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2015 Projects
Project Name Day(s) Date(s)
Skin Gulch Willow Harvest Friday - Friday Apr 24, 2015 - Apr 24, 2015

Skin Gulch Flood Restoration Saturday May 02, 2015

Big Thompson Willow Rescue Tuesday - Tuesday May 05, 2015 - May 05, 2015

Lefthand Canyon Invasive Weed Monitoring and Mapping #2 Wednesday Jul 15, 2015

Skin Gulch Flood Restoration II Saturday - Sunday Oct 24, 2015 - Oct 25, 2015


No experience is required. Meals are served in most cases.
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Skin Gulch Willow Harvest

SCHEDULED
Join us this Friday for our Skin Gulch Willow Harvesting trip through the Poudre Canyon. WRV volunteers will harvest several willow species and narrowleaf cottonwood poles for installation on the Skin Gulch Project on May 2nd. Space is still available to register for the Skin Gulch project! Register today!

Meet at Teds Place Gas Station at the corner of Highway 14 and US 287 on Friday April 24th at 9 am.

Some students will also be meeting us at Skin Gulch (Highway 14 and Stove prairie road junction) at 2 pm. Email Luke at lukas@wlrv.org with question or to arrange carpooling.

Easy    ●    Full Day

Date(s):
FridayApr 24, 2015 - FridayApr 24, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 8



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Skin Gulch Flood Restoration

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

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 02, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 70

7:30am-5pm approx

The High Park Fire ravaged over 85,000 acres of Northern Colorado lands, leaving hundreds of residents displaced and over 41,000 acres of land burned at a moderate to high severity! As a result, the Cache La Poudre River ran black after heavy rains last summer, and landslides and flooding closed roads and threatened homes last fall. WRV and the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed (CPRW) have spent months coordinating with agency partners, community organizations and hundreds of affected individuals to lay the ground for short- and long-term restoration actions.

Volunteer work day in Cache la Poudre Canyon! WRV will partner with the US Forest Service and the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed. Comprehensive work will consist of regrading stream bank, willow planting, seeding and mulching approximately 3 acres of floodplain at a crucial junction of Skin Gulch where it enters the Cache la Poudre (Stove Prairie Rd. and Highway 14).

Whether you live downstream of the fire or in the actual burn area, please lend a hand and help restore some of the highest priority restoration sites within the High Park Fire area! This high priority restoration work is estimated to take several more years, and a great amount of community involvement. And it will not be possible without your support!

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Big Thompson Willow Rescue

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

Date(s):
TuesdayMay 05, 2015 - TuesdayMay 05, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Are you just dying to get out and rescue 3000 forlorn willows?

Join Luke and Jamie Monday May 4 in Drake, CO to harvest a large batch of imperiled willows near the Big Thompson River.

The willow poles are no longer receiving adequate amounts of water to survive due to a flood induced change in topography. With your help, they are now destined for greatness as rooted stock in our first ever WRV willow nursery as well as immediate use in restoring large areas of the Big Thompson that were scoured by the floods of 2013.


Volunteers will be cutting, prepping and loading willow poles alongside staff. The more volunteers we get, the faster we will wrap up, with a goal of harvesting up to 3000 cuttings.


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Lefthand Canyon Invasive Weed Monitoring and Mapping #2

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

Date(s):
WednesdayJul 15, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 12

8:30am-4pm apx

Second of two projects: Volunteers will be mapping, and surveying areas where several invasive weed species have inhabited forest fire and flood affected lands. Using GPS devices and maps volunteers will map weed infestation and treat smaller patches as we survey the area. The site is closed to the public and has been affected by past natural disasters. Therefore, volunteers who can hike all day on rough terrain while keeping a sharp eye out or weeds are needed for this project.

Due to our specific needs, please contact morgan@wlrv.org to register for this project

PROJECT NEEDS and SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:

- You must be able to hike for an extended period on rough terrain as well as come to a meeting before the project to learn about weed id.

- To save complexity and leader needs we will be asking crews to provide their own packed lunch for this project.

- Volunteers will need to attend a 1-2 hr orientation meeting on Monday, July 13th at 6pm to learn how to ID the noxious weeds we'll be mapping (dinner provided)

- Also because of the back-country like setting, we will need to have a currently certified Wilderness First Responder (WFR) with the crews all day. If you are WFR and are willing to serve as a project Medic on this project, please let us know!

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Skin Gulch Flood Restoration II

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Multi Day

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 24, 2015 - SundayOct 25, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 40

7:30am-5pm approx Sat-Sun

The High Park Fire ravaged over 85,000 acres of Northern Colorado lands, leaving hundreds of residents displaced and over 41,000 acres of land burned at a moderate to high severity! As a result, the Cache La Poudre River ran black after heavy rains last summer, and landslides and flooding closed roads and threatened homes last fall. WRV, and the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed (CPRW) have spent months coordinating with agency partners, community organizations and hundreds of affected individuals to lay the ground for short- and long-term restoration actions.
Comprehensive work will consist of regrading stream bank, willow planting, seeding and mulching approximately 3 acres of floodplain at a crucial junction of Skin Gulch where it enters the Cache la Poudre (Stove Prairie Rd. and Highway 14).
Whether you live downstream of the fire or in the actual burn area, please lend a hand and help restore some of the highest priority restoration sites within the High Park Fire area! This high priority restoration work is estimated to take several more years, and a great amount of community involvement. And it will not be possible without your support!

Note: This is an overnight project with camping at a beautiful near the project site at Skin Gulch.
Volunteer work days in Cache la Poudre Canyon! WRV will partner with the US Forest Service and AloTerra.

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