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2018 Projects
Project Name Day(s) Date(s)
Boulder County Seed Collection I Saturday Jul 21, 2018

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

Poudre High School Student Council at Young Gulch Tuesday Jul 24, 2018

City of Boulder Seed Collection III Wednesday Jul 25, 2018

Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction III Saturday Jul 28, 2018

Boulder County Seed Collection II Saturday Jul 28, 2018

Indian Peaks Wilderness Trail Project I Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Jul 28, 2018
Jul 29, 2018
Jul 30, 2018

Environmental Learning Center-E-CAMP River Restoration Friday Aug 03, 2018

Indian Peaks Wilderness Trail Project II Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Aug 03, 2018
Aug 04, 2018
Aug 05, 2018

Standley Lake Pollinator Habitat Restoration Teasel Pull Tuesday Aug 07, 2018

Boulder County Seed Collection III Wednesday Aug 08, 2018

Lory State Park Seed Collections III Thursday Aug 09, 2018

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

Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction IV Saturday Aug 18, 2018

South Park Alpine Restoration I Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Aug 17, 2018
Aug 18, 2018
Aug 19, 2018

Masontown Trail Project I Saturday
Sunday
Aug 25, 2018
Aug 26, 2018

Boulder County Seed Collection IV Wednesday Aug 29, 2018

Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction V Saturday Sep 01, 2018

Young Gulch Trail Construction III Saturday
Sunday
Sep 01, 2018
Sep 02, 2018

Young Gulch Trail Construction Back Country III Saturday
Sunday
Sep 01, 2018
Sep 02, 2018

Uncompahgre Plateau Sage Grouse Habitat Restoration Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sep 05, 2018
Sep 06, 2018
Sep 07, 2018
Sep 08, 2018

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

South Park Alpine Restoration II Saturday
Sunday
Sep 08, 2018
Sep 09, 2018

Dolores River Restoration and Tamarisk Removal Monday
Tuesday
Sep 10, 2018
Sep 11, 2018

Boulder County Seed Collection VI Friday Sep 14, 2018

St. Vrain Tamarisk Removal II Saturday Sep 15, 2018

Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction I (Rescheduled) Saturday Sep 15, 2018

Masontown Trail Project II Saturday
Sunday
Sep 15, 2018
Sep 16, 2018

Rocky Mtn Natl Park Habitat Restoration II Saturday
Sunday
Sep 22, 2018
Sep 23, 2018

Fillius Park Trails Saturday Sep 29, 2018

City of Boulder Seed Collection V Friday Oct 05, 2018

Young Gulch Trail Construction IV Saturday
Sunday
Oct 06, 2018
Oct 07, 2018

Young Gulch Trail Construction Back Country IV Saturday
Sunday
Oct 06, 2018
Oct 07, 2018

St. Vrain Tamarisk Removal III Wednesday Oct 10, 2018

Tool Fest - Fort Collins Saturday Oct 27, 2018

Tool Fest - Boulder Saturday Nov 03, 2018

Boulder County Seed Collection VII Saturday Nov 03, 2018

City of Boulder Seed Collection VI Wednesday Nov 07, 2018


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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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Summit and Echo Lakes - Mt. Evans Restoration

SCHEDULED

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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Poudre High School Student Council at Young Gulch

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 15 (more info)
Date(s):
Tuesday Jul 24, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 55
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is teaming up with Poudre High School's Student Council to expose youth to environmental stewardship by learning how to get involved in the community while helping to maintain a local trail.

The Young Gulch trail was a very popular destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through in 2012, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in 2013. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is washed away. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail: more fun and resilient, with less disturbance to the creek and the Cache La Poudre downstream.

We've constructed almost 3 miles of trail, but because the trail is still closed to the public, nature is starting to take back the trail. Students will be removing vegetation from the newly constructed trail to keep it cleared. In addition, non-native plants often like disturbed areas, like the hillsides after a fire, so students will be removing these non-native plants from around the main trail head.

A big thank you to CSU's Environmental Learning Center for sending out Youth Program staff to help out at this great community collaborative event.


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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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Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction III

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Full Day
Sponsors
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed
State Farm Insurance
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 28, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
For the fourth year, WRV is partnering with the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed, The Nature Conservancy, Larimer County Conservation Corps and the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch to reduce the risk of severe wildfire in the Elkhorn Creek area. Not only is this area important wildlife habitat, it's also special because of its proximity to surrounding National Forest and crucial to the health of the Cache La Poudre River watershed.

By thinning dense stands of trees and piling and removing debris, volunteers are helping to protect the water supply and improve forest health in this valuable and beautiful area. Let's continue the excellent progress we made last year!

All volunteers are welcome on this project, sawyers and non-sawyers alike! If you are a certified volunteer sawyer, contact Will Vieth at william@wlrv.org


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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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Indian Peaks Wilderness Trail Project I

SCHEDULED
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 Pawnee Pass 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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Environmental Learning Center-E-CAMP River Restoration

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 10 (more info)
Date(s):
Friday Aug 03, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is teaming up with local middle school campers at the CSU Environmental Learning Center's E-Camp for a great day of education in action! Youth Volunteers will be planting native willows and building/installing "willow waddles" along a section of the Poudre River stream bank to reduce erosion and encourage native vegetation that is beneficial to local wildlife.

While youth are learning techniques used by WRV to restore a river ecosystem, they will explore how floods can change rivers and cause erosion while they are working as a team to give back to the river!


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Indian Peaks Wilderness Trail Project II

SCHEDULED
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 Pawnee Pass 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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Standley Lake Pollinator Habitat Restoration Teasel Pull

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Terra Foundation
Date(s):
Tuesday Aug 07, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
WRV is collaborating with the Butterfly Pavilion and Westminster Open Space to restore native grassland habitat, with a specific emphasis on improved habitat for pollinator species.

On Tuesday evening, August 7, volunteers will gather to improve pollinator habitat by clipping and bagging the flowers of the noxious weed teasel. Join us for an easy evening in this scenic and family-friendly Westminster park!


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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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Mt Elbert Alpine Trail Restoration

SCHEDULED

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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Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction IV

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Full Day
Sponsors
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed
State Farm Insurance
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 18, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
For the fourth year, WRV is partnering with the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed, The Nature Conservancy, Larimer County Conservation Corps and the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch to reduce the risk of severe wildfire in the Elkhorn Creek area. Not only is this area important wildlife habitat, it's also special because of its proximity to surrounding National Forest and crucial to the health of the Cache La Poudre River watershed.

By thinning dense stands of trees and piling and removing debris, volunteers are helping to protect the water supply and improve forest health in this valuable and beautiful area. Let's continue the excellent progress we made last year!

All volunteers are welcome on this project, sawyers and non-sawyers alike! If you are a certified volunteer sawyer, contact Will Vieth at william@wlrv.org


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South Park Alpine Restoration I

SCHEDULED
Please Note: You can sign up for 1 or all 3 days of this project by selecting the days you are able to attend.

Very 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):
Friday Aug 17, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 55
Saturday Aug 18, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 55
Sunday Aug 19, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 55
Join us for a weekend in spectacular high country at two sites within 10 miles northwest of Fairplay. The headwaters of both North Tarryall 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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Masontown Trail Project I

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Friends of the Dillon Ranger District
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 25, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 45
Sunday Aug 26, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 45
This popular access to Summit County Trails has been loved to death. We're partnering with the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and the Town of Frisco to give it a much needed transformation starting with the construction of bridges and boardwalks across the creek and sensitive riparian areas!


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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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Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction V

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Full Day
Sponsors
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed
State Farm Insurance
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 01, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
For the fourth year, WRV is partnering with the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed, The Nature Conservancy, Larimer County Conservation Corps and the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch to reduce the risk of severe wildfire in the Elkhorn Creek area. Not only is this area important wildlife habitat, it's also special because of its proximity to surrounding National Forest and crucial to the health of the Cache La Poudre River watershed.

By thinning dense stands of trees and piling and removing debris, volunteers are helping to protect the water supply and improve forest health in this valuable and beautiful area. Let's continue the excellent progress we made last year!

All volunteers are welcome on this project, sawyers and non-sawyers alike! If you are a certified volunteer sawyer, contact Will Vieth at william@wlrv.org


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Young Gulch Trail Construction III

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Odell Brewing Company
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance
REI - National Office
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 01, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Sunday Sep 02, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
The Young Gulch trail was a very popular destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through in 2012, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in 2013. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is washed away. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail: more fun and resilient, with less disturbance to the creek and the Cache La Poudre downstream.

We've constructed almost 3 miles of trail meaning this season we'll be working some distance from the trailhead. We'll have a backcountry base-camp set up so that volunteers can choose to camp with us closer to the work area or to hike in daily. Please let us know your preference and register for the BACKCOUNTRY camping project on our schedule, listed for the same days.

We have some basic camping gear available for those who don't have their own.

WRV is very pleased to work collaboration with the USFS, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi-year effort.


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Young Gulch Trail Construction Back Country III

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Odell Brewing Company
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance
REI - National Office
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 01, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Sunday Sep 02, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 10
This is the same weekend as the regular Young Gulch event but participants in the Back Country project will be hiking in Friday evening and staying at our fully outfitted basecamp 2.5 miles in on the trail. You get to work in the most remote parts of the trail, won't have to carry tools in and we have some basic camping gear to lend. Please make a note when you register if you need equipment so we can plan ahead for you!

The Young Gulch trail was a very popular destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through in 2012, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in 2013. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is washed away. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail: more fun and resilient, with less disturbance to the creek and the Cache La Poudre downstream.

WRV is very pleased to work collaboration with the USFS, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi-year effort.


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Uncompahgre Plateau Sage Grouse Habitat Restoration

SCHEDULED
WED-SAT Project, Sunday is either a FUN DAY before we head to the Dolores River project, or a travel day if you don't plan on joining us for Dolores.

Difficult    ●    Mid Week Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
USFS - Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison Nat'l Forest - Gunnison Ranger District
Audubon Rockies
Date(s):
Wednesday Sep 05, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 35
Thursday Sep 06, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 35
Friday Sep 07, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 35
Saturday Sep 08, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 35
WE'RE BACK for another year of restoring critical habitat for Gunnison Sage Grouse, this year we're taking the success we've had in Gunnison over the past 4 years and moving up to the Uncompaghre National Forest to replicate our work with new partners.

This year we'll be camped out for 4 days at an old Civilian Conservation Corps camp and travelling from there to our work sites each day. The work will be much the same as previous years using rock to build small scale erosion control structures which help to trap sediment and raise the water table over time, and sustaining the plant community that the Gunnison Sage Grouse depends on. This work helps make the ecosystem more resilient to the effects of climate change.

One of WRV's most popular projects every year, this year may the best yet!

The site of our camp makes it much more difficult to accommodate volunteers looking to only come for 1 of the days so please plan on coming for all 4 days if you sign up.

You also have the EXCITING opportunity to register for 2 projects back to back for a true week long volunteer "vacation". Volunteers that register for both this project and the Dolores River Tamarisk project will have the opportunity to carpool with WRV (We'll be renting 1 or more passenger vans for this purpose), stay at the CCC Cabins an extra day (btw the cabins have showers!) between projects for a rest day and we are working on plans for a special rest day adventure!

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
Volunteers will be constructing multiple rock structures on small streams and drainages in the watershed.
Volunteers will be working at an elevation of above 8,000 feet and camping nearby at a Civilian Conservation Corps Camp with multiple cabins. Food will be provided by talented volunteer cooks!


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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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South Park Alpine Restoration II

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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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Dolores River Restoration and Tamarisk Removal

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Intermediate    ●    Mid Week Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
RiversEdge West (formerly Tamarisk Coalition)
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Audubon Rockies
Date(s):
Monday Sep 10, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Tuesday Sep 11, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Spend a few days camped out under the cottonwoods along the spectacular Dolores River with us, while you're there, maybe kill some Tamarisk. That's what we'll be doing. Year 5 working down in this part of the state to eradicate the invasive water hogging, earth salting Tamarisk tree. Volunteers will cut small trees or regrowth of previously cut larger trees and may also cage some Cottonwoods to protect them from marauding beavers.

This is a really fun project, known far and wide for the fabulous food, the awe inspiring scenery and the colorful local history. Sign up for the geographically closer Uncompahgre Plateau Sage Grouse Restoration Project from September 6-9th and make a whole week of it. Anyone who signs up for both projects will get to ride in the WRV carpool and go on a special off day adventure with us!





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Boulder County Seed Collection VI

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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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St. Vrain Tamarisk Removal II

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Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 10 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Longmont
Audubon Rockies
Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 15, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 40
Enjoy panoramic views of the Front Range and heal a local area deeply impacted by the 2013 flood! In the aftermath of the flood, millions of tamarisk seedlings germinated, which pose a major threat to the watershed should they mature. Volunteers will continue work from 2016 & 2017, removing tamarisk through hand pulling, weed wrenching, and cut & stump treatment with herbicide.

Notes: Our project is located on St Vrain Creek, just east of the Boulder/Weld County line, where the Sept 2013 flood breached several lakes and carved a new channel.
Tamarisk (aka Salt Cedar) has devastated watersheds throughout the west, costing billions of dollars in lost habitat, lost water, and lost electricity.


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Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction I (Rescheduled)

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Difficult    ●    Full Day
Sponsors
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed
State Farm Insurance
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 15, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
For the fourth year, WRV is partnering with the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed, The Nature Conservancy, Larimer County Conservation Corps and the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch to reduce the risk of severe wildfire in the Elkhorn Creek area. Not only is this area important wildlife habitat, it's also special because of its proximity to surrounding National Forest and crucial to the health of the Cache La Poudre River watershed.

By thinning dense stands of trees and piling and removing debris, volunteers are helping to protect the water supply and improve forest health in this valuable and beautiful area. Let's continue the excellent progress we made last year!

All volunteers are welcome on this project, sawyers and non-sawyers alike! If you are a certified volunteer sawyer, contact Will Vieth at william@wlrv.org


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Masontown Trail Project II

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Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Friends of the Dillon Ranger District
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 15, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 45
Sunday Sep 16, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 45
This popular access to Summit County Trails has been loved to death. We're partnering with the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and the Town of Frisco to give it a much needed transformation starting with the construction of bridges and boardwalks across the creek and sensitive riparian areas!


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Rocky Mtn Natl Park Habitat Restoration II

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Come celebrate National Public Lands Day!

Intermediate    ●    Multi Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Rocky Mountain National Park
Audubon Rockies
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 22, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Sunday Sep 23, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Come join us for Colorado Public lands Day. Rocky Mountain National Park is a spectacular iconic destination in Colorado. WRV volunteers will be returning there twice this year to help restore three disturbed sites near Sprague Lake, Moraine Park and the Beaver Meadows Headquarters. This event is Part 2. Altogether, between these two events, volunteers will plant over 7,000 wetland plants, and seed, rake and mulch over 7 acres.

Camping in the park will be provided free for volunteers. This project fills quickly so sign up early! Friday night arrival encouraged.


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Fillius Park Trails

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Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 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 Sep 29, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Come celebrate National Public Lands Day! Fillius Park is a gem within the Denver Mountain Parks system, just outside of Evergreen, and serves as as the entryway to the Bergen Park community. Volunteers will be completing 1800 ft of new natural surface trail to complete a new hiking trail loop at Fillius Park, create ADA access to the historical shelter, and reclaim old roads and parking lots that are no longer being utilized.


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City of Boulder Seed Collection V

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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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Young Gulch Trail Construction IV

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Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Odell Brewing Company
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance
REI - National Office
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 06, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Sunday Oct 07, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
The Young Gulch trail was a very popular destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through in 2012, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in 2013. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is washed away. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail: more fun and resilient, with less disturbance to the creek and the Cache La Poudre downstream.

We've constructed almost 3 miles of trail meaning this season we'll be working some distance from the trailhead. We'll have a backcountry base-camp set up so that volunteers can choose to camp with us closer to the work area or to hike in daily. Please let us know your preference and register for the BACKCOUNTRY camping project on our schedule, listed for the same days.

We have some basic camping gear available for those who don't have their own.

WRV is very pleased to work collaboration with the USFS, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi-year effort.


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Young Gulch Trail Construction Back Country IV

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Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Odell Brewing Company
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance
REI - National Office
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 06, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Sunday Oct 07, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 10
This is the same weekend as the regular Young Gulch event but participants in the Back Country project will be hiking in Friday evening at 6pm or Saturday morning at 6am and staying at our fully outfitted basecamp 2.5 miles in on the trail. You get to work in the most remote parts of the trail, won't have to carry tools in and we have some basic camping gear to lend. Please make a note in your registration if you need to borrow camping gear ahead of time.

The Young Gulch trail was a very popular destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through in 2012, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in 2013. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is washed away. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail: more fun and resilient, with less disturbance to the creek and the Cache La Poudre downstream.

WRV is very pleased to work collaboration with the USFS, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi-year effort.


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St. Vrain Tamarisk Removal III

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Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 10 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Longmont
Audubon Rockies
Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment
Date(s):
Wednesday Oct 10, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Enjoy panoramic views of the Front Range and heal a local area deeply impacted by the 2013 flood! In the aftermath of the flood, millions of tamarisk seedlings germinated, which pose a major threat to the watershed should they mature. Volunteers will continue work from 2016 & 2017, removing tamarisk through hand pulling, weed wrenching, and cut & stump treatment with herbicide.

Notes: Our project is located on St Vrain Creek, just east of the Boulder/Weld County line, where the Sept 2013 flood breached several lakes and carved a new channel.
Tamarisk (aka Salt Cedar) has devastated watersheds throughout the west, costing billions of dollars in lost habitat, lost water, and lost electricity.


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Tool Fest - Fort Collins

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Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 14 (more info)
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 27, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
9am-3:30pm approx

Volunteers are invited to celebrate a great season of restoration and put the tools you used to bed for the winter. There is a job for everyone: cleaning, sharpening, painting, applying protective oils, and re-organizing the tool shed to get ready for next years' project season. Word on the street is Tool Fest is a blast!


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Tool Fest - Boulder

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Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 14 (more info)
Date(s):
Saturday Nov 03, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 35
9am-3:30pm approx

Volunteers are invited to celebrate a great season of restoration and put the tools you used to bed for the winter. There is a job for everyone: cleaning, sharpening, painting, applying protective oils, and re-organizing the tool shed to get ready for next years' project season. Word on the street is Tool Fest is a blast!


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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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