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2018 Projects
Project Name Day(s) Date(s)
Mt Elbert Collaborative Volunteer Event Saturday
Sunday
Jul 14, 2018
Jul 15, 2018

Summit and Echo Lakes - Mt. Evans Restoration Saturday
Sunday
Jul 21, 2018
Jul 22, 2018

Indian Peaks Wilderness Trail Project - Part 1 Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Jul 28, 2018
Jul 29, 2018
Jul 30, 2018

Indian Peaks Wilderness Trail Project - Part 2 Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Aug 03, 2018
Aug 04, 2018
Aug 05, 2018

Mt Elbert Alpine Trail Restoration Saturday
Sunday
Aug 11, 2018
Aug 12, 2018

South Park Alpine Restoration - Part 1 Saturday
Sunday
Friday
Aug 18, 2018
Aug 19, 2018
Aug 17, 2018

South Park Alpine Restoration - Part 2 Saturday
Sunday
Sep 08, 2018
Sep 09, 2018


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Mt Elbert Collaborative Volunteer Event

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Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 14, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Sunday Jul 15, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is partnering with other Colorado outdoor stewardship groups and the U.S. Forest Service through the National Forest Foundation Find Your Fourteener campaign so that together we can do more on our majestic Fourteeners. We are working collaboratively to increase the pace and scale of trail improvements and ecological restoration. Our vision is to work together, with you, to build and maintain a sustainable trails network, ensuring these peaks remain healthy and inviting for decades to come. With help from skilled, passionate volunteers like you, we can complete even more on-the-ground work on Colorado's Fourteeners.

This particular project is very unique. On this project led by Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, you can expect to get your hands dirty with staff and volunteers from the following organizations: Colorado Fourteeners Initiative, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Colorado Mountain Club, Get Outdoors Leadville, and Rocky Mountain Youth Corps. Because of this WRV only needs about 15 people on site. SO, sign up now before it fills up!

Colorado's magnificent 14ers attract heavy use. Mt Elbert has some of the worst conditions with an estimated 1.5 million cubic feet of sediment already lost due to erosion. The current trail passes through habitat for local and globally sensitive species, as noted by the USFS. Because usage well exceeds the capacity of the current trail, the primary summit route has been degraded to the point where visitors walk off trail and destroy the sensitive alpine. This project will restore and maintain the ecological and recreational value of the extremely high use route leading up. Aside from stunning views and great company you can expect to have some fun building/closing social trails, creating rock check dams, constructing plank retaining walls, adding soil fill, transplanting local vegetation, and maybe even doing a little alpine seeding.


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

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


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Summit and Echo Lakes - Mt. Evans Restoration

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Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 21, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Sunday Jul 22, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Echo Lake and Summit Lake Parks are the beginning and end of a spectacular trail through Chicago Basin toward Mt. Evans. Due to the popularity of this area, these parks are heavily impacted. WRV has been working on these popular and majestic areas for several years with amazing results.

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


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Indian Peaks Wilderness Trail Project - Part 1

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This is Part 1 of a two-part project. Consider combining them for a fun volunteer vacation with a two-day break in between.

Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 28, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Sunday Jul 29, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Monday Jul 30, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
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/Blue Lake trail. Volunteers will perform trail maintenance and reroute sections away from sensitive wetlands. Normally, this area is closed for camping, but WRV has special permission to camp in the backcountry near our work site.

Llamas will be used to haul food and gear into the site. This is a three-day project, Saturday-Monday. Volunteers are encouraged to show up Friday afternoon/evening to set up their camp and acclimatize. 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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Indian Peaks Wilderness Trail Project - Part 2

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This is Part 2 of a project begun a few days previously. Consider combining them for a fun volunteer vacation with a two-day break in between.

Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance
Date(s):
Friday Aug 03, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Saturday Aug 04, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Sunday Aug 05, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
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/Blue Lake trail. Volunteers will perform trail maintenance and reroute sections away from sensitive wetlands. Normally, this area is closed for camping, but WRV has special permission to camp in the backcountry near our worksite.

Llamas will be used 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. 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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Mt Elbert Alpine Trail Restoration

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Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
USFS - Pike and San Isabel NF - Leadville RD
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 11, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 40
Sunday Aug 12, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 40
Colorado's magnificent 14ers attract heavy use. Mt Elbert has some of the worst conditions with an estimated 1.5 million cubic feet of sediment already lost due to erosion. The current trail passes through habitat for local and globally sensitive species, as noted by the USFS. Because usage well exceeds the capacity of the current trail, the primary summit route has been degraded to the point where visitors walk off trail and destroy the sensitive alpine. This project will restore and maintain the ecological and recreational value of the extremely high use route leading up. Aside from stunning views and great company you can expect to have some fun building/closing social trails, creating rock check dams, constructing plank retaining walls, adding soil fill, transplanting local vegetation, and maybe even doing a little alpine seeding.

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

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

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


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South Park Alpine Restoration - Part 1

SCHEDULED
Please Note: This event has been updated and a third project day added on Friday, August 17th. We will be checking in with you if you registered prior to the third day being added, we hope you can also join us on Friday, but accept that you may not be able to.

Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
USFS - PSICC - South Park Ranger District
Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative
Wild Connections
Park County Land and Water Trust Fund
The Summit Foundation
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 18, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 55
Sunday Aug 19, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 55
Friday Aug 17, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 55
Join us for a weekend in spectacular high country at three sites within 10 miles northwest and southwest of Fairplay. The headwaters of both North Tarryall Creek, Sheep Creek and Beaver Creek have been impacted by illegal motorized activity which has damaged the alpine habitat and sent sediment into the watershed. After equipment preps the sites, volunteers will seed and mulch the area.

We'll be camping in a beautiful location with views across a meadow toward the continental divide. This is the first project in a series extending through 2019. WRV is pleased to be working with long-time partners, the Pike San Isabel National Forest, Wild Connections and Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative (MRHI).


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South Park Alpine Restoration - Part 2

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Please Note: An additional day has been added to this project. We will now be working Saturday and Sunday, September 8-9th. We will follow up with those who registered before the second day was added, but we'd love it if you are able to join us for the whole weekend.

Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
USFS - PSICC - South Park Ranger District
Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative
Wild Connections
Park County Land and Water Trust Fund
The Summit Foundation
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 08, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Sunday Sep 09, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Join us on this weekend in the spectacular high country at three sites within 10 miles northwest and southwest of Fairplay. The headwaters of both North Tarryall Creek, Sheep Creek and Beaver Creek have been impacted by illegal motorized activity which has damaged the alpine habitat and sent sediment into the watershed. After equipment preps the sites, volunteers will seed and mulch the area.

This is the second project in a series extending through 2019. WRV is pleased to be working with long-time partners, the Pike San Isabel National Forest, Wild Connections and Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative (MRHI).


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