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2018 Projects
Project Name Day(s) Date(s)
Seed Cleaning Party Friday May 18, 2018

City of Boulder Seed Collection I - Crew Leader Field Day Saturday Jun 30, 2018

City of Boulder Seed Collection II Tuesday Jul 10, 2018

Lory State Park Seed Collections I Thursday Jul 19, 2018

Lory State Park Seed Collections II Friday Jul 20, 2018

Boulder County Seed Collection I Saturday Jul 21, 2018

City of Boulder Seed Collection III Wednesday Jul 25, 2018

Boulder County Seed Collection II Saturday Jul 28, 2018

Boulder County Seed Collection III Wednesday Aug 08, 2018

Lory State Park Seed Collections III Thursday Aug 09, 2018

Boulder County Seed Collection IV Wednesday Aug 29, 2018

City of Boulder Seed Collection IV-- Family Event Saturday Sep 08, 2018

Boulder County Seed Collection VI Friday Sep 14, 2018

City of Boulder Seed Collection V Friday Oct 05, 2018

Boulder County Seed Collection VII Saturday Nov 03, 2018

City of Boulder Seed Collection VI Wednesday Nov 07, 2018


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Seed Cleaning Party

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Afternoon
Date(s):
Friday May 18, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Join us to clean the seed we have collected this season near Boulder!

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

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

THIS IS A 2 HOUR EVENT -- 9:00 am-11:00 am -- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

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


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City of Boulder Seed Collection I - Crew Leader Field Day

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 30, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 35
This will be our first seed collection of the season and all volunteers are welcome! New Seed Collection Crew Leaders will work with experienced crew leaders and practice their skills on a seed collection! This is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

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

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. This project is in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

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

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


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City of Boulder Seed Collection II

SCHEDULED

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 Jul 10, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 35
THIS IS AN EVENING 5:30-8:30pm EVENT

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. 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!

The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. This project is in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.



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Lory State Park Seed Collections I

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Date(s):
Thursday Jul 19, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 6
This is a morning 8:00am-12:00pm event


WRV is returning to Lory State Park (Colorado Parks and Wildlife) for 2 BRAND NEW and rare seed collection opportunities. Volunteers must be experienced seed collectors who are willing to battle the brush to collect chokecherry and currant on Thursday the 19th.

Sign up for one or both days, JULY 19 or 20, and visit areas of the park filled with birdsong and wildflowers, and berries of course! The seeds from this project will be used to restore native plant communities in The City of Longmont.

TO REGISTER, email annemarie@wrlrv.org or call 970-493-2075 ext 1# by noon on Wednesday the 18th. Please note which day you would like to join and if you want to carpool. You will receive a confirmation that you are registered, what to bring and a more specific meeting location. All volunteers will meet in the park and receive a free parking pass.

We look forward to seeing you!



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Lory State Park Seed Collections II

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Date(s):
Friday Jul 20, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 6
This is a morning 8:00am-12:00pm event


WRV is returning to Lory State Park (Colorado Parks and Wildlife) for 2 BRAND NEW and rare seed collection opportunities. Volunteers must be experienced seed collectors who are willing to battle the brush to collect chokecherry and sumac on Friday the 20th.

Sign up for one or both days, JULY 19 or 20, and visit areas of the park filled with birdsong and wildflowers, and berries of course! The seeds from this project will be used to restore native plant communities in The City of Longmont.

TO REGISTER, email annemarie@wrlrv.org or call 970-493-2075 ext 1# by noon on Wednesday the 18th. Please note which day you would like to join and if you want to carpool. You will receive a confirmation that you are registered, what to bring and a more specific meeting location. All volunteers will meet in the park and receive a free parking pass.

We look forward to seeing you!



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Boulder County Seed Collection I

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision (more info)
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 21, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
THIS IS A MORNING 9AM-NOON EVENT

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. 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!

The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. This project is in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


*If you are trained and certified, and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please write your intentions in the "Notes" section when registering.


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City of Boulder Seed Collection III

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Date(s):
Wednesday Jul 25, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 35
THIS IS AN EVENING 5:30-8:30pm EVENT

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. 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!

The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. This project is in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


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Boulder County Seed Collection II

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision (more info)
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 28, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
THIS IS A MORNING 8:30am-12:30pm EVENT

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. 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!

The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. This project is in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


*If you are trained and certified, and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please write your intentions in the "Notes" section when registering.


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Boulder County Seed Collection III

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision (more info)
Date(s):
Wednesday Aug 08, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
THIS IS AN EVENING 5:30-8:30PM EVENT

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. 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!

The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. This project is in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


*If you are trained and certified, and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please write your intentions in the "Notes" section when registering.


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Lory State Park Seed Collections III

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 14 (more info)
Sponsors
REI - National Office
Date(s):
Thursday Aug 09, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
This is a morning 8:00AM-12:00PM event

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

WRV is excited to announce that we are partnering with Colorado Parks and Wildlife at Lory State Park for another year of Native seed collections. This is the 3rd seed collection event this season and we will be focusing on collecting American Plum, or Prunus virginiana...assuming it ripens on time! This season we are focusing on fruiting shrubs that grow along the Front Range and collected Chokecherry, Sumac and Currants in July.

These plants provide incredible wildlife habitat by providing cover, shade and nesting habitat for small rodens and birdlife, as well as abundant forage for ungulates, birds, rodents and larger animals like bear, coyote, fox and more! The seeds from this project will be used to restore native plant communities in the The City of Longmont and WRV is grateful for this unique partnership to help promote native plants in City Natural Areas.

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

Once you register, you'll receive info 3-5 days prior about the exact trail head location, directions and species you'll be collecting. Volunteers should plan to meet in Lory State Park a few minutes before 8am, about 20 minutes from downtown Fort Collins.

We look forward to seeing you!


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Boulder County Seed Collection IV

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision (more info)
Date(s):
Wednesday Aug 29, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
THIS IS AN EVENING 5:30-8:30PM EVENT

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. 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!

The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. This project is in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


*If you are trained and certified, and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please write your intentions in the "Notes" section when registering.


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City of Boulder Seed Collection IV-- Family Event

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 5 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 08, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 55
THIS IS A HALF-DAY EVENT, 9:30AM - 12:30PM, LUNCH PROVIDED!

Join us for this youth and family friendly project! Children are welcome to collect seed alongside parents or participate in fun educational activities led by an experienced educator, allowing parents with younger children who usually wouldn't be able to attend to still participate in the event.

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. 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!

The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. This project is in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

Please note the names and ages of any children attending in the NOTES section when you register.


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Boulder County Seed Collection VI

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision (more info)
Date(s):
Friday Sep 14, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
THIS IS A MORNING 8:30am-12:30pm EVENT

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. 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!

The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. This project is in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


*If you are trained and certified, and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please write your intentions in the "Notes" section when registering.


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City of Boulder Seed Collection V

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Date(s):
Friday Oct 05, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 35
THIS IS A HALF-DAY EVENT, 9:00AM-1:00PM

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. 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!

The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. This project is in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


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Boulder County Seed Collection VII

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision (more info)
Date(s):
Saturday Nov 03, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
THIS IS AN AFTERNOON 12:30pm-3:30PM EVENT

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. 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!

The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. This project is in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


*If you are trained and certified, and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please write your intentions in the "Notes" section when registering.


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City of Boulder Seed Collection VI

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Date(s):
Wednesday Nov 07, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 35
THIS IS A HALF-DAY EVENT, 10:00AM-1:00PM

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. 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!

The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. This project is in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


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