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2017 Projects
Project Name Day(s) Date(s)
Myrtle Spurge Purge I Saturday Mar 25, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

St. Vrain Tamarisk Removal Saturday May 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Peschel Wetland Restoration 1 Saturday Sep 23, 2017

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

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

Boulder Creek Restoration - White Rocks Saturday Oct 21, 2017

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


No experience is required. Meals are served in most cases.
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Myrtle Spurge Purge I

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

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

9am-4pm approx

Our first Spurge Purge of the year! The plan is a coordinated assault on Myrtle Spurge in the foothills of Boulder, CO.

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

Become a Weed Warrior, join the movement!


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Myrtle Spurge Purge II (evening)

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

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

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

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

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

Become a Weed Warrior, join the movement!


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Myrtle Spurge Purge III (evening)

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

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

Join us for another Spurge Purge! The plan is a coordinated assault on Myrtle Spurge in the foothills of Boulder, CO.

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

Become a Weed Warrior, join the movement!


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Myrtle Spurge Purge IV - Earth Day

COMPLETED
Come join us to celebrate Earth Day!

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

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

EARTH DAY!!! 9am-4pm approx

Join us for another Spurge Purge! The plan is a coordinated assault on Myrtle Spurge in the foothills of Boulder, CO.

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

Become a Weed Warrior, join the movement!


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Myrtle Spurge Purge II (evening) - RESCHEDULED DATE

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

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

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

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

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

Become a Weed Warrior, join the movement!


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Med Sage Removal I (Boulder County)

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

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

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

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


8am to 4pm approx

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St. Vrain Tamarisk Removal

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

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

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

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

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

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Med Sage Removal II - City of Boulder (Evening)

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

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

Building on more than a decade of profoundly successful progress, WRV continues the urgent quest to remove Mediterranean Sage from the Boulder area. Volunteers will dig up plants on Boulder OSMP Properties just north of Boulder.

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


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Med Sage Removal III (NOAA) Evening

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

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

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

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

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

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


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RESCHEDULED: Med Sage Removal III (NOAA) Evening

COMPLETED
NEW DATE! PLEASE SIGN-UP HERE :)

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

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

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

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


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Pollinator Habitat Restoration- Westminster Russian Olive Removal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Peschel Wetland Restoration 1

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

Calling all certified sawyers!!!

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

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


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Dolores River Restoration and Tamarisk Removal

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

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

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

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



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Boulder Creek Restoration - White Rocks

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

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

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

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

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St. Vrain Creek Tamarisk Removal - Longmont

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

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

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

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

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

Photo Gallery

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