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2013 Projects
Project Name Day(s) Date(s)
Willow Harvest at Rock Creek Monday Mar 11, 2013

Willow & Cottonwood Harvest (Chico Basin) Friday Mar 15, 2013

Chico Basin Bird Habitat Restoration Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Mar 22, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
Mar 24, 2013

Pella Shoreline Restoration Saturday Mar 30, 2013

Red Rocks Conveyor Staging Thursday Apr 04, 2013

Red Rocks Restoration Saturday Apr 06, 2013

High Park Post-Fire Restoration I Sunday Apr 07, 2013

O'Fallon Park Bear Creek Restoration Saturday Apr 13, 2013

Chico Basin Bird Habitat Restoration II Saturday
Sunday
Apr 13, 2013
Apr 14, 2013

High Park Fire - Staging I Monday Apr 15, 2013

High Park Fire - Staging II Tuesday Apr 16, 2013

High Park Fire - Staging III Wednesday Apr 17, 2013

High Park Fire - Staging IV Friday Apr 19, 2013

High Park Post-Fire Restoration II -- Leadership Ft Collins Sunday Apr 21, 2013

Willow & Cottonwood Harvest (Radiant Park-Fort Collins) Thursday Apr 25, 2013

Radiant Park Creek Restoration Saturday Apr 27, 2013

High Park Post-Fire Restoration III -- Young Lawyers of Larimer County Bar Sunday Apr 28, 2013

High Park Fire - Staging V Wednesday May 01, 2013

Campbell Valley Wetland Restoration Saturday - Sunday May 04, 2013 - May 05, 2013

High Park Post-Fire Restoration -- Leadership Ft Collins Sunday May 05, 2013

Myrtle Spurge (Boulder Foothills) Sunday May 05, 2013

High Park Fire - Staging VI Thursday May 09, 2013

High Park Post-Fire Restoration IV Friday May 10, 2013

Boulder Prairie - Med Sage Removal Saturday May 11, 2013

High Park Post-Fire Restoration V Saturday May 11, 2013

Myrtle Spurge (Boulder Foothills) - Follow-Up Evening Project Tuesday May 14, 2013

High Park Post-Fire Staging & Restoration VI Wednesday May 15, 2013

Myrtle Spurge - Ann U White Trail Thursday May 16, 2013

Broomfield Wetland Restoration Friday May 17, 2013

High Park Post-Fire Restoration VII -- AB Inbev Saturday May 18, 2013

High Park Post-Fire Restoration Vb Thursday May 23, 2013

Campbell Valley Wetland Restoration Rescheduled Saturday
Sunday
May 25, 2013
May 26, 2013

Boulder Prairie - Table Mountain 1 Wednesday May 29, 2013

High Park Fire - Staging VII Thursday May 30, 2013

National Trails Day Partner Project- Buchanan Pass Saturday Jun 01, 2013

High Park Post-Fire Restoration VIII Saturday Jun 01, 2013

Boulder Prairie - Table Mountain 2 Wednesday Jun 05, 2013

Catalyst High School - Youth Program Restoration with OSMP Wednesday - Wednesday
Wednesday - Wednesday
May 08, 2013 - May 08, 2013
Jun 05, 2013 - Jun 05, 2013

Moraine Park Willow Carr Restoration Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Jun 07, 2013
Jun 08, 2013
Jun 09, 2013

Google Fence Project - BCPOS Tuesday Jun 11, 2013

High Park Post-Fire Restoration VIIIb Saturday Jun 15, 2013

High Park Fire - Staging VIII Thursday Jun 20, 2013

High Park Post-Fire Restoration IX -- Young Lawyers of Larimer County Bar Association Saturday Jun 22, 2013

Seed Collection 1 - Wed. June 26 Wednesday Jun 26, 2013

Phantom Canyon River Trail Improvement Sunday Jun 30, 2013

Thunder Basin National Grassland Seed Collection--Volunteer Vacation! Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Jun 27, 2013
Jun 28, 2013
Jun 29, 2013
Jun 30, 2013

Seed Collection 2 - Tues, July 2 Tuesday Jul 02, 2013

Emergency Seed Collection - July 3rd Wednesday Jul 03, 2013

Urgent Seed Collection - July 10 Wednesday Jul 10, 2013

Seed Collection 3.1 - Sat, July 13 Saturday Jul 13, 2013

Echo Lake- Restoration and Trail Saturday
Sunday
Jul 13, 2013
Jul 14, 2013

Seed Collection 4 - Wed. July 17 Wednesday Jul 17, 2013

Boulder Greenways Weeding on Wheels - Teasel Thursday Jul 18, 2013

Cal-Wood Forest Health Day Tuesday Jul 23, 2013

Maroon Bells Trail Restoration Thursday - Sunday Jul 25, 2013 - Jul 28, 2013

Seed Collection 5 - Thurs, July 25 Thursday Jul 25, 2013

High Park Post-Fire Restoration X Saturday Jul 27, 2013

Medicine Bow-Routt Seed Collection Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Jul 26, 2013
Jul 27, 2013
Jul 28, 2013

Seed Collection 6 - Fri, Aug 2 Friday Aug 02, 2013

West Magnolia Trail Repair and Restoration Saturday
Sunday
Aug 03, 2013
Aug 04, 2013

High Park Post-Fire Restoration XI Sunday Aug 04, 2013

Seed Collection 7 - Wed, Aug 7 Wednesday Aug 07, 2013

Waldrop Trail Prep-Work Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Saturday
Sunday
Thursday
Saturday
Jul 23, 2013
Jul 24, 2013
Jul 25, 2013
Jul 27, 2013
Jul 28, 2013
Aug 08, 2013
Aug 10, 2013

Lake Isabelle Trail Maintenance Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Aug 08, 2013
Aug 09, 2013
Aug 10, 2013
Aug 11, 2013

High Park Post-Fire Restoration XII Sunday Aug 11, 2013

Seed Collection 8- Sat. Aug. 17 Saturday Aug 17, 2013

Waldrop Trail (Brainard Lake Recreation Area) Saturday
Sunday
Aug 17, 2013
Aug 18, 2013

Seed Collection 9 - Wed, Aug 21 Wednesday Aug 21, 2013

High Park Post-Fire Restoration XII-A Wednesday Aug 21, 2013

High Park Post-Fire Restoration XII-B Saturday Aug 24, 2013

Webster Pass Restoration Saturday
Sunday
Aug 24, 2013
Aug 25, 2013

Waldrop Trail (Brainard Lake Recreation Area) 2 Thursday Aug 29, 2013

Barr Lake State Park -Rookery Trail and Raptor Habitat Saturday Aug 31, 2013

Seed Collection 10 - Sat. Sept 7 (AM) Saturday Sep 07, 2013

High Park Post-Fire Restoration XII-C Saturday Sep 07, 2013

Summit Lake Saddle Restoration - Mt Evans Saturday
Sunday
Sep 07, 2013
Sep 08, 2013

Pawnee Prairie Dog Project Saturday - Sunday Sep 14, 2013 - Sep 15, 2013

Boulder Greenways Weeding on Wheels - Russian Olive Saturday Sep 14, 2013

Seed Collection 11- Sat.. Sept 14 (3/4 day) Saturday Sep 14, 2013

High Park Post-Fire Restoration XIII: Rotary Club of Fort Collins Sunday Sep 15, 2013

Lake Isabelle Capstone Project Wednesday Sep 18, 2013

Seed Collection 12.1 - Sat. MORNING, Sept 21 Saturday Sep 21, 2013

Seed Collection 12.2 - Sat. AFTERNOON, Sept 21 Saturday Sep 21, 2013

Emergency Alpine Seed Collection at Summit Lake Mt Evans Saturday Sep 21, 2013

High Park Fire Restoration XIV - Seaman Reservoir Thursday - Sunday Sep 26, 2013 - Sep 29, 2013

Brainard Gateway Restoration - National Public Lands Day! Saturday Sep 28, 2013

Flood Clean-Up - Coal Creek Trail in Lafayette Saturday Sep 28, 2013

High Park Fire - Staging VI Friday Oct 04, 2013

Hewlett Gulch Restoration (3) Saturday Oct 05, 2013

Seed Collection 13 - Sat.. Oct 5 (3/4 day) Saturday Oct 05, 2013

High Park Post-Fire Restoration XV Saturday Oct 05, 2013

Flood Clean-Up and Trail Repair - Coot Lake Saturday Oct 05, 2013

Suprise Seed Collection - Fri. Oct 11 (3 hr) Friday Oct 11, 2013

Flatirons Vista Grassland Restoration Saturday Oct 12, 2013

High Park Fire Restoration XIV - Seaman Reservoir Thursday - Sunday Oct 17, 2013 - Oct 20, 2013

Suprise Seed Collection Rescheduled - Fri. Oct 18 (3 hr) Friday Oct 18, 2013

Campbell Valley Watershed Restoration Cancelled Saturday Oct 19, 2013

High Park Fire - Staging VII Thursday Oct 24, 2013

Winter Fat Seed Collection - Fri. Oct 25 (3 hr) Friday Oct 25, 2013

Tool Fest - Boulder Saturday Oct 26, 2013

High Park Post-Fire Restoration XVI Saturday Oct 26, 2013

Flood Clean-Up - Boulder Open Space - Weiser Property Saturday Oct 26, 2013

Pawnee Prairie Dog Project rescheduled Saturday
Sunday
Oct 26, 2013
Oct 27, 2013

SAGE GROUSE habitat restoration seed collection- -Thunder Basin Friday - Sunday Nov 01, 2013 - Nov 03, 2013

Mesa Trail Flood Repairs Friday Nov 01, 2013

Tool Fest - Fort Collins Saturday Nov 02, 2013

Eldorado Canyon Trail Flood Repairs Saturday Nov 02, 2013

Campbell Valley Watershed Restoration Sunday Nov 03, 2013

Canyon Lakes Unauthorized Road Obliteration III Saturday Nov 09, 2013

High Park Fire Restoration XVII - Unnamed 3 Friday - Sunday Nov 15, 2013 - Nov 17, 2013

Sandstone Ranch Restoration Saturday Nov 16, 2013

Lyons Flood Clean-Up Saturday Nov 30, 2013


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Willow Harvest at Rock Creek

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
MondayMar 11, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Come help harvest willows in Broomfield along Rock Creek. We'll spend half a day working in and around WRV project sites from year past to harvest will poles to be used the crew leader training happening the weekend after. By soaking the willows for a week they will start to develop roots and will have much higher survival rates when planted.

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Willow & Cottonwood Harvest (Chico Basin)

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

Date(s):
FridayMar 15, 2013 - 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 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)

Date(s):
FridayMar 22, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 30
SaturdayMar 23, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 30
SundayMar 24, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 30

In partnership with a handful of wonderful agencies and organizations, including the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, WRV is building upon a successful first season with the Chico Basin Ranch to restore a classic plains riparian (i.e., streamside) plant community essential to well being of 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,. 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 22-24, please reserve April 13-14 as a back-up.

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Pella Shoreline Restoration

COMPLETED
It was a fantastic day of sunshine and wetland restoration.

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS
Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists P.C. - AMVS

Date(s):
SaturdayMar 30, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 90

WRV was born at Pella Crossing Open Space, near Longmont, when 20 volunteers gathered in March 1999 to plant willows around a pond there. Those willows are 10 feet tall now and beautiful! WRV has grown up and is doing great, too!

Come join us on this spring day as we return to this lovely Boulder County Open Space property to plant more willows and stabilize 500 feet of shoreline at Dragonfly and Poplar Ponds at Pella Crossing. Volunteers will plant hundreds of willows, install coir logs to stabilize the bank, protect cottonwood trees from beavers, and remove some small invasive Russian olive trees.

The ponds are reclaimed gravel quarries that now provide wildlife habitat. Steep banks and wind driven waves are causing erosion which has degraded habitat along a few sections of shoreline. This is where we will focus our work. This is a great example of how sand & gravel quarries can be restored into wildlife habitat and then into space for public recreation.

The rain date for this project is Sunday, April 14. If you register, please also reserve that date in your calendar.

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Red Rocks Conveyor Staging

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.

Date(s):
ThursdayApr 04, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Come help stage a huge conveyor system for the upcoming project! This conveyor will haul literal tons of rock into the gully on project day but it needs to be set up beforehand. We need about 12 folks to get this set up so come out for a couple hours to help!

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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.
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 06, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 40

Since even before the Civilian Conservation Corps worked at Red Rocks it has been a historic landmark and in recent years the towering rock amphitheater has become a iconic music venue. What most people don't know is that this Denver Mountain Park is also a secret ecological gem. Its location where the foothills transition to the mountain and the seclusion provided by rock formations make for a a diverse and flourishing ecosystem. Last year more than 40 WRV volunteers rocked WRV's second project at Red Rocks, literally. The volunteers stabilized large gullies through the use of a motorized conveyor system. This year we are returning in early spring to continue work repairing areas damaged by hikers traveling off trail. 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.Though your help and new policies by Denver Mountain Parks that keep hikers on trail, we will be able to provide more natural habitat in this often overlooked ecological wonderland.

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High Park Post-Fire Restoration I

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

Date(s):
SundayApr 07, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 30

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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O'Fallon Park Bear Creek Restoration

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 13, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 90

Come join us for this exciting beginning to a multi-year effort to restore stream-side habitat and trails at beautiful O'Fallon Park, near Evergreen.

The O'Fallon, Corwina, and Pence Parks are among the most popular and heavily used of the Denver Mountain Park system, established in the early 1900s. Bear Creek traverses the park complex, offering picnicking and trout fishing opportunities within an easy drive of Denver. The Bear Creek Trail is a popular regional multi-use trail that connects all three parks with Lair O' the Bear Park to the east.

In 2013, we will restore and protect stream-side habitat along Bear Creek. There will be a fun variety of tasks, including: harvest and plant willows, install protective buck'n'rail fencing, restore trails, rock work, plant native seeds, spread straw mulch, and install erosion matting.

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Chico Basin Bird Habitat Restoration II

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

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 13, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 30
SundayApr 14, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Gorgeous setting on the great plains. Ranch cook-out. Free camping. Important habitat restoration work. What are you waiting for?

In partnership with a handful of wonderful agencies and organizations, including the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, WRV is building upon a successful first season with the Chico Basin Ranch to restore a classic plains riparian (i.e., streamside) plant community essential to well being of 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, chokecherry, plains cottonwood, coyote willow, and others. On this project, volunteers will be installing willow cuttings, and bare-root shrubs,. 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 2 days, and enjoy camping in a splendid setting--a grove of cottonwood trees among the historic Chico Basin barns, the splendor of the short-grass prairie...need I say more?



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High Park Fire - Staging I

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

Date(s):
MondayApr 15, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 8

We are gearing up for our next round of post-fire restoration work and need some last minute help to stage some of our materials for a big project day. We will be moving mulch bales around the project site to facilitate an efficient work day. We need your help!

Getting the materials in place strategically around a project site is just one of the many pre-project details that helps make a project successful, so your help with this is definitely appreciated. If you have a free day on Monday and want to help out, we would love to see you there.

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High Park Fire - Staging II

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

Date(s):
TuesdayApr 16, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 8

We are gearing up for our next round of post-fire restoration work and need some last minute help to stage some of our materials for a big project day. We will be moving mulch bales around the project site to facilitate an efficient work day. We need your help!

Getting the materials in place strategically around a project site is just one of the many pre-project details that helps make a project successful, so your help with this is definitely appreciated. If you have a free day on Tuesday and want to help out, we would love to see you there.

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High Park Fire - Staging III

CANCELLED
Intermediate    ●    Morning    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
WednesdayApr 17, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 8

We are gearing up for our next round of post-fire restoration work and need some last minute help to stage some of our materials for a big project day. We will be moving mulch bales around the project site to facilitate an efficient work day. We need your help!

Getting the materials in place strategically around a project site is just one of the many pre-project details that helps make a project successful, so your help with this is definitely appreciated. If you have a free morning on Wednesday and want to help out, we would love to see you there.

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High Park Fire - Staging IV

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

Date(s):
FridayApr 19, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 10

We are gearing up for our next round of post-fire restoration work and need some last minute help to stage some of our materials for a big project day. We will be moving mulch bales around the project site to facilitate an efficient work day. We need your help!

Getting the materials in place strategically around a project site is just one of the many pre-project details that helps make a project successful, so your help with this is definitely appreciated. If you have a free morning on Wednesday and want to help out, we would love to see you there.

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High Park Post-Fire Restoration II -- Leadership Ft Collins

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

Date(s):
SundayApr 21, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 30

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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Willow & Cottonwood Harvest (Radiant Park-Fort Collins)

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 14 (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayApr 25, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 10

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 (i.e., riverside) 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 habitat restoration work at Radiant Park in Fort Collins. In honor of Earth day, join us for this fun and unique event in Fort Collins.

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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 27, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 80

Join WRV for phase II of Radiant Park Restoration (McClelland Creek), along with the City of Fort Collins, Stormwater Utility Department, in their quest to restore local streams and rivers, improving water quality and wildlife habitat. Throughout the City, stream corridors have been degraded or even eliminated over the past century, leaving much of the historic plains riparian (i.e., streamside) plant community severely altered. On this project, volunteers will help to stabilize eroding banks, plant native shrubs and trees, and break ground for a brand new park: Radiant Park. At this park, thanks to your efforts, nearby schoolchildren and neighborhood kids will find an opportunity to learn about their local riparian and wetland habitats.

RAIN BACK-UP DATE: May 5


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High Park Post-Fire Restoration III -- Young Lawyers of Larimer County Bar

CANCELLED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompained by adult (more info)
Sponsors
Odell Brewing Company

Date(s):
SundayApr 28, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 30

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 Fire - Staging V

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

Date(s):
WednesdayMay 01, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 10

Now that the snow is melting, we can finally get our restoration materials to our project site for our May 5th project. We just found out that our materials will be delivered early next week so we need some last minute help to stage some of our materials for our May 5th project day. We will be moving mulch bales around the project site to facilitate an efficient work day. We need your help!

Getting the materials in place strategically around a project site is just one of the many pre-project details that helps make a project successful, so your help with this is definitely appreciated. If you have a free day on Wednesday and want to help out, we would love to see you there.

We will be meeting at the WRV office at 9AM and aiming to return by 3pm.

If you have a 4x4 and don't mind getting some straw in it, we would also really appreciate having it on site to move materials around.

THANK YOU!!!

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Campbell Valley Wetland Restoration

CANCELLED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend
Sponsors
Natural Resource Services, Inc.
Blue Line Rental (volvo) -- I-25 and 66

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 04, 2013 - SundayMay 05, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 40

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 unfinished Irrigation Canal was breached in order to use Campbell Creek to connect with lower completed sections. The elevation of the creek bottom was down cut by as much as 50 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 million cubic feet of sediment. Significant leakage from the long since completed irrigation ditch continues to hinder efforts at stabilization. Now, erosion gullies range from 5 to 30 feet deep and run up to 1,000 feet across the land.

This is WRVs fourth season in Campbell Valley. We've seen some exciting developments since last season with the regrading of the precarious Evans reservoir to a wetland area. We'll be supporting that conversion this season by reintroducing native riparian and wetland vegetation, and stabilizing the new banks and channels against erosion. 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!

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High Park Post-Fire Restoration -- Leadership Ft Collins

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

Date(s):
SundayMay 05, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 40

Snow forced us to re-schedule our April 21st project with our partners from Leadership Fort Collins & the Downtown Business Association to May 5th. We are looking forward to a great day of sowing native grass seeds, distributing mulch, and putting in wattles.

We will also be celebrating our day's success with a post-event party at Cranknstein in downtown Fort Collins! If you can make our post-restoration celebration, please RSVP to jen@wlrv.org in addition to your registration. This event is only for those people who volunteer on May 5th so you have to come out and help to get in! Thank you to the staff at Cranknstein for supporting this event.

Join us in the fun!

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Myrtle Spurge (Boulder Foothills)

COMPLETED
RESCHEDULED from April 21 due to snow cover.

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

Date(s):
SundayMay 05, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 60

Myrtle Spurge is an A-listed weed in Colorado -- EEEEK!!! That means that it is an invasive exotic species which threatens our native ecosystems, yet the distribution is limited enough that eradication is possible. That's where you come in! Please join us to remove this weed from numerous locations in the foothills west of Boulder. Volunteers will traverse the landscape to find and dig up the plant. Volunteers will gather at the end of the day for a fun after-party.


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High Park Fire - Staging VI

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

Date(s):
ThursdayMay 09, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 10

The recent storms have changed our calendar. We have a post-fire project on May 10th and need to stage some materials strategically. We will be moving mulch bales around the project site to facilitate an efficient work day. We need your help!

Getting the materials in place strategically around a project site is just one of the many pre-project details that helps make a project successful, so your help with this is definitely appreciated. If you have a free day on Wednesday and want to help out, we would love to see you there.

We will be meeting at the WRV office at 9AM and finishing at the site by 2 p.m.

If you have a 4x4/pick up/SUV and don't mind getting some straw in it, we would also really appreciate having it on site to move materials around.

THANK YOU!!!

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High Park Post-Fire Restoration IV

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

Date(s):
FridayMay 10, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 30

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! 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. To achieve this, we will be distributing native grass seeds, laying mulch, and installing erosion control structures.

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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Boulder Prairie - Med Sage Removal

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Multi 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):
SaturdayMay 11, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 60

Building on nine years of profoundly successful progress, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers continues the urgent quest to remove Mediterranean Sage from Boulder County. 70 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.
Three date options are available:
All-day Saturday - May 11 BCPOS and City of Boulder properties near Longmont
Evening Wednesday - May 29 NOAA Table Mountain (separate registration form)
Evening Wednesday - June 5 NOAA Table Mountain (separate registration form)

REGISTRATION for the Saturday project ENDS FRIDAY AT 1PM. WAITLISTED VOLUNTEERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY THEN IF THERE IS ROOM FOR THEM TO ATTEND.



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High Park Post-Fire Restoration V

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

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 11, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 30

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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Myrtle Spurge (Boulder Foothills) - Follow-Up Evening Project

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

Date(s):
TuesdayMay 14, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 20

Myrtle Spurge is an A-listed weed in Colorado. That means that it is an invasive exotic species which threatens our native ecosystems, yet the distribution is limited enough that eradication is possible, and is in fact mandated by the State of Colorado. That's where you come in!

Please join us for this evening to follow-up on our highly successful event on May 5. Volunteers will finish removing myrtle spurge plants from a few locations in the foothills west of Boulder.


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High Park Post-Fire Staging & Restoration VI

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

Date(s):
WednesdayMay 15, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 20

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 Poudre River has been running black after heavy rains and snow melt, and landslides and flooding have been closing roads and threatening homes.

To reduce the erosion from the burn area, we will be sowing native grass seeds, distributing mulch, and installing erosion control structures.

We will be meeting at the WRV office in Fort Collins and carpooling to the project site together. We hope to see you there!

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Myrtle Spurge - Ann U White Trail

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

Date(s):
ThursdayMay 16, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 5

Myrtle Spurge is an A-listed weed in Colorado. That means that it is an invasive exotic species which threatens our native ecosystems, yet the distribution is limited enough that eradication is possible, and is in fact mandated by the State of Colorado.

Volunteers will remove a large patch of myrtle spurge that threatens the Boulder County Ann U White Open Space.

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Broomfield Wetland Restoration

RESCHEDULED, THEN COMPLETED
This project was rescheduled from April 26 because conditions were too wet and muddy.

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Broomfield Open Space, City and County
Xcel Energy

Date(s):
FridayMay 17, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 50

Please join us for WRV's first project ever with Broomfield County Open Space. This is a beautiful oasis of habitat in the heart of the city, with fantastic views of the majestic high mountains. Volunteers will help restore wetland habitat by planting native willows and cottonwoods as well as various native shrubs like silver buffaloberry and rabbit brush which provide a food source and shelter for native wildlife.

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High Park Post-Fire Restoration VII -- AB Inbev

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompained by adult (more info)
Sponsors
Anheuser-Busch Inbev - FC Brewery

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 18, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 30

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! The erosion from the burnt slopes ends up in our local streams and rivers - the Poudre River has been running black after heavy rains and snow melt, and landslides and flooding have been closing roads and threatening homes.

This season, we will continue with our work to sow native grass seeds, distribute mulch, and install erosion control structures in the high to moderate severity burn areas.

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 Vb

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

Date(s):
ThursdayMay 23, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 15

WRV is working with our partners to address the long-term restoration needs caused by the High Park Fire. Our goals are to protect downstream water quality, prevent erosion, and stabilize slopes. To achieve this, we distribute native grass seeds, lay out mulch and install erosion control structures We believe this will help rivers, roads, water infrastructure, and communities.

For this project, we will be finishing the installation of wattles on a hill slope to stabilize the slope. We would love to have your help!

Thank you.

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Campbell Valley Wetland Restoration Rescheduled

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 14 with an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Natural Resource Services, Inc.
Blue Line Rental (volvo) -- I-25 and 66

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 25, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 40
SundayMay 26, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 40

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 unfinished Irrigation Canal was breached in order to use Campbell Creek to connect with lower completed sections. The elevation of the creek bottom was down cut by as much as 50 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 million cubic feet of sediment. Significant leakage from the long since completed irrigation ditch continues to hinder efforts at stabilization. Now, erosion gullies range from 5 to 30 feet deep and run up to 1,000 feet across the land.

This is WRVs fourth season in Campbell Valley. We've seen some exciting developments since last season with the regrading of the precarious Evans reservoir to a wetland area. We'll be supporting that conversion this season by reintroducing native riparian and wetland vegetation, and stabilizing the new banks and channels against erosion. 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!

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Boulder Prairie - Table Mountain 1

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    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):
WednesdayMay 29, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 25

Building on nine years of profoundly successful progress, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers continues the urgent quest to remove Mediterranean Sage from Boulder County. 25 volunteers are needed for this particular date, 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.

Evening- Wednesday - May 29 at NOAA Table Mountain 5pm-dusk



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High Park Fire - Staging VII

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

Date(s):
ThursdayMay 30, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 10

The recent storms have changed our calendar. We have a post-fire project on June 1st and need to stage some materials strategically. We will be moving mulch bales around the project site to facilitate an efficient work day. We need your help!

Getting the materials in place strategically around a project site is just one of the many pre-project details that helps make a project successful, so your help with this is definitely appreciated. If you have a free day on Wednesday and want to help out, we would love to see you there.

We will be meeting at the WRV office at 9AM.

If you have a 4x4/pick up/SUV and don't mind getting some straw in it, we would also really appreciate having it on site to move materials around.

THANK YOU!!!

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National Trails Day Partner Project- Buchanan Pass

SCHEDULED
Difficult    ●    Full Day

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 01, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 0

Join the US Forsest Service Boulder Ranger District, Boulder Mountainbike Alliance, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance, Redstone Cyclery and area partners on National Trails Day to work on the Buchannan Pass Trail. This gem of the forest provides 16 miles of trail in both USFS and Wilderness areas. We will be working on the multi-use portion of the trail that leads towards the Wilderness boundry. We will be doing general maintenance including berm removal, creating drainage structures, minor reroutes and restoration of braided trail segments.
To sign up for this partner project go to: Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance's Website



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High Park Post-Fire Restoration VIII

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

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 01, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 30

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! The erosion from the burnt slopes ends up in our local streams and rivers - the Poudre River has been running black after heavy rains and snow melt, and landslides and flooding have been closing roads and threatening homes.

This season, we will continue with our work to sow native grass seeds, distribute mulch, and install erosion control structures in the high to moderate severity burn areas.

We will be meeting at the Fort Collins office and carpooling together. We look forward to working with you on this important project!

Thank you!

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Boulder Prairie - Table Mountain 2

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Multi 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):
WednesdayJun 05, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 25

Building on nine years of profoundly successful progress, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers continues the urgent quest to remove Mediterranean Sage from Boulder County. 25 volunteers are needed this particular EVENING 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.

Evening Wednesday - June 5 NOAA Table Mountain 5pm-dusk



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Catalyst High School - Youth Program Restoration with OSMP

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

Date(s):
WednesdayMay 08, 2013 - WednesdayMay 08, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 20
WednesdayJun 05, 2013 - WednesdayJun 05, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 10

High Schoolers from Catalyst joined WRV to help build a fence to keep animals out of a native plant growing area at Boulder OSMP.

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Moraine Park Willow Carr Restoration

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

Date(s):
FridayJun 07, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 30
SaturdayJun 08, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 30
SundayJun 09, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 30

We all love elk and the spirit of the mountains they embody!

However, at Rocky Mountain National Park, overgrazing by elk has contributed to the decimation of important willow habitat that sustains so many other wildlife species. Successful restoration of willow habitat in RMNP is dependent upon serving the role of beavers, and installing willow cuttings harvested from healthy valleys nearby. A multi-phase approach is under way to restore Moraine Park willow habitats over a few years within the existing elk exclosures. Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, in conjunction with Rocky Mountain National Park, will harvest and install about 2,500 native willow cuttings to recreate native habitat.

The work site is nestled in a beautiful U-shaped glacier-carved valley in Rocky Mountain National Park. Camping in the park will be provided for volunteers. This project fills quickly!


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Google Fence Project - BCPOS

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Morning    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
TuesdayJun 11, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 18

Google employees from Boulder came out to volunteer by constructing a short fence around a hazelnut nursery to keep small mammals from eating the seedlings. In Longmont at BCPOS Ag. center. Their precision measurements and steady focus had the project completed before lunch.
Thanks for joining us!



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High Park Post-Fire Restoration VIIIb

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

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 15, 2013 - 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! The erosion from the burnt slopes ends up in our local streams and rivers.

This season, we will continue with our work to sow native grass seeds, distribute mulch, and install erosion control structures in the high to moderate severity burn areas. The work will involve moving/lifting bales of mulch (30 lbs), distributing mulch, and installing erosion control structures. We will be working on steep slopes in the burn zone.

We will be meeting at the Fort Collins office and carpooling together. We look forward to working with you on this important project!

Thank you!

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High Park Fire - Staging VIII

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

Date(s):
ThursdayJun 20, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 10

We have a post-fire project in Rist Canyon on June 22nd and need to stage some materials strategically. We will be moving mulch bales around the project site to facilitate an efficient work day. We need your help!

Getting the materials in place strategically around a project site is just one of the many pre-project details that helps make a project successful, so your help with this is definitely appreciated. If you have a free day on Wednesday and want to help out, we would love to see you there.

We will be meeting at the WRV office at 8:30AM.

If you have a 4x4/pick up/SUV and don't mind getting some straw in it, we would also really appreciate having it on site to move materials around.

THANK YOU!!!

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High Park Post-Fire Restoration IX -- Young Lawyers of Larimer County Bar Association

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

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 22, 2013 - 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! The erosion from the burnt slopes ends up in our local streams and rivers - the Poudre River has been running black after heavy rains and snow melt, and landslides and flooding have been closing roads and threatening homes.

This season, we will continue with our work to sow native grass seeds, distribute mulch, and install erosion control structures in the high to moderate severity burn areas.

We will be meeting at the Fort Collins office and carpooling together. We look forward to working with you on this important project!

Thank you!

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Seed Collection 1 - Wed. June 26

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

Date(s):
WednesdayJun 26, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 40

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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Phantom Canyon River Trail Improvement

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

Date(s):
SundayJun 30, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 10

Volunteers will take on the task of rerouting and rebuilding some of the unsustainable portions of the river access 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, the rewards will be more than the 'volunteerism high' that WRVrs seek!

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Thunder Basin National Grassland Seed Collection--Volunteer Vacation!

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

Date(s):
ThursdayJun 27, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 15
FridayJun 28, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 15
SaturdayJun 29, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 15
SundayJun 30, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 15

This project has been moved to Nov.1 Please look for Sage Grouse Habitat Seed Collection.

Description: Go where no WRV Volunteer has gone before! To Bill, WY. In the heart of the Powder River Basin, the Thunder Basin National grassland is a hallmark of grassland conservation efforts. Covering 855 square miles, this grassland serves as essential habitat for the threatened Sage Grouse, and is home to herds of pronghorn, elk and many other wildlife.

Many of our restoration projects depend on locally-adapted native seed for ecological reasons, or because purchased seeds are unavailable or simply too expensive. The seeds collected on this project will be multiplied on a farm, thanks to an inter-government agency partnership with the US Forest Service. The result is an increase of harvested seeds by up to 1000 fold, making them available for large-scale restoration projects on your public lands.

FREE camping will be provided.

WEDNESDAY night arrival HIGHLY encouraged.

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Seed Collection 2 - Tues, July 2

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

Date(s):
TuesdayJul 02, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 40

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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Emergency Seed Collection - July 3rd

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

Date(s):
WednesdayJul 03, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 40

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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Urgent Seed Collection - July 10

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

Date(s):
WednesdayJul 10, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 35

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 3.1 - Sat, July 13

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

Date(s):
SaturdayJul 13, 2013 - 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 3 HOUR EVENT -- 8:30AM TO 11:30AM -- 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.

NOTE: Lunch will be provided for volunteers attending both the morning and afternoon seed collections (3.1 and 3.2)

Click here to sign up your child for the Environmental Education Day Camp, happening in conjunction with this event!


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Echo Lake- Restoration and Trail

COMPLETED
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):
SaturdayJul 13, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 50
SundayJul 14, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 50

Nestled in the shadow of majestic Mt. Evans and often at clear as a sheet of glass is the second oldest lake in Colorado: Echo Lake. The beauty of this lake combine with it easy access from the Denver Metropolitan area have lead to a huge impact and future threat to the ecology of the area. Under a new management plan that is designed for the increased number of visitors, you will spend the weekend rerouting trails, restoring areas that were trampled, seeding, building fence, and camping out with friends, new and old.

Friday Night Arrival is highly encouraged to acclimate to working at higher elevations.

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 not working when afternoon storms roll in.

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Seed Collection 4 - Wed. July 17

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

Date(s):
WednesdayJul 17, 2013 - 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.
The location of each seed collection can only be determined 2-3 days prior to the event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

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Boulder Greenways Weeding on Wheels - Teasel

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayJul 18, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 26

Boulder is blessed with the 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 main and most frequent opportunity for people living in urban areas to connect with the natural world. In the second year of WRV's 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 is an invasive tap-rooted biennial. It loves moist areas and is a major threat to wetlands and riparian zones in and around Boulder.

Working with Boulder Greenways and the Open Space & Mountain Parks, we will target an in-town population. Since this project is on Boulder Greenways, we encourage everyone to arrive on bike (and bring your bike light for the ride home)! If this does not work for you, don't worry, there will be parking near-by for car-poolers.

Clipping teasel is a very successful means of eliminating this weed before it has had a chance to go to seed. Long sleeves and gloves will protect volunteers from teasel's tiny thorns.

This is an EVENING project - volunteers will arrive by 5:30 PM sharp and leave at dusk.

Please join us for this Search and Destroy mission!


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Cal-Wood Forest Health Day

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

Date(s):
TuesdayJul 23, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 20

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

WHEN: July 23, 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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Maroon Bells Trail Restoration

SCHEDULED
Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
USFS - White River NF
National Forest Foundation (NFF)

Date(s):
ThursdayJul 25, 2013 - SundayJul 28, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 14

�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 13 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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Seed Collection 5 - Thurs, July 25

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

Date(s):
ThursdayJul 25, 2013 - 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.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!
The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

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

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

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High Park Post-Fire Restoration X

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

Date(s):
SaturdayJul 27, 2013 - 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! The erosion from the burnt slopes ends up in our local streams and rivers.

This season, we will continue with our work to sow native grass seeds, distribute mulch, and install erosion control structures in the high to moderate severity burn areas. This will involve working on steep, burned slopes, often times lifting bales of mulch (~30 lbs) or moving wattles (20 lbs).

We will be meeting at the Fort Collins office and carpooling together to Rist Canyon. We look forward to working with you on this important project!

Thank you!

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Medicine Bow-Routt Seed Collection

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

Date(s):
FridayJul 26, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 20
SaturdayJul 27, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 20
SundayJul 28, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 20

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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Seed Collection 6 - Fri, Aug 2

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

Date(s):
FridayAug 02, 2013 - 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 -- 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.
LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!
The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

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

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

NOTE: After this event volunteers are invited to happy hour at a local restaurant.

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West Magnolia Trail Repair and Restoration

COMPLETED
A good time was had by all!

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 03, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 60
SundayAug 04, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 60

The USFS has done extensive fuels treatment (logging) in the extremely popular West Magnolia trail network southwest of Nederland. The logging has dramatically changed the landscape and the trail system. These impacts create a need to repair the trails and an opportunity to improve the trails.

For the past two years, WRV has teamed up with Boulder Mountainbike Alliance (BMA) and rebuilt and repaired the badly eroded, unsustainable Sugar Magnolia Trail.

In 2013, WRV and BMA plan to work on the fun and popular Re-Root Trail. This year's work will include: trail tread reconstruction, installation of anchor rocks to stabilize the trail, installation of trailside barriers to keep traffic on the trail, and seeding areas damaged by logging. Volunteers will camp in a beautiful, cool area, at 8,700 feet near the worksite.

Environmental Education Day Camp - Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 - BRING THE KIDS!
WRV presents a wonderful day outdoors for children aged 7-12 in conjunction with one of our projects each year. This year, we've chosen the West Magnolia weekend camping project, allowing children to explore the foothills ecosystems while their parents volunteer on the larger project. 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 trail maintenance on the beautiful West Magnolia trail in Nederland!

But what about Sunday?
Concerned about keeping your children engaged on Sunday if you're planning on camping? Call Christi in Boulder 303-543-1411 - she has a plan!!!
You can also check out the event on our website at this webpage: Youth E E Camp

Click here to sign up your child for the Environmental Education Day Camp, happening in conjunction with this event!

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High Park Post-Fire Restoration XI

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

Date(s):
SundayAug 04, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 12

The High Park Fire burned 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. The erosion from the burnt slopes ends up in our local streams and rivers.

This season, we will continue with our work to sow native grass seeds, distribute mulch, and install erosion control structures in the high to moderate severity burn areas. This will involve working on steep, burned slopes, often times lifting bales of mulch (~30 lbs) or moving wattles (20 lbs).

We will be meeting at the Fort Collins office and carpooling together. We look forward to working with you on this important project!

Thank you!

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Seed Collection 7 - Wed, Aug 7

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

Date(s):
WednesdayAug 07, 2013 - 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-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.


LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!
The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

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

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

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Waldrop Trail Prep-Work

COMPLETED
Thanks to the volunteers for heavy duty prep-work for the Waldrop Trail Project!

Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day

Date(s):
TuesdayJul 23, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 4
WednesdayJul 24, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 4
ThursdayJul 25, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 4
SaturdayJul 27, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 4
SundayJul 28, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 4
ThursdayAug 08, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 4
SaturdayAug 10, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 4

In preparation for the Waldrop Trail Project, volunteers work along side the heavy equipment roughing in the trail. Work included roughing in the trail - moving duff & building mono-walls, boardwalk construction, chainsaw use, removing stumps, and hauling materials with the mechanized hauler - rock and soil.

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Lake Isabelle Trail Maintenance

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

Date(s):
ThursdayAug 08, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 35
FridayAug 09, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 35
SaturdayAug 10, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 35
SundayAug 11, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 35

Lake Isabelle is among the highest and most scenic lakes along the Front Range. WRV will be returning to one of our favorite project sites to continue our past work improving the trail system, closing social trails, and performing trail maintenance. This year we will have two project areas; one closer to camp right at Lake Isabelle where we will work on trail improvements and one that is a more intense hike up toward Isabelle Glacier where we will do more difficult rock work to fix trail erosion. Both areas are truly spectacular. Normally, overnight camping is not allowed in the area, but the USFS has granted special permission for our trail projects. We will camp in a secluded area near Lake Isabelle. Food and gear will be hauled in by llamas 2.5 miles to the base camp. Thursday arrival highly recommended and commitment to 3 of the 4 days is required.

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High Park Post-Fire Restoration XII

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

Date(s):
SundayAug 11, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 25

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! The erosion from the burnt slopes ends up in our local streams and rivers.

This season, we will continue with our work to sow native grass seeds, distribute mulch, and install erosion control structures in the high to moderate severity burn areas. This will involve working on steep, burned slopes, often times lifting bales of mulch (~30 lbs) or moving wattles (20 lbs).

We will be meeting at the Fort Collins office and carpooling together. We look forward to working with you on this important project!

Thank you!

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Seed Collection 8- Sat. Aug. 17

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

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 17, 2013 - 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.
LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!
The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

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

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

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Waldrop Trail (Brainard Lake Recreation Area)

COMPLETED
A very successful weekend!

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Mountain Club - Boulder Group
Arapaho Roosevelt Pawnee Foundation  ARP
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 17, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 90
SundayAug 18, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 90

Join us for some awesome trail work at this spectacular mountain destination. 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 Gateway Traihead." In 2012, WRV (with the help of BMA and CMC) restored habitat around the parking lot and constructed a 450 foot connector trail from this new trailhead to the Sourdough Trail.

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
In 2013, we will continue our efforts in this vicinity by constructing a 2500 foot natural surface trail from the Sourdough to the Waldrop trail, establishing a more direct trail route westword. The project includes 80 feet of boardwalk, 450 feet of stone causeway, rock work for "rock hounds" and plenty of basic trail construction for beginners new to trail construction. When the new trail segment is done, we will close and restore about 700 feet of old trail. Our work on this weekend will be complemented by a week of Youth Corps who will prep the site and rough in the trail.

Volunteers will be working at an elevation of about 10,000 feet and camp nearby at a beautiful forested site normally closed to the public.

We are once again 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 Arapaho Roosevelt Pawnee Foundation and Colorado State Trails Program.

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Seed Collection 9 - Wed, Aug 21

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

Date(s):
WednesdayAug 21, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 21

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 -- 4:30PM TO 7:30PM -- 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.
LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!
The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

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

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

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High Park Post-Fire Restoration XII-A

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

Date(s):
WednesdayAug 21, 2013 - 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! The erosion from the burnt slopes ends up in our local streams and rivers.

This season, we will continue with our work to sow native grass seeds, distribute mulch, and install erosion control structures in the high to moderate severity burn areas. This will involve working on steep, burned slopes, often times lifting bales of mulch (~30 lbs) or moving wattles (20 lbs). On Aug 21, we will be focusing on seeding burned areas and installing log erosion barriers.

We will be meeting at the Fort Collins office and carpooling together. We look forward to working with you on this important project!

Thank you!

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High Park Post-Fire Restoration XII-B

CANCELLED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompained by adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mishawaka Amphitheater

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 24, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 30

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! The erosion from the burnt slopes ends up in our local streams and rivers.

This season, we will continue with our work to sow native grass seeds, distribute mulch, and install erosion control structures in the high to moderate severity burn areas. This will involve working on steep, burned slopes, often times lifting bales of mulch (~30 lbs) or moving wattles (20 lbs). On Aug 24, we will be focusing on seeding burned areas and installing log erosion barriers.

We will be meeting at the Fort Collins office and carpooling together. We look forward to working with you on this important project!

Thank you!

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Webster Pass Restoration

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):
SaturdayAug 24, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 40
SundayAug 25, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 40

Down a bumpy road outside of Dillon is a beautiful secluded valley that winds its way up to Webster Pass. This peaceful wild playground is seeing an increase in visitors ranging from hikers to high clearance vehicles. To help protect the pristine beauty of this area and many others, the US Forest Service completed a Travel Management Plan in 2011. As part of this plan, WRV working with the Friends of Dillon Ranger District will be closing an unnecessary and unauthorized road that cuts across a set of switchbacks. This highly eroded area we are restoring is one of only a handful of examples of off-trail use in the area, thus the project will set precedent for future users to remain on the more sustainable authorized routes. Come join us for a fun weekend of camping out under some of the best stars in the state, transplanting alpine tundra, seeding, and installing erosion matting! Despite the remote feel of the valley we will be packing in a full kitchen setup and have restroom facilities.

Friday Night Arrival is highly encouraged due to the logistics of getting into the site and to acclimate to working at higher elevations.

Note: To access the project site requires traveling down a very rough, high clearance road but do not worry if you don't have such a vehicle. We will be shuttling folks in to the camp. If you have a high clearance vehicle and are willing to shuttle please let us know when you register.

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Waldrop Trail (Brainard Lake Recreation Area) 2

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Arapaho Roosevelt Pawnee Foundation  ARP

Date(s):
ThursdayAug 29, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Take off early for the Labor Day weekend, and join us on Thursday for a single day of fun at this beautiful mountain location. Then, continue on with the rest of your Labor Day weekend festivities.

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 Gateway." In 2012, WRV (with the help of BMA and CMC) restored habitat around the parking lot and constructed a 450 foot connector trail from this new trailhead to the Sourdough Trail.

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
On August 29, volunteers will continue work on the Sourdough to Waldrop trail connector, began on Aug 17-18. The work will include easy to moderate trail construction and some restoration work on the old trail. Volunteers will be working at an elevation of about 10,000 feet.

The Brainard Gateway 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!!

NOTE: The work on this date was originally going to be slope stabilization and revegetation adjacent to the entrance station (right across the road), but that work has been delayed until Sep 28.

To register for the event on Sep 28, visit https://wlrv.net/index.php?section=events&action=list&type=projects#event1274

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Barr Lake State Park -Rookery Trail and Raptor Habitat

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (formerly Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 31, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 80

The gorgeous Barr Lake State Park is an ecological oasis on the Colorado plains that draws so birds it is home to one of the headquarters for the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory. Part of the state park acquired in just 2000 as part of the Conservation Vision Plan for Barr Lake has been designated for a small trail system to provide visitors with a great experience while concentrating visitation away from more sensitive areas. This is trail will provide unique access to an area that is rich in environmental education opportunities. It has great bird watching opportunities, views of prairie/wetland habitat and know nesting of Red-tailed, Swainson's hawks. On this project we will construct a large portion of this trail using crusher fines, and then plant native cottonwoods in other areas to reestablish raptor habitat!


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Seed Collection 10 - Sat. Sept 7 (AM)

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

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 07, 2013 - 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 Morning Event - 9am-12noon - Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.


LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED! The location of each seed collection can only be determined 2-3 days prior to the event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

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

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

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High Park Post-Fire Restoration XII-C

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

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 07, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 30

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! The erosion from the burnt slopes ends up in our local streams and rivers.

This season, we will continue with our work to sow native grass seeds, distribute mulch, and install erosion control structures in the high to moderate severity burn areas. This will involve working on steep, burned slopes, often times lifting bales of mulch (~30 lbs) or moving wattles (20 lbs). On Sept 7th, we will be focusing on seeding burned areas and installing log erosion barriers or wattles.

We will be meeting at the Fort Collins office and carpooling together. We look forward to working with you on this important project!

Thank you!

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Summit Lake 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):
SaturdaySep 07, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 60
SundaySep 08, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 60

The Chicago Lakes Overlook Trail at Summit Lake Park has been transformed over the last two years through thousands of volunteer hours that have improved the trail surface making it recreationally accessible to wheelchairs. Now, thousands of tons of rock 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 a heavily impacted area on the far side of Summit Lake. New signage and fencing from previous projects now keep 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. Volunteer work will include transplanting plugs of alpine tundra, placing rock for erosion control, and trail maintenance on the Mt. Evans trail.



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Pawnee Prairie Dog Project

CANCELLED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 14, 2013 - SundaySep 15, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 25

With it's patchwork of public and private lands the Pawnee National Grasslands is no stranger to controversy, not the least of which is the lowly prairie dog. Considered a keystone species by wildlife biologists and no less than a nuisance by ranchers this true Colorado native has a very difficult time finding a place to call home. When prairie dog towns encroach on private boundaries, land managers are often forced to resort to lethal control methods.

Come enjoy two days of high prairie living while putting a prairie dog town into protective custody on the Pawnee National Grasslands. On this project volunteers will help construct a .45 mile long prairie dog fence between public and private land. This project will help to reduce tensions between the Forest Service and neighboring ranchers as well the need for lethal control in one of the Pawnee's few remaining prairie dog towns.

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Boulder Greenways Weeding on Wheels - Russian Olive

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

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 14, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 26

Boulder is blessed with the 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 main and most frequent opportunity for people living in urban areas to connect with the natural world. In the second year of WRV's 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 Russian olive, which is an invasive tree species.

Cutting and dragging is tough work but worth doing for native trees and wildlife to thrive. Volunteers, protected from thorns by gloves and long sleeves will help to create slash piles of Russian olive branches for City staff to chip for mulch. 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 carpoolers

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Seed Collection 11- Sat.. Sept 14 (3/4 day)

CANCELLED
This project has been cancelled due to the recent flood.

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

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 14, 2013 - 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.
LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!
The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

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

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

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High Park Post-Fire Restoration XIII: Rotary Club of Fort Collins

CANCELLED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompained by adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mishawaka Amphitheater

Date(s):
SundaySep 15, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 23

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! The erosion from the burnt slopes ends up in our local streams and rivers.

This season, we will continue with our work to sow native grass seeds, distribute mulch, and install erosion control structures in the high to moderate severity burn areas. This will involve working on steep, burned slopes, often times lifting bales of mulch (~30 lbs) or moving wattles (20 lbs).

We will be meeting at the Fort Collins office and carpooling together. We look forward to working with you on this important project!

Thank you!

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Lake Isabelle Capstone Project

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

Date(s):
WednesdaySep 18, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 10

Earlier this year WRV accomplished a four-day project working at both Lake Isabelle and near Isabelle Glacier. For this project, you will be returning to one of our the lower work site around the lake and completing work on three raised cause-ways and repairing a some other sections of the trail. This will be a one-day project with two mile hike in to one of the most spectacular locations on the front range.

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Seed Collection 12.1 - Sat. MORNING, Sept 21

CANCELLED
This project has been cancelled due to the recent flood.

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

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 21, 2013 - 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 3 HOUR EVENT -- 8:30AM TO 11:30AM -- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.
LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!
The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

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

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

NOTE: Lunch will be provided for volunteers attending both the morning and afternoon seed collections (12.1 and 12.2)

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Seed Collection 12.2 - Sat. AFTERNOON, Sept 21

CANCELLED
This project has been cancelled due to the recent flood.

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

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 21, 2013 - 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 -- 12:30PM 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.
LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!
The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

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

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

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Emergency Alpine Seed Collection at Summit Lake Mt Evans

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full 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):
SaturdaySep 21, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 20

We need seed! Through the hard work of WRV volunteers and other partners, Summit Lake has drastically changed over the past five years. The unraveling tundra is beginning to stabilize and most people are now staying off the fragile cushion plant communities and on the sanctioned trails.

These changes are amazing but there are still areas in need of future projects and we are worried about putting too much pressure on the surrounding areas with further transplanting. The solution is to schedule this seed collection to collect native and local ecotype seed that will be grown out by Denver Mountain Parks and then brought back up to Summit Lake and planted on future projects!

Come spend the day with WRV collecting these precious seeds at close to 12,000 ft and who know you may get the chance to plant your grown up seed on future projects!


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High Park Fire Restoration XIV - Seaman Reservoir

CANCELLED
Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Fort Collins-Poudre River Public Library District

Date(s):
ThursdaySep 26, 2013 - SundaySep 29, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 10

The High Park Fire has been the focus of much of our post-fire work. But you may remember that before the High Park Fire, there was the Hewlett Gulch Fire. The aftermath of the Hewlett Gulch Fire continues to threaten 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.

The project site requires a 2 mile hike in. The good news is that all of our gear, including your personal gear, will be taken in by helicopter. We will be camping in the backcountry for three nights and working with views of Grey Rock.

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).


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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Brainard Gateway Restoration - National Public Lands Day!

CANCELLED
This project has been CANCELLED due to the recent flood. A replacement flood clean-up project has been scheduled on the same day in Lafayette. See below.

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

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 28, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 30

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 Gateway." In 2012, WRV (with the help of BMA and CMC) restored habitat around the parking lot and constructed a 450 foot connector trail from this new trailhead to the Sourdough Trail.

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
In 2013, volunteers will stabilize an eroding slope near the entrance station. Activities will include seeding, installation of erosion matting, and transplanting of locally gathered native trees. Volunteers will be working at an elevation of about 10,000 feet.

The Brainard Gateway 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!!

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Flood Clean-Up - Coal Creek Trail in Lafayette

COMPLETED
Join us on National Public Lands Day to help clean up debris from the recent flood.

Intermediate    ●    Morning    ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 28, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 25

Our hearts go out to all of those affected by the recent historic flood. Trails, streams and other infrastructure have been deeply impacted across the northern Front Range, particularly Boulder County. There is a staggering amount of clean-up, repair and reconstruction work to complete.

Join us on National Public Lands Day as WRV teams up with City of Lafayette for this first in a long series of flood recovery and restoration projects.

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
Volunteers will clean-up debris (mostly woody) washed up against a fence by flood waters. Then, we will walk along the Coal Creek path, gathering trash and exposed underlayment fabric where trail crusher fines were washed away by the flood. This clean-up project is an important first step toward the eventual repair and reconstruction of the Coal Creek trail.

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High Park Fire - Staging VI

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

Date(s):
FridayOct 04, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 10

We are gearing up for our next round of post-fire restoration work and need some last minute help to stage some of our materials for a project day. We will be moving mulch bales around the project site to facilitate an efficient work day. We need your help!

Getting the materials in place strategically around a project site is just one of the many pre-project details that helps make a project successful, so your help with this is definitely appreciated. If you have a free morning on Wednesday and want to help out, we would love to see you there.

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Hewlett Gulch Restoration (3)

CANCELLED
Intermediate    ●    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):
SaturdayOct 05, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 25

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 user created section of the trail affectionately known by locals as the "astroid belt". In the previous two seasons WRV has constructed a reroute trail with grades appropriate for back-country mountain bike and hiking use and taken preliminary steps to close and stabilize the bypassed section.

This phase of the project will involve restoration of the old gullied trail. Volunteers will construct rock check and water diversion structures and then seed and transplant native vegetation to aid in stabilizing and obscuring the closed trail. 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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Seed Collection 13 - Sat.. Oct 5 (3/4 day)

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

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 05, 2013 - 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.
LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!
The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

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

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

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High Park Post-Fire Restoration XV

RESCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompained by adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Fort Collins-Poudre River Public Library District

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 05, 2013 - 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! The erosion from the burnt slopes ends up in our local streams and rivers.

This season, we will continue with our work to sow native grass seeds, distribute mulch, and install erosion control structures in the high to moderate severity burn areas. This will involve working on steep, burned slopes, often times lifting bales of mulch (~30 lbs) or moving wattles (20 lbs).

We will be meeting at the Fort Collins office and carpooling together. We look forward to working with you on this important project!

Thank you!

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Flood Clean-Up and Trail Repair - Coot Lake

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Morning    ●    Miniumum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 05, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 50

Our hearts go out to all of those affected by the recent historic flood.

Trails, streams and other infrastructure have been deeply impacted across the northern Front Range, particularly in Boulder County. There is a staggering amount of clean-up, repair and reconstruction work to complete.

Here's your chance to be part of the restorative process at Coot Lake, a popular destination northeast of Boulder.

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES - Lots to Do!
From 9:00am to noon, volunteers will:
Repair parts of a popular trail which was washed out by the flood waters.
Clean up debris and plant material, including some weeding of invasive species.
Repair erosion damage of a pedestrian bridge near the parking lot.
Repair (using crusher fines and road base) the parking lot edge at Tom Watson Park.

This is a great collaboration between City of Boulder Parks & Rec and WRV. Please register, and tell your friends who use Coot Lake to come out and join us!

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Suprise Seed Collection - Fri. Oct 11 (3 hr)

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

Date(s):
FridayOct 11, 2013 - 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 HOUR EVENT -- 9:30AM TO 12:30PM -- 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.
LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!
The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

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

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

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Flatirons Vista Grassland Restoration

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 12, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 60

CELEBRATE OUR 500TH EVENT AT WRV!
September 23- We are going ahead with the project as scheduled! City of Boulder will have the Flatirons Vista open space open to the public by the time our event happens on October 12.

We have a lot to be thankful for, and want you to be part of a great celebration marking our 500th project as a local grassroots non-profit. We still have a few spaces left, so don't delay in rounding up friends for this great day of grassland restoration.

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Join us for this late season project at Flatirons Vista Open Space, south of Boulder. This popular area, close to town, is naturally a grassland. The encroachment of ponderosa pines, due to fire suppression, has impacted grassland species including grasshopper sparrows and skipper butterflies.

WRV volunteers will reverse this trend by removing small diameter ponderosas and piling them up for chipping. Volunteers will cut down some trees with loppers and hand saws. Trained chain sawyers will remove somewhat larger trees, which will be dragged into piles for chipping. We'll enjoy a fabulous lunch in a meadow with fantastic fall views of the Flatirons.

Simultaneous projects in Boulder and Fort Collins will bridge the spirit of stewardship from north to south!

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High Park Fire Restoration XIV - Seaman Reservoir

CANCELLED
Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Fort Collins-Poudre River Public Library District

Date(s):
ThursdayOct 17, 2013 - SundayOct 20, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 10

The High Park Fire has been the focus of much of our post-fire work. But you may remember that before the High Park Fire, there was the Hewlett Gulch Fire. The aftermath of the Hewlett Gulch Fire continues to threaten 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.

The project site requires a 2.5 mile hike in. The good news is that all of our gear, including your personal gear, will be taken in by helicopter. We will be camping in the back country for three nights and working with views of Grey Rock.

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).


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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Suprise Seed Collection Rescheduled - Fri. Oct 18 (3 hr)

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

Date(s):
FridayOct 18, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 35

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR EVENT -- 9:30AM TO 12:30PM -- 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.
LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!
The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

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

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

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Campbell Valley Watershed Restoration Cancelled

CANCELLED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day
Sponsors
Natural Resource Services, Inc.
Blue Line Rental (volvo) -- I-25 and 66

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 19, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 30

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 unfinished Irrigation Canal was breached in order to use Campbell Creek to connect with lower completed sections. The elevation of the creek bottom was down cut by as much as 50 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 million cubic feet of sediment. Significant leakage from the long since completed irrigation ditch continues to hinder efforts at stabilization. Now, erosion gullies range from 5 to 30 feet deep and run up to 1,000 feet across the land.

This is WRVs fourth season in Campbell Valley. We've seen some exciting developments since last season with regrading of the precarious Evans reservoir to a wetland area. We'll be supporting that conversion this season by reintroducing native riparian and wetland vegetation, and stabilizing the new banks and channels against erosion. 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!

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High Park Fire - Staging VII

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

Date(s):
ThursdayOct 24, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 15

We are gearing up for our next round of post-fire restoration work and need some last minute help to stage some of our materials for a project day. We will be moving mulch bales around the project site to facilitate an efficient work day. We need your help!

Getting the materials in place strategically around a project site is just one of the many pre-project details that helps make a project successful, so your help with this is definitely appreciated. If you have a free morning on Wednesday and want to help out, we would love to see you there.

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Winter Fat Seed Collection - Fri. Oct 25 (3 hr)

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

Date(s):
FridayOct 25, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 35

Seed collection in the fall is a perfect reason to get outdoors and enjoy the cooler weather, beautiful fall colors and relax on a great family activity!

THIS IS A 3 HOUR EVENT -- 10:30AM TO 1:30PM -- 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. Winter Fat is an important high value seed not only for restoration but for wildlife who feed on it. This native plant of Western North America is easy to spot and easy to collect.


LOCATION At Boulder County's Rabbit Mountain Open Space near Longmont!
Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

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

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

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Tool Fest - Boulder

COMPLETED
The tools are happy.

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

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 26, 2013 - 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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High Park Post-Fire Restoration XVI

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompained by adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Fort Collins-Poudre River Public Library District

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 26, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 30

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! The erosion from the burnt slopes ends up in our local streams and rivers.

This season, we will continue with our work to sow native grass seeds, distribute mulch, and install erosion control structures in the high to moderate severity burn areas. This will involve working on steep, burned slopes, often times lifting bales of mulch (~30 lbs) or moving wattles (20 lbs).

We will be meeting at the Fort Collins office and carpooling together. We look forward to working with you on this important project!

Thank you!

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Flood Clean-Up - Boulder Open Space - Weiser Property

SCHEDULED
Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 26, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 40

Boulder Open Space has been deeply impacted by the recent flood. There is a staggering amount of clean-up, repair and reconstruction work to complete.

Here's your chance to be part of the restorative process on City of Boulder Open Space - Weiser Property, east of Boulder.

The Weiser Property has a fence that keeps cattle out of the sensitive riparian area of Boulder Creek, away from the sensitive birds of prey, and where they need to be for alloted grazing periods.

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
From 9:00am to 4:00pm, volunteers will remove flood debris from the fence line and remove portions of fence that were destroyed, so they can be reconstructed.

This project is a collaborative effort between WRV, OSMP and Active Boulder.

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Pawnee Prairie Dog Project rescheduled

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

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 26, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 25
SundayOct 27, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 25

With it's patchwork of public and private lands the Pawnee National Grasslands is no stranger to controversy, not the least of which is the lowly prairie dog. Considered a keystone species by wildlife biologists and no less than a nuisance by ranchers this true Colorado native has a very difficult time finding a place to call home. When prairie dog towns encroach on private boundaries, land managers are often forced to resort to lethal control methods.

Come enjoy two days of high prairie living while putting a prairie dog town into protective custody on the Pawnee National Grasslands. On this project volunteers will help construct a .45 mile long prairie dog fence between public and private land. This project will help to reduce tensions between the Forest Service and neighboring ranchers as well the need for lethal control in one of the Pawnee's few remaining prairie dog towns.

Friday night arrival encouraged


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SAGE GROUSE habitat restoration seed collection- -Thunder Basin

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

Date(s):
FridayNov 01, 2013 - SundayNov 03, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 20

Description: Go where no WRV Volunteer has gone before! To Bill, WY. In the heart of the Powder River Basin, the Thunder Basin National grassland is a hallmark of grassland conservation efforts. Covering 855 square miles, this grassland serves as essential habitat for the threatened Sage Grouse, and is home to herds of pronghorn, elk and many other wildlife.

Many of our restoration projects depend on locally-adapted native seed for ecological reasons, or because purchased seeds are unavailable or simply too expensive. The seeds collected on this project will be multiplied on a farm, thanks to an inter-government agency partnership with the US Forest Service. The result is an increase of harvested seeds by up to 1000 fold, making them available for large-scale restoration projects on your public lands. In this case, seeds of Wyoming Big sage will be collected, and those seeds will be grown into sage plants that we can install on a future project...all to restore habitat for the rare SAGE GROUSE.

FREE camping will be provided.

THURSDAY night arrival HIGHLY encouraged.

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Mesa Trail Flood Repairs

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

Date(s):
FridayNov 01, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 25

The Mesa Trail is a very popular destination on City of Boulder Open Space. Like so many other trails, it was severely damaged by the recent flood.

Here's your chance to be part of the restorative process!

From 9:00am to 3:00pm, volunteers will repair trail damage. We'll hike in about 20 minutes from the South Mesa Trailhead. The flood washed out a portion of the trail, leaving 2-3 foot deep gullies and a large gravel deposit off the trail. Volunteers will repair the trail by filling in trail gullies, moving gravel with shovels and wheelbarrows, under the guidance and expertise of trained trail builder crew leaders and technical support.


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Tool Fest - Fort Collins

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

Date(s):
SaturdayNov 02, 2013 - 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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Eldorado Canyon Trail Flood Repairs

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayNov 02, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Eldorado Canyon State Park, south of Boulder, has been deeply impacted by the recent flood, with numerous damaged trails and impacts to the South Boulder Creek Corridor.

Here's your chance to be part of the restorative process!

From 7:30am to 4:00pm, volunteers will repair trail damage at a few sites and remove flood debris.


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Campbell Valley Watershed Restoration

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day
Sponsors
Natural Resource Services, Inc.
Blue Line Rental (volvo) -- I-25 and 66

Date(s):
SundayNov 03, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 30

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 unfinished Irrigation Canal was breached in order to use Campbell Creek to connect with lower completed sections. The elevation of the creek bottom was down cut by as much as 50 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 million cubic feet of sediment. Significant leakage from the long since completed irrigation ditch continues to hinder efforts at stabilization. Now, erosion gullies range from 5 to 30 feet deep and run up to 1,000 feet across the land.

This is WRVs fourth season in Campbell Valley. We've seen some exciting developments since last season with regrading of the precarious Evans reservoir to a wetland area. We'll be supporting that conversion this season by reintroducing native riparian and wetland vegetation, and stabilizing the new banks and channels against erosion. 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!

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Canyon Lakes Unauthorized Road Obliteration III

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

Date(s):
SaturdayNov 09, 2013 - 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.

Taking place just south of beautiful Red Feather Lakes, this project is part of a larger program aimed at decommissioning and restoring over 12 miles of unauthorized roads in the Canyon Lakes Ranger District over the next three years. By closing, decompacting, recontouring, and revegetating these eroding 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! Volunteers will be spreading seed, applying erosion materials, and building closure fences. Something fun for everyone!

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High Park Fire Restoration XVII - Unnamed 3

COMPLETED
Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Fort Collins-Poudre River Public Library District

Date(s):
FridayNov 15, 2013 - SundayNov 17, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 20

The damage caused by the High Park Fire continues to cause erosion problems in our watershed. With each passing storm this summer we saw increased erosion in the burn areas and flash flooding in our canyons. These events also impacted our drinking water infrastructure. One area that consistently had major problems - flooding overtopping structures, sediment filling up pipes, debris clogging infrastructure - was the Monroe Tunnel near Gateway Natural Area. To help alleviate these problems, we are working with the City of Fort Collins to restore the drainage area that flows into the Monroe Tunnel and the Poudre River.

This will be a challenging but fun project - the project site requires ~1.5 mile hike in, with some steep portions to get to the ridge. The good news is that all of our gear, including your camping gear, will be taken in by helicopter. We will be camping in the back country for three nights and working with views of the lower Poudre River and the Front Range.

SPECIFIC 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).


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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Sandstone Ranch Restoration

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists P.C. - AMVS
City of Longmont

Date(s):
SaturdayNov 16, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 70

Thursday, September 19 update- This project is a GO! We know you want to get out there, and our City of Longmont folks still want this erosion control project to happen.

Situated in a beautiful riparian zone, this gem of a park offers historical, geological and wildlife enthusiasts something to experience. Our work will occur at the base of a beautiful cliff near the historic Morse Coffin Ranch house and Visitors Center.
Volunteers will be placing erosion matting and seeding native species along the base of the cliff, while enjoying a crisp autumn day. Wildlife inhabiting the area include nesting barn owls, prairie dogs, red tail hawks and nesting bald eagles! Join us, and pencil in the rain date for the next Saturday (Nov.23).


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Lyons Flood Clean-Up

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists P.C. - AMVS

Date(s):
SaturdayNov 30, 2013 - Number of Volunteers: 120

THIS PROJECT IS FULL NOW (NOV. 27) WITH A LONG WAIT LIST - THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR GENEROSITY OF SPIRIT! We know that the town of Lyons residents still need help - please consider volunteering for those who need clean up of private homes and properties, through the town of Lyons.
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Join us in the spirit of Thanksgiving, for a day of volunteerism to help the town of Lyons recover from the recent devastating flood.

The Great Flood of 2013 ravaged the Town of Lyons, deeply affecting hundreds of residents and the important local basic infrastructure (water, power, roads, sewers).

The Town of Lyons has asked WRV to recruit volunteers for a major clean-up along St Vrain Creek at Meadow Park, a central community gathering place.

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
Volunteers will remove flood debris from Meadow Park a central community gathering place. Full details about where to meet and what to bring will be sent to those who register.

This project is a collaborative effort between WRV and Town of Lyons, with sponsorship by Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists.

WEATHER BACKUP DATE: Sat, Dec 7 (please also reserve this date in your calendar)


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