavily damaged by the sheer number of people who visit every day. The mess of unsanctioned trails that braids across the landscape is the root cause of this damage. Volunteers will reverse this trend by closing and restoring damaged areas.

This project is suitable for beginners and experienced volunteers alike. We will have trained crew leaders to make sure you have a great project and learn something new! This project is being completed in conjunction with new sustainable trails and amenities being added to the park.

For more information about this project, please contact jackie@wlrv.org


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Habitats: Wetland Planting at Lone Hawk Farm

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
Great Outdoors Colorado - GOCO
Finish Line
AEC Trust
Date(s):
Saturday May 16, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
WRV's Youth Leadership Development Program (WYLD) is hosting this event that involves transitioning farmland to wildlife habitat. Youth leaders will lead volunteers in removing invasive teasel and planting native trees.

Youth leaders have been working hard all year to learn about restoration, practice leadership skills, and plan this project--come join us for a fun morning and support their hard work! Kids 8+ are encouraged to attend.


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Habitats: Pollinator Planting at Ollin Farms 1

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
Great Outdoors Colorado - GOCO
Finish Line
AEC Trust
Date(s):
Wednesday May 27, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 9
WRV is now working with local farms that are engaging in regenerative agriculture! During this project we will we planting shrubs to create pollinator habitat and help maintain healthy dark soil. For questions or more information contact Amy@wlrv.org


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Habitats: Lory State Park - Morning

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Partial Day    ●    Minimum Age: 12, with a guardian (more info)
Sponsors
Great Outdoors Colorado - GOCO
Finish Line
AEC Trust
Date(s):
Saturday May 30, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Get back in the field and help us plant native plants in this small, social-distanced, and ecologically important project. Read more about our COVID-19 planning and response.

Volunteers will plant native flowering perennials and shrubs to restore and naturalize the area surrounding the newly renovated Soldier Canyon Group Event Area at Lory State Park. This site has been renovated to provide a larger event area which is open to the public and now accessible for persons with disabilities in an amazing Foothills setting.

This full circle restoration project will utilize native plants grown from seeds collected in Lory State Park last fall in a program involving 3 local high schools. Native species were selected that attract and provide food for a divers groups of local wildlife species and pollinators.

Intermediate | Partial Day | Number of Volunteers: 10 | Minimum Age: 18 (more info)

PLEASE NOTE: In order to give more people the chance to get outdoors, please only register for either the morning OR afternoon session. Please email Annemarie if you would like to come to both and we will get back to you a few days before the event.

For more information about this project please contact annemarie@wlrv.org


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Habitats: Lory State Park - Afternoon

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Partial Day    ●    Minimum Age: 12, with a guardian (more info)
Sponsors
Great Outdoors Colorado - GOCO
Finish Line
AEC Trust
Date(s):
Saturday May 30, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Get back in the field and help us plant native plants in this small, social-distanced, and ecologically important project. Read more about our COVID-19 planning and response.

Volunteers will plant native flowering perennials and shrubs to restore and naturalize the area surrounding the newly renovated Soldier Canyon Group Event Area at Lory State Park. This site has been renovated to provide a larger event area which is open to the public and now accessible for persons with disabilities in an amazing Foothills setting.

This full circle restoration project will utilize native plants grown from seeds collected in Lory State Park last fall in a program involving 3 local high schools. Native species were selected that attract and provide food for a divers groups of local wildlife species and pollinators.

Intermediate | Partial Day | Number of Volunteers: 10 | Minimum Age: 18 (more info)

PLEASE NOTE: In order to give more people the chance to get outdoors, please only register for either the morning OR afternoon session. Please email Annemarie if you would like to come to both and we will get back to you a few days before the event.

For more information about this project please contact annemarie@wlrv.org


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Longmont Office Groundskeeping - ONGOING

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Date(s):
Monday Jun 01, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Many of you may know that WRV is working on getting our new headquarters in Longmont ready this summer. Work is underway inside the building but there are a quite a few grounds related tasks that need doing as well - some specific, like taming some of the enthusiastic Juniper shrubs, some ongoing, like mowing our expansive lawn and weeding. If you are interested in helping out at the new building, please contact morgan@wlrv.org to arrange a visit and set up a time to get your garden gloves broken in for the season ahead.


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Weeds: City of Boulder Med Sage Removal - Morning

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Date(s):
Tuesday Jun 02, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
RESCHEDULED - This is the Morning Shift 8:30am-12pm

Building on more than a decade of profoundly successful progress, WRV Volunteers will dig up invasive Mediterranean Sage 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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Weeds: City of Boulder Med Sage Removal - Afternoon

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Date(s):
Tuesday Jun 02, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
RESCHEDULED - This is the Afternoon Shift 1pm-4:30pm

Building on more than a decade of profoundly successful progress, WRV Volunteers will dig up invasive Mediterranean Sage 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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Habitats: Pollinator Planting at Golden Hoof Farm

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
Great Outdoors Colorado - GOCO
Finish Line
AEC Trust
Date(s):
Wednesday Jun 10, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 8
WRV is now working with local farms that are engaging in regenerative agriculture! During this project we will we planting shrubs to create pollinator habitat and help maintain healthy dark soil. For questions or more information contact Amy@wlrv.org


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Forests: Denver Mountain Parks - CANCELLED

CANCELLED

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 13, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Help improve forest health and protect the foothills west of Golden from catastrophic wildfire by clearing woody material from overgrown areas.

We will continue our progress from the past several years in several scenic Denver Mountain Parks properties along I-70. These parklands are a local favorite due to their easy access and resident bison herd!

All are welcome to participate in this event. We will utilize both certified sawyers clearing brush with chainsaws as well as regular volunteer crew members using loppers and hand saws. If you are interested in running a saw and have a current S-212 certification, please email jackie@wlrv.org to register as a sawyer.


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Habitats: Campbell Valley 3 - In-Stream Structures

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) (SEP)
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 13, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Sunday Jun 14, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Just 20 miles north of Fort Collins exists one of the most important mountains-to-plains ecological transition zones in the Front Range - The Laramie Foothills Conservation Area. However, in the early 1900's, Campbell Creek was used to transport irrigation water while the North Poudre Irrigation Canal was being completed. The elevation of the creek bottom was down cut by approximately 40 feet, causing the elevation of the valley's tributaries to drop commensurately.

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

Volunteers will build up in-stream post and willow Beaver Dam Analogs in Campbell Creek.


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Habitats: Pollinator Planting at Ollin Farms 2

CANCELLED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
Great Outdoors Colorado - GOCO
Finish Line
AEC Trust
Date(s):
Wednesday Jun 17, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 9
WRV is now working with local farms that are engaging in regenerative agriculture! During this project we will we planting shrubs to create pollinator habitat and help maintain healthy rich soil. For questions or more information contact Amy@wlrv.org


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Trails: Crosscut Saw Corridor Clearing - Eagles Nest 1

SCHEDULED

Very Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 20, 2020 - Sunday Jun 21, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Help clear Colorado's trails of the numerous trees downed by the beetle-kill epidemic and recent avalanche activity. In designated wilderness areas these trees can only be cleared using hand tools like the venerable crosscut saws and the sawyers trained in their use. This two-day project will take place near Dillon in the Eagles Nest Wilderness.

If you've completed a crosscut saw training you are eligible to participate in these projects. If you are interested but haven't been able to get to a training, please check with Nate at nate@wlrv.org. We can accept a limited number of untrained saw assistants.




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Habitats: Pollinator Planting at Ollin Farms 3

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
Great Outdoors Colorado - GOCO
Finish Line
AEC Trust
Date(s):
Thursday Jun 25, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
WRV is now working with local farms that are engaging in regenerative agriculture! During this project we will we planting shrubs to create pollinator habitat and help maintain healthy rich soil. For questions or more information contact Amy@wlrv.org


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Families: Lafayette Community Day

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 3 (more info)
Sponsors
Great Outdoors Colorado - GOCO
Finish Line
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 27, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 40
Join the Lafayette community in expanding access to natural spaces! We'll be planting and doing trail maintenance along new connector trails and nature play areas. Families, kids, and Spanish-speakers welcome!

This project is in partnership with Nature Kids/Jovenes de la Naturaleza as part of our efforts to ensure that all youth have access to safe, fun, natural spaces to play and explore. Activities for younger kids will be available.

For more information about this project please contact rachel@wlrv.org


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Seeds: Jefferson County

CANCELLED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision* (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Date(s):
Tuesday Jun 30, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Join us for another fun seed collection! Evening projects are a peaceful way to get out on open space properties in a cooler part of the day, often experiencing beautiful sunsets. Seed collections are local to the front range, just 3 hours long, and laid back in nature. Work will include hiking, sitting, squatting, standing, and bending.

Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate. Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from a variety of native species, including grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs.

You will work in small groups led by an experienced crew leader. All supplies will be provided by WRV and the partner agency. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

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

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

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


*If you have any questions or if you are trained and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please email Amy (amy@wlrv.org) after registering.


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Longmont Office Groundskeeping

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Date(s):
Wednesday Jul 01, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Many of you may know that WRV is working on getting our new headquarters in Longmont ready this summer. Work is underway inside the building but there are a quite a few grounds related tasks that need doing as well - some specific, like taming some of the enthusiastic Juniper shrubs, some ongoing, like mowing our expansive lawn and weeding. If you are interested in helping out at the new building, please contact morgan@wlrv.org to arrange a visit and set up a time to get your garden gloves broken in for the season ahead.


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Habitats: Pollinator Planting at Ollin Farms 4

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
Great Outdoors Colorado - GOCO
Finish Line
AEC Trust
Date(s):
Wednesday Jul 01, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 9
WRV is now working with local farms that are engaging in regenerative agriculture! During this project we will we planting shrubs to create pollinator habitat and help maintain healthy rich soil. For questions or more information contact Amy@wlrv.org


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Habitats: Summit Lake Alpine Tundra - POSTPONED

RESCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 11, 2020 - Sunday Jul 12, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Volunteers will restore and protect fragile alpine tundra, continuing our revegetation efforts at Summit Lake. Due to the popularity of this area, the park has been heavily impacted. WRV has been working on this popular and majestic area for several years with amazing results.

This one day project will give volunteers exclusive access to drive up Mt. Evans with the road closed this year.

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Jackie (jackie@wlrv.org)


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Trails: Crosscut Saw Corridor Clearing - Comanche Peaks

COMPLETED

Very Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 11, 2020 - Sunday Jul 12, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 11
Help clear Colorado's trails of the numerous trees downed by the beetle-kill epidemic and recent avalanche activity. In designated wilderness areas these trees can only be cleared using hand tools like the venerable crosscut saws and the sawyers trained in their use.

This two-day project will take place West of fort Collins in the Comanche Peaks Wilderness.

If you've completed a crosscut saw training with an A-Bucker certification or higher you are eligible to participate in these projects.
If you are interested but haven't been able to get to a training, please check with Nate at nate@wlrv.org. We may be able to accommodate a limited number of untrained saw assistants.




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Trails: Mt. Elbert 14er 1

COMPLETED

Very Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 With an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Sunday Jul 12, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Colorado's magnificent 14ers attract heavy use. Mt Elbert has some of the worst conditions with an estimated 1.5 million cubic feet of sediment already lost due to erosion. The current trail passes through habitat for local and globally sensitive species, as noted by the USFS. Because usage well exceeds the capacity of the current trail, the primary summit route has been degraded to the point where visitors walk off trail and destroy the sensitive alpine species.
Team up with WRV and Colorado Fourteeners Initiative to give back to Colorado's highest peak! This project will restore and maintain the ecological and recreational value of the extremely high use route on Mt Elbert's East Ridge. Aside from enjoying stunning views and great company, we will be staging materials for work occurring later in the season. This will be a physically strenuous project!

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

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.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Geoffrey (geoffrey@wlrv.org)


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Trails: Grays & Torreys 14ers

SCHEDULED

Very Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 18, 2020 - Sunday Jul 19, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Colorado's magnificent 14ers attract heavy use. Grays and Torreys Peak is too popular! Because usage well exceeds the capacity of the current trail, the primary summit route has been degraded to the point where visitors walk off trail and destroy the sensitive alpine. This project will restore and maintain the ecological and recreational value of the extremely high use route leading up. Aside from enjoying stunning views and great company we will be installing, filling, and camouflaging gabions to be used as back slope retaining structures.

Please note that due to parking and camp space limitations, you will need to arrive Friday for the weekend.

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

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

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Geoffrey (geoffrey@wlrv.org)


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Forests: Cedar Creek 1

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Big Thompson Watershed Coalition
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 18, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 16
Join us for a day of forestry work in beautiful Drake, Colorado. WRV is teaming up with the Big Thompson Watershed Coalition and the Colorado State Forest Service to implement a forest management plan on the Sylvandale Ranch property, abutting Forest Service lands.

Work will focus on restoring a resilient, diverse age class of trees while improving forest health and reducing the likelihood and impact of future wildfires. We'll be cutting trees with chainsaws and handsaws, then piling everything up to burn later.

We've got room for both trained sawyers and general volunteers alike. And fingers crossed, we can get permission to camp right there in the middle of a truly spectacular mountain valley.



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Habitats: Buena Vista Pinyon Pine Forests

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 25, 2020 - Sunday Jul 26, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Volunteers will spend two days restoring Pinyon Juniper forest by working to close and re-vegetate about 1 mile of illegal road. We will camp near the town of Buena Vista, CO and work on a short section of road which runs between the popular Midland mountain bike trail. Work will include seeding, transplanting, and mulching to reduce erosion and restore native plants.

If you have any questions about the project please contact Morgan (morgan@wlrv.org)


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Trails: Crosscut Saw Corridor Clearing - Ptarmigan Peak

SCHEDULED

Very Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 25, 2020 - Sunday Jul 26, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Help clear Colorado's trails of the numerous trees downed by the beetle-kill epidemic and recent avalanche activity. In designated wilderness areas these trees can only be cleared using hand tools like the venerable crosscut saws and the sawyers trained in their use.

This will be a long weekend project in the South San Juan Wilderness near Pagosa Springs. Please plan to travel on Thursday for a Friday through Sunday project.

If you've completed a crosscut saw training you are eligible to participate in these projects. If you are interested but haven't been able to get to a training or have any questions about the project, please check with Nate at nate@wlrv.org. We can accept a limited number of untrained saw assistants.



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Families: Discovery Zone Invasive Species

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 3 (more info)
Sponsors
Great Outdoors Colorado - GOCO
Date(s):
Tuesday Jul 28, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Join WRV for a fun morning helping care for the Nature Kids Discovery Zone! This nature play area was installed last year with WRV's support, and we'll be helping to remove invasive species and maintain the natural area around the play structures. Families and kids are welcome.

This project is in partnership with Nature Kids/Jovenes de la Naturaleza as part of our efforts to ensure that all youth have access to safe, fun, natural spaces to play and explore.

For more information about this project please contact rachel@wlrv.org.


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Trails: Indian Peaks Backcountry 1

SCHEDULED

Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance
Colorado Mountain Club - Boulder Group
Date(s):
Friday Jul 31, 2020 - Sunday Aug 02, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Join us in the spectacular Indian Peaks Wilderness, west of Brainard Lake. This area is one of the most popular wilderness areas in the country, which has caused a great deal of impact to the Mitchell Lake Trail. Volunteers will perform trail maintenance, building steps, improving drainage and blocking and restoring social and braided trail sections. Normally, this area is closed for camping, but WRV has special permission to camp in a secluded back-country site at 10,000 feet near our work area.

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


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Forests: Cedar Creek 2

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Big Thompson Watershed Coalition
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 01, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 16
Join us for a day of forestry work in beautiful Drake, Colorado. WRV is teaming up with the Big Thompson Watershed Coalition and the Colorado State Forest Service to implement a forest management plan on the Sylvandale Ranch property, abutting Forest Service lands.

Work will focus on restoring a resilient, diverse age class of trees while improving forest health and reducing the likelihood and impact of future wildfires. We'll be cutting trees with chainsaws and handsaws, then piling everything up to burn later.

We've got room for both trained sawyers and general volunteers alike. And fingers crossed, we can get permission to camp right there in the middle of a truly spectacular mountain valley.



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Trails: Keystone Hippo 1

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Climax Molybdenum, a Freeport-McMoRan Company
The Summit Foundation
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 01, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Sunday Aug 02, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Join us on this overnight trail building project near beautiful Keystone! Hippo connects to the Colorado Trail and the Continental Divide Trail, but was built in an unsustainable and unsanctioned location. In partnership with the US Forest Service, this is the second of a two-year effort to sustainably re-route Hippo trail--so get ready to put tools to dirt! We will be finishing construction of a beautiful new multi-use trail in a more sustainable location, before restoring the old trail later in the season.


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Habitats: Summit Lake Alpine Tundra 1

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 08, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 40
Volunteers will restore and protect fragile alpine tundra, continuing our revegetation efforts at Summit Lake. Due to the popularity of this area, the park has been heavily impacted. WRV has been working on this popular and majestic area for several years with amazing results.

This one day project will give volunteers exclusive access to drive up Mt. Evans with the road closed this year.

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Jackie (jackie@wlrv.org)



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Habitats: Beaver Creek Boardwalk Access Trail

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative
Park County Land and Water Trust Fund
Park County Department of Heritage, Tourism & Community Development - Administers SPNHA
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 08, 2020 - Sunday Aug 09, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Join us along beautiful Beaver Creek near Fairplay! During this weekend project, volunteers will help to construct a trail that will lead to the boardwalk scheduled to be finished later this summer. Activities will include building retaining walls and spreading crusher fines to create a sustainable trail and help protect the creek.

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

If you have any questions about the project please contact Morgan (morgan@wlrv.org)


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Trails: Phantom Canyon

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
The Nature Conservancy -- Phantom Canyon Office
South Platte River Env. Ed.  SPREE
Date(s):
Sunday Aug 09, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 11
This is your chance to see the beautiful Phantom Canyon Preserve, one of the last remaining roadless canyons along Colorado's Front Range. The preserve provides habitat for many wildlife species and native plants. This Nature Conservancy preserve is closed to the public, which means that volunteering is your opportunity to see this spectacular landscape along the North Fork of the Cache la Poudre River. We will be doing maintenance on the Phantom Canyon River Trail to keep it free of brush and encroaching vegetation.

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Emily (emily@wlrv.org)


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Trails: Indian Peaks Backcountry 2

COMPLETED

Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance
Date(s):
Friday Aug 14, 2020 - Sunday Aug 16, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Join us in the spectacular Indian Peaks Wilderness, west of Brainard Lake. This area is one of the most popular wilderness areas in the country, which has caused a great deal of impact to the Mitchell Lake Trail. Volunteers will perform trail maintenance, building steps, improving drainage and blocking and restoring social and braided trail sections. Normally, this area is closed for camping, but WRV has special permission to camp in a secluded back-country site at 10,000 feet near our work area.

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


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Trails: Crosscut Saw Corridor Clearing - Indian Peaks 1

SCHEDULED

Very Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 15, 2020 - Sunday Aug 16, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
The location for this project has also been moved from the Eagles Nest Wilderness to the Indian Peaks Wilderness.

Help clear Colorado's trails of the numerous trees downed by the beetle-kill epidemic and recent avalanche activity. In designated wilderness areas these trees can only be cleared using hand tools like the venerable crosscut saws and the sawyers trained in their use. This weekend project will take place near Grand Lake, CO.

Please plan to arrive and camp on Friday the 14th in order to put in two full days on the trail.

If you've completed a crosscut saw training you are eligible to participate in these projects. If you are interested but haven't been able to get to a training or have general questions, please check with Nate at nate@wlrv.org. We can accept a limited number of untrained saw assistants.



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Forests: Elkhorn Creek

CANCELLED
Event location moved from Cedar Creek

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Big Thompson Watershed Coalition
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 15, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 14
CANCELLED due to the active Cameron Fire due west of the project location in Larimer County.

NOTE: This project location has been moved from Cedar Creek near Drake, CO to Elkhorn Creek near Red Feather Lakes, CO.

Help improve forest health while reducing the likelihood and impact of future wildfires in the Larimer County foothills. We'll be cutting trees with chainsaws and handsaws, then piling everything up to burn later. Our focus will be to restore a resilient, diverse age class of trees in this beautiful area.

For the sixth year, WRV is partnering with the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed, The Nature Conservancy, Larimer County Conservation Corps and the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch to reduce the risk of severe wildfire in the Elkhorn Creek area. Not only is this area important wildlife habitat, it's also special because of its proximity to surrounding National Forest and crucial to the health of the Cache La Poudre River watershed.


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Collyer Street: Load POD

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Date(s):
Sunday Aug 16, 2020 - Sunday Aug 16, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 5
We will be loading a POD at the new WRV world headquarters to clear space inside the building for drywall, painting and flooring happening soon!


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Habitats: Beaver Creek Boardwalk 1

SCHEDULED
Seeking Crew Leaders with carpentry experience!

Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative
Park County Land and Water Trust Fund
Park County Department of Heritage, Tourism & Community Development - Administers SPNHA
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 22, 2020 - Sunday Aug 23, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Protect beaver habitat and improve wetland quality by working in small teams to construct the final 320 feet of an accessible boardwalk begun by volunteers in 2019! Volunteers will camp along the Beaver Creek for 4 days and work on finishing the remaining spans of boardwalk by installing joists and decking as well as constructing apx 300 feet of access ramp to make the structure accessible to the mobility impaired. This project will occur simultaneously with a trail project and we will all camp together although sign ups are separate to ensure each project has adequate volunteers.

Carpentry experience is a plus!

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

If you have any questions about the project please contact Morgan (morgan@wlrv.org)


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Trails: Mt. Elbert 14er 2

COMPLETED

Very Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 With an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 22, 2020 - Sunday Aug 23, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Colorado's magnificent 14ers attract heavy use. Mt Elbert has some of the worst conditions with an estimated 1.5 million cubic feet of sediment already lost due to erosion. The current trail passes through habitat for local and globally sensitive species, as noted by the USFS. Because usage well exceeds the capacity of the current trail, the primary summit route has been degraded to the point where visitors walk off trail and destroy the sensitive alpine species.
Team up with WRV and Colorado Fourteeners Initiative to give back to Colorado's highest peak! This project will restore and maintain the ecological and recreational value of the extremely high use route on Mt Elbert's East Ridge. Aside from enjoying stunning views and great company we will be installing, filling, and camouflaging gabions to be used as back slope retaining structures.

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

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

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Geoffrey (geoffrey@wlrv.org)


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Trails: Beaver Creek 1

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative
Wild Connections
Park County Land and Water Trust Fund
Park County Department of Heritage, Tourism & Community Development - Administers SPNHA
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 22, 2020 - Sunday Aug 23, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Join us on this weekend in the beautiful open country along Beaver Creek, just minutes from the town of Fairplay.

During this three-day project we will be building a bike optimized trail that will join into a larger network of existing trails, eventually connecting Fairplay to Breckenridge with continuous single-track.


If you have any questions regarding the project, please contact Geoffrey (geoffrey@wlrv.org)


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Seeds: Longmont Seed Cleaning 1

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12, with an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Odell Brewing Company
Date(s):
Tuesday Aug 25, 2020 - Tuesday Aug 25, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
A relaxing morning with the WRV seed community is waiting for you at Lanyon Park in Longmont. Just minutes from our new headquarters building, this outdoor seed cleaning session will prepare Caryx species for restoration of riparian and wet meadow habitats in Longmont. Seeds were collected by WRV volunteers in July and have been drying at our office...now they need your helping hands. Volunteers are asked to bring their own camp chair.

Seed cleaning is an essential activity for our native seed program, as native seeds are hard to purchase commercially. By cleaning seeds for our agency partners, you help to ensure that more native plants are used in local restoration projects.

For questions, contact amy@wlrv.org


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Trails: Indian Peaks Backcountry 3

COMPLETED

Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Friday Aug 28, 2020 - Sunday Aug 30, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Join us in the spectacular Indian Peaks Wilderness, west of Brainard Lake. This area is one of the most popular wilderness areas in the country, which has caused a great deal of impact to the Mitchell Lake Trail. Volunteers will perform trail maintenance, building steps, improving drainage and blocking and restoring social and braided trail sections. Normally, this area is closed for camping, but WRV has special permission to camp in a secluded back-country site at 10,000 feet near our work area.

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


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Habitats: Beaver Creek Boardwalk Prep Days

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Mid Week Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Date(s):
Tuesday Aug 04, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 2
Wednesday Aug 05, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 2
Thursday Aug 06, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 2
Friday Aug 07, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 2
Tuesday Aug 11, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 2
Wednesday Aug 12, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 2
Thursday Aug 13, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 2
Friday Aug 14, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 2
Tuesday Aug 18, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 2
Wednesday Aug 19, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 2
Thursday Aug 20, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 2
Friday Aug 21, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 2
Tuesday Aug 25, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 2
Wednesday Aug 26, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 2
Thursday Aug 27, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 2
Friday Aug 28, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 2
Help with the prep work as we aim to complete a boardwalk protecting beaver wetlands!

We are looking for individual volunteers to help out for a day, two or more during the week to assist our volunteer Technical Advisor Paul Liscom. You will be helping prepare the site for our group volunteer projects scheduled in August and September. Prep work will involve installation of posts/pilings, heavy lifting, moving lumber and staging rock.

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

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


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Forests: Cedar Creek 4 CANCELLED

CANCELLED

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Big Thompson Watershed Coalition
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 29, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 14
Join us for a day of forestry work in beautiful Drake, Colorado. WRV is teaming up with the Big Thompson Watershed Coalition and the Colorado State Forest Service to implement a forest management plan on the Sylvandale Ranch property, abutting Forest Service lands.

Work will focus on restoring a resilient, diverse age class of trees while improving forest health and reducing the likelihood and impact of future wildfires. We'll be cutting trees with chainsaws and handsaws, then piling everything up to burn later.

We've got room for both trained sawyers and general volunteers alike. And fingers crossed, we can get permission to camp right there in the middle of a truly spectacular mountain valley.



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Seeds: Fort Collins Seed Cleaning 1

CANCELLED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12, with an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Odell Brewing Company
Date(s):
Tuesday Sep 01, 2020 - Tuesday Sep 01, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
A relaxing evening with the WRV seed community is waiting for you at our Fort Collins office. This outdoor seed cleaning session will prepare Caryx species (Wetland Sedges) for restoration of riparian and wet meadow habitats in Evergreen. Seeds were collected by WRV volunteers in July and have been drying at our office...now they need your helping hands. Volunteers should bring their own camp chair for this event.

Seed cleaning is an essential activity for our native seed program, as native seeds are hard to purchase commercially. By cleaning seeds for our agency partners, you help to ensure that more native plants are used in local restoration projects.

For questions, contact annemarie@wlrv.org


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Habitats: Summit Lake Alpine Tundra 2

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Date(s):
Thursday Sep 03, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Volunteers will restore and protect fragile alpine tundra, continuing our revegetation efforts at Summit Lake. Due to the popularity of this area, the park has been heavily impacted. WRV has been working on this popular and majestic area for several years with amazing results.

This one day project will give volunteers exclusive access to drive up Mt. Evans with the road closed this year.

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Jackie (jackie@wlrv.org)


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Trails: Uncompahgre Peak 14er - CANCELLED

CANCELLED
POSTPONED to 2021

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 14 (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Friday Sep 04, 2020 - Sunday Sep 06, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 12
Colorado's magnificent 14ers attract heavy use and Uncompaghre Peak is no exception! Join us on our first foray to this southwest Colorado peak for a long weekend of rewarding trail work. We will spend 3 days surrounded by magnificent views, wild mountains, and (a small group of) amazing people. In 2020 we will focus on work high up the mountain installing timber check steps, building back wall, and stabilization structures before gaining the Uncompahgre Summit. Year one on Uncompaghre promises to be full of adventure, learning, and bragging rights!

Note: This difficult back-country project will require a 1.5 mile hike to the work site from base camp, with elevation gain. We will set up camp near the trailhead and hike up each day.

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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Habitats: Beaver Creek Boardwalk 2

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative
Wild Connections
Park County Land and Water Trust Fund
Park County Department of Heritage, Tourism & Community Development - Administers SPNHA
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Friday Sep 04, 2020 - Monday Sep 07, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 8
Protect beaver habitat and improve wetland quality by working in small teams wrap up construction of an accessible boardwalk begun by volunteers in 2019! Volunteers will camp along the Beaver Creek for 4 days and work on finishing any remaining constructing and trail as well as cleaning up materials in the wetland. This project will occur simultaneously with a trail project and we will all camp together although sign ups are separate to ensure each project has adequate volunteers.

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

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Morgan (morgan@wlrv.org)


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Trails: Crosscut Saw Corridor Clearing - Indian Peaks 2

SCHEDULED

Very Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Colorado Department of Natural Resources (CDNR)
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 05, 2020 - Sunday Sep 06, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 11
Help clear Colorado's trails of the numerous trees downed by the beetle-kill epidemic and recent avalanche activity. In designated wilderness areas these trees can only be cleared using hand tools like the venerable crosscut saws and the sawyers trained in their use.

Please plan to arrive and camp Friday evening in order to put in two full days on the trail.

If you've completed a crosscut saw training you are eligible to participate in these projects. If you are interested but haven't been able to get to a training or have general questions, please check with Nate at nate@wlrv.org. We can accept a limited number of untrained saw assistants.


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Trails: Beaver Creek 2

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative
Wild Connections
Park County Land and Water Trust Fund
Park County Department of Heritage, Tourism & Community Development - Administers SPNHA
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Friday Sep 04, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Saturday Sep 05, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Sunday Sep 06, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Monday Sep 07, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 15
During this weekend project we will be building a bike-optimized trail that will join into a larger network of existing trails, eventually connecting Fairplay to Breckenridge with continuous single-track.

Join us on this weekend in the beautiful open country along Beaver Creek, just minutes from the town of Fairplay!

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Geoffrey (geoffrey@wlrv.org)


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Habitats: Greater Sage Grouse in NW Colorado

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Mid Week Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Audubon Rockies
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
US Fish and Wildlife Service: Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program
Date(s):
Wednesday Sep 09, 2020 - Wednesday Sep 09, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Thursday Sep 10, 2020 - Thursday Sep 10, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Friday Sep 11, 2020 - Friday Sep 11, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Saturday Sep 12, 2020 - Saturday Sep 12, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Volunteers will spend 4 days building rock structures to improve critical habitat for the Greater Sage-Grouse in Northwestern Colorado.

Wet meadows and riparian areas in sagebrush shrublands provide important brood-rearing habitat for the Greater Sage-grouse. 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.

To address these challenges, we will be working with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and many local partners to restore riparian and wet meadow habitats in sagebrush shrublands. 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).

WED-THURS-FRI-SAT
(SUN Travel day)

Sign up for all 4 days or just one or more.

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
Volunteers will be constructing multiple rock structures on small streams and drainages in the watershed.
Volunteers will be working at elevations around 7000ft in full sun exposure.
Food will be provided by talented volunteer cooks!


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Forests: Cedar Creek 5

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Big Thompson Watershed Coalition
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 12, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 14
Join us for a day of forestry work in beautiful Drake, Colorado. WRV is teaming up with the Big Thompson Watershed Coalition and the Colorado State Forest Service to implement a forest management plan on the Sylvandale Ranch property, abutting Forest Service lands.

Work will focus on restoring a resilient, diverse age class of trees while improving forest health and reducing the likelihood and impact of future wildfires. We'll be cutting trees with chainsaws and handsaws, then piling everything up to burn later.

We've got room for both trained sawyers and general volunteers alike. And fingers crossed, we can get permission to camp right there in the middle of a truly spectacular mountain valley.



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Trails: Indian Peaks 4

CANCELLED
This project has been rescheduled for Sunday September 26th. Join us for one or both days of our last 2 days in the stunning Indian Peaks Wilderness area for National Public Lands Day

Very Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance
Colorado Mountain Club - Boulder Group
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 12, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Join us for a one-day trail project in the spectacular Indian Peaks Wilderness, west of Brainard Lake. This area is one of the most popular wilderness areas in the country, which has caused a great deal of impact to the Mitchell Lake Trail. Volunteers will perform trail maintenance, building steps, improving drainage and blocking and restoring social and braided trail sections.

WRV has been working in the Indian Peaks Wilderness and Brainard Lake area for over a decade. It is rare for us to be able to offer a single-day event in this beautiful and beloved area, so come on out for a fun and rewarding day!


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Habitats: Campbell Valley Monitoring 1

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 12, 2020 - Saturday Sep 12, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 3
We have opportunities to help with any of the following tasks. Vegetation surveys will happen September 12 and 19th, while stream surveys will be ongoing, as will lab work, data management and GIS work.

1. Stream surveys. While simply obtaining samples or downloading data can be done by one person velocity measurements require 2 to 3 people. This would be ongoing every weekend for about 8 hrs per weekend until the site becomes inaccessible.
2. Vegetation surveys require at least 2 crews of 3 people, and a TA with a good background in native plants to help with plant ID. I estimate 2 8 hour days.
3. Lab work. Water samples need to be processed to measure total suspended solids. This could be one volunteer processing samples once per week after hours in Fort Collins. Approximately 1 volunteer 2 hours a week.
4. Data management. Data from meteorological observation, velocity measurements, water samples, vegetation surveys etc. need to be collated and placed in a format where it can be analyzed, and reports can be developed. There is also historical data from previous years which be compared to current data. This could get complicated, based on last years data work. Last year I had 3 volunteers working on it about 8 hrs each.
5. GIS work. To determine such factors as changes in channel morphology or subsidence, or when developing reports. Number of hours would vary.

Read on for more information about the project:

Background
Campbell Valley lies about 30 miles north of Fort Collins in one of the most important foothills-plains transition zones in the Front Range. Roberts Ranch is a historic, 16,500-acre private ranch that is subject to a conservation easement by the Nature Conservancy and contains the valley. In the late 1890s settlers moved into Campbell Valley and needed water for irrigating crops. They jointly invested in helping build the North Poudre Ditch irrigation canal from the North Fork of the Cache la Poudre River to Campbell Creek, which runs southeast. At least 80 cubic feet per second of water ran down the Creek for eight years, channelizing and incising it 40 feet downwards. Eventually the main stem stabilized. In the early 1900's, the North Poudre irrigation canal breached on the south side from the limestone in the canal dissolving, flooding Spring Gulch, the primary spring-fed creek running north to south in the Campbell Valley. We call the new creek that formed from the breach into Spring Gulch "Leaky Creek". The elevation of the creek was down-cut as much as 30 feet, causing the elevation of most of the valley tributaries to drop commensurately. Together, these significant changes in the watershed have caused head-cutting and down-cutting of every tributary in the valley, resulting in the estimated loss of over 4,500,000 cubic yards of sediment. Gullies range from 5 to 30 feet deep, and run up to 1,000 feet long.
Sediment from the down cutting is carried down stream from Campbell valley to reservoirs in the Fort Collins area, impacting water quality and quantity in the area and the longevity of those reservoirs. To mitigate those impacts WRV in partnership with other organizations has installed beaver dam analogs (BDAs) and induced meandering structures to reduce stream velocity and thereby sediment load in the stream.

Monitoring
Monitoring has been done at Campbell Valley to measure the efficacy of the remediation efforts. Two major monitoring efforts have been made, sediment and vegetation. A number of reports and studies have been done in the past using automatic sampling equipment, stream velocity meters, and ground vegetation surveys.
However, the efforts lapsed between 2015 and 2019. In 2019 monitoring of sediment and stream monitoring was restarted. Water samples for total suspended solids was restarted, stream velocity measurements began to be taken again, subsidence surveys began, and trolls were installed to monitor depth. While the download of troll data and obtaining water samples can be done by one person the velocity measurements require at least 2 people with 3 easing the process even more.
Vegetation surveys have not restarted. A number of enclosures have been created near the southern boundary of the valley which make them a good way to measure abundance and diversity of the pasture and impacts of beaver dam analogs. To measure the efficacy of these methods surveys of vegetation should be done.

Needs and Goals
The overarching goal is to measure the impacts of remediation efforts on sediment and vegetation. Sediment can also be seen as a proxy for stabilization as a stable stream channel produces less sediment. More specifically:
Measurement of changes on sediment load. The goal of the remediation is to reduce erosion and measuring the sediment load will give insight to the effectiveness of those efforts.
Measurement of stream velocity changes. This is related to sediment load, with a reduced velocity reducing sediment transport.
Vegetation surveys. Changes in the stream channels should increase both diversity and abundance, both of which are seen as positive from an ecological viewpoint. Better wetland and pasture health should improve both wildlife habitat and pasture lands for livestock.
Identification of driving factors in the watershed. The leaking canal is often cited as a primary driving factor. However, in preliminary troll data from Spring 2020 snow melt signals were detected. This was due to observations being made both later in the Fall of 2019 and earlier in the Spring of 2020 than in the past. It may shed light on what to focus on for future efforts.


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Trails: Keystone Hippo 2 - Women's Project

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Climax Molybdenum, a Freeport-McMoRan Company
The Summit Foundation
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 12, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Sunday Sep 13, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Female identifying stewards: This weekend is for you! Join us on a wildland women's weekend near beautiful Keystone! The Hippo Trail connects to the Colorado Trail and the Continental Divide Trail, but was built in an unsustainable and unsanctioned location. In partnership with the US Forest Service, this is the second of a two-year effort to sustainably re-route Hippo trail -- so get ready to put tools to dirt! We will be finishing our work on the Hippo Trail by closing and restoring the original fall line route.

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

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




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Workday at WRV's Longmont Property - First Shift

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Date(s):
Sunday Sep 13, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 8
Renovations inside WRV's new Boulder County Headquarters are almost complete!

This Sunday, Sept 13th, we will be working together at 2100 Collyer Street to finishing preparing the building for painting and flooring that are happening in the next few weeks!

We will be working at the building between 12 and 4 pm that day. Volunteers are invited to register for one or both shifts!


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Workday at WRV's Longmont Property - Second Shift

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Date(s):
Sunday Sep 13, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 8
Renovations inside WRV's new Boulder County Headquarters are almost complete!

This Sunday, Sept 13th, we will be working together at 2100 Collyer Street to finishing preparing the building for painting and flooring that are happening in the next few weeks!

We will be working at the building between 12 and 4 pm that day. Volunteers are invited to register for one or both shifts!


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Habitats: Buena Vista Pinyon Pine Forests 2

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Date(s):
Friday Sep 18, 2020 - Friday Sep 18, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Volunteers will spend a day restoring Pinyon Juniper forest by working to re-vegetate about 1/2 mile of illegal road. We will work on a short section of road which runs between the popular Midland mountain bike trail. Work will include seeding, transplanting, and mulching to reduce erosion and restore native plants.

If you have any questions about the project please contact Morgan (morgan@wlrv.org)


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Habitats: Beaver Creek Boardwalk 3

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative
Wild Connections
Park County Land and Water Trust Fund
Park County Department of Heritage, Tourism & Community Development - Administers SPNHA
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 19, 2020 - Sunday Sep 20, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Help us wrap up work at the Beaver Creek Boardwalk site for the winter. There's some site clean-up, trail work and some decking to complete on the boardwalk before we can call it good for this year. Work on the boardwalk has been ongoing throughout the summer but all the pilings should be in the ground by mid September and we'd like to frame and deck the entire span before winter closes in. Volunteers on this project will help to finish the access ramp and clear construction debris from the site so crews working on framing can get as much completed as possible.

If you have carpentry experience and are available to help with framing on weekdays please contact morgan@wlrv.org

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

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Morgan (morgan@wlrv.org)


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Trails: Mount Margaret Molly Lake

CANCELLED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
USFS - ARNF & PNG - Canyon Lakes RD
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Overland Mountain Bike Association
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 19, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Sunday Sep 20, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Help us restore this large trail system in a gorgeous location! The Mount Margaret and Lady Moon trails system near Red Feather lakes need our help. With over 25 miles of interconnected multi- use trails it could be an ideal and sustainable outdoor destination. Unfortunately much of it is segmented by washed out creek crossings and cattle fences. By installing pedestrian gates, developing hardened fords and constructing a few short connector trails we can open it up and take the pressure off of the area's less sustainable options.

Come for a day or camp with us all weekend in this beautiful setting.




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Trails: Beaver Creek 3

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative
Wild Connections
Park County Land and Water Trust Fund
Park County Department of Heritage, Tourism & Community Development - Administers SPNHA
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 19, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 8
Sunday Sep 20, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 8
Join us for a season wrap-up project on the Beaver Creek trail near Fairplay.

During this two-day project we will be building a bike-optimized trail that will join into a larger network of existing trails, eventually connecting Fairplay to Breckenridge with continuous single-track.

Volunteers will car camp at a USFS camp site on Boreas Pass Rd north of Como and spend their days putting the finishing touches on the new connector to the Gold Dust Trail that goes over the pass to Breckenridge. This will include some rock work, trail restoration and if we have enough volunteers some road to trail conversion.

If you have any questions regarding the project, please contact Nate (nate@wlrv.org)


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Seeds: Fort Collins Seed Cleaning 2

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Odell Brewing Company
Date(s):
Thursday Sep 24, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
This afternoon, outdoor seed cleaning session will prepare Caryx species (Wetland Sedges) for restoration of riparian and wet meadow habitats in Evergreen. Seeds were collected by WRV volunteers in July and have been drying at our office...now they need your helping hands. Volunteers should bring their own camp chair for this event.

Seed cleaning is an essential activity for our native seed program, as native seeds are hard to purchase commercially. By cleaning seeds for our agency partners, you help to ensure that more native plants are used in local restoration projects.

Check out our other seed cleaning at the Fort Collins office on September 26th and October 2nd.

For questions, contact annemarie@wlrv.org


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Forests: National Public Lands Day with Denver Mountain Parks

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 26, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Help improve forest health and protect the foothills west of Golden from catastrophic wildfire by clearing woody material from overgrown areas.

We will continue our progress from the past several years in several scenic Denver Mountain Parks properties along I-70. These parklands are a local favorite due to their easy access and resident bison herd!

All are welcome to participate in this event. We will utilize both certified sawyers clearing brush with chainsaws as well as regular volunteer crew members using loppers and hand saws. If you are interested in running a saw and have a current S-212 certification, please email jackie@wlrv.org to register as a sawyer.


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Trails: Indian Peaks 5

SCHEDULED

Very Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance
Colorado Mountain Club - Boulder Group
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 26, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Join us for a one-day trail project in the spectacular Indian Peaks Wilderness, west of Brainard Lake. This area is one of the most popular wilderness areas in the country, which has caused a great deal of impact to the Mitchell Lake Trail. Volunteers will perform trail maintenance, building steps, improving drainage and blocking and restoring social and braided trail sections.

WRV has been working in the Indian Peaks Wilderness and Brainard Lake area for over a decade. It is rare for us to be able to offer a single-day event in this beautiful and beloved area, so come on out for a fun and rewarding day!


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Seeds: Fort Collins Seed Cleaning 3

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Odell Brewing Company
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 26, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
This afternoon, outdoor seed cleaning session will prepare Caryx species (Wetland Sedges) for restoration of riparian and wet meadow habitats in Evergreen. Seeds were collected by WRV volunteers in July and have been drying at our office...now they need your helping hands. We may even dive into cleaning some alpine seeds recently collected by volunteers at Summit Lake on Mt Evans.

Seed cleaning is an essential activity for our native seed program, as native seeds are hard to purchase commercially. By cleaning seeds for our agency partners, you help to ensure that more native plants are used in local restoration projects.

Volunteers should bring their own camp chair for this event. Check out our other seed cleaning at the Fort Collins office on October 2nd.

For questions, contact annemarie@wlrv.org


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Trails: Indian Peaks 4 - RESCHEDULED

COMPLETED
This project was rescheduled due to weather, from its original date on September 12th.

Very Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance
Colorado Mountain Club - Boulder Group
Date(s):
Sunday Sep 27, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Join us for this rescheduled one-day trail project in the spectacular Indian Peaks Wilderness, west of Brainard Lake. This area is one of the most popular wilderness areas in the country, which has caused a great deal of impact to the Mitchell Lake Trail. Volunteers will perform trail maintenance, building steps, improving drainage and blocking and restoring social and braided trail sections.

Sign up and celebrate National Public Lands Day with us in the Indian Peaks on September 26 or 27th...or both!

WRV has been working in the Indian Peaks Wilderness and Brainard Lake area for over a decade. It is rare for us to be able to offer a single-day event in this beautiful and beloved area, so come on out for a fun and rewarding day!


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Rivers: Medina's Crossing in Loveland

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, accompanied by an adult. (more info)
Sponsors
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 26, 2020 - Saturday Sep 26, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Sunday Sep 27, 2020 - Sunday Sep 27, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Join us this September on the Big Thompson River on the west side of Loveland! This will be a follow up project from this May's planting at Medinas' Crossing, a new Loveland Natural Area. We're establishing native plant communities on the south side of the Big Thompson river this time. We are planning this project as two 25-person events, where we'll be observing physical distancing and other CDC guidelines. Read more about our COVID-19 planning and response. Activities will include planting a variety of native shrubs and wetland plugs along the river corridor.

The new Medina's Crossing Natural Area is not yet open to public access, so this is your chance to see one of the City of Loveland's newest open space properties. It was named in 2018 following a public input process for its historical significance as the site of Mariano Medina's homestead and bridge crossing for the Overland Trail route in the late 1800s.

For more information about this project, please contact william@wlrv.org


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Habitats: Pollinator Planting at Ollin Farms 5

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
Great Outdoors Colorado - GOCO
Finish Line
AEC Trust
Date(s):
Wednesday Sep 30, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Volunteers will be helping Ollin Farms with Project 95, an educational initiative to showcase the implementation of conservation practices and restoration of pollinator / wildlife habitat as part of regenerative farming methods. Volunteers will be planting native perennial species, removing weeds and invasive species, and collecting native seeds for future conservation plantings. This event will be run by Project Leader Tracy Halward. For questions or more information contact Amy@wlrv.org


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Habitats: Rocky Mountain National Park Beavers

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Multi Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 Accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Audubon Rockies
Rocky Mountain National Park
Date(s):
Friday Oct 02, 2020 - Saturday Oct 03, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Join your fellow volunteers for this early autumn overnight project planting willows to restore beaver habitat in Moraine Park, at Rocky Mountain National Park.

Rocky Mountain National Park has given so much to the community of Northern Colorado and it's 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 volunteers, Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) can reverse these trends and help the natural habitat of many animals thrive! Join us as we have the rare opportunity to do restoration within the park boundaries. Volunteers will camp in Moraine Park, Thursday night October 1st and Friday night October 2nd.


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Seeds: Fort Collins Seed Cleaning 4

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Odell Brewing Company
Date(s):
Friday Oct 02, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
This afternoon, outdoor seed cleaning session will prepare seeds collected in the Alpine life zone at a recent event at Summit Lake on Mt Evans. The seeds have been been drying at our office...now they need your helping hands.

Seed cleaning is an essential activity for our native seed program, as native seeds are hard to purchase commercially. By cleaning seeds for our agency partners, you help to ensure that more native plants are used in local restoration projects.

Volunteers should bring their own camp chair for this event. Check out our other seed collection events this fall also!

For questions, contact annemarie@wlrv.org


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Habitats: Dolores River

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
RiversEdge West (formerly Tamarisk Coalition)
Audubon Rockies
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 03, 2020 - Monday Oct 05, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Restore riparian habitat on this spectacular river by planting native riparian species and removing invasive tamarisk. We'll camp out near the river, and spend a few days working to restore a critical riparian area in the desert. The Dolores River has been infested with tamarisk, and this project is part of a larger effort to improve habitat along the river.

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





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Trails: Elephant Butte - CANCELLED

CANCELLED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 03, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 60
Elephant Butte is an obvious destination, visible from JeffCo Trails near Evergreens and offering panoramic views of the foothills and our front range home. The fact that it is off limits to the public hasn't deterred adventurous hikers and several unsustainable and unsafe routes have formed. Help Denver Mountain Parks build a new trail to the Butte so they can welcome visitors to this scenic overlook.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Jackie (jackie@wlrv.org)


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Weeds: St. Vrain State Park Tamarisk Removal 1

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Longmont
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) (SEP)
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Aggregate Industries
Date(s):
Tuesday Oct 06, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Enjoy panoramic views of the Front Range and heal a local area deeply impacted by the 2013 flood! In the aftermath of the flood, millions of tamarisk seedlings germinated, which pose a major threat to the watershed should they mature. Volunteers will continue work from the past few years, removing tamarisk through hand pulling and weed wrenching.

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

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Geoffrey (geoffrey@wlrv.org)


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Habitats: Pollinator Planting at Ollin Farms 6

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
Great Outdoors Colorado - GOCO
Finish Line
AEC Trust
Date(s):
Wednesday Oct 07, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Volunteers will be helping Ollin Farms with Project 95, an educational initiative to showcase the implementation of conservation practices and restoration of pollinator / wildlife habitat as part of regenerative farming methods. Volunteers will be planting native perennial species, removing weeds and invasive species, and collecting native seeds for future conservation plantings. This event will be run by Project Leader Tracy Halward. For questions or more information contact Amy@wlrv.org


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Trails: Pawnee Buttes Prep Day

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Partial Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) (SEP)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Thursday Oct 08, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 4
Join us for a half day of prep at our Fort Collins field office. Volunteers are needed to run chop saws and chainsaws and to lend a helping to move and stage wood. This wood will be used this coming weekend to install wooden steps and drainages in remote sections of the Pawnee Buttes trail. Certified chainsaw operators are needed.

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Nate (nate@wlrv.org) as soon as you can and register for this event.


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Trails: Pawnee Buttes

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 with adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) (SEP)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 10, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 26
Sunday Oct 11, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 26
The Pawnee Buttes trail is the only trail of any significance on the ~200K Acre Pawnee National Grasslands. The flooding of 2013 did a lot of damage in this highly erodible landscape but with all of the grazing and Natural Resource extraction to oversee the understaffed district hasn't been able to address it yet. We'll have a rare opportunity to camp on the high plains under the big sky surrounded by the Buttes and historic and modern windmills. Volunteers will rebuild wooden steps and drainages and resurface more remote sections of trail.

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Nate (nate@wlrv.org)


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Habitats: Campbell Valley 4 - Trees & Fences

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Audubon Rockies
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) (SEP)
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 17, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Sunday Oct 18, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Plant cottonwood and peachleaf willow containers near previously constructed beaver dam analogs and maintain the fences that keep the cattle away from our new plants. Option to camp in the tragically beautiful Campbell Valley!

Just 20 miles north of Fort Collins exists one of the most important mountains-to-plains ecological transition zones in the Front Range - The Laramie Foothills Conservation Area. However, in the early 1900's, Campbell Creek was used to transport irrigation water while the North Poudre Irrigation Canal was being completed. The elevation of the creek bottom was down cut by approximately 40 feet, causing the elevation of the valley's tributaries to drop commensurately.

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



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Trails: Crosscut Saw Corridor Clearing - Indian Peaks 3

SCHEDULED

Very Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Colorado Department of Natural Resources (CDNR)
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 17, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 13
Sunday Oct 18, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 13
NEW, rapid response project for crosscut sawyers!

A major windstorm event just hit the west side of the Indian Peaks Wilderness and toppled hundreds of trees across trails. The Forest Service has asked our help to clear trails around the Monarch Lake area outside of Granby.

In designated wilderness areas these trees can only be cleared using hand tools like the venerable crosscut saws and the sawyers trained in their use.

Please plan to arrive and camp Friday evening in order to put in two full days on the trail.

If you've completed a crosscut saw training you are eligible to participate in these projects. If you are interested but haven't been able to get to a training or have general questions, please check with Nate at nate@wlrv.org. We can accept a limited number of untrained saw assistants.


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Weeds: St. Vrain State Park Tamarisk Removal 2

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Longmont
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) (SEP)
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Aggregate Industries
Date(s):
Tuesday Oct 20, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Enjoy panoramic views of the Front Range and heal a local area deeply impacted by the 2013 flood! In the aftermath of the flood, millions of tamarisk seedlings germinated, which pose a major threat to the watershed should they mature. Volunteers will continue work from the past few years, removing tamarisk through hand pulling and weed wrenching.

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

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Geoffrey (geoffrey@wlrv.org)


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Habitats: Pollinator Planting at Ollin Farms 7

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
Great Outdoors Colorado - GOCO
Finish Line
AEC Trust
Date(s):
Wednesday Oct 21, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Volunteers will be helping Ollin Farms with Project 95, an educational initiative to showcase the implementation of conservation practices and restoration of pollinator / wildlife habitat as part of regenerative farming methods. Volunteers will be planting native perennial species, removing weeds and invasive species, and collecting native seeds for future conservation plantings. This event will be run by Project Leader Tracy Halward. For questions or more information contact Amy@wlrv.org


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Seeds: Northern Colorado Native Seed Swap

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 24, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 60
Start saving your seeds for a trick or treat native seed swap! People and Pollinators Action Network, The Colorado Native Plant Society, Wild Ones and Wildlands Restoration Volunteers are co-hosting a physically distanced native seed swap, in Fort Collins. We will be collecting seeds at drop off locations in Loveland and Fort Collins before the event and will prepackage seeds to adhere to COVID safety guidelines. To drop off seed or for more info, email us at: focoppan@peopleandpollinators.org.

Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate. By growing locally adapted natives at home, you can help contribute to ecologically diversity within the city limits by providing pockets of native habitat for local wildlife and pollinators. Anyone who registers is welcome- there is no required seed donation. Registration and masks are required due to COVID-19 restrictions.


HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
1-REGISTER: All participants are asked to note ALL time slots that you can attend in the notes section of your registration. You will be assigned to one time slot to ensure we can maintain physical distancing at the event.

Time Slots available: 10-11am, 11am-12pm and 12pm-1pm.

2- SEED DROP OFF: Whether you have native seeds already collected or will be collecting seeds to share, multiple drop off locations are available in Fort Collins and Loveland prior to the event. Please email focoppan@peopleandpollinators.org to find a drop off location nearest you.


Sugar Beet Park, Fort Collins

This event will be outdoors at Sugar Beet Park in Fort Collins. The event will be rescheduled to October 31st in the event of inclement weather.

*If you have any questions or if you would like to volunteer ahead of time to help package seeds, please contact annemarie@wlrv.org after registering.


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Habitats: Pawnee Grassland 1

CANCELLED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) (SEP)
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Sunday Oct 25, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Come join us for a fun day of fencing on the prairie! Pawnee National Grassland is home to abundant wildlife and recreation opportunities. It also exists in a patchwork of landownership, which means it has many miles of fencing. On this project, volunteers will work to maintain, repair and replace existing fenced exclosures with wildlife friendly fence!

Due to protections for ground nesting birds and raptors we have a limited annual window of time for these projects. Other projects will be schedule on Sundays throughout October, November and December as long as the weather cooperates.


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Habitats: St. Vrain State Park - Partners Group RESCHEDULED

CANCELLED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day
Date(s):
Wednesday Oct 28, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 20
EVENT FULL, openings for trained Crew Leaders still available. Join us for a day at St. Vrain State Park, just east of Longmont! We'll be harvesting and planting willows to improve wildlife habitat along the St. Vrain River corridor and surrounding ponds.

Thanks to our partners for this event, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Partners Group.


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Habitats: Campbell Valley 5 - Tree Planting

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Audubon Rockies
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) (SEP)
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 31, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Plant cottonwood and peachleaf willow containers near previously constructed beaver dam analogs!

This is a make-up day from when an event earlier in October was cancelled due to weather.

Just 20 miles north of Fort Collins exists one of the most important mountains-to-plains ecological transition zones in the Front Range - The Laramie Foothills Conservation Area. However, in the early 1900's, Campbell Creek was used to transport irrigation water while the North Poudre Irrigation Canal was being completed. The elevation of the creek bottom was down cut by approximately 40 feet, causing the elevation of the valley's tributaries to drop commensurately.

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



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Habitats: Sandstone Ranch - Partners Group RESCHEDULED

CANCELLED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day
Date(s):
Wednesday Nov 04, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 20
EVENT FULL, openings for trained Crew Leaders still available. Sandstone Ranch is a community park and open space area in Longmont. We'll be removing barbed wire fence to improve wildlife habitat, and doing a river clean-up near the park along the St. Vrain River.

Thanks to our partners for this event, City of Longmont and Partners Group.


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Tool Fest: Fort Collins

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 14 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday Nov 07, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 20
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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Trails: Boulder Flatirons - Rescheduled

RESCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Date(s):
Saturday Nov 07, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Sunday Nov 08, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Join us at the namesake National Center for Atmospheric Research Trail on OSMP property in Boulder for a day or two of trail restoration! This central gateway to Boulder's Flatirons and the 150 miles of OSMP trails is a magnet for concentrated use by hikers, runners, climbers and dog-walkers! After the 2013 floods that broadly impacted OSMP's trail system, maintenance of the NCAR trail has been low priority -- until now! Join us as we close and restore a network of social trails, and install buck & rail fencing to keep users traveling on a sustainable path.

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Geoffrey (geoffrey@wlrv.org)


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Weeds: Myrtle Spurge Community Meeting - Boulder Foothills

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly
Date(s):
Tuesday Nov 10, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 20
WRV wants to help homeowners in unincorporated neighborhoods west of Boulder rid their land of the toxic and aggressively spreading noxious weed Euphorbia myrsinites, Myrtle Spurge! This year, we are focusing on foothills neighborhoods particularly in the Sunshine and Fourmile Canyon areas.

WRV is hosting a community meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, October 21 at 6pm for information on identifying and removing this invasive weed, including how to access volunteer help as well as funding.

If you live or recreate in the Boulder foothills, chances are you have seen this plant even if you don't know what it is. Although many find spurge to be attractive, with interesting succulent leaves and very early blooms, left unchecked it spreads rapidly, outcompeting native plants and leaving pollinators with little food during the summer months. The highly toxic sap can cause serious harm to people, especially small children and pets who get it on their skin. The sap causes moderate to severe skin reactions, and in some cases temporary blindness. It also presents additional hazards to fire fighters if it burns, the importance of which is clear as the largest wildfire in Colorado history continues to burn to the north.

Since 2014 WRV has organized volunteers to assist foothills residents with getting a start on weed management for their properties. Over the past 6 years WRV has treated Myrtle Spurge across 158properties encompassing 629 acres.

WRV can help support neighborhoods in all stages of management: From identifying where infestations are, tools and training for how to remove it safely and effectively, help with organizing weed pull days and assistance with recruiting volunteers. With support from the Colorado Department of Agriculture, WRV also has a cost share fund that can help cover the cost of hiring contractors to remove infestations.

For more information, please contact Morgan Crowley, Restoration & Invasive Species Program Manager with Wildlands Restoration Volunteers at morgan@wlrv.org


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Habitats: St. Vrain State Park - Partners Group NEW DATE

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day
Date(s):
Wednesday Nov 11, 2020 - Wednesday Nov 11, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 20
EVENT FULL, openings for trained Crew Leaders still available. Join us for a day at St. Vrain State Park, just east of Longmont! We'll be harvesting and planting willows to improve wildlife habitat along the St. Vrain River corridor and surrounding ponds.

Thanks to our partners for this event, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Partners Group.


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Habitats: Sandstone Ranch - Partners Group NEW DATE

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day
Date(s):
Wednesday Nov 11, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 20
EVENT FULL, openings for trained Crew Leaders still available. Sandstone Ranch is a community park and open space area in Longmont. We'll be removing barbed wire fence to improve wildlife habitat, and doing a river clean-up near the park along the St. Vrain River.

Thanks to our partners for this event, City of Longmont and Partners Group.


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Tool Fest: Boulder Prep Day

RESCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 14 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Thursday Nov 12, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 5
Join us as we move our tools from their old home in Boulder to their new home at our headquarters in Longmont! We're looking for a few volunteers to help us load the tools in Boulder and unload in Longmont, and to take down the racks from the storage unit. Moving will likely be a full day, while rack removal can be accomplished in the afternoon once the tools have been moved out.

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact David (david@wlrv.org).


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Tool Fest: Boulder

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 14 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday Nov 14, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 24
It's time to take out all of our tools for some cleaning, sharpening, painting, and applying protective oils. We've used our tools all season - now it's time to show them some love and celebrate our successes!

Word on the street is Tool Fest is a blast!


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Habitats: Campbell Valley Monitoring

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 19, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 3
Saturday Sep 26, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 3
Saturday Oct 03, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 3
Saturday Oct 10, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 3
Saturday Oct 17, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 3
Saturday Oct 24, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 3
Saturday Oct 31, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 3
Saturday Nov 07, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 3
Saturday Nov 14, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 3
We have opportunities to help with any of the following tasks. Vegetation surveys will happen September 12 and 19th, while stream surveys will be ongoing, as will lab work, data management and GIS work.

1. Stream surveys. While simply obtaining samples or downloading data can be done by one person velocity measurements require 2 to 3 people. This would be ongoing every weekend for about 8 hrs per weekend until the site becomes inaccessible.
2. Vegetation surveys require at least 2 crews of 3 people, and a TA with a good background in native plants to help with plant ID. I estimate 2 8 hour days.
3. Lab work. Water samples need to be processed to measure total suspended solids. This could be one volunteer processing samples once per week after hours in Fort Collins. Approximately 1 volunteer 2 hours a week.
4. Data management. Data from meteorological observation, velocity measurements, water samples, vegetation surveys etc. need to be collated and placed in a format where it can be analyzed, and reports can be developed. There is also historical data from previous years which be compared to current data. This could get complicated, based on last years data work. Last year I had 3 volunteers working on it about 8 hrs each.
5. GIS work. To determine such factors as changes in channel morphology or subsidence, or when developing reports. Number of hours would vary.

Read on for more information about the project:

Background
Campbell Valley lies about 30 miles north of Fort Collins in one of the most important foothills-plains transition zones in the Front Range. Roberts Ranch is a historic, 16,500-acre private ranch that is subject to a conservation easement by the Nature Conservancy and contains the valley. In the late 1890s settlers moved into Campbell Valley and needed water for irrigating crops. They jointly invested in helping build the North Poudre Ditch irrigation canal from the North Fork of the Cache la Poudre River to Campbell Creek, which runs southeast. At least 80 cubic feet per second of water ran down the Creek for eight years, channelizing and incising it 40 feet downwards. Eventually the main stem stabilized. In the early 1900's, the North Poudre irrigation canal breached on the south side from the limestone in the canal dissolving, flooding Spring Gulch, the primary spring-fed creek running north to south in the Campbell Valley. We call the new creek that formed from the breach into Spring Gulch "Leaky Creek". The elevation of the creek was down-cut as much as 30 feet, causing the elevation of most of the valley tributaries to drop commensurately. Together, these significant changes in the watershed have caused head-cutting and down-cutting of every tributary in the valley, resulting in the estimated loss of over 4,500,000 cubic yards of sediment. Gullies range from 5 to 30 feet deep, and run up to 1,000 feet long.
Sediment from the down cutting is carried down stream from Campbell valley to reservoirs in the Fort Collins area, impacting water quality and quantity in the area and the longevity of those reservoirs. To mitigate those impacts WRV in partnership with other organizations has installed beaver dam analogs (BDAs) and induced meandering structures to reduce stream velocity and thereby sediment load in the stream.

Monitoring
Monitoring has been done at Campbell Valley to measure the efficacy of the remediation efforts. Two major monitoring efforts have been made, sediment and vegetation. A number of reports and studies have been done in the past using automatic sampling equipment, stream velocity meters, and ground vegetation surveys.
However, the efforts lapsed between 2015 and 2019. In 2019 monitoring of sediment and stream monitoring was restarted. Water samples for total suspended solids was restarted, stream velocity measurements began to be taken again, subsidence surveys began, and trolls were installed to monitor depth. While the download of troll data and obtaining water samples can be done by one person the velocity measurements require at least 2 people with 3 easing the process even more.
Vegetation surveys have not restarted. A number of enclosures have been created near the southern boundary of the valley which make them a good way to measure abundance and diversity of the pasture and impacts of beaver dam analogs. To measure the efficacy of these methods surveys of vegetation should be done.

Needs and Goals
The overarching goal is to measure the impacts of remediation efforts on sediment and vegetation. Sediment can also be seen as a proxy for stabilization as a stable stream channel produces less sediment. More specifically:
Measurement of changes on sediment load. The goal of the remediation is to reduce erosion and measuring the sediment load will give insight to the effectiveness of those efforts.
Measurement of stream velocity changes. This is related to sediment load, with a reduced velocity reducing sediment transport.
Vegetation surveys. Changes in the stream channels should increase both diversity and abundance, both of which are seen as positive from an ecological viewpoint. Better wetland and pasture health should improve both wildlife habitat and pasture lands for livestock.
Identification of driving factors in the watershed. The leaking canal is often cited as a primary driving factor. However, in preliminary troll data from Spring 2020 snow melt signals were detected. This was due to observations being made both later in the Fall of 2019 and earlier in the Spring of 2020 than in the past. It may shed light on what to focus on for future efforts.


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Rivers: Willow Planting on the Poudre

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Date(s):
Saturday Nov 14, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Sunday Nov 15, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Join us in November at CSU's Environmental Learning Center on the Poudre River! On this weekend, we will be planting willows to help prevent erosion of a cut bank. This will help keep the river in its channel and protect the facilities at the ELC.

All volunteers are welcome to join us for one or both days, and this is an especially good opportunity for families!

For more information about this project, please contact william@wlrv.org


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Habitats: Pawnee Grassland 2

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) (SEP)
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Sunday Nov 15, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Come join us for a fun day of fencing on the prairie! Pawnee National Grassland is home to abundant wildlife and recreation opportunities. It also exists in a patchwork of landownership, which means it has many miles of fencing. On this project, volunteers will work to maintain, repair and replace existing fenced exclosures with wildlife friendly fence!

Due to protections for ground nesting birds and raptors we have a limited annual window of time for these projects. Other projects will be schedule on Sundays throughout October, November and December as long as the weather cooperates.


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Families: Sombrero Marsh Seeding

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 5 (more info)
Sponsors
Thorne Nature Experience
AEC Trust
Xcel Energy
University of Colorado, Boulder
Date(s):
Thursday Nov 19, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 11
Sombrero Marsh is a critical wetland habitat on Boulder County land that is used by Thorne Nature Experience for educational programs. In partnership with Thorne, this project is a great opportunity for new and returning volunteers of all ages.

WRV and Thorne have partnered in recent years to make the nature center and surrounding space more wildlife friendly. For this event, volunteers will be helping Thorne to revegetate a parking lot area, by preparing soil, spreading seed, and covering with mulch.

This is a morning event from 9am-12pm.


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Trails: Pawnee Buttes 2

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 with adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) (SEP)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Nov 21, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Help rebuild wooden steps and drainages as well as resurface more remote sections of trail leading to the landmark Pawnee Buttes.

The Pawnee Buttes trail is the only trail of any significance on the ~200K Acre Pawnee National Grasslands. The flooding of 2013 did a lot of damage in this highly erodible landscape but with all of the grazing and Natural Resource extraction to oversee the understaffed district hasn't been able to address it yet. Spend a day on the plains under the big sky with sweeping views of this unique area!

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Nate (nate@wlrv.org).


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Trails: Pawnee Buttes 3

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 with adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) (SEP)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Friday Nov 27, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Help rebuild wooden steps and drainages as well as resurface more remote sections of trail leading to the landmark Pawnee Buttes.

The Pawnee Buttes trail is the only trail of any significance on the ~200K Acre Pawnee National Grasslands. The flooding of 2013 did a lot of damage in this highly erodible landscape but with all of the grazing and Natural Resource extraction to oversee the understaffed district hasn't been able to address it yet. Spend a day on the plains under the big sky with sweeping views of this unique area!

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Nate (nate@wlrv.org).


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Habitats: Pawnee Grassland 3

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) (SEP)
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Sunday Nov 29, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Come join us for a fun day of fencing on the prairie! Pawnee National Grassland is home to abundant wildlife and recreation opportunities. It also exists in a patchwork of landownership, which means it has many miles of fencing. On this project, volunteers will work to maintain, repair and replace existing fenced exclosures with wildlife friendly fence!

Due to protections for ground nesting birds and raptors we have a limited annual window of time for these projects. Other projects will be schedule on Sundays throughout October, November and December as long as the weather cooperates.


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Habitats: Pawnee Grassland 4

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) (SEP)
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Sunday Dec 13, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Come join us for a fun day of fencing on the prairie! Pawnee National Grassland is home to abundant wildlife and recreation opportunities. It also exists in a patchwork of landownership, which means it has many miles of fencing. On this project, volunteers will work to maintain, repair and replace existing fenced exclosures with wildlife friendly fence!

Due to protections for ground nesting birds and raptors we have a limited annual window of time for these projects. Other projects will be schedule on Sundays throughout October, November and December as long as the weather cooperates.


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