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2020 Projects
Project Name Day(s) Date(s)
Trails: Boulder Flatirons Restoration - POSTPONED Saturday
Sunday
Apr 25, 2020
Apr 26, 2020

Habitats: Daniels Park Saturday May 16, 2020

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

Trails: Crosscut Saw Corridor Clearing - South San Juan Friday - Sunday Jul 24, 2020 - Jul 26, 2020

Trails: Indian Peaks Backcountry 1 Friday - Sunday Jul 31, 2020 - Aug 02, 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: Indian Peaks Backcountry 2 Friday - Sunday Aug 14, 2020 - Aug 16, 2020

Trails: Crosscut Saw Corridor Clearing - Eagles Nest 2 Saturday - Sunday Aug 15, 2020 - Aug 16, 2020

Habitats: Beaver Creek Boardwalk 1 Thursday - Sunday Aug 20, 2020 - Aug 23, 2020

Trails: Beaver Creek 1 Thursday - Sunday Aug 20, 2020 - Aug 23, 2020

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

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

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

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

Trails: Beaver Creek 2 Saturday - Sunday Sep 05, 2020 - Sep 06, 2020

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

Habitats: Beaver Creek Boardwalk 2 Saturday - Sunday Sep 05, 2020 - Sep 06, 2020

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

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

Trails: Elephant Butte - CANCELLED Saturday Oct 03, 2020

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

Trails: Boulder Flatirons Restoration Saturday
Sunday
Oct 10, 2020
Oct 11, 2020


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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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Habitats: Daniels Park

SCHEDULED

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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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: 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

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 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

SCHEDULED

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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Trails: Crosscut Saw Corridor Clearing - South San Juan

SCHEDULED

Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Friday Jul 24, 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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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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Trails: Keystone Hippo 1

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 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: 25
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

SCHEDULED

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: Indian Peaks Backcountry 2

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
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 - Eagles Nest 2

SCHEDULED

Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    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
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 in the Eagles Nest Wilderness near Dillon, 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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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):
Thursday Aug 20, 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: 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):
Thursday Aug 20, 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.


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Trails: Mt. Elbert 14er 2

SCHEDULED

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: Indian Peaks Backcountry 3

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

SCHEDULED

Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    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: 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.

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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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):
Saturday Sep 05, 2020 - Sunday Sep 06, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 15
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 2 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: 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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Trails: Mount Margaret Molly Lake

SCHEDULED

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: 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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Trails: Pawnee Buttes

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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: 30
Sunday Oct 11, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 30
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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Trails: Boulder Flatirons Restoration

SCHEDULED

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 Oct 10, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Sunday Oct 11, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 25
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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