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2012 Projects
Project Name Day(s) Date(s)
Willow & Cottonwood Harvest (Chico Basin) Friday Mar 16, 2012

Chico Basin Bird Habitat Restoration Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Mar 23, 2012
Mar 24, 2012
Mar 25, 2012

Willow & Cottonwood Harvest Senac Creek Friday Mar 30, 2012

Willow & Cottonwood Harvest (Radiant Park) Friday Apr 06, 2012

Senac Creek Willow and Cottonwood Planting Saturday - Tuesday Apr 07, 2012 - May 01, 2012

Radiant Park Creek Restoration Saturday Apr 14, 2012

Radiant Park Creek Restoration #2 Friday Apr 20, 2012

Braly Pond Bank Restoration Saturday Apr 21, 2012

Boulder Greenways Weeding on Wheels - Earth Day Myrtle Spurge Pull Sunday Apr 22, 2012

Radiant Park Creek Restoration #3 Saturday Apr 28, 2012

Weeding on Wheels - Myrtle Spurge Pull -Follow Up Wednesday May 02, 2012

Radiant Park Creek Restoration #4 Friday May 04, 2012

Willow & Cottonwood Harvest (Campbell Valley) Friday May 11, 2012

Forsythe Canyon Restoration Saturday
Sunday
May 12, 2012
May 13, 2012

Campbell Valley Watershed Restoration I Saturday May 19, 2012

Forsythe Seeding & Mulching Project Saturday May 19, 2012

Weeding on Wheels - Evening Neighborhood Myrtle Spurge Pull Thursday May 24, 2012

Hewlett Gulch 1 (Trail Construction) Saturday May 26, 2012

Boulder Greenways Weeding on Wheels - Teasel Thursday May 31, 2012

Boulder Prairie - Med Sage Removal Saturday Jun 09, 2012

Hewlett Gulch 2 (Trail Construction) Saturday Jun 16, 2012

Bunce Road Forest Restoration and Road Removal Saturday
Sunday
Jun 16, 2012
Jun 17, 2012

Boulder Creek Adopt Site Restoration 1 Wednesday Jun 20, 2012

Emergency Seed Collection - Thurs. Jun 21 Thursday Jun 21, 2012

Seed Collection 1 - Wed. Jun 27 Wednesday Jun 27, 2012

Seed Collection 2 - Thu. July 5 Thursday Jul 05, 2012

Project Stagging and Step Construction (Summit Lake) Friday Jul 13, 2012

Seed Collection 3 - Sat. July 14 (3/4 day) Saturday Jul 14, 2012

Summit Lake July Saddle Restoration - Mt Evans Saturday
Sunday
Jul 14, 2012
Jul 15, 2012

Seed Collection 4 - Wed July 18 Wednesday Jul 18, 2012

Seed Collection 5 - Wed. July 25 Wednesday Jul 25, 2012

North Maroon Trail Restoration Thursday - Sunday Jul 26, 2012 - Jul 29, 2012

Big Creek Lakes Seed Collection (North Park) Saturday
Sunday
Jul 28, 2012
Jul 29, 2012

Seed Collection 6 - Fri. Aug 3 Friday Aug 03, 2012

Phantom Canyon River Trail Improvement Saturday
Sunday
Aug 04, 2012
Aug 05, 2012

Seed Collection 7 - Wed. Aug. 8 Wednesday Aug 08, 2012

Medicine Bow-Routt Seed Collection Saturday
Sunday
Aug 11, 2012
Aug 12, 2012

Summit Lake Staging Friday Aug 17, 2012

Seed Collection 8 - Sat. Aug 18 (3/4 day) Saturday Aug 18, 2012

Hewlett Gulch post-fire Trail Restoration Saturday Aug 18, 2012

Summit Lake August Saddle Restoration - Mt Evans Saturday
Sunday
Aug 18, 2012
Aug 19, 2012

Cal-Wood Forest Health Day Tuesday Aug 21, 2012

Seed Collection 9 - Wed. Aug 22 Wednesday Aug 22, 2012

North Fork Poudre River Restoration Saturday
Sunday
Aug 25, 2012
Aug 26, 2012

Fencing and Staging for Georgia Pass/Glacier Peak Rehabilitation Wednesday Aug 29, 2012

Brainard Portal Restoration and Trail Saturday
Sunday
Sep 01, 2012
Sep 02, 2012

Seed Collection 10- Sat. Sept. 8 Saturday Sep 08, 2012

Georgia Pass/Glacier Peak Rehabilitation Saturday
Sunday
Sep 08, 2012
Sep 09, 2012

Seed Collection 11 - Sat. Sept 15 (1/2 day) Saturday Sep 15, 2012

Canyon Lakes Unauthorized Road Obliteration I Saturday
Sunday
Sep 15, 2012
Sep 16, 2012

West Magnolia Trail Project Saturday Sep 22, 2012

Canyon Lakes Unauthorized Road Obliteration II Saturday Sep 22, 2012

Seed Collection 12 - Sat. Sept 22 (3/4 day) Saturday Sep 22, 2012

Campbell Valley Adopt 3 (KU Alum) Saturday Sep 22, 2012

Seed Collection 13- Sat. Sept 29 (3/4 day) Saturday Sep 29, 2012

Winiger Ridge Forest Restoration Saturday
Sunday
Sep 29, 2012
Sep 30, 2012

High Park Post-Fire Restoration V -- Lory State Park Thursday Oct 04, 2012

High Park Post-Fire Restoration IV - Woodward Governor Friday Oct 05, 2012

Boulder Creek Adopt Site Restoration 2 Saturday Oct 06, 2012

High Park Post-Fire Restoration III - New Planet Beer Saturday Oct 06, 2012

Seed Collection 14- Sun. Oct 7 (3/4 day) Sunday Oct 07, 2012

High Park Post-Fire Restoration II - New Belgium Brewing Sunday Oct 07, 2012

Campbell Valley Watershed Restoration IV Saturday Oct 13, 2012

Seed Collection 15- Sat. Oct 13 (1/2 day) Saturday Oct 13, 2012

High Park Post-Fire Restoration VIII Saturday Oct 13, 2012

High Park Post-Fire Restoration IX -- Redstone Canyon Staging Tuesday Oct 16, 2012

High Park Post-Fire Restoration X -- Redstone Canyon Staging Wednesday Oct 17, 2012

Red Rocks Restoration Thursday Oct 18, 2012

High Park Post-Fire Restoration XI -- Redstone Canyon Staging Thursday Oct 18, 2012

High Park Post-Fire Restoration XII -- NCCC & VOC Friday Oct 19, 2012

St. Vrain Lafarge Restoration Saturday Oct 20, 2012

Hewlett Gulch 3 (restoration) Saturday
Sunday
Oct 20, 2012
Oct 21, 2012

Weiser Eagle Habitat Restoration Sunday Oct 21, 2012

Cherry Creek Eco Park Seeding Tuesday Oct 23, 2012

High Park Post-Fire Restoration XIV Thursday Oct 25, 2012

Seed Collection 15 Friday Oct 26, 2012

Tool Fest - Boulder Saturday Oct 27, 2012

Tool Fest - Fort Collins Sunday Oct 28, 2012

HELICOPTER RIDE for High Park Fire Restoration_Seaman Reservoir Thursday - Monday Nov 01, 2012 - Nov 05, 2012

High Park Post-Fire Restoration XV Thursday Nov 01, 2012

High Park Post-Fire Restoration XV I Saturday Nov 03, 2012

High Park Post-Fire Restoration XVII -- Redstone Canyon Wednesday Nov 14, 2012

Eco Park Seeding II -Cherry Creek Saturday Nov 17, 2012

High Park Post-Fire Restoration XVIII -- Redstone Canyon Saturday Dec 01, 2012

High Park Post-Fire Restoration XIX -- Redstone Canyon Sunday Dec 02, 2012

High Park Post-Fire Restoration XX -- Redstone Canyon Friday Dec 14, 2012


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Willow & Cottonwood Harvest (Chico Basin)

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

Date(s):
FridayMar 16, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 8

Welcome to the wonderful world of willows. "Where there's a willow there's a way." OK, enough with the alliteration. Besides the grammatical fun surrounding willows, they are also some of the most important riparian species used in restoration. Why? They can grow very quickly from a simple stem cutting and their roots provide a tremendous amount of stream bank stabilization. Also, mature willows and cottonwood trees provide important food, cover, and nesting source for many birds and small mammals in Colorado.

So, we hope you can enjoy a relaxing day with us harvesting willow cuttings that will be used to help restore important riparian habitat at Chico Basin Ranch, southeast of Colorado Springs. Healthy riparian areas (i.e., the diverse shrub and tree communities that thrive along stream sides) are critical for the existence of nearly 80% of wildlife in the arid Western US.



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Chico Basin Bird Habitat Restoration

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (formerly Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory)

Date(s):
FridayMar 23, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 40
SaturdayMar 24, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 40
SundayMar 25, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 40

In partnership with a handful of wonderful agencies and organizations, including the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, WRV is working with the Chico Basin Ranch to restore a classic plains riparian (i.e., streamside) plant community essential to well being of so many birds and other wildlife. The site has been severely altered throughout the years, resulting in a dense over story of exotic Russian olive trees. These trees have been eliminated, and now the site is ready for the re-establishment of native shrubs and trees, such as golden currant, wild rose, chokecherry, plains cottonwood, coyote willow, and others. On this project, volunteers will be installing willow cuttings, container stock, and bare-root shrubs, some of which could be the product of seeds collected by WRV in 2011. We hope you can join us to help restore habitat in one of Colorado's most important flyways - for birds that is.

View Chico Basin Ranch video and conservation info: www.chicobasinranch.com/

Come for 1 or all three days!

Weather Back-up: In the event severe weather hits the ranch on March 23-25, please reserve April 21-22 as a back-up.

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Willow & Cottonwood Harvest Senac Creek

CANCELLED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied (more info)

Date(s):
FridayMar 30, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 20

THIS HARVEST HAS BEEN CANCELED. PLEASE REFER TO THE OTHER WILLOW HARVESTS HAPPENING SOON:
Chico Basin Harvest (s. of CO. Springs) - March 16
Radiant Park (Fort Collins)- April 6
Thank you!

Welcome to the wonderful world of willows. "Where there's a willow there's a way." OK, enough with the alliteration. Besides the grammatical fun surrounding willows, they are also some of the most important riparian species used in restoration. Why? They can grow very quickly from a simple stem cutting and their roots provide a tremendous amount of stream bank stabilization. Also, mature willows are an important food, cover, and nesting source for many birds and small mammals in Colorado, as well as important forage for charismatic megafauna like moose and elk.

So, we hope you can enjoy a relaxing day with us harvesting willow cuttings that will be used to help restore riparian habitat in Aurora Open Space. Healthy riparian areas (i.e., the diverse shrub and tree communities that thrive along stream sides) are critical for the existence of nearly 80% of wildlife in the arid Western US.

Where? Aurora TBD
More info will be forthcoming!


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Willow & Cottonwood Harvest (Radiant Park)

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
FridayApr 06, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Welcome to the wonderful world of willows. "Where there's a willow there's a way." OK, enough with the alliteration. Besides the grammatical fun surrounding willows, they are also some of the most important riparian species used in restoration. Why? They can grow very quickly from a simple stem cutting and their roots provide a tremendous amount of stream bank stabilization. Also, mature willows are an important food, cover, and nesting source for many birds and small mammals in Colorado, as well as important forage for charismatic megafauna like moose and elk.

So, we hope you can enjoy a relaxing day with us harvesting willow cuttings that will be used to help restore riparian habitat along streams in Fort Collins. Healthy riparian areas (i.e., the diverse shrub and tree communities that thrive along stream sides) are critical for the existence of nearly 80% of wildlife in the arid Western US.


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Senac Creek Willow and Cottonwood Planting

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 10 accompanied by adult (more info)
Sponsors
Aurora Parks, Recreation & Open Space

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 07, 2012 - TuesdayMay 01, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 80

Join us on one of the first projects of the season! This beautiful rolling prairie area is being improved for native species like pronghorn, deer, birds and ground mammals.

WHAT WILL VOLUNTEERS DO ON APRIL 7?
We'll be planting native trees, shrubs and other small plants along Senac Creek to rejuvenate the natural ecosystem on this expansive Pronghorn Preserve property. Join WRV for a fun day of planting native willow poles and cottonwood seedlings/saplings, and enjoying an interesting and different natural area, on the eastern edge of Aurora. Come out and enjoy spring on the Front Range!


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Radiant Park Creek Restoration

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 7 (see below) (more info)
Sponsors
Trees, Water & People

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 14, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 80

A stream knows no borders! Such is the case with McClelland Creek, which flows out of the foothills west of Fort Collins to serve as an important wildlife corridor. By restoring this urban portion of the creek, volunteers will add tremendous value to the wildlife corridor between the foothills and the plains. Volunteers will help plant hundreds of native trees and shrubs, remove weedy Russian Olives, and stabilize eroding stream banks. This project is an important step in attaining sustainability goals set by the City of Fort Collins Storm Water Utility Department and continues an important relationship between WRV and the City of Fort Collins. Join us on the river! Number of volunteers: 80

BACK-UP DATE: April 28


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Radiant Park Creek Restoration #2

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 7 (see below) (more info)

Date(s):
FridayApr 20, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 20

A stream knows no borders! Such is the case with McClelland Creek, which flows out of the foothills west of Fort Collins to serve as an important wildlife corridor. By restoring this urban portion of the creek, volunteers will add tremendous value to the wildlife corridor between the foothills and the plains. Volunteers will help plant hundreds of native trees and shrubs, remove weedy Russian Olives, and stabilize eroding stream banks. This project is an important step in attaining sustainability goals set by the City of Fort Collins Storm Water Utility Department and continues an important relationship between WRV and the City of Fort Collins. Join us on the river! Number of volunteers: 30

BACK-UP DATE: April 28


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Braly Pond Bank Restoration

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 21, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 80

Braly Open Space is a beautiful Boulder County Open Space property with great views of Longs Peak. The site is home to a Bald eagle nest. Eventually, Braly Open Space will be part of the St. Vrain Greenway Trail from Longmont to Lyons. There are seven ponds on site, all reclaimed gravel quarries, offering excellent birding opportunities. Large wind driven waves pound the east shore at times, causing severe erosion, and degrading shoreline wildlife habitat. If this is not stopped, the problem will get worse and worse as the shoreline erodes away.

Volunteers will plant thousands of willows and install coir log barriers to protect the shoreline and enhance habitat for birds and other wildlife. The coir logs provide short term protection and the willows will stabilize the pond bank long term.

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Boulder Greenways Weeding on Wheels - Earth Day Myrtle Spurge Pull

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

Date(s):
SundayApr 22, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Myrtle Spurge is a Colorado A-listed species that Boulder and many other communities have been driving hard to stop for years. Through the efforts and partnerships of many land management agencies, private land holders and non-profits, the Boulder community has been able to put a sizable dent in the population of this nasty noxious weed. At Eldorado Canyon alone, WRV was able to remove over 95% of this nasty weed! This year, through a new partnership, we are hitting the spurge right in WRV's back yard near Boulder Valley Village and Maxwell. Working with The Boulder Greenways and the City of Boulder, we will target two key in-town populations in a single day. Since the project sites are so close and connected we encourage everyone to arrive on bike and pedal between them!

Volunteers are needed to pull the myrtle spurge (both toxic and noxious). Hand pulling is one of the most successful means of eradicating this weed.

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Radiant Park Creek Restoration #3

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 7 (see below) (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 28, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 30

A stream knows no borders! Such is the case with McClelland Creek, which flows out of the foothills west of Fort Collins to serve as an important wildlife corridor. By restoring this urban portion of the creek, volunteers will add tremendous value to the wildlife corridor between the foothills and the plains. Volunteers will help plant hundreds of native trees and shrubs, remove weedy Russian Olives, and stabilize eroding stream banks. This project is an important step in attaining sustainability goals set by the City of Fort Collins Storm Water Utility Department and continues an important relationship between WRV and the City of Fort Collins. Join us on the river! Number of volunteers: 30


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Weeding on Wheels - Myrtle Spurge Pull -Follow Up

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Afternoon    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)

Date(s):
WednesdayMay 02, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Help us get the last little bit in this project area! After an amazing Earth Day Project and a small follow up there is a small section of road and one corner of a property with myrtle spurge that threaten to spread their seed on the areas just cleared by volunteers. We need your help to pull these plants before they go to seed.

Myrtle Spurge is a Colorado A-listed species that Boulder and many other communities have been driving hard to stop for years. Through the efforts and partnerships of many land management agencies, private land holders and non-profits, the Boulder community has been able to put a sizable dent in the population of this nasty noxious weed. This year, through a new partnership, we are hitting the spurge right in WRV's back yard near Maxwell Lake. Working with The Boulder Greenways and the City of Boulder, and local residents we will take huge steps toward eradication from the area. Since the project sites are so close and connected we encourage everyone to arrive on bike and pedal between them!

Volunteers are needed to pull the myrtle spurge (both toxic and noxious). Hand pulling is one of the most successful means of eradicating this weed.

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Radiant Park Creek Restoration #4

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 7 (see below) (more info)

Date(s):
FridayMay 04, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 10

A stream knows no borders! Such is the case with McClelland Creek, which flows out of the foothills west of Fort Collins to serve as an important wildlife corridor. By restoring this urban portion of the creek, volunteers will add tremendous value to the wildlife corridor between the foothills and the plains. Volunteers will help plant hundreds of native trees and shrubs, remove weedy Russian Olives, and stabilize eroding stream banks. This project is an important step in attaining sustainability goals set by the City of Fort Collins Storm Water Utility Department and continues an important relationship between WRV and the City of Fort Collins. Join us on the river! Number of volunteers: 30


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Willow & Cottonwood Harvest (Campbell Valley)

CANCELLED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
FridayMay 11, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Welcome to the wonderful world of willows. Where there's a willow there's a way. OK, enough with the alliteration. Besides the grammatical fun surrounding willows, they are also some of the most important riparian species used in restoration. Why? They can grow very quickly from a simple stem cutting and their roots provide a tremendous amount of stream bank stabilization. Also, mature willows are an important food, cover, and nesting source for many birds and small mammals in Colorado, as well as important forage for charismatic megafauna like moose and elk.

This project is critical to our riverside and habitat restoration work at Campbell Valley! Join us for this fun Earth Day event along the north fork of the Poudre River on the historic Robert's Ranch and help restore Campbell Valley at the same time.


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Forsythe Canyon Restoration

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 12, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 95
SundayMay 13, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 95

Come join us for a fun weekend to help restore and protect habitat in Forsythe Canyon, southeast of Nederland. Volunteers will seed and mulch the area, plant native shrubs and trees, and help re-route an 800+ foot trail away from the area. This project will involve a diverse partnership including WRV, ARNF,and Denver Water. Volunteers will camp in a lovely location near the site.

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Campbell Valley Watershed Restoration I

CANCELLED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 with adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Great Harvest Bread-Longmont

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 19, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 35

Just 20 miles north of Fort Collins lives one of the most important mountains-to-plains transition zones in the Front Range-The Laramie Foothills Conservation Area. However, in the early 1900's, the North Poudre Irrigation Canal breached and flooded Campbell Valley, one of the most significant foothills valleys on the Robert's Ranch, in the heart of the Conservation Area. The elevation of the creek bottom was down cut by approximately 40 feet, causing the elevation of the valley's tributaries to drop commensurately. This massive change in the watershed caused significant head-cutting and down-cutting of every tributary in the valley, resulting in a loss of an estimated 120,000,000 (that's right, Million!) cubic feet of sediment. Now, erosion gullies range from 5 to 30 feet deep and run up to 1,000 feet across the land. And a healthy riparian community no longer exists.

Today, this historic ranch is protected by a conservation easement held by The Nature Conservancy. Volunteers will continue to restore riparian areas (i.e., streamside forests), wetlands, and uplands to build on a two-year pilot project WRV just completed in 2011. One of the primary goals is to reduce the amount of sediment reaching the creek, and entering our water supplies. Because, we all live downstream! Due to the site's regional significance, this project continues to be carried out in partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, The Nature Conservancy, The Roberts Ranch, The Colorado Water Conservation Board, Eco-Hydro Consulting, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and many others.

Camping will be provided at no cost on the ranch!

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Forsythe Seeding & Mulching Project

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Partial Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 19, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 25

Come join us for a fun day to help restore and protect habitat in Forsythe Canyon, southeast of Nederland. Volunteers will finish our Forsythe Canyon Restoration by seeding and mulching a highly disturbed area. Last weekend we planted over 1,000 native shrubs and trees, and helped re-route 1,400 feet of trail away from the area. The wet weather prevented us from completing the seeding and mulching. To fulfill our commitment to the US Forest Service, we are looking for a small group of volunteers to come out a finish the job.

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Weeding on Wheels - Evening Neighborhood Myrtle Spurge Pull

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayMay 24, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Help us get the last little bit in this project area! After an amazing Earth Day Project and a small follow up there is a small section of road and one corner of a property with myrtle spurge that threaten to spread their seed on the areas just cleared by volunteers. We need your help to pull these plants before they go to seed.

Myrtle Spurge is a Colorado A-listed species that Boulder and many other communities have been driving hard to stop for years. Through the efforts and partnerships of many land management agencies, private land holders and non-profits, the Boulder community has been able to put a sizable dent in the population of this nasty noxious weed. This year, through a new partnership, we are hitting the spurge right in WRV's back yard near Maxwell Lake. Working with The Boulder Greenways and the City of Boulder, and local residents we will take huge steps toward eradication from the area. Since the project sites are so close and connected we encourage everyone to arrive on bike and pedal between them!

Volunteers are needed to pull the myrtle spurge (both toxic and noxious). Hand pulling is one of the most successful means of eradicating this weed.

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Hewlett Gulch 1 (Trail Construction)

COMPLETED
Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Mishawaka Amphitheater

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 26, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 45

The Hewlett Gulch trail is a very popular mountain biking and hiking destination in the Poudre River Watershed. Severe erosion gullies have formed in particularly steep sections of the trail. In 2011 we began construction of a new more sustainable section of trail. This seasons objective is to complete the trail reroute and begin to restore the old trail. Restoration of the old gullied trail will improve the aesthetics of the loop portion of the trail, reduce erosion, and restore native habitat. WRV is fortunate to have a chance to collaborate with the US Forest Service, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, New Belgium Brewing, and Single-Track Trails on this project.

On this phase of the project, volunteers will help build the new trail reroute on the loop portion of the trail.



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Boulder Greenways Weeding on Wheels - Teasel

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayMay 31, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Boulder is blessed with stunning natural areas all around, but there is another set of natural areas that is often overlooked as we gaze up at the Flatirons. The urban wildlands that criss-cross Boulder act as important wildlife corridors, protect against flooding, provide habitat, and are often the only opportunity for people living in urban areas to connect with the natural world. In a new partnership with Boulder Greenways, we are focusing restoration efforts on these special natural areas right in our backyard.

Specifically, on this project we will target teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) which was added to the County weed list in 2004. This tap-rooted biennial loves moist sites and is a major threat to wetlands in and around Boulder.

Hand-pulling and digging are tough work but very effective for removing this species. Volunteers, protected from the plants' tiny thorns by gloves and long sleeves, will help to pull and dig up teasel before it has a chance to go to seed.

Since this is a project on Boulder Greenways, we highly encourage everyone to hop on a bike to get to the project! If this does not work don't worry, there will be parking near-by for car-poolers. Join us for this Search and Destroy mission!


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Boulder Prairie - Med Sage Removal

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 10 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
NOAA - Dept. of Commerce
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 09, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 100

LIVE MUSIC, GOOD FOOD, GOOD WORK!

Building on eight years of significant progress, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers continues the urgent quest to remove Mediterranean Sage from Boulder County. 100 volunteers are needed as part of a multi-agency partnership, targeting our removal efforts at the highest priority sites in Boulder County, especially on Table Mountain.
Left unchecked, this Colorado A-listed weed aggressively invades grasslands, reduces native plant populations, and degrades wildlife habitat and the overall health of prairie ecosystems. With sustained action, state wide eradication is possible, which would protect prairie ecosystems and wildlife habitat. Indirectly, this work will help protect thousands of acres of Colorado grassland habitats.

We'll have music and food at an after-party starring the Sugarloaf String Band. We hope to see you out there!
REGISTRATION ENDS FRIDAY AT 1PM. WAITLISTED VOLUNTEERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY THEN IF THERE IS ROOM FOR THEM TO ATTEND.

YOUTH EDUCATION CAMP
Drop off your children or grandchildren ages 6-12 to participate in WRV's exciting Youth Service Learning Day Camp! A partnership program between WRV and CSU's Environmental Learning Center, this program will engage our youngest land stewards in a day of adventure, investigation, and service. This, all while you enjoy a day restoring a beautiful prairie ecosystem! For more information on the environmental camp please email meghan@wlrv.org.

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Hewlett Gulch 2 (Trail Construction)

CANCELLED
Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Mishawaka Amphitheater

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 16, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 45

The Hewlett Gulch trail is a very popular mountain biking and hiking destination in the Poudre River Watershed. Severe erosion gullies have formed in particularly steep sections of the trail. In 2011 we began construction of a new more sustainable section of trail. This seasons objective is to complete the trail reroute and begin to restore the old trail. Restoration of the old gullied trail will improve the aesthetics of the loop portion of the trail, reduce erosion, and restore native habitat. WRV is fortunate to have a chance to collaborate with the US Forest Service, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, New Belgium Brewing, and Single-Track Trails on this project.

On this phase of the project, volunteers will help build the new trail reroute on the loop portion of the trail.



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Bunce Road Forest Restoration and Road Removal

CANCELLED
Unfortunately, WRV had to cancel this project, because of complications in the planning process.

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists P.C. - AMVS

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 16, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 65
SundayJun 17, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 65

Come enjoy the long days of mid-summer in this beautiful mountain location between Peaceful Valley and Allenspark, surrounded by aspen and pine forest and lovely views.

The historic Bunce School Road area is a very popular recreational destination. There is a network of eroding unofficial roadways diverging off the official road. The US Forest Service requested Wildlands Restoration Volunteers to revegetate over 4000 feet of roadways and construct about 500 feet of protective buck'n'rail fence barrier. Heavy equipment will prepare the site. Volunteers will plant seeds, spread mulch, install erosion matting, and construct buck'n'rail fencing.

We'll camp in a beautiful location near the worksite, and enjoy tasty meals!

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Boulder Creek Adopt Site Restoration 1

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Sunbelt Rentals
Cummins  Rocky Mountain

Date(s):
WednesdayJun 20, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 30

WRV has adopted a 2.3 mile stretch of Boulder Creek near 55th and Valmont in Boulder for long term restoration. In this area, historic wetlands have been degraded or eliminated and much of the historic native plains riparian plant community has been replaced by a non-native mixture of trees, with substantially reduced value to wildlife. The non-native tree canopy is unnaturally dense, which overly shades the ground and prevents native understory shrubs, grasses and wildlife from thriving.

There is tremendous potential at this site to replace the non-native plant community with a thriving native plains riparian community. This restored habitat will better support a variety of riparian and wetland dependent species including several neotropical migrant songbird species, northern leopard frog and Prebles meadow jumping mouse. Restoring a healthy riparian zone in this urban setting will also benefit the local community by reducing nonpoint source pollution, mitigating flood hazards during rain events, and providing other benefits associated with functional riparian ecosystems. Given the highly visible urban location, this site offers a unique opportunity to create a "living classroom" that will offer opportunity for community engagement in educational stewardship activities that illustrate the critical importance of healthy riparian areas and wetlands throughout the Northern Colorado landscape.

ACTIVITIES: Volunteers will help remove non-native tree species (like Russian olive and crack willow), pull weeds, and plant native plains cottonwood, peachleaf willow, western snowberry, wood's rose, wild plum, western chokecherry, sandbar willow, and golden currant.

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Emergency Seed Collection - Thurs. Jun 21

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayJun 21, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 25

Needle-and-Thread grass is dropping seed NOW! This is a highly valued native seed for local land agencies and we need your help collecting as much of this as possible!

THIS IS AN EVENING EVENT -- 5:30PM TO 8:30PM -- 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, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

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

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Seed Collection 1 - Wed. Jun 27

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)

Date(s):
WednesdayJun 27, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Seed collection is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

THIS IS AN EVENING EVENT -- 5:30PM TO 8:30PM -- 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, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

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

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Seed Collection 2 - Thu. July 5

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayJul 05, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Seed collection is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

:THIS IS AN EVENING EVENT -- 5:30PM TO 8:30PM -- 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, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

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

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Project Stagging and Step Construction (Summit Lake)

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 with adult (more info)

Date(s):
FridayJul 13, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 5

Learn new skills and help prep for our great weekend project in a ecological gem west of Denver!

In this Friday all day staging project, we'll gather in the setting of the extremely popular Summit Lake trail network west of Denver. WRV is collaborating with Denver Mountain Parks to teach you some amazing trails skills centered around construction of lumber step structures.

This mini-staging project will take place in conjunction with our Summit Lake project.



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Seed Collection 3 - Sat. July 14 (3/4 day)

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayJul 14, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Seed collection is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

THIS IS A 3/4 DAY, SATURDAY -- 8:00AM TO 2:00PM -- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. But often times, 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, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

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

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Summit Lake July Saddle Restoration - Mt Evans

COMPLETED
Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Karl & Barbara Friedman Family Foundation
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.

Date(s):
SaturdayJul 14, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 50
SundayJul 15, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 50

The Chicago Lakes Overlook Trail at Summit Lake Park has transformed over the last two years through thousands of volunteer hours that have improved the trail surface making it recreationally accessible to wheelchairs and thousands of tons of rock that now armor and protect the up-slope and down-slope plant communities.

This year WRV will return to this iconic Denver Mountain Park landscape at 12,800 feet above sea level to focus our restoration efforts on the highly denuded saddle at the overlook. New signage and fencing now keeps users on trail, but nearly decade of uncontrolled use had a catastrophic affect on the vegetation which is now leading to erosion. With our help a similar restoration transformation will wash over the saddle this year.

Volunteers will car-camp Friday and Saturday night at a base camp (11,600ft) then carpool to the work-site early each morning to ensure we are off the mountain early before storms roll in. We will spend the day surrounded by scenic view sheds, the occasional rare plant community, and wildlife such as big horn sheep and mountain goats. Work will include a variety of constructing rock/wood check dams, adding rock cover, seeding, mulching and the potential for some planting/transplanting.




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Seed Collection 4 - Wed July 18

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)

Date(s):
WednesdayJul 18, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Seed collection is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

THIS IS AN EVENING EVENT -- 5:30PM TO 8:30PM -- 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, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

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

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Seed Collection 5 - Wed. July 25

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)

Date(s):
WednesdayJul 25, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Seed collection is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

THIS IS AN EVENING EVENT -- 5:30PM TO 8:30PM -- 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, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

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

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North Maroon Trail Restoration

COMPLETED
Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
USFS - White River NF

Date(s):
ThursdayJul 26, 2012 - SundayJul 29, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 7

�Note: This is one of WRV's most strenuous projects requiring a 2 mile hike to camp carrying all your personal gear. And then short but steep hike from camp, at 10,000 ft, to the work site, at 12,000+ ft, each day. Previous backpacking experience is highly recommended and participants will have to talk to the trip leader prior to the expedition.


The Maroon Bells are one of the most iconic landscapes in our country. In fact, they are so picturesque that many claim they view up Maroon Creek is the most photographed spot in all of Colorado! In this living post card we will spend the better part of a week camped at a remote site over two miles from the trail head. Limited by the group size regulations of the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness a small group of only thirteen volunteers will get the rare opportunity to restore a user created route that is being replaced by new and much more sustainable alignment. This project is part of a partnership with Colorado Fourteeners and the US Forest Service to re-route nearly 4,000 ft of trail. A side from stunning views and great company you can expect have some fun building rock check dams, constructing plank retaining walls, adding soil fill, transplanting local vegetation, and maybe even doing a little alpine seeding.

Early Thursday Morning Arrival and a commitment to all Four Days Required Due to the group size limit we are only able to sign up 7 volunteers. Please be considerate and only sign up if you are willing and able to commit to the full project. Last minute cancellation are extremely detrimental to getting all the work done and our ability to hold projects like this in the future.

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Big Creek Lakes Seed Collection (North Park)

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Weekend    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)

Date(s):
SaturdayJul 28, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 25
SundayJul 29, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 25

Big Creek Lakes is one of the most beautiful campsites in North Park. We will camping there for two relaxing days, Saturday & Sunday, collecting native seeds among the meadows and forests of North Central Colorado.

Many land restoration projects depend on precious hand collected native seed because purchased seeds are unavailable, too expensive or not an acceptable match to the local native species ecotype. These seeds will be multiplied agriculturally by an inter-government agency partnership. This process increases seeds up to 1000-fold for re-vegetation projects on local public lands.

Friday night arrival highly encouraged..

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Seed Collection 6 - Fri. Aug 3

CANCELLED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)

Date(s):
FridayAug 03, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Seed collection is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

Unfortunately, the seed we anticipated collecting, Mountain Mahogany, has already shriveled and dropped. Please sign up for a future event! Thanks!


THIS IS AN EVENING EVENT -- 3:30PM TO 7:00PM -- 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, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

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

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Phantom Canyon River Trail Improvement

COMPLETED
Very Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 04, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 14
SundayAug 05, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 14

To kick off the WRV Nature Conservancy partnership in the Laramie Foothills Conservation Area, WRV volunteers will take on the task of rerouting and rebuilding some of the unsustainable portions of the river trail on the beautiful Phantom Canyon Ranch. With multiple river crossings through the North Fork Cache La Poudre, this will be an exciting project even before we reach the work sites. Volunteers will need to have their own hip waders or be comfortable with working wet. And with the opportunity to fish these exclusive waters at the end of the work day and to spend a night on the preserve, the rewards will be more than the volunteerism high WRVrs seek.

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Seed Collection 7 - Wed. Aug. 8

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)

Date(s):
WednesdayAug 08, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Seed collection is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

THIS IS AN EVENING EVENT -- 5:30PM TO 8:30PM -- 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, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

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

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Medicine Bow-Routt Seed Collection

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Multi Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 11, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 25
SundayAug 12, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 25

North Park, whose economic and cultural center is the town of Walden, is surrounded by majestic and beautiful mountains. This seed collection will provide you with a two-day experience in the mountains surrounding North Park, with a chance to view moose and enjoy other northpark wildlife.

Many land restoration projects depend on precious hand collected native seed because purchased seeds are unavailable, too expensive or not adapted well enough to local conditions. The seeds you collect will be multiplied agriculturally by an inter-government agency partnership. This process increases your seeds 100-1000 fold to create a high volume of locally adapted seed that can be used for post-fire revegetation projects. This project is being done in collaboration with the USFS and the Owl Mountain Partnership, which is working with local farmers to increase this native seed for future restoration projects.

FREE camping will be provided.

FRIDAY night arrival HIGHLY encouraged.

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Summit Lake Staging

CANCELLED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 with adult (more info)

Date(s):
FridayAug 17, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 10

In this Friday, all day staging project, we'll gather in the setting of the extremely popular Summit Lake trail network west of Denver. WRV is collaborating with Denver Mountain Parks.

This mini-staging project will take place in conjunction with our Summit Lake project.



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Seed Collection 8 - Sat. Aug 18 (3/4 day)

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 18, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 22

Seed collection is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

THIS IS A 6 HOUR EVENT -- 9:30PM TO 3:30PM -- 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, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

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

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Hewlett Gulch post-fire Trail Restoration

COMPLETED
Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 18, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 30

The Hewlett Gulch trail is a very popular mountain biking and hiking destination in the Poudre River Watershed. In 2011 we began construction of a new more sustainable section of trail. This summer, during the High Park fire, the trail burned, and has been closed to the public since. Come help the WRV and the Forest Service complete the construction and prepare the trail to be reopened. WRV is fortunate to have a chance to collaborate with the US Forest Service, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, New Belgium Brewing, and Single-Track Trails on this project.



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Summit Lake August Saddle Restoration - Mt Evans

COMPLETED
Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 18, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 50
SundayAug 19, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 50

Following up in a second project at Summit Lake this year WRV will return to Denver Mountain Park's spectacular Summit Lake Park which lays nearly 12,800 feet above sea level. This project will continue to focus restoration efforts on the highly denuded saddle at the overlook. Last year new signage and fencing were put in to keep users on trail. This is a huge improvement but years of uncontrolled use have had an immense impact on the vegetation which is causing to erosion. Our efforts over this weekend will add to the ecological transformation that is steadily restoring this iconic landscape.

Volunteers will car-camp Friday and Saturday night at a base camp (11,600ft) then carpool to the work-site early each morning to ensure we are off the mountain early before storms roll in. Camping with this group is a ton of fun and all meals will be provided. Our work day will be spent with the Peak of Mt Evans as the back drop and wildlife such as big horn sheep and mountain goats a common sight. Work will include a variety of constructing rock/wood check dams, adding rock cover, seeding, mulching and the potential for some planting/transplanting.




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Cal-Wood Forest Health Day

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)

Date(s):
TuesdayAug 21, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Come join us for a day of fun forest stewardship at the beautiful Cal-wood Education Center, near Jamestown.

WHEN: Tue, Aug 21, 9:00am to 3:30pm

SUMMARY
The Cal-wood Environmental Education Center is a 1040 acre nature preserve established over 50 years ago, near Jamestown Colorado. This gorgeous area provides a perfect outdoor learning environment for thousands of school kids each year. Dense "dog hair" stands of Ponderosa need to be thinned to improve forest health and decrease the risk of catastrophic fire. WRV volunteers will be thinning small trees with hand saws and loppers and then hauling firewood-sized chunks of wood (cut earlier by chainsaws) to a nearby truck. Lunch will be provided.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION for LOW-INCOME KIDS
Some of the thinned trees will be sold as fire wood, with proceeds going to a low-income school fund to support kids that may not otherwise have a chance to experience outdoor environmental education.

MEET THE BOARD
WRV Board members will be attending, so this is a great opportunity to "schmooze with the Board."

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Seed Collection 9 - Wed. Aug 22

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)

Date(s):
WednesdayAug 22, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 30

THIS IS A LATE AFTERNOON EVENT -- 4:30-7:30PM --Seed collection is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. But often times, 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, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

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

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North Fork Poudre River Restoration

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 25, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 60
SundayAug 26, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 60

Without water, life as we know it would not exist. And rivers are the primary conduit for this miraculous life-giving molecule. Beyond this, the rivers across the world provide endless enjoyment and rejuvenation for humans, and support some of the richest wildlife corridors known to science. Here lies an opportunity to give back to the rivers that sustain us.

Volunteers will help restore a 1.5 mile corridor of the North Fork Cache La Poudre River by installing natural in-stream structures, decompacting and restoring denuded streamside areas, and sowing native seeds - collected by WRV volunteers.
Nestled among the trees in the Canyon Lakes Ranger District (NW of Fort Collins), volunteers will spend the weekend with WRV's growing stewardship community in Northern Colorado.


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Fencing and Staging for Georgia Pass/Glacier Peak Rehabilitation

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Climax Molybdenum, a Freeport-McMoRan Company

Date(s):
WednesdayAug 29, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Come spend a day or two helping us get the project site all staged for the upcoming project. With the help of local off-road vehicle users and any volunteers who have a high clearance vehicle we will drop materials along the road so before our we decompact the road. At the same time we will be installing fencing to close the area from use. All are welcome to help with any part of the project and we can reach the fencing area in a Honda Civic so don't get scared off by the mention of rough roads.

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Brainard Portal Restoration and Trail

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists P.C. - AMVS
Arapaho Roosevelt Pawnee Foundation  ARP
Colorado Mountain Club - Boulder Group

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 01, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 80
SundaySep 02, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 80

The Brainard Lake Recreation Area is one of the most popular wilderness access points in the United States, receiving over 130,000 visitors per year. To reduce impacts on the wilderness, the US Forest Service has created the new "Brainard Portal." This new Portal provides all parking for the highly popular winter activities in the area, and access to plentiful summer-time activities as well. The disturbance around the new Portal needs to be restored. The new parking area also needs a new trail to connect it to the existing trail system.

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
WRV volunteers will construct about 450 feet of trail connecting to the popular Sourdough Trail, plant over 500 native trees and shrubs around the Portal, plant native seeds, install erosion matting, close/rehab at least 1200 feet of social trails, and stabilize/revegetate an eroding slope near the new entrance booth. Volunteers will be working at an elevation of about 10,000 feet.

The Brainard Portal is a top regional priority for the US Forest Service, because it is such a visible entry point to a popular destination. The fruits of your volunteer efforts will be seen and enjoyed by millions of people over the coming years!!

We are happy to be partnering with the US Forest Service, Colorado Mountain Club and Boulder Mountainbike Alliance on this project and are grateful for funding from the National Forest Foundation and Arapaho Roosevelt Pawnee Foundation.

ENJOY LABOR DAY!
The entire Brainard Recreation Area is closed to camping this year. HOWEVER, we will have exclusive permission to camp near the worksite Friday night through Sunday night. You can relax and enjoy a hike on Monday (Labor Day), using the FREE entrance pass you'll receive in thanks for volunteering. The work site is located at about 10,000 feet. We will camp in a beautiful area near the portal and have exclusive access to all the facilities. Great food will be provided by talented WRV cooks!

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Seed Collection 10- Sat. Sept. 8

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 08, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Seed collection is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

THIS IS A 6 HOUR EVENT -- 9:30AM TO 3:30PM -- 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, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

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

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Georgia Pass/Glacier Peak Rehabilitation

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 15 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
USFS - White River NF
Climax Molybdenum, a Freeport-McMoRan Company

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 08, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 80
SundaySep 09, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 80

Georgia Pass possesses stunning views at nearly 12,000 ft above sea level. This spectacular and popular area sees use from off-road vehicles and outdoor enthusiasts experiencing the Continental Divide Trail. Much of the recreation is on sustainable trails and roads allowing for visitation with manageable impact. There are however some places where users, often unknowingly, are causing immense degradation to extremely fragile ecosystems.
This project will focus on the closure and restoration of a spur road that is heavily eroding, braiding, and unraveling the native alpine flora. This socially-created road is not part of the Dillon Ranger District's newly approved Travel Management Plan and parallels a much more sustainable road which will remain as part of the trail system. Thus a huge ecological gain will be made without cutting off access to large areas. Volunteers will work on the steepest and most degraded sections which will be completely seeded, mulched over and have erosion structures put in. Much of the rest of the road will be converted to a single track trail which will eventually be connected to the CDT trail.
We are excited to have the help and partnership of the Friends of Dillon Ranger District and the US Forest Service to accomplish this project.

This project is a great chance to experience the alpine environment in a very easy way. Volunteers will car camp Friday and Saturday night at a site a couple thousand feet lower than the actual work site. Then we will spend Saturday and Sunday spreading seed and mulch over the newly decompacted road. While we can drive right to the base of the pass, the road spans nearly a mile, so hiking up to half a mile may be required. The first 2,000ft are steep but then it is moderately level.

FRIDAY night arrival highly encouraged.

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Seed Collection 11 - Sat. Sept 15 (1/2 day)

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 15, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Seed collection is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

THIS IS A HALF DAY EVENT -- 1:00PM TO 5:00PM -- 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, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

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

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Canyon Lakes Unauthorized Road Obliteration I

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 15, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 50
SundaySep 16, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 50

Over 380,000 miles of dirt roads riddle our National Forests. However, not all of them were created equally, or legally. Besides the watershed impacts of roads, the USFS has estimated an $8.4 Billion dollar backlog of maintenance and reconstruction costs for these roads.
This project is intended to decommission and restore 12 miles of unauthorized roads in the Canyon Lakes Ranger District in Larimer County in the next three years. By closing, decompacting, recontouring, and revegetating these unauthorized roads this project is intended to improve the watershed, restore wildlife habitat, and enhance water quality within Colorado's only National Wild and Scenic River; the Cache La Poudre! Come join us for one or both projects, to kick off this long-term restoration dream in the montane reaches of Northern Colorado. Volunteers will be spreading seed, applying erosion materials, and building closure fences.

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West Magnolia Trail Project

COMPLETED
Thank you all for the great work at West Magnolia

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Boulder Business Products

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 22, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 24

NEW PROJECT DATE - SEPTEMBER 22 The mountain pine beetle epidemic is having a significant impact on the upper montane forest across the West, including the West Magnolia area, southwest of Nederland, CO. The area is home to various sensitive habitats and a network of over 10 miles of very popular recreational trails for mountainbikers, equestrian and hikers. The USFS will be removing many trees to keep the public safe from falling trees. These efforts will have a big effect on the trails. In 2011, WRV partnered with Boulder Mountainbike Alliance (BMA) in a pilot project to improve and repair the old trail system, avoid the establishment of a social trail network, and learn about re-vegetation in this environment.

In 2012 volunteers will continue this work on a 300 foot segment of the Sugar Magnolia Trail that is badly eroded and needs to be rebuilt. Trail work will involve some specialized skills such as heavy rock-work in order to create a sustainable trail tread on this heavily used trail. This is a great opportunity to learn about trails and rock work while enjoying tha fall colors.

We had hoped to have a two day camping project and construct 575 feet of new trail and close and re-vegetate 450 feet of an old trail. However the reroute was not authorized in time for us to work on it this year. We are still going to try to get it on the schedule in 2013.



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Canyon Lakes Unauthorized Road Obliteration II

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 22, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 70

Over 380,000 miles of dirt roads riddle our National Forests. However, not all of them were created equally, or legally. Besides the watershed impacts of roads, the USFS has estimated an $8.4 Billion dollar backlog of maintenance and reconstruction costs for these roads.
This project is intended to decommission and restore 12 miles of unauthorized roads in the Canyon Lakes Ranger District in Larimer County in the next three years. By closing, decompacting, recontouring, and revegetating these unauthorized roads, this project is intended to improve the watershed, restore wildlife habitat, and enhance water quality within Colorado's only National Wild and Scenic River; the Cache La Poudre! Come join us for one or both projects, to kick off this long-term restoration dream in the montane reaches of Northern Colorado. Volunteers will be spreading seed, applying erosion materials, and building closure fences.

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Seed Collection 12 - Sat. Sept 22 (3/4 day)

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 22, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Seed collection is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

THIS IS A 6 HOUR EVENT -- 10:30AM TO 4:30PM -- 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, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

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

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Campbell Valley Adopt 3 (KU Alum)

CANCELLED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 with adult (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 22, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 10

Just 20 miles north of Fort Collins lives one of the most important mountains-to-plains transition zones in the Front Range-The Laramie Foothills Conservation Area. However, in the early 1900's, the North Poudre Irrigation Canal breached and flooded Campbell Valley, one of the most significant foothills valleys on the Robert's Ranch, in the heart of the Conservation Area. The elevation of the creek bottom was down cut by approximately 40 feet, causing the elevation of the valley's tributaries to drop commensurately. This massive change in the watershed caused significant head-cutting and down-cutting of every tributary in the valley, resulting in a loss of an estimated 120,000,000 (that's right, Million!) cubic feet of sediment. Now, erosion gullies range from 5 to 30 feet deep and run up to 1,000 feet across the land. And a healthy riparian community no longer exists.

Today, this historic ranch is protected by a conservation easement held by The Nature Conservancy. Volunteers will continue to restore riparian areas (i.e., streamside forests), wetlands, and uplands to build on a two-year pilot project WRV just completed in 2011. One of the primary goals is to reduce the amount of sediment reaching the creek, and entering our water supplies. Because, we all live downstream! Due to the site's regional significance, this project continues to be carried out in partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, The Nature Conservancy, The Roberts Ranch, The Colorado Water Conservation Board, Eco-Hydro Consulting, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and many others.


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Seed Collection 13- Sat. Sept 29 (3/4 day)

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 29, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Seed collection is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

THIS IS A SIX HOUR EVENT -- 9:30AM TO 3:30PM -- 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, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

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

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Winiger Ridge Forest Restoration

COMPLETED
WRV's 400th Project!!!

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by adult (see <a href= (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 29, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 60
SundaySep 30, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 60

Winiger Ridge, southeast of Nederland, is a long ridge that ends as a peninsula in Gross Reservoir. The site has beautiful views of the lake and glimpses of the continental divide to the west. The ridge is well known as a seasonal migration route for a large elk herd. This site is just down the road from the Forsyth Canyon project site that WRV worked on in May 2012. Denver Water and the Arapaho Roosevelt National Forest, who jointly manage this popular area, are working to enhance recreational activities, construct a new trail system, prevent vehicles from driving on the steep banks of the lake, and restore damaged habitat. They have asked WRV to close and rehab 1,100 feet of eroding old roads and construct 1,230 feet of new trails that connect the new parking lot to camp sites and access trails to the lake shore. WRV will utilize heavy equipment to prepare the site. Volunteers will spread seed and wood straw mulch, install erosion matting, and build new trails. We'll camp at a beautiful site.

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High Park Post-Fire Restoration V -- Lory State Park

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

Date(s):
ThursdayOct 04, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 15

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

The most immediate goals of our fall post-fire restoration projects is to protect roads, reservoirs, rivers, homes and communities from the threat of further landslides and flooding expected in the coming winter and spring months.

Whether you live downstream of the fire or in the actual burn area, please lend a hand and help restore some of the highest priority restoration sites within the High Park Fire area. The highest priority restoration work is estimated to take at least 3 years, and a great amount of community involvement. And it will not be possible without your support.

This project will take place at the beautiful Lory State Park, to help with critical staging of restoration materials!

SAFETY NOTE
These projects pose a more serious risk, due to hazard trees, tripping hazards and dust, than the vast majority of WRV projects. All participants will be required to read a Job Hazard Analysis and sign a release of liability waiver before working.

DONATE!
You can also donate to help support restoration efforts by visiting www.wlrv.org/highparkfire.



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High Park Post-Fire Restoration IV - Woodward Governor

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)

Date(s):
FridayOct 05, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 80

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

The most immediate goals of our fall post-fire restoration projects is to protect roads, reservoirs, rivers, homes and communities from the threat of further landslides and flooding expected in the coming winter and spring months.

Whether you live downstream of the fire or in the actual burn area, please lend a hand and help restore some of the highest priority restoration sites within the High Park Fire area. The highest priority restoration work is estimated to take at least 3 years, and a great amount of community involvement. And it will not be possible without your support.

SAFETY NOTE
These projects pose a more serious risk, due to hazard trees, tripping hazards and dust, than the vast majority of WRV projects. All participants will be required to read a Job Hazard Analysis and sign a release of liability waiver before working.

DONATE!
You can also donate to help support restoration efforts by visiting www.wlrv.org/highparkfire.



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Boulder Creek Adopt Site Restoration 2

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Sunbelt Rentals

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 06, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 50

WRV has adopted a 2.3 mile stretch of Boulder Creek near 55th and Valmont in Boulder for long term restoration. In this area, historic wetlands were degraded or eliminated and much of the historic native plains riparian plant community had been replaced by a non-native mixture of trees, with substantially reduced value to wildlife. The non-native tree canopy was unnaturally dense, which overly shaded the ground and prevented native understory shrubs, grasses and wildlife from thriving.

Now that many of the non-native canopy has been reduced, there is tremendous potential to replace it with a thriving native plains riparian community. This restored habitat will better support a variety of riparian and wetland dependent species including several neotropical migrant songbird species, northern leopard frog and Prebles meadow jumping mouse. Restoring a healthy riparian zone in this urban setting will also benefit the local community by reducing nonpoint source pollution, mitigating flood hazards during rain events, and providing other benefits associated with functional riparian ecosystems. Given the highly visible urban location, this site offers a unique opportunity to create a "living classroom" that will offer opportunity for community engagement in educational stewardship activities that illustrate the critical importance of healthy riparian areas and wetlands throughout the Northern Colorado landscape.

ACTIVITIES: Volunteers will plant native plains cottonwood, peachleaf willow, western snowberry, wood's rose, wild plum, western chokecherry, sandbar willow, and golden currant.

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High Park Post-Fire Restoration III - New Planet Beer

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Community Foundation of Northern Colorado
New Planet Beer Company

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 06, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 150

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

The most immediate goals of our fall post-fire restoration projects is to protect roads, reservoirs, rivers, homes and communities from the threat of further landslides and flooding expected in the coming winter and spring months.

Whether you live downstream of the fire or in the actual burn area, please lend a hand and help restore some of the highest priority restoration sites within the High Park Fire area. The highest priority restoration work is estimated to take at least 3 years, and a great amount of community involvement. And it will not be possible without your support.

SAFETY NOTE
These projects pose a more serious risk, due to hazard trees, tripping hazards and dust, than the vast majority of WRV projects. All participants will be required to read a Job Hazard Analysis and sign a release of liability waiver before working.

DONATE!
You can also donate to help support restoration efforts by visiting www.wlrv.org/highparkfire.



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Seed Collection 14- Sun. Oct 7 (3/4 day)

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)

Date(s):
SundayOct 07, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Seed collection is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

THIS IS A 6 HOUR EVENT -- 10:30AM TO 4:30PM -- 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, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

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

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High Park Post-Fire Restoration II - New Belgium Brewing

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
New Belgium Brewing Co., Inc.

Date(s):
SundayOct 07, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 100

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

The most immediate goals of our fall post-fire restoration projects is to protect roads, reservoirs, rivers, homes and communities from the threat of further landslides and flooding expected in the coming winter and spring months.

Whether you live downstream of the fire or in the actual burn area, please lend a hand and help restore some of the highest priority restoration sites within the High Park Fire area. The highest priority restoration work is estimated to take at least 3 years, and a great amount of community involvement. And it will not be possible without your support.

SAFETY NOTE
These projects pose a more serious risk, due to hazard trees, tripping hazards and dust, than the vast majority of WRV projects. All participants will be required to read a Job Hazard Analysis and sign a release of liability waiver before working.

DONATE!
You can also donate to help support restoration efforts by visiting www.wlrv.org/highparkfire.



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Campbell Valley Watershed Restoration IV

COMPLETED
Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 with adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 13, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 40

Campbell Valley lies about 30 minutes north of Fort Collins in one of the most important foothills-plains transition zones in the Front Range. This is a fascinating and historic ranch being managed with a conservation easement by The Nature Conservancy. In the early 1900's, the North Poudre Irrigation Ditch breached, flooding Spring Gulch, the primary spring-fed creek in the Campbell Valley. The elevation of the creek was down cut by approximately 40 feet, causing the elevation of most of the valleys tributaries to drop commensurately. This massive change in the watershed has caused head-cutting and down-cutting of every tributary to in the valley, resulting in the estimated loss of over 150,000,000 (that's right, Million) cubic feet of sediment. Gullies range from 5 to 30 feet deep and run up to 1,000 feet long. We began earlier this summer with a project to re-establish a healthy riparian community. In this project, volunteers will help build gully stabilization structures to help control erosion.

The long-term Campbell Valley Restoration project engages multiple partners to design and implementation strategy to address gully stabilization and healing; support improved grazing management practices with strategic hardened water gaps and fencing; restore the diverse riparian plant community, and stabilize and heal the existing gullies.

Camping will be provided at no cost on the ranch!

Thanks to Yan Su of WaterdropFilms.com for producing the Campbell Valley Watershed Restoration Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1mAWr8AVc8.


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Seed Collection 15- Sat. Oct 13 (1/2 day)

CANCELLED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 13, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Seed collection is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

THIS IS A HALF DAY EVENT -- 1:00PM TO 5:00PM -- 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, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

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

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High Park Post-Fire Restoration VIII

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompained by adult (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 13, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 80

NEW PROJECT ADDED SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 *** 80-100 volunteers needed!

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

The most immediate goals of our fall post-fire restoration projects is to protect roads, reservoirs, rivers, homes and communities from the threat of further landslides and flooding expected in the coming winter and spring months.

Whether you live downstream of the fire or in the actual burn area, please lend a hand and help restore some of the highest priority restoration sites within the High Park Fire area. The highest priority restoration work is estimated to take at least 3 years, and a great amount of community involvement. And it will not be possible without your support.

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High Park Post-Fire Restoration IX -- Redstone Canyon Staging

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

Date(s):
TuesdayOct 16, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 7

4x4 and other rugged trucks with good traction needed to help stage straw and wattles for one of the biggest post-fire restoration projects of this season! Also, we need many hands to move bales into and out of trucks to key staging areas. Redstone Canyon is one of the most beautiful areas in Larimer County. Don't miss out on this one!

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

The most immediate goals of our fall post-fire restoration projects is to protect roads, reservoirs, rivers, homes and communities from the threat of further landslides and flooding expected in the coming winter and spring months.

Whether you live downstream of the fire or in the actual burn area, please lend a hand and help restore some of the highest priority restoration sites within the High Park Fire area. The highest priority restoration work is estimated to take at least 3 years, and a great amount of community involvement. And it will not be possible without your support.

SAFETY NOTE
These projects pose a more serious risk, due to hazard trees, tripping hazards and dust, than the vast majority of WRV projects. All participants will be required to read a Job Hazard Analysis and sign a release of liability waiver before working.

DONATE!
You can also donate to help support restoration efforts by visiting www.wlrv.org/highparkfire.



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High Park Post-Fire Restoration X -- Redstone Canyon Staging

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

Date(s):
WednesdayOct 17, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 12

4x4 and other rugged trucks with good traction needed to help stage straw and wattles for one of the biggest post-fire restoration projects of this season! Also, we need many hands to move bales into and out of trucks to key staging areas. Redstone Canyon is one of the most beautiful areas in Larimer County. Don't miss out on this one!

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

The most immediate goals of our fall post-fire restoration projects is to protect roads, reservoirs, rivers, homes and communities from the threat of further landslides and flooding expected in the coming winter and spring months.

Whether you live downstream of the fire or in the actual burn area, please lend a hand and help restore some of the highest priority restoration sites within the High Park Fire area. The highest priority restoration work is estimated to take at least 3 years, and a great amount of community involvement. And it will not be possible without your support.

SAFETY NOTE
These projects pose a more serious risk, due to hazard trees, tripping hazards and dust, than the vast majority of WRV projects. All participants will be required to read a Job Hazard Analysis and sign a release of liability waiver before working.

DONATE!
You can also donate to help support restoration efforts by visiting www.wlrv.org/highparkfire.



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Red Rocks Restoration

COMPLETED
Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Stoney's Bar & Grill

Date(s):
ThursdayOct 18, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 40

Last year more than 50 WRV volunteers rocked our first ever project at Red Rocks, literally. Half of the group moved mountains of rock to improve the surfacing of one trail while the other half closed surrounding social trails with seed and slash. All of this is part of a new drive by Denver Mountain Parks to limit the impact to these towering iconic sandstone rocks of red. This year we will return for a single day to tackle an area under heavy pressure that is creating highly visible denuded areas and large washed out gullies. Our work will help preserve and protect the natural beauty and echoes of world famous music within the park. Volunteers will get the chance to work on the very same ground the Civilian Conservation Corps worked on in the 1930's restoring gullies and disturbed foothills.

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High Park Post-Fire Restoration XI -- Redstone Canyon Staging

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

Date(s):
ThursdayOct 18, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 10

4x4 and other rugged trucks with good traction needed to help stage straw and wattles for one of the biggest post-fire restoration projects of this season! Also, we need several hands to move bales into and out of trucks to key staging areas. Redstone Canyon is one of the most beautiful areas in Larimer County. Don't miss out on this one!

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

The most immediate goals of our fall post-fire restoration projects is to protect roads, reservoirs, rivers, homes and communities from the threat of further landslides and flooding expected in the coming winter and spring months.

Whether you live downstream of the fire or in the actual burn area, please lend a hand and help restore some of the highest priority restoration sites within the High Park Fire area. The highest priority restoration work is estimated to take at least 3 years, and a great amount of community involvement. And it will not be possible without your support.

SAFETY NOTE
These projects pose a more serious risk, due to hazard trees, tripping hazards and dust, than the vast majority of WRV projects. All participants will be required to read a Job Hazard Analysis and sign a release of liability waiver before working.

DONATE!
You can also donate to help support restoration efforts by visiting www.wlrv.org/highparkfire.



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High Park Post-Fire Restoration XII -- NCCC & VOC

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
VOC - Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
Cargill

Date(s):
FridayOct 19, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 200

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

The most immediate goals of our fall post-fire restoration projects is to protect roads, reservoirs, rivers, homes and communities from the threat of further landslides and flooding expected in the coming winter and spring months.

Whether you live downstream of the fire or in the actual burn area, please lend a hand and help restore some of the highest priority restoration sites within the High Park Fire area. The highest priority restoration work is estimated to take at least 3 years, and a great amount of community involvement. And it will not be possible without your support.

SAFETY NOTE
These projects pose a more serious risk, due to hazard trees, tripping hazards and dust, than the vast majority of WRV projects. All participants will be required to read a Job Hazard Analysis and sign a release of liability waiver before working.

DONATE!
You can also donate to help support restoration efforts by visiting www.wlrv.org/highparkfire.



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St. Vrain Lafarge Restoration

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 11 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists P.C. - AMVS

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 20, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 55

Once a gravel mine, this beautiful area of St. Vrain State Park is used by, and offers views of, the largest great blue heron/great egret rookery in Colorado. The site is also home to nesting osprey that feed out of the ponds.
Volunteers will spend the day removing small invasive Russian Olive trees, creating unique fish habitat reef structures for two ponds and will also plant 400-500 native riparian trees and shrubs around Great Egret Pond and Kingfisher Pond.

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Hewlett Gulch 3 (restoration)

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Mishawaka Amphitheater

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 20, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 30
SundayOct 21, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 30

The Hewlett Gulch trail is a very popular mountain biking and hiking destination in the Poudre River Watershed. Severe erosion gullies have formed in particularly steep sections of the trail. This project will provide a single-track trail with grades appropriate for back-country mountain bike and hiking use. Restoration of the old gullied trail will improve the aesthetics of the loop portion of the trail, reduce erosion, and restore native habitat.

This phase of the project will involve restoration of the old gullied trails. WRV is proud to have a chance to collaborate with the Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, New Belgium Brewing, Single-Track Trails, Mishawaka, and the US Forest Service on this project.


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Weiser Eagle Habitat Restoration

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
SundayOct 21, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 5

The Eagle has landed! Restoring this native habitat will benefit the Golden Eagles who nest in this area as well as other wildlife such as coyotes, red-tailed hawks and migratory birds. Volunteers will help to remove invasive Russian Olive and Crackwillow trees, and plant native Cottonwoods, Peach-leaf Willows trees and plum shrubs.

Join us on this important collaborative project between Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks and The Mission Continues, a veterans organization which focuses on community service. (www.themissioncontinues.org)

WRV is hosting April Andujar, a Fellow from this organization, who is concentrating on ecological monitoring, non-profit outreach and administration. This will be her capstone project.

Minimum age: 18
Lunch will be provided. Project details and location will be emailed to you after you register. Veterans are especially encouraged to participate!
Registration is here: http://missioncontinues.org/event/weiser-eagle-habitat-restoration


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Cherry Creek Eco Park Seeding

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)

Date(s):
TuesdayOct 23, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 30

It is time to explore Denver's urban wildlands! Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park Wetlands consists of wetlands, riparian habitat, and upland vegetation. The wetland areas are one of Colorado's rarest ecosystems yet one of our most beneficial. In addition to providing habitat for wide diversity of flora and fauna, these ecosystems act as natural purification systems and help absorb excess water in flooding events. This specific urban wildland is an amazing area that at moments gives the feel of being miles away from anything.

Despite this wild feel, a drastic drop in the stream hydrology a few years ago has left much of the native vegetation, which was accustomed to moist areas, high and dry. This change created large areas denude vegetation and invasive weeds are starting to move in. Before the weeds take over we are going to preemptively cover the area with native seed mix. If native species are able to establish early they can fend of many of the undesirable invasives.

Minimum Age 14 see FAQ regarding exceptions.

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High Park Post-Fire Restoration XIV

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

Date(s):
ThursdayOct 25, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 60

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

The most immediate goals of our fall post-fire restoration projects is to protect roads, reservoirs, rivers, homes and communities from the threat of further landslides and flooding expected in the coming winter and spring months.

Whether you live downstream of the fire or in the actual burn area, please lend a hand and help restore some of the highest priority restoration sites within the High Park Fire area. The highest priority restoration work is estimated to take at least 3 years, and a great amount of community involvement. And it will not be possible without your support.

SAFETY NOTE
These projects pose a more serious risk, due to hazard trees, tripping hazards and dust, than the vast majority of WRV projects. All participants will be required to read a Job Hazard Analysis and sign a release of liability waiver before working.

DONATE!
You can also donate to help support restoration efforts by visiting www.wlrv.org/highparkfire.



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Seed Collection 15

CANCELLED
Rescheduled to Friday Oct 26

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)

Date(s):
FridayOct 26, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 30

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Seed collection is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

THIS EVENT IS A 3 HOURS -- 1:00PM TO 4:00PM -- 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, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

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

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Tool Fest - Boulder

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 14 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 27, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Volunteers will gather to celebrate another great season of accomplishment and put our tools to bed for the winter-cleaning, sharpening, painting, oiling tools, and re-organizing our tool shed to get ready for the next project season. Amazingly, this is a very fun project that has taken on its own identity over the past years, with a dedicated cadre of tool enthusiasts. Come join the Tool Corps and have a great time!

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Tool Fest - Fort Collins

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 14 (more info)

Date(s):
SundayOct 28, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 20

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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HELICOPTER RIDE for High Park Fire Restoration_Seaman Reservoir

COMPLETED
Very Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayNov 01, 2012 - MondayNov 05, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 12

Just months ago, the High Park Fire ravaged over 85,000 acres outside of Fort Collins, displacing hundreds of homeowners and causing degrees of soil erosion which stained the Cache La Poudre River black! And before that...do you even remember the Hewlett Gulch Fire? It is that fire that impacted so heavily one of Greeley's most important water storage reservoirs: Milton Seaman Reservoir along the North Fork of the Cache La Poudre river. And they are asking for your help to restore critical burn areas impacting this reservoir. The challenge, however, is the remote nature of the site: area 21, an unnamed tributary of the upper reaches of this massive reservoir in Larimer County.

UNIQUE QUALIFICATIONS
Due to the remote nature of this project, the difficult terrain, and the time of year, volunteers must meet the following qualifications:
- Zero degree sleeping bag and at least three-season tent (you can rent this gear locally if need be).
- Ability to hike long distances over steep loose terrain.
- Affinity for difficult and potentially cold field conditions.
- Must own durable and warm layers of clothing for any type of weather.
- Be in very good physical condition (if you have knee issues, back issues, heart problems, or other serious medical conditions, you may want to think more than twice about joining this crew).
- Flexible work schedule. Helicopter flight is susceptible to wind. We will most likely be able to fly you in by Nov 2. However, if high winds are an issue for the return flight, it may take an extra day to return.

SAFETY NOTE
These projects pose a more serious risk, due to hazard trees, tripping hazards and dust, than the vast majority of WRV projects. All participants will be required to read a Job Hazard Analysis and sign a release of liability waiver before working.

DONATE!
You can also donate to help support restoration efforts by visiting www.wlrv.org/highparkfire.



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High Park Post-Fire Restoration XV

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

Date(s):
ThursdayNov 01, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 40

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

The most immediate goals of our fall post-fire restoration projects is to protect roads, reservoirs, rivers, homes and communities from the threat of further landslides and flooding expected in the coming winter and spring months.

Whether you live downstream of the fire or in the actual burn area, please lend a hand and help restore some of the highest priority restoration sites within the High Park Fire area. The highest priority restoration work is estimated to take at least 3 years, and a great amount of community involvement. And it will not be possible without your support.

SAFETY NOTE
These projects pose a more serious risk, due to hazard trees, tripping hazards and dust, than the vast majority of WRV projects. All participants will be required to read a Job Hazard Analysis and sign a release of liability waiver before working.

DONATE!
You can also donate to help support restoration efforts by visiting www.wlrv.org/highparkfire.



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High Park Post-Fire Restoration XV I

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

Date(s):
SaturdayNov 03, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 50

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

The most immediate goals of our fall post-fire restoration projects is to protect roads, reservoirs, rivers, homes and communities from the threat of further landslides and flooding expected in the coming winter and spring months.

Whether you live downstream of the fire or in the actual burn area, please lend a hand and help restore some of the highest priority restoration sites within the High Park Fire area. The highest priority restoration work is estimated to take at least 3 years, and a great amount of community involvement. And it will not be possible without your support.

SAFETY NOTE
These projects pose a more serious risk, due to hazard trees, tripping hazards and dust, than the vast majority of WRV projects. All participants will be required to read a Job Hazard Analysis and sign a release of liability waiver before working.

DONATE!
You can also donate to help support restoration efforts by visiting www.wlrv.org/highparkfire.



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High Park Post-Fire Restoration XVII -- Redstone Canyon

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

Date(s):
WednesdayNov 14, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 40

Redstone Canyon is one of the most beautiful areas in Larimer County. Don't miss out on this one!

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

The most immediate goals of our fall post-fire restoration projects is to protect roads, reservoirs, rivers, homes and communities from the threat of further landslides and flooding expected in the coming winter and spring months.

Whether you live downstream of the fire or in the actual burn area, please lend a hand and help restore some of the highest priority restoration sites within the High Park Fire area. The highest priority restoration work is estimated to take at least 3 years, and a great amount of community involvement. And it will not be possible without your support.

4x4 and other rugged trucks with good traction needed to help transport volunteers to the work site! However, you can make it to the registration area in any old vehicle, so don't let this stop you from signing up.

SAFETY NOTE
These projects pose a more serious risk, due to hazard trees, tripping hazards and dust, than the vast majority of WRV projects. All participants will be required to read a Job Hazard Analysis and sign a release of liability waiver before working.

DONATE!
You can also donate to help support restoration efforts by visiting www.wlrv.org/highparkfire.



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Eco Park Seeding II -Cherry Creek

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayNov 17, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Come help us finish this project by spreading hundreds of pounds of seed in a little ecological gem at the Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park Wetlands. While in the heart of Cherry Creek, this beautiful area consists of wetlands, riparian habitat, and upland vegetation.

Despite this wild feel, a drastic drop in the stream hydrology has left much of the native vegetation, which was accustomed to moist areas, high and dry. This change created large areas denude vegetation and invasive weeds are starting to move in. Before the weeds take over we are going to preemptively cover the area with native seed mix. If native species are able to establish early they can fend of many of the undesirable invasives.

Minimum Age 14 see FAQ regarding exceptions.

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High Park Post-Fire Restoration XVIII -- Redstone Canyon

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

Date(s):
SaturdayDec 01, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 45

Redstone Canyon is one of the most beautiful areas in Larimer County. Don't miss out on this one!

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

The most immediate goals of our fall post-fire restoration projects is to protect roads, reservoirs, rivers, homes and communities from the threat of further landslides and flooding expected in the coming winter and spring months.

Whether you live downstream of the fire or in the actual burn area, please lend a hand and help restore some of the highest priority restoration sites within the High Park Fire area. The highest priority restoration work is estimated to take at least 3 years, and a great amount of community involvement. And it will not be possible without your support.

4x4 and other rugged trucks with good traction needed to help transport volunteers to the work site! However, you can make it to the registration area in any old vehicle, so don't let this stop you from signing up.

SAFETY NOTE
These projects pose a more serious risk, due to hazard trees, tripping hazards and dust, than the vast majority of WRV projects. All participants will be required to read a Job Hazard Analysis and sign a release of liability waiver before working.

DONATE!
You can also donate to help support restoration efforts by visiting www.wlrv.org/highparkfire.



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High Park Post-Fire Restoration XIX -- Redstone Canyon

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

Date(s):
SundayDec 02, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 25

Redstone Canyon is one of the most beautiful areas in Larimer County. Don't miss out on this one!

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

The most immediate goals of our fall post-fire restoration projects is to protect roads, reservoirs, rivers, homes and communities from the threat of further landslides and flooding expected in the coming winter and spring months.

Whether you live downstream of the fire or in the actual burn area, please lend a hand and help restore some of the highest priority restoration sites within the High Park Fire area. The highest priority restoration work is estimated to take at least 3 years, and a great amount of community involvement. And it will not be possible without your support.

4x4 and other rugged trucks with good traction needed to help transport volunteers to the work site! However, you can make it to the registration area in any old vehicle, so don't let this stop you from signing up.

SAFETY NOTE
These projects pose a more serious risk, due to hazard trees, tripping hazards and dust, than the vast majority of WRV projects. All participants will be required to read a Job Hazard Analysis and sign a release of liability waiver before working.

DONATE!
You can also donate to help support restoration efforts by visiting www.wlrv.org/highparkfire.



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High Park Post-Fire Restoration XX -- Redstone Canyon

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

Date(s):
FridayDec 14, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Redstone Canyon is one of the most beautiful areas in Larimer County, and volunteers will access areas closed to the general public. Don't miss out on this one!

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

The most immediate goals of our fall post-fire restoration projects is to protect roads, reservoirs, rivers, homes and communities from the threat of further landslides and flooding expected in the coming winter and spring months.

Whether you live downstream of the fire or in the actual burn area, please lend a hand and help restore some of the highest priority restoration sites within the High Park Fire area. The highest priority restoration work is estimated to take at least 3 years, and a great amount of community involvement. And it will not be possible without your support.

SAFETY NOTE
These projects pose a more serious risk, due to hazard trees, tripping hazards and dust, than the vast majority of WRV projects. All participants will be required to read a Job Hazard Analysis and sign a release of liability waiver before working.

DONATE!
You can also donate to help support restoration efforts by visiting www.wlrv.org/highparkfire.



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