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2016 Projects
Project Name Day(s) Date(s)
Brainard Winter Trail Clearing Tuesday Jan 26, 2016

Seed Bag Sewing Party!! Tuesday Feb 09, 2016

Big Thompson Willow Harvest Wednesday Feb 24, 2016

Big Thompson - Nursery Planting Day Saturday Mar 05, 2016

Seed Bag Sewing Party #2 Wednesday Mar 16, 2016

Big Thompson - Lower North Fork Reveg 1 Saturday Mar 19, 2016

Barr Lake State Park - Bergman Trail Sunday Mar 27, 2016

Fort Collins Kitchen Kick-Off Tuesday - Tuesday Mar 29, 2016 - Mar 29, 2016

Seedling Transplant project - DMP Friday Apr 01, 2016

Pawnee Watershed Restoration Saturday Apr 02, 2016

Big Thompson - Lower North Fork Reveg 1 - RESCHEDULED Saturday Apr 02, 2016

Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Willow Harvest Friday Apr 08, 2016

Myrtle Spurge Purge I - Boulder County Saturday Apr 09, 2016

Native Plant Nursery Day - Boulder Monday Apr 11, 2016

Myrtle Spurge Spurge II - City of Golden (Evening) Wednesday Apr 13, 2016

Seed Bag Sewing Party #3 Thursday Apr 14, 2016

Seedling Transplant project #2 - DMP Friday Apr 15, 2016

Seedling Transplant project - DMP Friday Apr 22, 2016

Myrtle Spurge Purge III - Boulder County Saturday Apr 23, 2016

Skin Gulch Stream Restoration- Poudre Canyon Saturday Apr 23, 2016

Barr Lake State Park Seeding Project Wednesday Apr 27, 2016

Mountain Willow Harvest Thursday Apr 28, 2016

South Saint Vrain Creek Flood Restoration Saturday Apr 30, 2016

Myrtle Spurge Spurge IV - Boulder County (Evening) Wednesday May 04, 2016

Canyon Lakes Unauthorized Road Obliteration I Staging Day Wednesday May 04, 2016

Big Thompson - Lower North Fork Reveg 2 Saturday May 07, 2016

St Vrain Creek Tamarisk Removal, Longmont - 1 Saturday May 07, 2016

Boulder Prairie - Med Sage Removal 1 Saturday May 14, 2016

Canyon Lakes Unauthorized Road Obliteration I Saturday
Sunday
May 14, 2016
May 15, 2016

South Saint Vrain Creek Flood Restoration - TAKE 2 Sunday May 15, 2016

Big Thompson - Lower North Fork Reveg 3 Tuesday May 17, 2016

South Saint Vrain Creek Flood Restoration - FINALE Wednesday May 18, 2016

Young Gulch Trail Construction I Saturday May 21, 2016

Behind the Scenes at Odell's Small Batch Revival Sunday May 29, 2016

BCPOS Seed Collection - Thurs - June 2 Thursday Jun 02, 2016

Dedisse Park Trail Restoration 1 Saturday Jun 04, 2016

Big Thompson - Lower North Fork Reveg 4 Saturday Jun 04, 2016

Poudre River Restoration Ride (Poudre RiverFest) Saturday Jun 04, 2016

BCPOS Seed Collection - Thurs - June 9 Thursday Jun 09, 2016

McKinstry Dedisse Trail Restoration - Private Event Friday Jun 10, 2016

Young Gulch Trail Construction II Saturday Jun 11, 2016

BCPOS Seed Collection - Tues - June 14th Tuesday Jun 14, 2016

Boulder Prairie - Med Sage Removal 2 (NOAA) Wednesday Jun 15, 2016

O'Fallon Park Trail Restoration Saturday Jun 18, 2016

Barr Lake Culvert Repair Tuesday Jun 21, 2016

BCPOS Seed Collection - Thurs - June 23 Thursday Jun 23, 2016

Young Gulch Trail Construction III Saturday
Sunday
Jun 25, 2016
Jun 26, 2016

Emergency Sweed Collection At Table Mountain (NOAA) Tuesday Jun 28, 2016

OSMP Seed Collection - Wed - June 29 Wednesday Jun 29, 2016

OSMP Seed Collection - Tues July 5 Tuesday Jul 05, 2016

Beaver Brook Trail Project Saturday Jul 09, 2016

BCPOS Seed Collection - Sat, Jul 9th Saturday Jul 09, 2016

Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction I - Sawyer Project Saturday
Sunday
Jul 09, 2016
Jul 10, 2016

OSMP Seed Collection - Tues - July 12 Tuesday Jul 12, 2016

Campbell Valley Watershed Restoration Saturday Jul 16, 2016

Brainard - Long Lake Trail Connection and Restoration I Saturday
Sunday
Jul 16, 2016
Jul 17, 2016

City of Longmont Seed Collection - Tuesday Jul 19th Tuesday Jul 19, 2016

Big Thompson - Lower North Fork Reveg 5 Saturday Jul 23, 2016

All Souls Special Project at Brainard Lake Sunday Jul 24, 2016

Mt Columbia Alpine Trail Restoration Friday - Sunday Jul 29, 2016 - Jul 31, 2016

BCPOS Seed Collection - Sat, Jul 30th Saturday Jul 30, 2016

Young Gulch Trail Construction IV Saturday
Sunday
Jul 30, 2016
Jul 31, 2016

Georgia Pass Alpine Restoration I Saturday
Sunday
Aug 06, 2016
Aug 07, 2016

Lone Hawk Farm De-Teaseling Evening Tuesday Aug 09, 2016

BCPOS Seed Collection - Sat, Aug 13th Saturday Aug 13, 2016

Diamond Lake Trail and Restoration Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Aug 12, 2016
Aug 13, 2016
Aug 14, 2016

BCPOS Seed Collection - Wed Aug 17th Wednesday Aug 17, 2016

Phantom Canyon Dalmatian Toadflax Biocontrol Friday
Saturday
Saturday
May 20, 2016
Jun 11, 2016
Aug 20, 2016

Georgia Pass Alpine Restoration II Saturday
Sunday
Aug 20, 2016
Aug 21, 2016

BCPOS Seed Collection - Wed Aug 24th Wednesday Aug 24, 2016

Lory State Park Seed Collection Saturday - Saturday Aug 27, 2016 - Aug 27, 2016

Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction II - Sawyer Project Saturday
Sunday
Aug 27, 2016
Aug 28, 2016

Summit and Echo Lakes - Mt. Evans Restoration Saturday
Sunday
Aug 27, 2016
Aug 28, 2016

Rocky Mountain Seed Collection Friday, September 2 Friday Sep 02, 2016

Phantom Canyon Seed Collection Saturday - Saturday Sep 03, 2016 - Sep 03, 2016

Upper Gunnison Basin Habitat Restoration Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sep 07, 2016
Sep 08, 2016
Sep 09, 2016
Sep 10, 2016

Big Thompson - Lower North Fork Reveg 6 Saturday Sep 10, 2016

Boulder County Parks and Open Space Russian Olive removal - Gilbert Property Saturday - Sunday Sep 10, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016

Gilbert Open Space Russian Olive removal - Sawyer Project Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Sep 09, 2016
Sep 10, 2016
Sep 11, 2016

St Vrain - Peschel Flood Restoration and Tamarisk Removal - Kaiser Permanente Friday Sep 16, 2016

Elkhorn Creek Forest Restoration Saturday Sep 17, 2016

BCPOS Seed Collection - Sat, Sep 17th Saturday Sep 17, 2016

St Vrain Creek - Peschel Flood Restoration and Tamarisk Removal Saturday
Sunday
Sep 17, 2016
Sep 18, 2016

Bergen Peak Trail Restoration Saturday Sep 24, 2016

OSMP Seed Collection - SAT - Sept. 24 Saturday Sep 24, 2016

Canyon Lakes Unauthorized Road Obliteration II Saturday
Sunday
Sep 24, 2016
Sep 25, 2016

OSMP Seed Collection - Friday-Sept 30 Friday Sep 30, 2016

Kolb Open Space Russian Olive removal Saturday - Sunday Oct 01, 2016 - Oct 02, 2016

Kolb Open Space Russian Olive removal - Sawyer Project Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Sep 30, 2016
Oct 01, 2016
Oct 02, 2016

Young Gulch Trail Construction V - Kaiser Permanente Friday Oct 07, 2016

Boulder Creek Habitat Restoration (OSMP) Saturday Oct 08, 2016

OSMP Seed Collection - SAT - Oct 8th Saturday Oct 08, 2016

Dolores River Restoration and Tamarisk Removal Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Oct 07, 2016
Oct 08, 2016
Oct 09, 2016

Dedisse Park Trail Restoration 2 Saturday Oct 15, 2016

St Vrain Creek Flood Restoration - Peschel Open Space - DATE CHANGED Saturday Oct 22, 2016

BCPOS Seed Collection - Sat, Oct 22nd Saturday Oct 22, 2016

Tool Fest - Boulder Saturday Oct 29, 2016

Tool Fest - Fort Collins Saturday Nov 12, 2016


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Brainard Winter Trail Clearing

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

Date(s):
TuesdayJan 26, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 10

Trails around Brainard Lake Recreation Area are built to meet many uses, including snowshoeing and skiing. In 2015 WRV built a new trail connecting Brainard Lake to the Mitchell Lake Trailhead, but without snowpack to stand on, we couldn't limb the trail corridor high enough for skiers.

This invite-only project will bring a small team of trail lovers to Brainard mid-winter to snowshoe along and clear a high corridor for skiers. Clearing may also take place on side trails if time permits.

Volunteers will be given a (free of charge) warm place to sleep in the communal CMC cabin, which is fully outfitted with cooking gear, games, firewood, and random other guests who are out enjoying the winter wonder land. Don't worry, no camping required!

Volunteers must be fit enough to ski or snowshoe 4 miles along the unplowed road to reach the trail head and cabin. Volunteers will be expected to provide their own winter gear including snowshoes for the clearing project. Details will be updated as the project date approaches.



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Seed Bag Sewing Party!!

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly

Date(s):
TuesdayFeb 09, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 8

The Seed Program is getting ready for the 2016 seed collection season and we need the help of our community that know how to sew! The City of Longmont, City of Boulder Open Space Mountain Parks, and WRV are in need of new seed bags and we need volunteers interested in helping sew these bags together. If you own a sewing machine and enjoying sewing please join us on Tuesday Feb. 9th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the WRV conference room. We will have lots of fun sewing, chatting, and drinking tea or coffee!


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Big Thompson Willow Harvest

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)

Date(s):
WednesdayFeb 24, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 10

Are you just dying to get out and shake off the winter blues?

Join Luke and Kiva Wed. February 24th in Drake, CO to harvest a large batch of willows near the Big Thompson River.

With your help, these willows are destined for greatness as rooted stock in our WRV willow nursery as well as immediate use in restoring large areas of the St. Vrain affected by the 2013 floods.

Volunteers will be cutting, prepping and loading willow poles alongside staff. The more volunteers we get, the faster we will wrap up, and get down the hill to the brewery for refreshments.


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Big Thompson - Nursery Planting Day

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 and up with parent/ guardian (more info)
Sponsors
Royal Bank of Canada - RBC Wealth Management
Colorado State Forest Service
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
Alpine Anglers Chapter 453
Patagonia, Boulder

Date(s):
SaturdayMar 05, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 20

8am-4pm

Volunteers will harvest local willows and pot cuttings and various other species of bare root plants into containers to be grown out at our very own nursery! Plants grown out in this nursery will be used by WRV volunteers later in the year on restoration projects in the Big Thompson Canyon.





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Seed Bag Sewing Party #2

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly

Date(s):
WednesdayMar 16, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 8

The Seed Program is getting ready for the 2016 seed collection season and we need the help of our community that know how to sew! The City of Longmont, City of Boulder Open Space Mountain Parks, and WRV are in need of new seed bags and we need volunteers interested in helping sew these bags together. If you own a sewing machine and enjoying sewing please join us on Wednesday March 16th from 9:00am to 12:00pm at the WRV conference room. We will have lots of fun sewing, chatting, and drinking tea or coffee!


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Big Thompson - Lower North Fork Reveg 1

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 and up with parent/ guardian (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Royal Bank of Canada - RBC Wealth Management
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
Colorado State Forest Service
Patagonia, Boulder
Alpine Anglers Chapter 453

Date(s):
SaturdayMar 19, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 50

In 2015, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers began a massive 2 1/2 mile river restoration project along the North Fork of the Big Thompson River. Finally, construction is complete and the dam has been removed!!! Now join us as we finish this project by restoring the riparian corridor!

Volunteers will spread native seed across bare floodplains and mountain valley meadows a stone's throw from Rocky Mountain National Park. Containerized plants will also be planted, however this early in the season our priority is seed! This project will primarily spread native seed and mulch and will be on the easier side of "intermediate."

Have questions about the field day? Contact the Watershed Restoration Coordinator at lukas@wlrv.org or call 970-493-2075.

Our objective is to restore and enhance geomorphic and ecosystem function in the canyon, including the ongoing re-grading of stream banks and the stabilization of banks by installing erosion control products and planting native trees, grasses and shrubs whose roots naturally armor stream banks and provide habitat for fish & wildlife.



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Barr Lake State Park - Bergman Trail

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program
REI - National Office

Date(s):
SundayMar 27, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 30

SUNDAY PROJECT!

Come help complete the final touches on this amazing trails through Barr Lake State Park. The terrain is flat to gently rolling, and the work is very youth friendly.

The gorgeous Barr Lake State Park in Adams County near Brighton is an ecological oasis on the Colorado plains. The lake draws so many birds that it is home to the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory headquarters. Part of the park acquired in 2000, as part of the Conservation Vision Plan for Barr Lake, has been designated for a small trail system that will provide a rich visitor experience while guiding visitation away from more sensitive areas.

WRV has been constructing the Bergman Trail, which provides unique access to an area that is rich in environmental education opportunities. It has great bird watching opportunities, views of prairie/wetland habitat and known nesting sites for Red-tailed and Swainson's hawks.

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Fort Collins Kitchen Kick-Off

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly

Date(s):
TuesdayMar 29, 2016 - TuesdayMar 29, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 10

Cooks are some of the most important volunteers on a restoration project!

Have fun using your culinary skills with a great group of folks new and experienced to WRV! Together, we will cook some meals for future projects, while learning the basics of meal planning, budgeting, safe food prep and much more!

This training will involve effective hands-on learning! We will be meeting at 5 PM, cooking large batches of both a veggie and meat chili, baking pumpkin and banana bread, discussing the role of a Cook Team Member, then sitting down to enjoy great food and great company! With time for clean-up, we will wrap up by 8 PM.

Directions will be provided once you have registered.

We appreciate your interest in volunteering in this important and tasty way!

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Seedling Transplant project - DMP

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers - WRV

Date(s):
FridayApr 01, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 8

Seedlings needing more space to grow will be transplanted into larger digs at the Denver Mountain Parks greenhouse. More than 4000 plants will ultimately be grown out and then used on WRV projects at Summit Lake. These precious seedlings are locally adapted to alpine ecosystems, making them hardier and more likely to succeed.

Join WRV on native seed collections, seed cleanings, and seed grow out this season!

For more information on the seed collection program, watch the WRV website Project Schedule page.


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Pawnee Watershed Restoration

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

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 02, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 20

Come enjoy a day on the majestic prairie while restoring native trees to Little Owl Creek the Pawnee National Grasslands.

On this project volunteers will be returning to a site on the Pawnee National Grasslands with a rare stretch of perennial water where we began restoration work in 2009. Volunteers will be harvesting and planting native cottonwood and willows inside a cattle exclosure on Little Owl Creek to help this historically overgrazed stream regain the unique habitat value it once offered to native wildlife.

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Big Thompson - Lower North Fork Reveg 1 - RESCHEDULED

SCHEDULED
Rescheduled from March 19 due to snow.

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 and up with parent/ guardian (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Royal Bank of Canada - RBC Wealth Management
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
Colorado State Forest Service
Patagonia, Boulder
Alpine Anglers Chapter 453

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 02, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 50

In 2015, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers began a massive 2 1/2 mile river restoration project along the North Fork of the Big Thompson River. Finally, construction is complete and the dam has been removed!!! Now join us as we finish this project by restoring the riparian corridor!

Volunteers will spread native seed across bare floodplains and mountain valley meadows a stone's throw from Rocky Mountain National Park. Containerized plants will also be planted, however this early in the season our priority is seed! This project will primarily spread native seed and mulch and will be on the easier side of "intermediate."

Have questions about the field day? Contact the Watershed Restoration Coordinator at lukas@wlrv.org or call 970-493-2075.

Our objective is to restore and enhance geomorphic and ecosystem function in the canyon, including the ongoing re-grading of stream banks and the stabilization of banks by installing erosion control products and planting native trees, grasses and shrubs whose roots naturally armor stream banks and provide habitat for fish & wildlife.



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Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Willow Harvest

CANCELLED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 10 (more info)

Date(s):
FridayApr 08, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 5

Come harvest willows at the Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield location!

Join MacKenzie in Littleton, CO to harvest a large batch of willows along Deer Creek.

Volunteers will be cutting, prepping and loading willow poles alongside staff. Willows harvested will be painted and planted by youth the following Monday along three sites of Deer Creek. The more volunteers we get, the faster we will wrap up.

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Myrtle Spurge Purge I - Boulder County

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

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 09, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 50

9am-4pm approx

Working with Boulder County Parks & Open Space we'll be organizing volunteers for our fist Myrtle Spurge project of the year. The plan is a coordinated assault on Myrtle Spurge in the foothills between Pine Brook Hills and Boulder Heights.

Myrtle Spurge is an A-listed, aggressive and toxic invasive plant in Colorado. Our task is to prevent further spread and eradicate it at the source wherever found! WRV has established a dynamic regional partnership which will tackle this weed at multiple sites across the front range. That's where you come in! Join us on one or more of these dates to dig up this weed before it takes over our beloved state.

Become a Weed Warior, join the movement!


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Native Plant Nursery Day - Boulder

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 Accompanied by Adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB

Date(s):
MondayApr 11, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 6

Join us to help pot up native plants in the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Nursery. Some of these plants will be transplanted by WRV this October at a restoration site on Boulder Creek near the beautiful White Rocks.

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Myrtle Spurge Spurge II - City of Golden (Evening)

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

Date(s):
WednesdayApr 13, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 18

Spend an evening (approx 5-8), with your Spurge Purgin friends in a lovely little spot in Golden, CO. We'll be working around a small reservoir to pull this pest in an area where it cannot be sprayed ... which just happens to be situated on the creek in view of the foothills and frequented by many a Canada goose. Join us for our 2nd Spurge Purge of the year.

Myrtle Spurge is an A-listed, aggressive and toxic invasive plant in Colorado. Our task is to prevent further spread and eradicate it at the source wherever found! WRV has established a dynamic regional partnership which will tackle this weed at multiple sites across the front range.

That's where you come in! Join us on one or more of these dates to dig up this weed before it takes over our beloved state.


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Seed Bag Sewing Party #3

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly

Date(s):
ThursdayApr 14, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 6

The Seed Program is getting ready for the 2016 seed collection season and we need the help of our community that know how to sew! The City of Longmont, City of Boulder Open Space Mountain Parks, and WRV are in need of new seed bags and we need volunteers interested in helping sew these bags together. If you own a sewing machine and enjoying sewing please join us on Wednesday March 16th from 9:00am to 12:00pm at the WRV conference room. We will have lots of fun sewing, chatting, and drinking tea or coffee!


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Seedling Transplant project #2 - DMP

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers - WRV

Date(s):
FridayApr 15, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 5

Seedlings needing more space to grow will be transplanted into larger digs at the Denver Mountain Parks greenhouse. More than 4000 plants will ultimately be grown out and then used on WRV projects at Summit Lake. These precious seedlings are locally adapted to alpine ecosystems, making them hardier and more likely to succeed.

Join WRV on native seed collections, seed cleanings, and seed grow out this season!

For more information on the seed collection program, watch the WRV website Project Schedule page.


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No Public
Registrations
Seedling Transplant project - DMP

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers - WRV

Date(s):
FridayApr 22, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 8

Seedlings needing more space to grow will be transplanted into larger digs at the Denver Mountain Parks greenhouse. More than 4000 plants will ultimately be grown out and then used on WRV projects at Summit Lake. These precious seedlings are locally adapted to alpine ecosystems, making them hardier and more likely to succeed.

Join WRV on native seed collections, seed cleanings, and seed grow out this season!

For more information on the seed collection program, watch the WRV website Project Schedule page.


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Myrtle Spurge Purge III - Boulder County

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

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 23, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 50

9am-4pm approx

Working with Boulder County Parks & Open Space again for this one: Myrtle Spurge project # 3 of the year. Another full day coordinated assault on Myrtle Spurge in the foothills between Pine Brook Hills and Boulder Heights.

Myrtle Spurge is an A-listed, aggressive and toxic invasive plant in Colorado. Our task is to prevent further spread and eradicate it at the source wherever found! WRV has established a dynamic regional partnership which will tackle this weed at multiple sites across the front range. That's where you come in! Join us on one or more of these dates to dig up this weed before it takes over our beloved state.

Become a Weed Warrior, join the movement!


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Skin Gulch Stream Restoration- Poudre Canyon

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

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 23, 2016 - 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 ran black after heavy rains last summer, and landslides and flooding closed roads and threatened homes last fall. WRV and the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed (CPRW) are so happy to announce that this last Skin Gulch project will finish the work we began at Skin Gulch once and for all!

Willow planting, seeding and mulching approximately will address the last plot of land to be treated along Stove Prairie Creek right at the confluence of the Poudre River. Bring your fishing rod to finish out the day on the river after the project!

Whether you live downstream of the fire or in the actual burn area, please lend a hand in restoring Fort Collins own backyard watershed.

Contact the Watershed Restoration Coordinator at:lukas@wlrv.org for more info or with questions.

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Barr Lake State Park Seeding Project

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program
REI - National Office

Date(s):
WednesdayApr 27, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Come help complete spread the seed! We will spend 1-2 hours putting the final touches on this two year by spreading about 1 acre of seed at Barr Lake State Park!



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Mountain Willow Harvest

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayApr 28, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 10

Are you just dying to get out and enjoy the spring weather?

Join Luke and Kiva Thurs. April 28 to harvest a large batch of willows along the scenic peak to peak highway!

With your help, these willows are destined for greatness as rooted stock in our WRV willow nursery as well as immediate use in restoring large areas of the St. Vrain and Big Thompson, affected by the 2013 floods.

Volunteers will be cutting, prepping and loading willow poles alongside staff. The more volunteers we get, the faster we will wrap up, and get down the hill to the brewery for refreshments.


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South Saint Vrain Creek Flood Restoration

CANCELLED
This project postponed until SUnday, May 15.

To register for that event, visit: https://www.wlrv.net/index.php?section=events&action=list&type=projects#event1965


Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 Accompanied by Adult (more info)
Sponsors
Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists P.C. - AMVS
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Audubon Rockies

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 30, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 50

Join us in this beautiful mountain location to continue to help restore the effects of the flood of September of 2013, which devastated communities all along the Colorado Front Range. The flood scoured away all stream side vegetation and trees, making these areas more prone to soil erosion and invasion by weeds, and poor habitat for fish and wildlife.

We'll gather on this spring day to revegetate a 600 foot section of the South St Vrain Creek, about nine miles up the canyon from Lyons. Volunteers will plant hundreds of willows and other native shrubs and trees, plant native seed, and stabilize a slope eroded by the flood.

Special thanks to Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists and the Colorado Water Conservation Board for funding this project.

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Myrtle Spurge Spurge IV - Boulder County (Evening)

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS

Date(s):
WednesdayMay 04, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 30

5-8pm approx

Spend another fine evening with your Spurge Purgin friends back in Boulder County. Our 4th Spurge Purge of the year, we'll be heading back up into the hills for this search and destroy mission.

Myrtle Spurge is an A-listed, aggressive and toxic invasive plant in Colorado. Our task is to prevent further spread and eradicate it at the source wherever found! WRV has established a dynamic regional partnership which will tackle this weed at multiple sites across the front range.

That's where you come in! Join us on one or more of these dates to dig up this weed before it takes over our beloved state.


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Canyon Lakes Unauthorized Road Obliteration I Staging Day

COMPLETED
Difficult    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation
USFS - ARNF & PNG - Canyon Lakes RD

Date(s):
WednesdayMay 04, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 2

More than 380,000 miles of dirt roads riddle our National Forests. However, not all of them were created equally, or legally. Besides the watershed impacts of roads, the USFS has estimated an $8.4 Billion dollar backlog of maintenance and reconstruction costs for these roads.

This is part of a project intended to close and restore the highest priority degraded roads in the Canyon Lakes Ranger District in Larimer County.

We just need 2-3 volunteers for a partial day trip Red Feather Lakes to set materials up along the road. It will involve loading and unloading a truck and trailer with bales of wood mulch, and then bouncing along FWD roads and dropping them off at regular intervals along the treatment area. We'll depart our Fort Collins facility at Noon and be back by 5ish

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Big Thompson - Lower North Fork Reveg 2

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 and up with parent/ guardian (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Royal Bank of Canada - RBC Wealth Management
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
Colorado State Forest Service
Patagonia, Boulder
Alpine Anglers Chapter 453
Audubon Rockies
WoodStraw
WoodStraw

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 07, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 50

In 2015, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers began a massive 2 1/2 mile river restoration project along the North Fork of the Big Thompson River. Finally, construction is complete and the dam has been removed!!! now join us as we finish this project by restoring the riparian corridor!

Volunteers will spread native seed, as well as plant wetland plugs that provide food for wildlife as well as shrubs that shade river habitat for trout. Spend the day in this iconic mountain river valley on state and private lands currently not open to the public!

Have questions about the field day? Contact the Watershed Restoration Coordinator at lukas@wlrv.org or call 970-493-2075

Our objective is to restore and enhance ecosystem function in flood affected canyons!



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St Vrain Creek Tamarisk Removal, Longmont - 1

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 14 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Terra Foundation
Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists P.C. - AMVS
Audubon Rockies

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 07, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Tamarisk (aka Salt Cedar) has devastated watersheds throughout the west, costing billions of dollars in lost water and habitat. It grows aggressively, choking out native vegetation. In the aftermath of the Sep 13 flood, over 70,000 young tamarisk have germinated from County Line Road to the confluence of St Vrain and Boulder Creeks. These tamarisk seedlings are intermixed with a lot of cottonwoods, willows and other native seedlings that are naturally growing in response to the flood.

Good news: these young tamarisk are virtually all small enough (6 to 18" tall) to hand pull. However, they will grow fast, so we want to get in there this year to remove them, before they become a major and costly problem on St Vrain Creek.

This is the first of a series of events that will continue into 2017.

Thanks to the Colorado Water Conservation Board, Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists and Terra Foundation for funding this project.

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Boulder Prairie - Med Sage Removal 1

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 10 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS
National Forest Foundation

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 14, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 50

Building on more than a decade of profoundly successful progress, WRV continues the urgent quest to remove Mediterranean Sage from Boulder County. Volunteers will dig up plants on City of Boulder and Boulder County Open Space Lands north of Boulder and west of Longmont.

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.

Approx Hours: 8 to 4

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Canyon Lakes Unauthorized Road Obliteration I

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Multi Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation
USFS - ARNF & PNG - Canyon Lakes RD
WoodStraw

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 14, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 20
SundayMay 15, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 20

More than 380,000 miles of dirt roads riddle our National Forests. However, not all of them were created equally, or legally. Besides the watershed impacts of roads, the USFS has estimated an $8.4 Billion dollar backlog of maintenance and reconstruction costs for these roads.

This project is intended to close and restore the highest priority degraded roads in the Canyon Lakes Ranger District in Larimer County.

By decompacting, recontouring, stabilizing, and revegetating 12 miles of roads in three years, this ongoing project is intended to improve the quality of the watershed, improve habitat, and enhance water quality within Colorado's only National Wild and Scenic River; the Cache La Poudre!


Friday night arrival encouraged..

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South Saint Vrain Creek Flood Restoration - TAKE 2

COMPLETED
This event is the rescheduled date from the previously postponed project on April 30.

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 Accompanied by Adult (more info)
Sponsors
Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists P.C. - AMVS
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Audubon Rockies
WoodStraw

Date(s):
SundayMay 15, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 60

Join us in this beautiful mountain location to continue to help restore the effects of the flood of September of 2013, which devastated communities all along the Colorado Front Range. The flood scoured away all stream side vegetation and trees, making these areas more prone to soil erosion and invasion by weeds, and poor habitat for fish and wildlife.

We'll gather on this spring day to revegetate a 600 foot section of the South St Vrain Creek, about nine miles up the canyon from Lyons. Volunteers will plant hundreds of willows and other native shrubs and trees, plant native seed, and stabilize a slope eroded by the flood.

Special thanks to Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists and the Colorado Water Conservation Board for funding this project.

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Big Thompson - Lower North Fork Reveg 3

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 and up with parent/ guardian (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Royal Bank of Canada - RBC Wealth Management
Colorado State Forest Service
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
Alpine Anglers Chapter 453
Patagonia, Boulder
Audubon Rockies

Date(s):
TuesdayMay 17, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 50

Join us during the week as we offer a riparian restoration project for people interested in being involved on a weekday. In 2015, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers began a massive 2 1/2 mile river restoration project along the North Fork of the Big Thompson River. Finally, construction is complete and the dam has been removed!!! Join us as we finish this project by replanting the riparian corridor!

Volunteers will spread native seed, as well as plant wetland plugs, trees and shrubs that provide food and habitat for fish and wildlife.

Have questions about the field day? Contact the Watershed Restoration Coordinator at lukas@wlrv.org or call 970-493-2075

Our objective is to restore and enhance the ecosystem in flood affected watersheds.



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South Saint Vrain Creek Flood Restoration - FINALE

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 Accompanied by Adult (more info)
Sponsors
Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists P.C. - AMVS
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Audubon Rockies

Date(s):
WednesdayMay 18, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 8

Join us in this beautiful mountain location to continue to help restore the effects of the flood of September of 2013, which devastated communities all along the Colorado Front Range. The flood scoured away all stream side vegetation and trees, making these areas more prone to soil erosion and invasion by weeds, and poor habitat for fish and wildlife.

We'll gather this evening to finish work begun the previous Sunday. We'll plant some remaining trees and spread the last remaining mulch.

Special thanks to Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists and the Colorado Water Conservation Board for funding this project.

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Young Gulch Trail Construction I

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

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 21, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 40

The Young Gulch trail was a very popular mountain biking and hiking destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through large sections of the valley, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in the 2013 floods. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is gone. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail that will not be as susceptible to flooding and will have much less impact to the creek. WRV is very pleased to have a chance to collaborate with the US Forest Service, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi year effort.




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Behind the Scenes at Odell's Small Batch Revival

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Partial Day

Date(s):
SundayMay 29, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Volunteers who sign up for one 3 hour shift to help with zero waste efforts fort the Small Batch Revival receive the following amazing benefits:

1) Event t-shirt
2) Free bracelet to attend on Saturday ($30 value)
3) Ability to listen to 3 great bands on Sunday!
4) The knowledge that this event is helping to raise much needed funds for WRV!

Duties will include either roaming the festival and keeping things tidy, or managing the Zero Hero waste stations.

Two shift options are available:
1 PM to 4 PM
4 PM to 7 PM

Please designate your shift preference in the notes field when you register.

An orientation will be held on Monday, May 23rd at 5 PM.






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BCPOS Seed Collection - Thurs - June 2

CANCELLED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
ThursdayJun 02, 2016 - 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 5:30PM-8:30PM EVENT -- 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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Dedisse Park Trail Restoration 1

SCHEDULED
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.
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program
REI - National Office

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 04, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 50

Located just outside Evergreen, Dedisse Park protects the watershed and forest above Evergreen Lake. Despite the great natural beauty of this Denver Mountain Park the area is being heavily damaged by off trail use and erosion. The mess of unsanctioned trails that braids across the landscape is the root cause of this damage. In a huge multi-project effort volunteers will reverse this trend by closing damaged areas and helping create a single sustainable trail for people through the park. Once finished, the Park and everyone who enjoys it will be much better off. Volunteers will transplant, seed, install erosion control structures and build new sections of trail. There is a short hike in to the work areas from the trail head.

This will be the first of two WRV projects at Dedisse Park in 2016. Sign up for one or both. No experience with restoration or trail building is needed; we will have trained crew leaders to make sure you have a great project. See you out there!

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Big Thompson - Lower North Fork Reveg 4

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 and up with parent/ guardian (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
Patagonia, Boulder
Alpine Anglers Chapter 453
Colorado State Forest Service
Vivax
Audubon Rockies
Rocky Mountain Tree Festival

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 04, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 50

This project has been filled by corporate group Vivax Pros, but we still need leadership! Leaders, please email luke or info@wlrv.org if interested in lending a hand on this project.

Having completed the seeding and mulching portion of the project, join us for the icing on the cake as we finish planting the riparian shrubs and wetland plugs that will make this habitat not only green but diverse! And speaking of cake, join us for pie while your at it as we celebrate spring at the end of the project day.

Volunteers will plant wetland plugs that provide food for wildlife as well as shrubs that shade river habitat for trout.

In 2015, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers began a massive 2 1/2 mile river restoration project along the North Fork of the Big Thompson River. Finally, construction is complete and the dam has been removed!!! Now join us as we finish this project by restoring the riparian corridor!

Have questions about the field day? Contact the Watershed Restoration Coordinator at lukas@wlrv.org or call 970-493-2075.

Although we will do our best to have meaningful work to do on this day, spring runoff water levels may make this date subject to change. Please register and stay tuned for updates.

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Poudre River Restoration Ride (Poudre RiverFest)

CANCELLED
Easy    ●    Partial Day

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 04, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 25

Join WRV, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Save the Poudre, Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Association, City of Fort Collins, and many others for the 3rd Annual Poudre RiverFest!

WRV is partnering with the City of Fort Collins to offer a one hour bike tour showcasing past and future improvement projects along the Cache La Poudre River. Bike your way into the festival while learning about several important projects that have increased the resiliency of the Poudre River.

Space on the guided tour is limited to 30 participants, but festival participants are encouraged to swing by the self-guided bike tour booth at 700 Wood and pick up a free pamphlet to take the tour on their own starting at noon.

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BCPOS Seed Collection - Thurs - June 9

CANCELLED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
ThursdayJun 09, 2016 - 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 5:30PM-8:30PM EVENT -- 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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McKinstry Dedisse Trail Restoration - Private Event

SCHEDULED
PLEASE NOTE:

This event it private and restricted to McKinstry.
Please - unless you are with this group do not sign up for this project.

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.
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program
REI - National Office

Date(s):
FridayJun 10, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Located just outside Evergreen, Dedisse Park protects the watershed and forest above Evergreen Lake. Despite the great natural beauty of this Denver Mountain Park the area is being heavily damaged by off trail use and erosion. The mess of unsanctioned trails that braids across the landscape is the root cause of this damage. In a huge multi-project effort volunteers will reverse this trend by closing damaged areas and helping create a single sustainable trail for people through the park. Once finished, the Park and everyone who enjoys it will be much better off. Volunteers will transplant, seed, install erosion control structures and build new sections of trail. There is a short hike in to the work areas from the trail head.



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Young Gulch Trail Construction II

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

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 11, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 40

The Young Gulch trail was a very popular mountain biking and hiking destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through large sections of the valley, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in the 2013 floods. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is gone. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail that will not be as susceptible to flooding and will have much less impact to the creek. WRV is very pleased to have a chance to collaborate with the US Forest Service, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi year effort.




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BCPOS Seed Collection - Tues - June 14th

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
TuesdayJun 14, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 10

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

THIS IS AN EVENING 5:30PM-8:30PM EVENT -- 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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Boulder Prairie - Med Sage Removal 2 (NOAA)

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 10 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS
National Forest Foundation

Date(s):
WednesdayJun 15, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 25

Building on more than a decade of profoundly successful progress, WRV continues the urgent quest to remove Mediterranean Sage from Boulder County. On a beautiful summer evening, volunteers will dig up plants on the NOAA Table Mountain property north of Boulder and west of Longmont.

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.

Approx Hours: 5:30 to 8:30pm

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O'Fallon Park Trail Restoration

SCHEDULED
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.
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program
REI - National Office

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 18, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 40

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.

This trail system takes hikes through some amazingly beautiful areas but many of the original routes were unsustainable, creating a muddy rutted trail. Last year WRV began the process of rerouting and moving the trails to areas with better drainage. This year we will finish constructing and rerouting the last sections of trail and restore the old trail alignments with planting and seeding. The project includes basic trail construction, restoration and rock work, so it is suitable for beginners and experienced volunteers alike.

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Barr Lake Culvert Repair

SCHEDULED
Secure attachments to recently installed culvert.

Easy    ●    Evening

Date(s):
TuesdayJun 21, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 2



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BCPOS Seed Collection - Thurs - June 23

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
ThursdayJun 23, 2016 - 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 5:30PM-8:30PM EVENT -- 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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Young Gulch Trail Construction III

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

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 25, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 40
SundayJun 26, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 40

The Young Gulch trail was a very popular mountain biking and hiking destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through large sections of the valley, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in the 2013 floods. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is gone, now we have the opportunity to build a new trail that will not be as susceptible to flooding and will have much less impact to the creek. WRV is very pleased to have a chance to collaborate with the US Forest Service, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi year effort.




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Emergency Sweed Collection At Table Mountain (NOAA)

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 10 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
NOAA - Dept. of Commerce

Date(s):
TuesdayJun 28, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 40

Come One, Come All: We're collecting SWEEDS!!! (Seeds & Weeds)

This is an Emergency situation - we've got Needle and Thread Grass on track to be ripe for the pickin up on Table Mountain AND After a Med Sage Pull on June 15th... we've got bag and bags left of Med Sage in need of collecting (and trashing)! All this presents us with the first ever (highly anticipated by us) opportunity to have our first ever SWEED collection project!

Co-WSLed by Amy and Morgan and working with the notoriously nice Mark George of NOAA we're looking for every hand we can gather in a weeks time that can jump on board and make this not only happen, but exSEED expectations ;)

You don't want to miss this.

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OSMP Seed Collection - Wed - June 29

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
WednesdayJun 29, 2016 - 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 5:30PM-8:30PM EVENT -- 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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OSMP Seed Collection - Tues July 5

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
TuesdayJul 05, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 40

Yay- Seed collecting!
THIS IS AN EVENING EVENT -Tuesday July 5- 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.

Register, and we'll let you know where we're headed for this project. It will be in the Gunbarrel/S. Longmont area. 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 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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Beaver Brook Trail Project

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
REI - National Office

Date(s):
SaturdayJul 09, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 45

The historic and very popular Beaver Brook Trail, originally constructed by CMC in 1917, begins just north of Genesee and winds northeast to Windy Saddle on Lookout Mountain, near Golden. While it's location is conveniently located near the Denver-metro area, the trail offers hikers a remote back-country feel.

The trail has five stream crossings, which were damaged during the September 2013 flood. WRV will begin a two year process to conduct maintenance on the trail and repair the five bridges. This year, volunteers will focus on reconstructing one or two of the bridges. We'll hike in about a mile, help move log stringers into place, and then attach decking to the logs. Join us for a fun day working near a beautiful creek!


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BCPOS Seed Collection - Sat, Jul 9th

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
SaturdayJul 09, 2016 - 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 SATURDAY EVENT-- 9AM TO 12PM -- 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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Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction I - Sawyer Project

COMPLETED
Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed

Date(s):
SaturdayJul 09, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 15
SundayJul 10, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Calling all certified sawyers!!

WRV is partnering with the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed, The Nature Conservancy, Larimer County Conservation Corps and the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch to reduce the risk of severe wildfire in the Elkhorn Creek area. Not only is this area important wildlife habitat, it's also special because of it's proximity to surrounding National Forest and crucial to the health of the Cache La Poudre River watershed.

By thinning dense stands of trees and piling and removing debris, sawyers will help protect water supply and improve forest health in this valuable and beautiful area.

To sign up for this project, please contact the WRV office at 303-543-1411 or by email at info@wlrv.org.


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OSMP Seed Collection - Tues - July 12

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS

Date(s):
TuesdayJul 12, 2016 - 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 3 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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Campbell Valley Watershed Restoration

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
The Nature Conservancy -- Phantom Canyon Office

Date(s):
SaturdayJul 16, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 30

8am-4pm approx

Just 20 miles north of Fort Collins exists one of the most important mountains-to-plains ecological transition zones in the Front Range-The Laramie Foothills Conservation Area. However, in the early 1900's, Campbell Creek was used to transport irrigation water while the North Poudre Irrigation Canal was being completed. The elevation of the creek bottom was down cut by approximately 40 feet, causing the elevation of the valley's tributaries to drop commensurately.

This massive change in the watershed caused significant head-cutting and down-cutting of every tributary in the valley, resulting in a loss of an estimated 120,000,000 (that's right, 120Million!) cubic feet of sediment. Now, erosion gullies range from 5 to 30 feet deep and run up to 1,000 feet across the land and ever increasing leakage from the canal continues to threaten the valley's stability.


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Brainard - Long Lake Trail Connection and Restoration I

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation
Colorado Mountain Club - Boulder Group
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program
Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists P.C. - AMVS
Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance
REI - National Office

Date(s):
SaturdayJul 16, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 50
SundayJul 17, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 50

The Brainard Lake Recreation area is one of the most treasured recreation areas on the front-range. Towering wilderness peaks surround, lakes, trails, and glaciers in this outdoor playground. All this beauty and adventure have led to so many people visiting the area that the USFS developed a new Brainard Gateway Trailhead. The new Gateway moves hikers, bikers, and skiers out away from the Wilderness areas while still providing exceptional recreational experiences. The Gateway has been very successful but it is not fully connected to the trail system causing ecological damage as people try to find their way without a sustainable trail and safety risks for those that choose to hike along the road.

Join us this summer to alleviate these problems while spending time surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Volunteers will have the chance to help construct a sustainable trail between the Gateway and Long Lake to prevent the development of damaging social trails and move hikers off the road. We will work on sections of rock work, boardwalk, and have plenty of basic trail construction for beginners new to trail construction.

This will be the first of a two part project to get all the work done. Come for one or both projects to help us get this exciting work done.

Volunteers will be working at an elevation of about 10,000 feet and camping nearby at a beautiful forested site normally closed to the public. We urge you to arrive on Friday night in order to acclimate and set up your tent.

We are once again happy to be partnering with the US Forest Service, Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance, and the Colorado Mountain Club on this project and are grateful for funding from Aspen Meadows Veterinary Specialists and Colorado State Trails Program.


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City of Longmont Seed Collection - Tuesday Jul 19th

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
TuesdayJul 19, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 20

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

THIS IS AN EVENING 5:30PM-8:30PM EVENT -- 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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Big Thompson - Lower North Fork Reveg 5

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 and up with parent/ guardian (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Royal Bank of Canada - RBC Wealth Management
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
Colorado State Forest Service
Alpine Anglers Chapter 453
Patagonia, Boulder
Audubon Rockies

Date(s):
SaturdayJul 23, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 50

Having completed the seeding and mulching portion of the project, join us for the finishing touch as we plant the riparian shrubs and wetland plugs that will make this habitat not only green but diverse!

Volunteers will plant the wetland plugs and riparian shrubs that provide food for wildlife as well as shrubs that shade river habitat for trout. Know what a bio-log "sushi roll" looks like? find out on this project

In 2015, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers began a massive 2 1/2 mile river restoration project along the North Fork of the Big Thompson River. Finally, construction is complete and the dam has been removed!!! Now join us as we finish this project by restoring the riparian corridor!

Have questions about the field day? Contact the Watershed Restoration Coordinator at lukas@wlrv.org or call 970-493-2075.

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All Souls Special Project at Brainard Lake

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)

Date(s):
SundayJul 24, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 40

This special event will bring a group from All Souls to work on the restoration and transplanting portion of a trail at Brainard Lake.
WRV Crew Leaders Needed! Email taylor@wlrv.org for details.

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Mt Columbia Alpine Trail Restoration

SCHEDULED
Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 14 (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation
REI - National Office

Date(s):
FridayJul 29, 2016 - SundayJul 31, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 15

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

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

Previous backpacking experience is recommended and registrants will be required to speak with the trip leader prior to being confirmed for the expedition.

Due to the group size limit we are only able to bring 13 volunteers. Please be considerate and only sign up if you are willing and able to commit to the full project. Last minute cancellations are extremely detrimental to getting all the work done and our ability to hold projects like this in the future.

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BCPOS Seed Collection - Sat, Jul 30th

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
SaturdayJul 30, 2016 - 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 SATURDAY EVENT-- 9AM TO 1PM -- 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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Young Gulch Trail Construction IV

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

Date(s):
SaturdayJul 30, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 40
SundayJul 31, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 40

The Young Gulch trail was a very popular mountain biking and hiking destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through large sections of the valley, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in the 2013 floods. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is gone. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail that will not be as susceptible to flooding and will have much less impact to the creek. WRV is very pleased to have a chance to collaborate with the US Forest Service, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi year effort.




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Georgia Pass Alpine Restoration I

SCHEDULED
Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation
Climax Molybdenum
REI - National Office
Friends of the Dillon Ranger District

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 06, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 45
SundayAug 07, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 45

Along the Continental Divide, Georgia Pass and Glacier Peak reside just above tree line at nearly 12,000 ft. These areas truly are iconic Colorado landscapes with spectacular views in all directions. Because of this the area sees use from off-road vehicles and outdoor enthusiasts experiencing the Continental Divide Trail. Much of the recreation is on sustainable trails and roads allowing for visitation with manageable impact. There are however some places where users, often unknowingly, are causing immense degradation to extremely fragile ecosystems.

Adjacent to a highly successful project site restored in 2012, this project will focus on the closure and restoration of a spur road that is heavily eroding, braiding, and unraveling the native alpine flora. This socially-created road is not part of the Dillon Ranger District's newly approved Travel Management Plan and parallels a much more sustainable road which will remain as part of the trail system. Thus a huge ecological gain will be made without cutting off access to large areas.

Volunteers will work on the steepest and most degraded sections which will be completely seeded, mulched over and have erosion structures put in. We are excited to have the help and partnership of the Friends of Dillon Ranger District and the US Forest Service to accomplish this project.

This project is a great chance to experience the alpine environment in a very easy way. Volunteers will car camp Friday and Saturday night at a site a couple thousand feet lower than the actual work site. Then we will spend Saturday and Sunday spreading see, planting and restoring the steep eroded slope. While we can drive right to the base of the pass, the road spans nearly a mile, so hiking up to half a mile may be required. The first 2,000ft are steep but then it is moderately level. After work each day we will retire to camp for great meals and fun times sitting around the campfire.


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Lone Hawk Farm De-Teaseling Evening

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 10 accompanied by an adult (more info)

Date(s):
TuesdayAug 09, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 15

We've got a big 'ol party coming up in August out at the beautiful Lone Hawk Farm (Near Hygeine) and in exchange for hosting us on that evening, we've offered to take care of a few pesky weeds in exchange! Down near the rather scenic horse pastures there's a patch of Teasel in need of beheading and we're looking for a few good weed warriors. We'll arm you with hand clippers and bags, you bring your enthusiastic selves!

Approx Hours: 5:30 to 8:30pm

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BCPOS Seed Collection - Sat, Aug 13th

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 13, 2016 - 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 SATURDAY EVENT-- 9AM TO 1PM -- 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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Diamond Lake Trail and Restoration

SCHEDULED
Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation
USFS - ARNF & PNG - Boulder RD
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program
Colorado Mountain Club - Boulder Group

Date(s):
FridayAug 12, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 30
SaturdayAug 13, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 30
SundayAug 14, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 30

This will be one of the more adventurous projects of the season but also one of the most rewarding. We will set up a small basecamp just over 3 miles in the wilderness and from there we will work to restore areas around Diamond Lake. Work includes restoration using transplanting and building wood/rock raised trails. Basecamp will have epic views across the lake and of the surrounding peaks that form the continental divide. We will wake each morning to warm breakfast already prepared and hike short distances to reach the work sites.

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BCPOS Seed Collection - Wed Aug 17th

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
WednesdayAug 17, 2016 - 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 5:30PM-8:30PM EVENT -- 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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Phantom Canyon Dalmatian Toadflax Biocontrol

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
The Nature Conservancy -- Phantom Canyon Office

Date(s):
FridayMay 20, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 6
SaturdayJun 11, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 6
SaturdayAug 20, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 6

WRV is partnering with The Nature Conservancy to promote the use of the Toadflax Stem-Boring Weevil (Mecinus janthinus) in controlling Dalmatian toadflax in Phantom Canyon.

We will be learning proper techniques for releasing these weevils and how to set up survey vegetation monitoring plots. Volunteers will be trained to assist with a future weevil release scheduled for June 11th, and a vegetation monitoring survey in mid-August (tentatively August 20th).

We are looking for volunteers who can potentially commit to all 3 of these dates.

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Georgia Pass Alpine Restoration II

SCHEDULED
Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation
Climax Molybdenum
REI - National Office
Friends of the Dillon Ranger District

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 20, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 45
SundayAug 21, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 45

The finale! This is the second and capstone project to complete restoration work along the Continental Divide at Georgia Pass and Glacier Peak. Come help restore highly degraded alpine areas just above tree line at nearly 12,000 ft. Because of this the area sees use from off-road vehicles and outdoor enthusiasts experiencing the Continental Divide Trail. Much of the recreation is on sustainable trails and roads allowing for visitation with manageable impact. There are, however, some places where users are causing immense degradation to extremely fragile ecosystems.
Adjacent to a highly successful project site restored in 2012, this project will focus on the closure and restoration of a spur road that is heavily eroding, braiding, and unraveling the native alpine flora. This socially-created road is not part of the Dillon Ranger District's newly approved Travel Management Plan and parallels a much more sustainable road which will remain as part of the trail system. Thus a huge ecological gain will be made without cutting off access to large areas.

Volunteers will work on the steepest and most degraded sections which will be completely seeded, mulched over and have erosion structures put in. We are excited to have the help and partnership of the Friends of Dillon Ranger District and the US Forest Service to accomplish this project.

This project is a great chance to experience the alpine environment in a very easy way. Volunteers will car camp Friday and Saturday night at a site a couple thousand feet lower than the actual work site. Then we will spend Saturday and Sunday spreading seed, planting and restoring the steep eroded slope. While we can drive right to the base of the pass, the road spans nearly a mile, so hiking up to half a mile may be required. The first 2,000ft are steep but then it is moderately level. After work each day we will retire to camp for great meals and fun times sitting around the campfire.


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BCPOS Seed Collection - Wed Aug 24th

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
WednesdayAug 24, 2016 - 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 5:30PM-8:30PM EVENT -- 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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Lory State Park Seed Collection

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)
Sponsors
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers - WRV

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 27, 2016 - SaturdayAug 27, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Time: 8:00AM-12:00PM

All volunteers will receive a free park pass for the day!

WRV is excited to announce its first seed collection for the 2016 season in Larimer County! The seed collection will be hosted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife at Lory State Park where we will be spending the morning collecting native seed. This will give you the opportunity to recreate in Lory State Park following the event. The seeds from this project will be used at local schools in native plant gardens to beautify the schools outdoor space and to educate local kids. How great is that? We are very excited about it! Please join us for a day collecting and celebrating. We hope to see you soon!

Join WRV on native seed collections, seed cleanings, and seed grow out this season!

For more information on the seed collection program, watch the WRV website Project Schedule page.


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Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction II - Sawyer Project

SCHEDULED
Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 27, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 15
SundayAug 28, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Calling all certified sawyers!!

WRV is partnering with the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed, The Nature Conservancy, Larimer County Conservation Corps and the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch to reduce the risk of severe wildfire in the Elkhorn Creek area. Not only is this area important wildlife habitat, it's also special because of it's proximity to surrounding National Forest and crucial to the health of the Cache La Poudre River watershed.

By thinning dense stands of trees and piling and removing debris, sawyers will help protect water supply and improve forest health in this valuable and beautiful area.

To sign up for this project, please contact the WRV office at 303-543-1411 or by email at info@wlrv.org.

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Summit and Echo Lakes - Mt. Evans Restoration

SCHEDULED
Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
REI - National Office

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 27, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 50
SundayAug 28, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 50

Echo Lake and Summit Lake Parks are heavily impacted by recreational use. WRV has been working on these popular and majestic areas for several years with amazing results.

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

Friday night arrival is recommended - 10,600 feet in elevation - to acclimate yourself prior to working early the next morning.
Daily work schedule: approx 7:30am-4:30pm

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Rocky Mountain Seed Collection Friday, September 2

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
Rocky Mountain National Park

Date(s):
FridaySep 02, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 40

8:30am-4:30pm Friday

Rocky Mountain National Park is working on restoring the Bear Lake Area and they need help collected Native Seed for this project.

This is a full day project with a special treat! All volunteers have the option of camping out Friday night and enjoying the park on Saturday. We will be organizing a fun pot-luck dinner for our evening at the campsite where folks can show off their favorite campfire creations.

This is our 3rd year collecting seed with our favorite folks at RMNP. We hope you can make it!





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Phantom Canyon Seed Collection

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 03, 2016 - SaturdaySep 03, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Come join us on the WRV Fort Collins office second seed collection of the season at no other than Phantom Canyon! This will be the first time volunteers will be able to collect native seed at this location. Phantom Canyon is a nature preserve managed by The Nature Conservancy, which is generally closed to the public and we will have the opportunity to work on this spectacular property! This collection has a limited number of spots so please sign up early. This will be a half day project working towards gathering seeds to benefit grow outs at local schools. Please join us on this project for a day of fun and celebration!

Join WRV on native seed collections, seed cleanings, and seed grow out this season!

For more information on the seed collection program, watch the WRV website Project Schedule page.

Note: Phantom Canyon image is credited to nature.org and isn't property of WRV

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Upper Gunnison Basin Habitat Restoration

SCHEDULED
Difficult    ●    Mid Week Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
The Nature Conservancy (Nat'l Office)

Date(s):
WednesdaySep 07, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 25
ThursdaySep 08, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 25
FridaySep 09, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 25
SaturdaySep 10, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 25

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Description: This will be our third year of working in the Upper Gunnison Basin to restore native wet meadows - critical habitat for Gunnison Sage Grouse.

Wet meadows and riparian areas in sagebrush shrublands provide important brood-rearing habitat for the Gunnison sage-grouse, listed as threatened by US Fish and Wildlife Service. These habitats are also important for numerous other species, including neo-tropical migratory birds, elk and mule deer, as well as to ranchers for livestock grazing. A number of wet meadows and riparian areas, already compromised by erosion and lower water tables, are likely to be further altered from drought and high intensity rainstorms associated with a changing climate. These habitats are among the most at risk in the Gunnison Basin.

To address these challenges, we will be working with Bureau of Land Management, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, The Nature Conservancy, US Forest Service and others to restore riparian and wet meadow habitats in sagebrush shrublands in the Upper Gunnison Basin. We will use innovative, yet simple, restoration methods-small rock structures-to raise the water table to support plants and insects needed by wildlife. We will apply the approach of restoration expert Bill Zeedyk, author of Let the Water do the Work: Induced Meandering, An Evolving Method for Restoring Incised Channels (2012).

CREW LEADER TRAINING AVAILABLE
Crew Leaders play an important role in large organized volunteer events by explaining tool use, overseeing construction methods, and maintaining a safe and fun working environment. Volunteer projects in the Upper Gunnison Basin will continue year after year. Well trained, experienced leaders will be a vital part of the overall success of these projects. We hope to recruit and train many new leaders in the Gunnison Basin to continue this important habitat work into the future.

Anyone interested in participating in our Crew Leader Training to Crew Lead for this project please contact Morgan Crowley at morgan@wlrv.org, or call 303-543-1411 Ext. 3# for more information. Crew Leader Training will be Tuesday, September 6th in Gunnison

* Anticipated Schedule*
Tuesday, September 6 - Crew Leader Training (Must register separately)
Wednesday, September 7 - Begin restoration work (Tuesday night arrival strongly recommended)
Thursday, September 8 - Restoration work begins
Friday, September 9 - Continue restoration work
Saturday, September 10 - Finish work for the week
Sunday morning, September 11 - Pack up camp and return home

Sign up for all 4 days or just one or more.
WHEN YOU REGISTER, PLEASE SIGN UP IN ONE OF THE GROUP CHOICES -Gunnison, Front Range, or Other (please specify in notes)
This will help us keep track of our local recruitment goals.

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
Volunteers will be constructing multiple rock structures on small streams and drainages in the watershed.
Volunteers will be working at an elevation of above 8,000 feet and camp nearby at the Miller Ranch House.
Food will be provided by talented volunteer cooks!

WRV is happy to be a partner with so many groups including:
Gunnison Climate Working Group Members: Bureau of Land Management-Gunnison Field Office, Colorado Natural Heritage Program; Colorado Parks & Wildlife, Gunnison County, Gunnison Conservation District Gunnison County Stockgrowers Association, Lake Fork Valley Conservancy, National Center for Atmospheric Research, National Park Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Rocky Mountain Biological Lab, The Nature Conservancy, Trout Unlimited, Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District, US Fish & Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, Western State Colorado University, and Western Water Assessment.

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Big Thompson - Lower North Fork Reveg 6

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 and up with parent/ guardian (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Royal Bank of Canada - RBC Wealth Management
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
Colorado State Forest Service
Patagonia, Boulder
Alpine Anglers Chapter 453

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 10, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 50

In 2015, Wildlands was asked to work on Forest Service lands literally rebuilt after the floods on 2013. As a small cog in a big wheel each volunteer is a part of this story where river habitats have been by definition- recreated in the aftermath of the floods.

Tasks will include re-vegetation of publically accessible (and fishable) waters along the North Fork of the Big Thompson just below Glen Haven. Bring your rod along for a after hours "hook and line" sampling of the local fish population, rebounding as we speak in part thanks to your volunteer efforts!




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Boulder County Parks and Open Space Russian Olive removal - Gilbert Property

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 14 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 10, 2016 - SundaySep 11, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 20

Help restore native habitat and remove invasive species at a newly purchased Boulder County Parks and Open Space property!
Our project will follow the removal of non-native Russian Olive trees, which are currently shading and stealing ground water from the nearby native species. WRV sawyers will be removing medium to large Russian Olive trees, then volunteers will be removing small Russian Olive and chipping the cut material on site.

WRV is pleased to collaborate with Boulder County Parks and Open Space at this special site, normally closed to the public, with funding from them and the Colorado Water Conservation Board.

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Gilbert Open Space Russian Olive removal - Sawyer Project

SCHEDULED
Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS

Date(s):
FridaySep 09, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 10
SaturdaySep 10, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 10
SundaySep 11, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 10

Calling all certified sawyers!!

Help restore native habitat and remove invasive species at a newly purchased Boulder County Parks and Open Space property!
WRV sawyers will be cutting non-native Russian Olive trees, which are currently shading and stealing ground water from the nearby native species. Volunteer sawyers will be cutting medium to large Russian Olive trees and neatly piling material to be chipped by volunteers on Sunday. In order to be prepared for the larger volunteer event on Sunday, this is a multi-day sawyer event. Join us for a single day, two days or all three!

WRV is pleased to collaborate with Boulder County Parks and Open Space at this special site, normally closed to the public, with funding from them and the Colorado Water Conservation Board.

To register for this event, please contact the WRV office at 303-543-1411 or by email at info@wlrv.org
You must be a certified sawyer to participate. Not certified? WRV is offering multiple trainings this year! For more information on these and other training opportunities, check out the Trainings tab on our website or contact us for more information.

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St Vrain - Peschel Flood Restoration and Tamarisk Removal - Kaiser Permanente

SCHEDULED
This Kaiser Permanente volunteer project includes two components at Peschel Open Space: flood restoration and tamarisk removal


Intermediate    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists P.C. - AMVS
Terra Foundation
Audubon Rockies
Kaiser Permanente - Boulder

Date(s):
FridaySep 16, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 20

Join us at the beautiful Peschel Open Space on the Saint Vrain Creek, east of Longmont for this multi-faceted project, helping to recover from the flood of September 2013, which devastated communities all along the Colorado Front Range.

PESCHEL FLOOD and WETLAND RESTORATION
The flood scoured away vegetation from the stream bank, making these areas more prone to erosion and invasion by weeds, and poor habitat for fish and wildlife. Volunteers will plant hundreds of shrubs and trees along the creek, and over 4,000 wetland plants around a nearby pond.

The shrub and tree planting portion will be implemented as part scientific research study to test a variety of WRV planting techniques. We're excited to be working with Dr. Tim Seastedt from CU, and graduate student, Brian Sechler, on this important study.

TAMARISK REMOVAL
Tamarisk (aka Salt Cedar) has devastated watersheds throughout the west, costing billions of dollars in lost water and habitat. It grows aggressively, choking out native vegetation. In the aftermath of the Sep 13 flood, over 400,000 young tamarisk have germinated from County Line Road to the confluence of St Vrain and Boulder Creeks. These tamarisk seedlings are intermixed with a lot of cottonwoods, willows and other native seedlings that are naturally growing in response to the flood.

Good news: these young tamarisk are virtually all small enough (6 to 18" tall) to hand pull. However, they will grow fast, so we want to get in their this year to remove them, before they become a major and costly problem on St Vrain Creek.

This is the second of a series of events that will continue into 2017.

Special thanks to Terra Foundation, Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists, Audubon, Kaiser Permanente, and the Colorado Water Conservation Board for funding both projects listed above.


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Elkhorn Creek Forest Restoration

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 with adult (more info)
Sponsors
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed
Colorado Department of Natural Resources

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 17, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 30

WRV is partnering with the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed, The Nature Conservancy, Larimer County Conservation Corps and the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch to reduce the risk of severe wildfire in the Elkhorn Creek area. Not only is this area important wildlife habitat, it's also special because of it's proximity to surrounding National Forest and crucial to the health of the Cache La Poudre River watershed.

Sawyers have been busy this summer thinning dense stands of trees and piling debris. Volunteers will be removing logs, piling slash to be burned and restoring areas where work has occurred to help protect water supply and improve forest health in this valuable and beautiful area.

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BCPOS Seed Collection - Sat, Sep 17th

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 17, 2016 - 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 SATURDAY EVENT-- 9AM TO 12PM -- 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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St Vrain Creek - Peschel Flood Restoration and Tamarisk Removal

SCHEDULED
This project includes two components at Peschel Open Space: flood restoration and tamarisk removal

The flood restoration portion was originally scheduled for Oct 22, but had to be moved to this weekend. The result is a multi-faceted project with an excellent variety of tasks.

Volunteers can sign up for ONE or BOTH days, with the option to camp on Saturday night.

Intermediate    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Terra Foundation
Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists P.C. - AMVS
Audubon Rockies

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 17, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 60
SundaySep 18, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 60

Join us at the beautiful Peschel Open Space on the Saint Vrain Creek, east of Longmont for this multi-faceted project, helping to recover from the flood of September 2013, which devastated communities all along the Colorado Front Range.

We'll be working on both projects below simultaneously on both days.

You can come to one or both days, with the option to camp at a beautiful location nearby.

PESCHEL FLOOD and WETLAND RESTORATION
The flood scoured away vegetation from the stream bank, making these areas more prone to erosion and invasion by weeds, and poor habitat for fish and wildlife. Volunteers will plant hundreds of shrubs and trees along the creek, and over 4,000 wetland plants around a nearby pond.

The shrub and tree planting portion will be implemented as part scientific research study to test a variety of WRV planting techniques. We're excited to be working with Dr. Tim Seastedt from CU, and graduate student, Brian Sechler, on this important study.

TAMARISK REMOVAL
Tamarisk (aka Salt Cedar) has devastated watersheds throughout the west, costing billions of dollars in lost water and habitat. It grows aggressively, choking out native vegetation. In the aftermath of the Sep 13 flood, over 400,000 young tamarisk have germinated from County Line Road to the confluence of St Vrain and Boulder Creeks. These tamarisk seedlings are intermixed with a lot of cottonwoods, willows and other native seedlings that are naturally growing in response to the flood.

Good news: these young tamarisk are virtually all small enough (6 to 18" tall) to hand pull. However, they will grow fast, so we want to get in their this year to remove them, before they become a major and costly problem on St Vrain Creek.

This is the second of a series of events that will continue into 2017.

Special thanks to Terra Foundation, Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists, Audubon, and the Colorado Water Conservation Board for funding both projects listed above.


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Bergen Peak Trail Restoration

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
REI - National Office
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 24, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 40

8am-4pm approx

This wildly popular trail up to Bergen Peak in the Evergreen community is still in need of some WRV care. Our mission is to reroute a steep and badly eroding section of the trail. Volunteers will build about 1500' of sweet new trail and restore the rerouted section by seeding, transplanting and installing fabric and structures to prevent further erosion. There will be trail building, restoration, rock work and seeding - something for everyone and a beautiful mountain day hike to boot! Join us for part 2 of a this great single day trail project in an area near and dear to locals and visitors alike.




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OSMP Seed Collection - SAT - Sept. 24

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 24, 2016 - 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 A SATURDAY EVENT-- 9:30AM 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.
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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Canyon Lakes Unauthorized Road Obliteration II

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Multi Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation
USFS - ARNF & PNG - Canyon Lakes RD
WoodStraw

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 24, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 30
SundaySep 25, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 30

More than 380,000 miles of dirt roads riddle our National Forests. However, not all of them were created equally, or legally. Besides the watershed impacts of roads, the USFS has estimated an $8.4 Billion dollar backlog of maintenance and reconstruction costs for these roads.

This project is intended to close and restore the highest priority degraded roads in the Canyon Lakes Ranger District in Larimer County.

By decompacting, recontouring, stabilizing, and revegetating 12 miles of roads in three years, this ongoing project is intended to improve the quality of the watershed, improve habitat, and enhance water quality within Colorado's only National Wild and Scenic River; the Cache La Poudre!


Friday night arrival encouraged..

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OSMP Seed Collection - Friday-Sept 30

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
FridaySep 30, 2016 - 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 Friday EVENT-- 9:00AM TO 1:00PM -- 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.

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Kolb Open Space Russian Olive removal

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 14 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 01, 2016 - SundayOct 02, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 20

Help restore habitat for eagles, red-tailed hawks and the Preble's Meadow jumping mouse, at the City of Boulder Kolb Open Space. Our project will follow the removal of non-native Russian Olive trees, which are currently shading and stealing ground water from the Dry Creek riparian area, preventing native species from growing. Volunteer sawyers will be removing medium to large Russian Olive trees, volunteers will be removing small Russian Olive and chipping the cut material on site.

WRV is pleased to collaborate with City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks at this special site, normally closed to the public, with funding from them and the Colorado Water Conservation Board.

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Kolb Open Space Russian Olive removal - Sawyer Project

SCHEDULED
Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
FridaySep 30, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 10
SaturdayOct 01, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 10
SundayOct 02, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 10

Calling all certified sawyers!!!

Help restore habitat for eagles, red-tailed hawks and the Preble's Meadow jumping mouse, at the City of Boulder Kolb Open Space. We will be removing non-native Russian Olive trees, which are currently shading and stealing ground water from the Dry Creek riparian area, preventing native species from growing. Volunteer sawyers will be cutting medium to large Russian Olive trees and neatly piling material to be chipped by volunteers on Sunday. In order to be prepared for the larger volunteer event on Sunday, this is a multi-day sawyer event. Join us for a single day, two days, or all three!

WRV is pleased to collaborate with City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks at this special site, normally closed to the public, with funding from them and the Colorado Water Conservation Board.

To register for this event, please contact the WRV office at 303-543-1411 or by email at info@wlrv.org.
You must be a certified sawyer to participate. Not certified? WRV is offering multiple trainings this year! For more information on these and other training opportunities, check out the Trainings tab on our website or contact us for more information.

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Young Gulch Trail Construction V - Kaiser Permanente

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

Date(s):
FridayOct 07, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 10

The Young Gulch trail was a very popular mountain biking and hiking destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through large sections of the valley, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in the 2013 floods. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is gone. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail that will not be as susceptible to flooding and will have much less impact to the creek. WRV is very pleased to have a chance to collaborate with the US Forest Service, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi year effort.




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Boulder Creek Habitat Restoration (OSMP)

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 08, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Help restore habitat for eagles, and the endangered northern leopard frog and Ute ladies' tresses orchid, at the City of Boulder Weiser Open Space near the beautiful White Rocks Natural Area. Our project will follow the removal of a large stand of huge non-native crack willow, which are currently shading the riparian area, preventing a natural stand of cottonwoods and native shrub understory so important for native wildlife. Volunteers will plant cottonwoods and a variety of native shrubs.

WRV is pleased to collaborate with City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks once again at this special site, normally closed to the public, with funding from them and the Colorado Water Conservation Board.

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OSMP Seed Collection - SAT - Oct 8th

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 08, 2016 - 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 A SATURDAY EVENT-- 9:30AM 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.
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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Dolores River Restoration and Tamarisk Removal

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Mid Week Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Tamarisk Coalition
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB

Date(s):
FridayOct 07, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 25
SaturdayOct 08, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 25
SundayOct 09, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 25

Join us for a second year working with the Tamarisk Coalition and the Dolores River Restoration Partnership to restore a native ecosystem inside the stunning Delores River Canyon Wilderness Study Area. Volunteers will hand remove invasive Tamarisk trees and seed and plant native vegetation in "resource islands" throughout the area. This is a rare opportunity to camp out with your WRV community and work in this truly scenic and historic area - once the stomping grounds of the infamous rimrockers and notable characters such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid!

If all this isn't enough to convince you, we'll have dark skies and an opportunity to see the Draconid Meteor Shower during the project!

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Dedisse Park Trail Restoration 2

SCHEDULED
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.
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program
REI - National Office

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 15, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 50

Dedisse Park protects the watershed and forest above Evergreen Lake. This Denver Mountain Park just outside of Evergreen, CO is being heavily damaged by off trail use and erosion. The mess of unsanctioned trails that braids across the landscape is the root cause of this damage. In a huge multi-project effort volunteers will reverse this trend by closing damaged areas and helping create a single sustainable trail for people through the park. Once finished, the Park and everyone who enjoys it will be much better off. Volunteers will transplant, seed, install erosion control structures and build new sections of trail. There is a short hike in to the work areas from the trail head.

This will be the second of two WRV projects at Dedisse Park in 2016 and we will focus a bit more on final sections of trail and restoration. Sign up for one or both. No experience with restoration or trail building is needed; we will have trained crew leaders to make sure you have a great project. See you out there!


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St Vrain Creek Flood Restoration - Peschel Open Space - DATE CHANGED

CANCELLED
This event has been combined with Tamarisk removal into one grand weekend of flood recovery work on September 17-18, with the option to attend one or both days.

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists P.C. - AMVS
Terra Foundation
Audubon Rockies

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 22, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 50

Join us at beautiful Peschel Open Space, east of Longmont, to help restore the effects of the flood of September of 2013, which devastated communities all along the Colorado Front Range. The flood scoured away all stream side vegetation and trees, making these areas more prone to erosion and invasion by weeds, and poor habitat for fish and wildlife.

We'll gather on this fall day to plant native seed along portions of the creek, after all soil grading has been finished. This project is one phase a large multi-year effort to restore St Vrain Creek.

Special thanks to Terra Foundation, Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists, Audubon, and the Colorado Water Conservation Board for funding this project.

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BCPOS Seed Collection - Sat, Oct 22nd

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 22, 2016 - 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 SATURDAY EVENT-- 10AM TO 2PM -- 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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Tool Fest - Boulder

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

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 29, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 25

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. Amazingly, this is a really fun and enjoyable way to end a busy successful project season. Come join the Tool Fest and have a great time!

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Tool Fest - Fort Collins

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

Date(s):
SaturdayNov 12, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 20

9am-3:30pm approx

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

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