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2018 Projects
Project Name Day(s) Date(s)
Fort Collins Evening Seed Cleaning Thursday Jan 11, 2018

Fort Collins Lunchtime Seed Cleanings January 17 Wednesday Jan 17, 2018

Fort Collins Lunchtime Seed Cleanings January 24 Wednesday Jan 24, 2018

Fort Collins Lunchtime Seed Cleanings February 1 Thursday Feb 01, 2018

Apple Valley Stream Restoration I Sunday Feb 18, 2018

Apple Valley Stream Restoration II Saturday Feb 24, 2018

Big Thompson - Forest Service Flood I Wednesday Mar 07, 2018

Apple Valley Stream Restoration III Saturday Mar 10, 2018

Nursery Planting and Maintenance Day- Fort Collins Saturday Mar 10, 2018

Apple Valley Stream Restoration - EXTRA Saturday Mar 17, 2018

Apple Valley Stream Restoration IV Saturday Mar 24, 2018

Myrtle Spurge Purge I Saturday Mar 31, 2018

Fort Collins Youth Project -Environmental Learning Center Weed Pull Saturday Mar 31, 2018

Apple Valley Stream Restoration Crew Help 1 Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Mar 21, 2018
Mar 22, 2018
Mar 23, 2018
Mar 28, 2018
Mar 29, 2018
Mar 30, 2018
Mar 31, 2018

Apple Valley Stream Restoration Crew Help 2 Wednesday - Friday Apr 04, 2018 - Apr 06, 2018

Apple Valley Stream Restoration V Saturday Apr 07, 2018

Myrtle Spurge Purge II (Evening Pull) Tuesday Apr 10, 2018

Apple Valley Stream Restoration Crew Help 3 Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Apr 11, 2018
Apr 12, 2018
Apr 13, 2018

Lafayette Earth Day Project Saturday Apr 21, 2018

Apple Valley Stream Restoration VI (Earth Day) Sunday Apr 22, 2018

Button Rock Flood Restoration Friday Apr 27, 2018

Family Project at Sombrero Marsh Saturday Apr 28, 2018

Myrtle Spurge Purge III Saturday Apr 28, 2018

Apple Valley Stream Restoration VII Saturday Apr 28, 2018

Apple Valley Stream Restoration Crew Help 4 Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Apr 30, 2018
May 01, 2018
May 02, 2018
May 03, 2018
May 04, 2018

Daniels Park Restoration Saturday May 05, 2018

McClelland Creek Restoration Saturday May 05, 2018

Apple Valley Stream Restoration VIII Saturday May 05, 2018

Myrtle Spurge Purge IV (Evening Pull) Tuesday May 08, 2018

Big Thompson - Forest Service Flood II Saturday May 12, 2018

Elephant Revival at Red Rocks Saturday May 12, 2018

St. Vrain Tamarisk Removal Wednesday May 16, 2018

Seed Cleaning Party Friday May 18, 2018

Med Sage Removal I (Boulder County) Saturday May 19, 2018

Young Gulch Brinkman Construction Project Friday Jun 01, 2018

Beaver Brook Trail - National Trails Day Saturday Jun 02, 2018

Young Gulch Trail Construction I Saturday
Sunday
Jun 02, 2018
Jun 03, 2018

Young Gulch Trail Construction Back Country I Saturday
Sunday
Jun 02, 2018
Jun 03, 2018

Med Sage Removal II Wednesday Jun 06, 2018

Lory State Park-Climbers Access Trail Saturday Jun 09, 2018

Pella Crossing Webster Pond Wetland Restoration Saturday Jun 09, 2018

Apple Valley Watering Evening Wednesday Jun 13, 2018

Rocky Mtn Natl Park Habitat Restoration I Saturday
Sunday
Jun 16, 2018
Jun 17, 2018

Young Gulch Trail Construction II Saturday
Sunday
Jun 23, 2018
Jun 24, 2018

Young Gulch Trail Construction Back Country II Saturday
Sunday
Jun 23, 2018
Jun 24, 2018

City of Boulder Seed Collection I - Crew Leader Field Day Saturday Jun 30, 2018

Phantom Canyon River Trail Improvement (SPREE adopt--Youth) Saturday Jul 07, 2018

City of Boulder Seed Collection II Tuesday Jul 10, 2018

Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction II Saturday Jul 14, 2018

Mt Elbert Collaborative Volunteer Event Saturday
Sunday
Jul 14, 2018
Jul 15, 2018

Lory State Park Seed Collections I Thursday Jul 19, 2018

Odell Corporate Project-Campbell Valley Stream Restoration Friday Jul 20, 2018

Lory State Park Seed Collections II Friday Jul 20, 2018

Boulder County Seed Collection I Saturday Jul 21, 2018

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

City of Boulder Seed Collection III Wednesday Jul 25, 2018

Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction III Saturday Jul 28, 2018

Boulder County Seed Collection II Saturday Jul 28, 2018

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

Fort Collins Evening Berry Cleaning Friday Aug 03, 2018

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

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

Boulder County Seed Collection III Wednesday Aug 08, 2018

Lory State Park Seed Collections III - POSTPONED Thursday Aug 09, 2018

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

Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction IV Saturday Aug 18, 2018

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

Lory State Park Seed Collections III - RESCHEDULED Saturday Aug 25, 2018

Boulder County Seed Collection F1 Saturday Aug 25, 2018

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

Boulder County Seed Collection IV Wednesday Aug 29, 2018

Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction V Saturday Sep 01, 2018

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

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

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

South Park II Trail Construction Saturday
Sunday
Sep 08, 2018
Sep 09, 2018

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

Boulder County Seed Collection VI Friday Sep 14, 2018

St. Vrain Tamarisk Removal II Saturday Sep 15, 2018

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

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

City of Longmont Seed Cleaning I -- at Boulder office Monday Sep 17, 2018

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

Indian Peaks Wilderness Trail Project III Sunday Sep 23, 2018

City of Boulder/Longmont Seed Collection I Monday Sep 24, 2018

Fillius Park Trails Saturday Sep 29, 2018

Kolb Russian Olive Removal (Sawyer Day) Saturday Sep 29, 2018

Uncompahgre Plateau Sage Grouse Habitat Restoration (NEW DATES) Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Sep 29, 2018
Sep 30, 2018
Oct 01, 2018
Oct 02, 2018

City of Boulder Seed Collection V Friday Oct 05, 2018

Kolb Russian Olive Removal (Chipper Day) Saturday Oct 06, 2018

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

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

St. Vrain Tamarisk Removal III - CANCELLED Wednesday Oct 10, 2018

James Creek Flood Restoration I Saturday Oct 13, 2018

Genesee Fuels Reduction I Saturday Oct 13, 2018

Kaiser Corporate Project-Campbell Valley Stream Restoration Monday Oct 15, 2018

Boulder County Seed Collection V -- RESCHEDULED Saturday Oct 20, 2018

Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction VI Saturday Oct 20, 2018

Young Gulch Trail Construction Back Country V Saturday - Saturday
Sunday - Sunday
Oct 20, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018
Oct 21, 2018 - Oct 21, 2018

Tool Fest - Fort Collins Saturday Oct 27, 2018

Apple Valley Stream Restoration IX Saturday Oct 27, 2018

Tool Fest - Boulder Saturday Nov 03, 2018

Boulder County Seed Collection VII Saturday Nov 03, 2018

Genesee Fuels Reduction II Saturday Nov 03, 2018

Jefferson County Seed Collection I Monday Nov 05, 2018

City of Boulder Seed Collection VI Wednesday Nov 07, 2018

Thanksgiving Weekend Willow Planting Friday Nov 23, 2018


No experience is required. Meals are served in most cases.
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Fort Collins Evening Seed Cleaning

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
Odell Brewing Company
Date(s):
Thursday Jan 11, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 8
Do you have the post holiday blues? Join us for an evening of seed cleaning and laughter at the Fort Collins office. We'll be cleaning three-leaf sumac collected in nearby Lory State Park.

Native seed is often incredibly expensive or unavailable commercially, making habitat restoration challenging. BY collecting native species that are adapted to thrive in the challenging climate of the Front Range, WRV volunteers provide this essential resource to future restoration projects and our public lands.

Have you ever wondered what happens with all that seed we collect on our projects? By joining us for this seed cleaning, you can learn how seeds are stored, cleaned and how they will be used in restoration projects in the future.


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Fort Collins Lunchtime Seed Cleanings January 17

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
Odell Brewing Company
Date(s):
Wednesday Jan 17, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 8
Do you miss the smell of fresh dirt and the feel of plants in your hands? So do we!

Join us for lunchtime seed cleanings from 11-1 on Wednesdays 1/17 and 1/24 and Thursday 11-1 on 2/1 for an ongoing project. We will focus on Bee Balm and Sunflower collected in Lory State Park.

Native seed is often incredibly expensive or unavailable commercially, making habitat restoration challenging. BY collecting native species that are adapted to thrive in the challenging climate of the Front Range, WRV volunteers provide this essential resource to future restoration projects and our public lands.

Have you ever wondered what happens with all that seed we collect on our projects? By joining us for this seed cleaning, you can learn how seeds are stored, cleaned and how they will be used in restoration projects in the future.




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Fort Collins Lunchtime Seed Cleanings January 24

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
Odell Brewing Company
Date(s):
Wednesday Jan 24, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 8
Do you miss the smell of fresh dirt and the feel of plants in your hands? So do we!

Join us for lunchtime seed cleanings from 11-1 on Wednesdays 1/17 and 1/24 and Thursday 11-1 on 2/1 for an ongoing project. We will focus on Bee Balm, Sunflower and Three Leaf Sumac collected in Lory State Park. Please register separately for each project date.

Native seed is often incredibly expensive or unavailable commercially, making habitat restoration challenging. BY collecting native species that are adapted to thrive in the challenging climate of the Front Range, WRV volunteers provide this essential resource to future restoration projects and our public lands.

Have you ever wondered what happens with all that seed we collect on our projects? By joining us for this seed cleaning, you can learn how seeds are stored, cleaned and how they will be used in restoration projects in the future.




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Fort Collins Lunchtime Seed Cleanings February 1

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
Odell Brewing Company
Date(s):
Thursday Feb 01, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 8
Do you miss the smell of fresh dirt and the feel of plants in your hands? So do we!

Join us for lunchtime seed cleanings from 11a-1p on Wednesdays 1/17 and 1/24 and Thursday 2/1 for an ongoing project. We will focus on Bee Balm and Sunflower collected in Lory State Park. Please register for each project separately.

Native seed is often incredibly expensive or unavailable commercially, making habitat restoration challenging. BY collecting native species that are adapted to thrive in the challenging climate of the Front Range, WRV volunteers provide this essential resource to future restoration projects and our public lands.

Have you ever wondered what happens with all that seed we collect on our projects? By joining us for this seed cleaning, you can learn how seeds are stored, cleaned and how they will be used in restoration projects in the future.




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Apple Valley Stream Restoration I

CANCELLED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Date(s):
Sunday Feb 18, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 10
In September 2013 the St. Vrain Creek flooded, devastating multiple communities in the area. Five years later, Federal disaster relief money is funding permanent repairs of the river.

Join WRV in revegetating this beautiful area. Apple Valley is northwest of Lyons, and the stream channel has been repaired through extensive heavy equipment work. Volunteers will plant native seed, spread soil amendments and WoodStraw, and plant thousands of native shrubs and trees.


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Apple Valley Stream Restoration II

CANCELLED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Date(s):
Saturday Feb 24, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 10
In September 2013 the St. Vrain Creek flooded, devastating multiple communities in the area. Five years later, Federal disaster relief money is funding permanent repairs of the river.

Join WRV in revegetating this beautiful area. Apple Valley is northwest of Lyons, and the stream channel has been repaired through extensive heavy equipment work. Volunteers will plant native seed, spread soil amendments and WoodStraw, and plant thousands of native shrubs and trees.


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Big Thompson - Forest Service Flood I

CANCELLED
This project has been postponed.

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE)
Date(s):
Wednesday Mar 07, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
The North Fork of the Big Thompson has become a showpiece for what WRV volunteers can accomplish in the post-flood environment!

Join us on a weekday for our first Big Thompson project of the year! Forest Service flood projects are favorites among staff and volunteers alike for their use of compost! This ultra high quality soil amendment generates some of the highest seed emergence seen on restoration projects period, and is a pleasure to admire only one year after treatment! Volunteers will spread pre-staged piles of compost, broadcast native seed specially collected by the USFS, apply engineered wood straw mulch and plant native container stock grown out at WRV's own micro nursery facility.




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Apple Valley Stream Restoration III

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 10, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
In September 2013 the St. Vrain Creek flooded, devastating multiple communities in the area. Five years later, Federal disaster relief money is funding permanent repairs of the river.

Join WRV in revegetating this beautiful area. Apple Valley is northwest of Lyons, and the stream channel has been repaired through extensive heavy equipment work. Volunteers will plant native seed, spread soil amendments and WoodStraw, and plant thousands of native shrubs and trees.


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Nursery Planting and Maintenance Day- Fort Collins

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 15 (more info)
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 10, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 15
9 am -3pm
Once per year WRV host a unique and laid-back project at our Fort Collins office where we plant our micro nursery. Whats a micro nursery? Well you've heard of a micro brewery, since 2014 WRV has been producing a small batch of woody plants every season! Volunteers will pot up "bare root" plants such as chokecherry, wax current, and wild plum and this year we are adding dogwood and buffalo berry. In addition to bare root plants, willow cuttings will be installed into pots as well. Volunteers will learn and implement the basics of easy, do-it-yourself horticulture that will aid in the flood recovery effort on WRV's very own projects this fall.

Join us for this carefree experience, perfect for the family crowd as well as those in the Fort Collins area not wanting to travel to participate in a WRV project! Never seen the WRV Fort Collins facility? Join us on this day to learn about our northern home base!




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Apple Valley Stream Restoration - EXTRA

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 17, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 60
In September 2013 the St. Vrain Creek flooded, devastating multiple communities in the area. Five years later, Federal disaster relief money is funding permanent repairs of the river.

Join WRV in revegetating this beautiful area. Apple Valley is northwest of Lyons, and the stream channel has been repaired through extensive heavy equipment work. Volunteers will spread native seed, soil amendments and WoodStraw, and install erosion control blankets.


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Apple Valley Stream Restoration IV

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 24, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 50
In September 2013 the St. Vrain Creek flooded, devastating multiple communities in the area. Five years later, Federal disaster relief money is funding permanent repairs of the river.

Join WRV in revegetating this beautiful area. Apple Valley is northwest of Lyons, and the stream channel has been repaired through extensive heavy equipment work. Volunteers will plant native seed, spread soil amendments and WoodStraw, and plant thousands of native shrubs and trees.


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Myrtle Spurge Purge I

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
Blue Federal Credit Union
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 31, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 60
9am-4pm approx

Get ready to weed! Our first Spurge Purge of the year! The plan is a coordinated assault on Myrtle Spurge in the foothills of Boulder, CO.

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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Fort Collins Youth Project -Environmental Learning Center Weed Pull

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 10 (more info)
Sponsors
State Farm Insurance
Xcel Energy
EPA's Environmental Education Division
AEC Trust
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 31, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Join WRV and high school students from Poudre High School to tackle invasive weeds at the Environmental Learning Center in, right in the town of Fort Collins. Volunteers will remove Mullein and invasive Thistle plants and seed heads on the property, while learning about the importance of this great habitat which borders the Wild and Scenic Poudre River.

This is a youth planned event and we are delighted to help the next generation of environmental leaders learn how to plan and execute restoration projects in their own backyards. If interested in attending, please email annemarie@wlrv.org


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Apple Valley Stream Restoration Crew Help 1

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 18 or over (more info)
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Date(s):
Wednesday Mar 21, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 12
Thursday Mar 22, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 12
Friday Mar 23, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 12
Wednesday Mar 28, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 12
Thursday Mar 29, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 12
Friday Mar 30, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 12
Saturday Mar 31, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 12
In September 2013 the St. Vrain Creek flooded, devastating multiple communities in the area. Five years later, Federal disaster relief money is funding permanent repairs of the river.

We have a lot of work to get done out at Apple Valley and we have a crew working Wed-Sat every week. If you have weekday availability and want to get out and work with the crew for a day or 2 we'd love to have you join them!

This event covers the next 2 weeks, so please be sure to SELECT ONLY THE DATES YOU WANT TO DO. If you register it will by default select all dates, PLEASE CHECK AND MAKE SURE.

All the details you need will be automatically sent to you when you register so please check your email for your registration confirmation which will include details on where and when to meet each of the work days as well as what to bring.

PLEASE NOTE that Saturday, March 24th is NOT included because there is a volunteer event that day, if you would like to register for that day you can sign up here: https://www.wlrv.net/index.php?section=events&action=list&type=projects#event2497


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Apple Valley Stream Restoration Crew Help 2

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Mid Week Multi Day
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Date(s):
Wednesday Apr 04, 2018 - Friday Apr 06, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 6
IF YOU ARE ATTEMPTING TO REGISTER FOR THIS PROJECT ON OR AFTER APRIL 4TH, PLEASE EMAIL morgan@wlrv.org SO THAT WE CAN REGISTER YOU MANUALLY


In September 2013 the St. Vrain Creek flooded, devastating multiple communities in the area. Five years later, Federal disaster relief money is funding permanent repairs of the river.

We have a lot of work to get done out at Apple Valley and we have a crew working Wed-Sat every week. If you have weekday availability and want to get out and work with the crew for a day or 2 we'd love to have you join them!

This event covers the week of April 4th - 6th, so please be sure to SELECT ONLY THE DATES YOU WANT TO DO. If you register it will by default select all dates, PLEASE CHECK AND MAKE SURE.

All the details you need will be automatically sent to you when you register so please check your email for your registration confirmation which will include details on where and when to meet each of the work days as well as what to bring.

April 7th is not included in these dates because we have a regular volunteer project scheduled for that day. If you would like to join us on the 7th, please register here: https://www.wlrv.net/index.php?section=events&action=list&type=792&filter_date_type=after&filter_date_1=yesterday#event2498





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Apple Valley Stream Restoration V

COMPLETED
** DELAYED START: 10AM DUE TO SNOW **

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Date(s):
Saturday Apr 07, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Please note: the start time for this project has been moved back to 10am to accommodate weather. In September 2013 the St. Vrain Creek flooded, devastating multiple communities in the area. Five years later, Federal disaster relief money is funding permanent repairs of the river.

Join WRV in revegetating this beautiful area. Apple Valley is northwest of Lyons, and the stream channel has been repaired through extensive heavy equipment work. Volunteers will plant native seed, spread soil amendments and WoodStraw, and plant thousands of native shrubs and trees.


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Myrtle Spurge Purge II (Evening Pull)

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Evening    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
Blue Federal Credit Union
Date(s):
Tuesday Apr 10, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
5-7:30pm approx

Get ready to weed the evening away on our second event of the purgin' season. The plan is a coordinated assault on Myrtle Spurge in the foothills of Boulder, CO.

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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Apple Valley Stream Restoration Crew Help 3

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Mid Week Multi Day
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Date(s):
Wednesday Apr 11, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 5
Thursday Apr 12, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 5
Friday Apr 13, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 5
IF YOU ARE ATTEMPTING TO REGISTER FOR THIS PROJECT ON OR AFTER APRIL 11TH, PLEASE EMAIL morgan@wlrv.org SO THAT WE CAN REGISTER YOU MANUALLY


In September 2013 the St. Vrain Creek flooded, devastating multiple communities in the area. Five years later, Federal disaster relief money is funding permanent repairs of the river.

We have a lot of work to get done out at Apple Valley and we have a crew working Wed-Sat every week. If you have weekday availability and want to get out and work with the crew for a day or 2 we'd love to have you join them!

This event covers the week of April 11th - 13th, so please be sure to SELECT ONLY THE DATES YOU WANT TO DO. If you register it will by default select all dates, PLEASE CHECK AND MAKE SURE.

All the details you need will be automatically sent to you when you register so please check your email for your registration confirmation which will include details on where and when to meet each of the work days as well as what to bring.

April 14th is not included in these dates because we have a closed CU student volunteer project scheduled for that day. If you would like to join us on the 14th as a Crew Leader, please email William@wlrv.org to do so.





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Lafayette Earth Day Project

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 (more info)
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
Date(s):
Saturday Apr 21, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 25
In celebration of Earth Day, youth and families from the Lafayette community will be volunteering by planting along beautiful Waneka Lake. Youth will work hard, make new friends, and have a lot of fun, all while helping improve their community.
This project is part of the Nature Kids/Jovenes de la Naturaleza initiative, in partnership with the City of Lafayette Open Space and the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee.
If you're interested in attending this project, please email Janine@wlrv.org for more information.


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Apple Valley Stream Restoration VI (Earth Day)

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Date(s):
Sunday Apr 22, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 50
In September 2013 the St. Vrain Creek flooded, devastating multiple communities in the area. Five years later, Federal disaster relief money is funding permanent repairs of the river.

Join WRV in revegetating this beautiful area. Apple Valley is northwest of Lyons, and the stream channel has been repaired through extensive heavy equipment work. Volunteers will plant native seed, spread soil amendments and WoodStraw, and plant thousands of native shrubs and trees.


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Button Rock Flood Restoration

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Kiewit Infrastructure
Blue Federal Credit Union
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Date(s):
Friday Apr 27, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Since 2013, WRV volunteers have been breathing life back into our flood damage watersheds. Please join us as we finish work on North St Vrain Creek near Button Rock Reservoir. Your efforts will help protect the water supply for Lyons and Longmont by revegetating scoured stream banks, and restore riparian habitat for wildlife, birds and fish. Activities will include soil amendment to improve fertility, native seeding, diverse plantings of native trees and shrubs, and mulch application.


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Family Project at Sombrero Marsh

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Minimum Age: 5 (more info)
Sponsors
Thorne Nature Experience
Blue Federal Credit Union
Date(s):
Saturday Apr 28, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Sombrero Marsh is a critical wetland habitat on Boulder County land that is used by Thorne Nature Experience for educational programs. In partnership with Thorne, this invasive weed management project is a great opportunity for new and returning volunteers alike, as well as those with younger children.

Older children (about age 8 and up) can work alongside parents, while we will also have educators from Thorne available to provide environmental education activities for youth age 5-10, allowing parents with younger children who usually wouldn't be able to attend to still participate in the event.

This is a morning event (9:30-1pm) and we'll have breakfast and lunch available for volunteers to enjoy!


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Myrtle Spurge Purge III

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
Blue Federal Credit Union
Date(s):
Saturday Apr 28, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 60
9am-4pm approx

Get ready to weed! Third of Four myrtle purging events, this is our final full day purge fest. The plan is a coordinated assault on Myrtle Spurge in the foothills of Boulder, CO.

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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Apple Valley Stream Restoration VII

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Saint Vrain Creek Coalition
Date(s):
Saturday Apr 28, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 40
In September 2013 the St. Vrain Creek flooded, devastating multiple communities in the area. Five years later, Federal disaster relief money is funding permanent repairs of the river.

Join WRV in revegetating this beautiful area. Apple Valley is northwest of Lyons, and the stream channel has been repaired through extensive heavy equipment work. Volunteers will be wrapping up several months of work by planting thousands of native shrubs and trees.


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Apple Valley Stream Restoration Crew Help 4

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Mid Week Multi Day
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Saint Vrain Creek Coalition
Date(s):
Monday Apr 30, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 5
Tuesday May 01, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 5
Wednesday May 02, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 5
Thursday May 03, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 5
Friday May 04, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 5
IF YOU ARE ATTEMPTING TO REGISTER FOR THIS PROJECT ON OR AFTER APRIL 30, PLEASE EMAIL morgan@wlrv.org SO THAT WE CAN REGISTER YOU MANUALLY

In September 2013 the St. Vrain Creek flooded, devastating multiple communities in the area. Five years later, Federal disaster relief money is funding permanent repairs of the river.

We have a lot of work to get done out at Apple Valley and we have a crew working Wed-Sat every week. If you have weekday availability and want to get out and work with the crew for a day or 2 we'd love to have you join them!

This event covers the weekdays of April 30 - May 4, so please be sure to SELECT ONLY THE DATES YOU WANT TO DO. If you register it will by default select all dates, PLEASE CHECK AND MAKE SURE.

All the details you need will be automatically sent to you when you register so please check your email for your registration confirmation which will include details on where and when to meet each of the work days as well as what to bring.

We'll also be out there Saturday, May 5, which is listed as a separate event on our website.





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Daniels Park Restoration

RESCHEDULED, THEN COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday May 05, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 45
Join us at one of Denver Mountain Parks most iconic parks, just south of Denver, with conveniently located panoramic views of the city along the Front Range. Despite the fantastic natural beauty, the area is being heavily damaged by the sheer number of people who visit the area every day. The mess of unsanctioned trails that braids across the landscape is the root cause of this damage. Volunteers will reverse this trend by closing and restoring damaged areas.

The project will include revegetation and some rock work to stabilize steep eroding slopes. It is suitable for beginners and experienced volunteers alike. We will have trained crew leaders to make sure you have a great project and learn something new! This project is being completed in conjunction with new sustainable trails and amenities being added to the park.


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McClelland Creek Restoration

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly
Date(s):
Saturday May 05, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Twin Silos Park in south Fort Collins sits alongside a newly restored reach of McClelland Creek, where humans and wildlife use the park's newly constructed "suburbitat" (a great term we've borrowed from the High Plains Environmental Center). A great day trip project for our family crowd, volunteers will install a diverse palate of trees and shrubs to enhance habitat for wildlife and stabilize vulnerable riparian stream banks against erosion.

WRV is proud to partner with the City of Fort Collins Stormwater Utilities Department to offer our volunteers this exciting opportunity! As the wildland/urban interface continues to expand, WRV is committed to the restoration and enhancement of habitat for wildlife within our urban boundaries. This increased connectivity allows "pit stops" for migratory birds and corridors for mammals, while providing ecosystem services such as water quality enhancement and stability for the surrounding landscape.


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Apple Valley Stream Restoration VIII

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Saint Vrain Creek Coalition
Date(s):
Saturday May 05, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 40
In September 2013 the St. Vrain Creek flooded, devastating multiple communities in the area. Five years later, Federal disaster relief money is funding permanent restoration of the river.

Join WRV in revegetating this beautiful area. Apple Valley is northwest of Lyons, and the stream channel has been repaired through extensive heavy equipment work. Volunteers will be wrapping up months of work by planting thousands of native shrubs and trees.


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Myrtle Spurge Purge IV (Evening Pull)

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Evening    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
Blue Federal Credit Union
Date(s):
Tuesday May 08, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 35
5-7:30pm approx

Final coordinated Myrtle Spurge assault of the season. Join us for the evening of fun-filled root ripping activities!

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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Big Thompson - Forest Service Flood II

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
Audubon Rockies
Blue Federal Credit Union
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE)
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Date(s):
Saturday May 12, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 40
Did you know that the north fork Big Thompson projects on National Forest system lands have shown some of the highest seed emergence seen by WRV and forest botanists alike?

Join us for the classic full scale weekend experience on your very own public lands! Forest Service flood projects on the north fork are favorites among staff and volunteers alike for their use of compost! This ultra high quality soil amendment generates some of the highest seed emergence seen on restoration projects period, and is a pleasure to admire only 1 year after treatment! Volunteers will spread pre-staged piles of compost, broadcast native seed specially collected by the USFS, apply engineered wood straw mulch and plant native container plants grown out at WRV's own micro nursery facility.




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Elephant Revival at Red Rocks

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Partial Day
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
Bohemian Foundation
Elephant Revival
Date(s):
Saturday May 12, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 100
9:00am - 2:00pm

This project is sponsored by Elephant Revival and is specifically for fans and supporters of this Colorado band, who will be performing later in the month on May 20th at Red Rocks Amphitheatre! During this project we will be working on restoring one of the most iconic trails at Red Rocks. This trail restoration will include laying down crusher fine, seeding, and laying down wood straw. Volunteers will celebrate the work that they have completed with a private acoustic set by Elephant Revival!


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St. Vrain Tamarisk Removal

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 10 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Longmont
Blue Federal Credit Union
Audubon Rockies
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE)
Date(s):
Wednesday May 16, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Enjoy panoramic views of the Front Range and heal a local area deeply impacted by the 2013 flood! In the aftermath of the flood, millions of tamarisk seedlings germinated, which pose a major threat to the watershed should they mature. Volunteers will continue work from 2016 & 2017, removing tamarisk through hand pulling, weed wrenching, and cut & stump treatment with herbicide.

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


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Seed Cleaning Party

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Afternoon
Date(s):
Friday May 18, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Join us to clean the seed we have collected this season near Boulder!

Cleaning seeds removes chaff and other plant materials, and helps prepare them for storage and planting. Your efforts will help ensure that we receive the maximum benefit from all of our seed collection projects this season.

We will have a relaxed afternoon cleaning some super cool seed-

THIS IS A 2 HOUR EVENT -- 9:00 am-11:00 am -- 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.

We will be cleaning seed at the WRV office in Boulder.


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Med Sage Removal I (Boulder County)

CANCELLED
** THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO HEAVY RAIN **

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 10 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS
Blue Federal Credit Union
Date(s):
Saturday May 19, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Building on more than a decade of profoundly successful progress, WRV continues the urgent quest to remove Mediterranean Sage from Boulder County. Volunteers will have a full day of searching for and digging up plants on 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. 8am to 4pm


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Young Gulch Brinkman Construction Project

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance
REI - National Office
Brinkman Construction
Date(s):
Friday Jun 01, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
The Young Gulch trail was a very popular destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through in 2012, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in 2013. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is washed away. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail: more fun and resilient, with less disturbance to the creek and the Poudre downstream.

We've constructed almost 3 miles of trail, meaning that volunteers can enjoy a hike filled with wildlife through a beautiful canyon that is regrowing beautifully after the fires and floods of the past.

WRV is delighted to have employees from Brinkman Construction volunteer to clear the trail corridor to prepare the area for our summer of trail construction projects. This project day is limited to Brinkman employees and families, so please register for one of the other 4 project weekends this summer at Young Gulch to participate and help us rebuild this great trail!






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Beaver Brook Trail - National Trails Day

COMPLETED
Come celebrate National Trails Day!

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Blue Federal Credit Union
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 02, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 50
The historic and very popular Beaver Brook Trail begins just north of Genesee and winds northeast to Lookout Mountain, near Golden. Volunteers will be addressing erosion problems on the trail by adding timber water bars and steps. Volunteers will be closing social trails and helping to define the trail tread to reduce future erosion. Maintenance of the trail tread will help ensure proper drainage and function of this popular trail.

While its location is conveniently located near the Denver-metro area, the trail offers hikers a remote backcountry feel. In fact, this year's project site requires a one-mile hike in!


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Young Gulch Trail Construction I

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Odell Brewing Company
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance
REI - National Office
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 02, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Sunday Jun 03, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
The Young Gulch trail was a very popular destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through in 2012, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in 2013. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is washed away. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail: more fun and resilient, with less disturbance to the creek and the Cache La Poudre downstream.

We've constructed almost 3 miles of trail meaning this season we'll be working some distance from the trailhead. We'll have a backcountry base-camp set up so that volunteers can chose to camp with us closer to the work area or to hike in daily. Please let us know your preference.

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

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


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Young Gulch Trail Construction Back Country I

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Odell Brewing Company
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance
REI - National Office
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 02, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Sunday Jun 03, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 10
This is the same weekend as the regular Young Gulch event but participants in the Back Country project will be hiking in Friday evening and staying at our fully outfitted basecamp 2.5 miles in on the trail. You get to work in the most remote parts of the trail, won't have to carry tools in and we have some basic camping gear to lend.

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

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


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Med Sage Removal II

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 10 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS
Blue Federal Credit Union
Date(s):
Wednesday Jun 06, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 45
Building on more than a decade of profoundly successful progress, WRV continues the urgent quest to remove Mediterranean Sage from the Boulder area. Volunteers will dig up plants on Boulder OSMP Properties just north of Boulder.

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.


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Lory State Park-Climbers Access Trail

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 (more info)
Sponsors
Odell Brewing Company
REI - National Office
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 09, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Love rocks? So do we!

Rock climbing is one of the fastest growing outdoor sports and the trails to access this great sport need a little help from WRV volunteers. Join us to make improvements on the climbing access trail in Lory State Park and enjoy views of the Front Range and iconic Arthur's Rock cliffs during the project.

Located about 20 minutes from Downtown Fort Collins, Lory State Park is a true gem of protected land. This project will include a gentle 1 mile walk into the project site from the Arthur's Rock trailhead. Park admission fees will be covered by Lory State Park for volunteers on the project day.

Partners on this project include the Northern Colorado Climbers Coalition, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and CATS (Colorado Addicted Trail builders Society). If you are a member of the Northern Colorado Climbers Coalition please choose that group when registering, as we have spaces reserved for you to attend. For questions, contact annemarie@wlrv.org or call our Fort Collins office at 970-493-2075.


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Pella Crossing Webster Pond Wetland Restoration

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 14, accompanied by adult (more info)
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE)
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 09, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 50
This June, we are returning to the site of Wildlands Restoration Volunteer's first project! Back In 1999, and over 1000 projects ago, 20 volunteers restored a stretch of shoreline at this Boulder County Pond. The willows planted have thrived and are now full-grown trees! However, Pella Crossing Open Space was severely damaged by the flood of September 2013. A large portion of Webster Pond was filled with sediment from the flood. Boulder County recognized the opportunity to transform this sediment deposit into thriving wetland habitat. This year, we will follow up on our efforts from 2017 with additional plantings. This project is located in Hygiene, between Longmont and Lyons.
Please note we have a rain date scheduled for Saturday, June 23rd. Please reserve this date in your calendar in case we have to cancel for inclement weather.


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Apple Valley Watering Evening

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Evening
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Date(s):
Wednesday Jun 13, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 8
Since early Spring, more than 200 volunteers have planted more than 4,500 plants! To give them the best chance of survival during this current hot dry spell we need to do a little supplemental watering. Come out for an evening by the river just outside Lyons, CO and join the bucket brigade!

All the details you need will be automatically sent to you when you register so please check your email for your registration confirmation which will include details on where and when to meet each of the work days as well as what to bring.







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Rocky Mtn Natl Park Habitat Restoration I

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Multi Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Rocky Mountain National Park
Blue Federal Credit Union
Audubon Rockies
Rock Cut Brewing
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 16, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 70
Sunday Jun 17, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 70
Rocky Mountain National Park is a spectacular iconic destination in Colorado. WRV volunteers will be returning there twice this year to help restore three disturbed sites near Sprague Lake, Moraine Park and the Headquarters. This event is Part 1. Altogether, between these two events, volunteers will plant over 7,000 wetland plants, and seed, rake and mulch over 7 acres.

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


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Young Gulch Trail Construction II

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Odell Brewing Company
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance
REI - National Office
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 23, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Sunday Jun 24, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
The Young Gulch trail was a very popular destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through in 2012, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in 2013. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is washed away. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail: more fun and resilient, with less disturbance to the creek and the Cache La Poudre downstream.

We've constructed almost 3 miles of trail meaning this season we'll be working some distance from the trailhead. We'll have a backcountry base-camp set up so that volunteers can chose to camp with us closer to the work area or to hike in daily. Please let us know your preference.

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

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


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Young Gulch Trail Construction Back Country II

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Odell Brewing Company
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance
REI - National Office
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 23, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Sunday Jun 24, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 10
This is the same weekend as the regular Young Gulch event but participants in the Back Country project will be hiking in Friday evening and staying at our fully outfitted basecamp 2.5 miles in on the trail. You get to work in the most remote parts of the trail, won't have to carry tools in and we have some basic camping gear to lend.

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

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


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City of Boulder Seed Collection I - Crew Leader Field Day

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 30, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 35
This will be our first seed collection of the season and all volunteers are welcome! New Seed Collection Crew Leaders will work with experienced crew leaders and practice their skills on a seed collection! This is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

THIS IS A MORNING 9:00am-12:00PM 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. This project is in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

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

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


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Phantom Canyon River Trail Improvement (SPREE adopt--Youth)

CANCELLED

Very Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
The Nature Conservancy -- Phantom Canyon Office
South Platte River Env. Ed.  SPREE
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 07, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Crew Leaders needed to lead a group of Youth from Denver in the task of rerouting and rebuilding some of the unsustainable portions of the river access trail on the beautiful Phantom Canyon Ranch. With multiple river crossings through the North Fork Cache La Poudre, this will be an exciting project even before we reach the work sites.


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City of Boulder Seed Collection II

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Date(s):
Tuesday Jul 10, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 35
THIS IS AN EVENING 5:30-8:30pm EVENT

Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from a variety of native species, including grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects, or may be grown out in an agricultural setting to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. This project is in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.



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Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction II

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Full Day
Sponsors
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed
State Farm Insurance
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 14, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
For the fourth year, WRV is partnering with the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed, The Nature Conservancy, Larimer County Conservation Corps and the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch to reduce the risk of severe wildfire in the Elkhorn Creek area. Not only is this area important wildlife habitat, it's also special because of its proximity to surrounding National Forest and crucial to the health of the Cache La Poudre River watershed.

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

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


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Mt Elbert Collaborative Volunteer Event

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 14, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Sunday Jul 15, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is partnering with other Colorado outdoor stewardship groups and the U.S. Forest Service through the National Forest Foundation Find Your Fourteener campaign so that together we can do more on our majestic Fourteeners. We are working collaboratively to increase the pace and scale of trail improvements and ecological restoration. Our vision is to work together, with you, to build and maintain a sustainable trails network, ensuring these peaks remain healthy and inviting for decades to come. With help from skilled, passionate volunteers like you, we can complete even more on-the-ground work on Colorado's Fourteeners.

This particular project is very unique. On this project led by Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, you can expect to get your hands dirty with staff and volunteers from the following organizations: Colorado Fourteeners Initiative, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Colorado Mountain Club, Get Outdoors Leadville, and Rocky Mountain Youth Corps. Because of this WRV only needs about 15 people on site. SO, sign up now before it fills up!

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


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

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


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Lory State Park Seed Collections I

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Date(s):
Thursday Jul 19, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 6
This is a morning 8:00am-12:00pm event


WRV is returning to Lory State Park (Colorado Parks and Wildlife) for 2 BRAND NEW and rare seed collection opportunities. Volunteers must be experienced seed collectors who are willing to battle the brush to collect chokecherry and currant on Thursday the 19th.

Sign up for one or both days, JULY 19 or 20, and visit areas of the park filled with birdsong and wildflowers, and berries of course! The seeds from this project will be used to restore native plant communities in The City of Longmont.

TO REGISTER, email annemarie@wrlrv.org or call 970-493-2075 ext 1# by noon on Wednesday the 18th. Please note which day you would like to join and if you want to carpool. You will receive a confirmation that you are registered, what to bring and a more specific meeting location. All volunteers will meet in the park and receive a free parking pass.

We look forward to seeing you!



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Odell Corporate Project-Campbell Valley Stream Restoration

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 (more info)
Sponsors
Odell Brewing Company
Date(s):
Friday Jul 20, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
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.

Today, this historic ranch is protected by a conservation easement held by The Nature Conservancy. Volunteers will be installing post vanes in the creek in order to alter the waters course and harvesting and installing willow cuttings to help stabilize and revegetate the banks and reduce the rate of erosion from this tragically beautiful Valley.

Employees from Odell Brewing in Fort Collins will be joining WRV to volunteer and help restore this precious resource. WRV is a proud partner of Odell Brewing and thanks them for all of their amazing support and leadership in our community.


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Lory State Park Seed Collections II

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Date(s):
Friday Jul 20, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 6
This is a morning 8:00am-12:00pm event


WRV is returning to Lory State Park (Colorado Parks and Wildlife) for 2 BRAND NEW and rare seed collection opportunities. Volunteers must be experienced seed collectors who are willing to battle the brush to collect chokecherry and sumac on Friday the 20th.

Sign up for one or both days, JULY 19 or 20, and visit areas of the park filled with birdsong and wildflowers, and berries of course! The seeds from this project will be used to restore native plant communities in The City of Longmont.

TO REGISTER, email annemarie@wrlrv.org or call 970-493-2075 ext 1# by noon on Wednesday the 18th. Please note which day you would like to join and if you want to carpool. You will receive a confirmation that you are registered, what to bring and a more specific meeting location. All volunteers will meet in the park and receive a free parking pass.

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Boulder County Seed Collection I

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision (more info)
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 21, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
THIS IS A MORNING 9AM-NOON EVENT

Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from a variety of native species, including grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects, or may be grown out in an agricultural setting to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. This project is in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


*If you are trained and certified, and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please write your intentions in the "Notes" section when registering.


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Summit and Echo Lakes - Mt. Evans Restoration

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 21, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Sunday Jul 22, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Echo Lake and Summit Lake Parks are the beginning and end of a spectacular trail through Chicago Basin toward Mt. Evans. Due to the popularity of this area, these parks are heavily impacted. WRV has been working on these popular and majestic areas for several years with amazing results.

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


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City of Boulder Seed Collection III

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Date(s):
Wednesday Jul 25, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 35
THIS IS AN EVENING 5:30-8:30pm EVENT

Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from a variety of native species, including grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects, or may be grown out in an agricultural setting to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. This project is in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


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Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction III

CANCELLED
THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER FORECAST

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

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

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


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Boulder County Seed Collection II

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision (more info)
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 28, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
THIS IS A MORNING 8:30am-12:30pm EVENT

Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from a variety of native species, including grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects, or may be grown out in an agricultural setting to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. This project is in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


*If you are trained and certified, and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please write your intentions in the "Notes" section when registering.


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Indian Peaks Wilderness Trail Project I

COMPLETED
This is Part 1 of a two-part project. Consider combining them for a fun volunteer vacation with a two-day break in between.

Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 28, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Sunday Jul 29, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Monday Jul 30, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Join us in the spectacular Indian Peaks Wilderness, west of Brainard Lake. This area is one of the most popular wilderness areas in the country, which has caused a great deal of impact to the Pawnee Pass trail. Volunteers will perform trail maintenance and reroute sections away from sensitive wetlands. Normally, this area is closed for camping, but WRV has special permission to camp in the backcountry near our work site.

Llamas will be used to haul food and gear into the site. This is a three-day project, Saturday-Monday. Volunteers are encouraged to show up Friday afternoon/evening to set up their camp and acclimatize. WRV has been working in the Indian Peaks Wilderness and Brainard Lake area for over a decade. This will be one of the more adventurous projects of the season but also one of the most rewarding!


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Fort Collins Evening Berry Cleaning

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly
Date(s):
Friday Aug 03, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Recently, a few dedicated volunteers braved 100 degree heat, poison ivy and some intense bushwhacking to collect a very good stock of native chokecherry and golden and black currant seeds to be used in restoration along the Front Range. See the picture below!

Now we need your help to make a giant mess by mashing the berries and washing these seeds to get all that delicious pulp off the outsides. So bust out those stained painting clothes and join us for a Happy Hour Seed Collection on Friday August 3rd from 5-7pm. We will meet at WRV's Fort Collins office and enjoy a beautiful summer evening of great friends, some music and refreshments and of course, berry mashing!

Native seed is often incredibly expensive or unavailable commercially, making habitat restoration challenging. By collecting native species that are adapted to thrive in the challenging climate of the Front Range, WRV volunteers provide this essential resource to future restoration projects and our public lands.

Have you ever wondered what happens with all that seed we collect on our projects? By joining us for this seed cleaning, you can learn how seeds are stored, cleaned and how and where these seeds will be used in restoration projects in the future.


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Indian Peaks Wilderness Trail Project II

COMPLETED
This is Part 2 of a project begun a few days previously. Consider combining them for a fun volunteer vacation with a two-day break in between.

Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance
Date(s):
Friday Aug 03, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Saturday Aug 04, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Sunday Aug 05, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Join us in the spectacular Indian Peaks Wilderness, west of Brainard Lake. This area is one of the most popular wilderness areas in the country, which has caused a great deal of impact to the Pawnee Pass Lake trail. Volunteers will perform trail maintenance and reroute sections away from sensitive wetlands. Normally, this area is closed for camping, but WRV has special permission to camp in the backcountry near our worksite.

Llamas will be used to haul food and gear into the site. This is a three-day project, Friday-Sunday. Volunteers are encouraged to show up Thursday afternoon/evening to set up their camp and acclimatize. WRV has been working in the Indian Peaks Wilderness and Brainard Lake area for over a decade. This will be one of the more adventurous projects of the season but also one of the most rewarding!


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Standley Lake Pollinator Habitat Restoration Teasel Pull

COMPLETED

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

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


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Boulder County Seed Collection III

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision (more info)
Date(s):
Wednesday Aug 08, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
THIS IS AN EVENING 5:30-8:30PM EVENT

Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from a variety of native species, including grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects, or may be grown out in an agricultural setting to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. This project is in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


*If you are trained and certified, and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please write your intentions in the "Notes" section when registering.
**Children under 18 must be accompanied by an authorized adult whose primary responsibility is their supervision.


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Lory State Park Seed Collections III - POSTPONED

CANCELLED
This event has been rescheduled for August 25, in order to give our target species a few more weeks for seed and fruit development.

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 14 (more info)
Sponsors
REI - National Office
Date(s):
Thursday Aug 09, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
This is a morning 8:00AM-11:00am event

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

WRV is excited to announce that we are partnering with Colorado Parks and Wildlife at Lory State Park for another year of Native seed collections. This is the 3rd seed collection event this season and we will be focusing on collecting American Plum, or Prunus virginiana...assuming it ripens on time! This season we are focusing on fruiting shrubs that grow along the Front Range and collected Chokecherry, Sumac and Currants in July.

These plants provide incredible wildlife habitat by providing cover, shade and nesting habitat for small rodens and birdlife, as well as abundant forage for ungulates, birds, rodents and larger animals like bear, coyote, fox and more! The seeds from this project will be used to restore native plant communities in the The City of Longmont and WRV is grateful for this unique partnership to help promote native plants in City Natural Areas.

-- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate. Volunteers will help increase the availability of native seed by hand collecting a variety of species.

Once you register, you'll receive info 3-5 days prior about the exact trail head location, directions and species you'll be collecting. Volunteers should plan to meet in Lory State Park a few minutes before 8am, about 20 minutes from downtown Fort Collins.

We look forward to seeing you!


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Mt Elbert Alpine Trail Restoration

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
USFS - Pike and San Isabel NF - Leadville RD
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 11, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 40
Sunday Aug 12, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 40
Colorado's magnificent 14ers attract heavy use. Mt Elbert has some of the worst conditions with an estimated 1.5 million cubic feet of sediment already lost due to erosion. The current trail passes through habitat for local and globally sensitive species, as noted by the USFS. Because usage well exceeds the capacity of the current trail, the primary summit route has been degraded to the point where visitors walk off trail and destroy the sensitive alpine. This project will restore and maintain the ecological and recreational value of the extremely high use route leading up. Aside from stunning views and great company you can expect to have some fun building/closing social trails, creating rock check dams, constructing plank retaining walls, adding soil fill, transplanting local vegetation, and maybe even doing a little alpine seeding.

Fall Colors! This project is located in one of Colorado's most beautiful fall locations. It is surrounded by aspen groves and our timing should be just about perfect for an amazing display of golden yellows!

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

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


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Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction IV

COMPLETED

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

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

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


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South Park Alpine Restoration I

COMPLETED
Please Note: You can sign up for 1 or all 3 days of this project by selecting the days you are able to attend.
Note on difficulty: The work site ranges from about 10.500' to over 12,000' in elevation and volunteers will need to be prepared to hike and work at elevation. Work will consist mainly of seeding, raking and spreading wood straw mulch.

Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
USFS - PSICC - South Park Ranger District
Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative
Wild Connections
Park County Land and Water Trust Fund
The Summit Foundation
Park County Department of Heritage, Tourism & Community Development
Date(s):
Friday Aug 17, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 55
Saturday Aug 18, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 55
Sunday Aug 19, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 55
Join us for a weekend in spectacular high country at two sites within 10 miles northwest of Fairplay. The headwaters of both North Tarryall Creek and Beaver Creek have been impacted by illegal motorized activity which has damaged the alpine habitat and sent sediment into the watershed. After equipment preps the sites, volunteers will seed and mulch the area.

Work itself is quite easy, mainly consisting of seeding and raking but volunteers should come prepared for a hike into the work area, from the base of the road closure to the top there is an elevation of nearly 2000' over about 2 miles.

Volunteers will camp at the conveniently located and beautiful Selkirk campground a short drive from the base of the work site. This is the first project in a series extending through 2019. WRV is pleased to be working with long-time partners, the Pike San Isabel National Forest, Wild Connections and Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative (MRHI).


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Lory State Park Seed Collections III - RESCHEDULED

COMPLETED
This project was rescheduled from August 9th to give our target species more time to develop.

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 14 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Longmont
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 25, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
This is a morning 8:00AM-11:00am event

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

WRV is excited to announce that we are partnering with Colorado Parks and Wildlife at Lory State Park for another year of Native seed collections. This is the 3rd seed collection event this season and we will be focusing on collecting American Plum, or Prunus virginiana...assuming it ripens on time! This season we are focusing on fruiting shrubs that grow along the Front Range and collected Chokecherry, Sumac and Currants in July.

These plants provide incredible wildlife habitat by providing cover, shade and nesting habitat for small rodens and birdlife, as well as abundant forage for ungulates, birds, rodents and larger animals like bear, coyote, fox and more! The seeds from this project will be used to restore native plant communities in the The City of Longmont and WRV is grateful for this unique partnership to help promote native plants in City Natural Areas.

-- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate. Volunteers will help increase the availability of native seed by hand collecting a variety of species.

Once you register, you'll receive info 3-5 days prior about the exact trail head location, directions and species you'll be collecting. Volunteers should plan to meet in Lory State Park a few minutes before 8am, about 20 minutes from downtown Fort Collins.

We look forward to seeing you!


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Boulder County Seed Collection F1

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision (more info)
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 25, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 10
THIS IS A MORNING 8:30am-11:30am EVENT

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Join us for this EMERGENCY seed collection event! Seeds are abundantly falling at the Peck Native Seed Garden, and collecting hands are needed to gather the remaining seeds before they are gone! No experience necessary. Enjoy companionship with your fellow collectors in a beautiful area with sweeping mountain vistas, just south of Longmont, all while helping ensuring the preservation of native genotypic seed.

Please spread the word and bring your family and friends!

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Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects.


*If you are trained and certified, and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please write your intentions in the "Notes" section when registering.
**Children under 18 must be accompanied by an authorized adult whose primary responsibility is their supervision.


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Masontown Trail Project I

COMPLETED

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


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Boulder County Seed Collection IV

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision (more info)
Date(s):
Wednesday Aug 29, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 25
THIS IS AN EVENING 5:30-8:30PM EVENT

Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from a variety of native species, including grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects, or may be grown out in an agricultural setting to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. This project is in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


*If you are trained and certified, and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please write your intentions in the "Notes" section when registering.
**Children under 18 must be accompanied by an authorized adult whose primary responsibility is their supervision.


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Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction V

COMPLETED

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

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

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


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Young Gulch Trail Construction III

COMPLETED

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

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

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

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


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Young Gulch Trail Construction Back Country III

COMPLETED

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

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

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


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City of Boulder Seed Collection IV-- Family Event

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 5 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 08, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 55
THIS IS A HALF-DAY EVENT, 9:30AM - 12:30PM, LUNCH PROVIDED!

Join us for this youth and family friendly project! Children are welcome to collect seed alongside parents or participate in fun educational activities led by an experienced educator, allowing parents with younger children who usually wouldn't be able to attend to still participate in the event.

Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from a variety of native species, including grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects, or may be grown out in an agricultural setting to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. This project is in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

*Please note the names and ages of any children attending in the NOTES section when you register.
**Children under 18 must be accompanied by an authorized adult whose primary responsibility is their supervision.


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South Park II Trail Construction

COMPLETED
Please Note: An additional day has been added to this project. We will now be working Saturday and Sunday, September 8-9th. We will follow up with those who registered before the second day was added, but we'd love it if you are able to join us for the whole weekend.

Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
USFS - PSICC - South Park Ranger District
Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative
Wild Connections
Park County Land and Water Trust Fund
The Summit Foundation
Park County Department of Heritage, Tourism & Community Development
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 08, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Sunday Sep 09, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Join us on this weekend in the beautiful open country along Beaver Creek, just minutes from the town of Fairplay. During this two-day project we will be building a single track trail that will join into a larger network of existing trails, eventually connecting Fairplay to Breckenridge for non-motorized travelers.

This is the second project in a series extending through 2019. WRV is pleased to be working with long-time partners, the Pike San Isabel National Forest, Wild Connections and Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative (MRHI).


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Dolores River Restoration and Tamarisk Removal

COMPLETED

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

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





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Boulder County Seed Collection VI

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision (more info)
Date(s):
Friday Sep 14, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
THIS IS A MORNING 8:30am-12:30pm EVENT

Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from a variety of native species, including grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects, or may be grown out in an agricultural setting to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. This project is in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


*If you are trained and certified, and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please write your intentions in the "Notes" section when registering.
**Children under 18 must be accompanied by an authorized adult whose primary responsibility is their supervision.


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St. Vrain Tamarisk Removal II

COMPLETED

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

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


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Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction I (Rescheduled)

COMPLETED

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

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

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


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Masontown Trail Restoration II

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Friends of the Dillon Ranger District
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 15, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 45
Sunday Sep 16, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 45
This popular access to Summit County Trails has been loved to death. We're partnering with the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and the Town of Frisco to give it a much needed transformation. WRV volunteers constructed bridges and boardwalks on the trail in August, now we are returning as the aspens are changing to revegetate and stabilize sensitive riparian areas!


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City of Longmont Seed Cleaning I -- at Boulder office

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8 (more info)
Date(s):
Monday Sep 17, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Join us to clean wild plum seeds collected by volunteers at Lory State Park this summer!

Cleaning plum seeds entails removing the fleshy part of the fruit from the pit inside, and it can sometimes be messy so wear clothes that can get dirty/sticky/stained. This important work helps prepare the for storage and planting. These particular seeds will be grown out into containers and planted along the St Vrain Creek in Longmont!

This 2 HOUR EVENT (3-5pm) will be held at WRV's Boulder office.

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.



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Rocky Mtn Natl Park Habitat Restoration II

COMPLETED
Sorry, this project is full and no more spots are available on the wait list!

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

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


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Indian Peaks Wilderness Trail Project III

COMPLETED
Come celebrate National Public Lands Day!

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance
Date(s):
Sunday Sep 23, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Join us in the spectacular Indian Peaks Wilderness, west of Brainard Lake. This area is one of the most popular wilderness areas in the country, which has caused a great deal of impact to the Pawnee Pass Lake trail. Volunteers will perform trail maintenance on a section of trail between Long Lake and Lake Isabelle. This one-day event is great for trail-building newcomers and veterans alike!

WRV has been working in the Indian Peaks Wilderness and Brainard Lake area for over a decade, and volunteers tell us this is one of the most rewarding locations in which to work! We'll be continuing work completed by volunteer crews during two weekends earlier this summer.


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City of Boulder/Longmont Seed Collection I

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision (more info)
Date(s):
Monday Sep 24, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 10
THIS IS A MORNING 8:30am-12:00pm EVENT

Join us on this collaborative project to collect tallgrass species south of Boulder with both the City of Longmont and the City of Boulder! Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from one or both of the following tallgrass species: yellow indiangrass and switchgrass.

Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects in the City of Longmont along the St. Vrain creek.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. This project is in Boulder County, very likely south Boulder. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


*If you are trained and certified, and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please write your intentions in the "Notes" section when registering.
**Children under 18 must be accompanied by an authorized adult whose primary responsibility is their supervision.


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Fillius Park Trails

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 29, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Fillius Park is a gem within the Denver Mountain Parks system, just outside of Evergreen, and serves as as the entryway to the Bergen Park community. Volunteers will be completing 1800 ft of new natural surface trail to complete a new hiking trail loop at Fillius Park, create ADA access to the historical shelter, and reclaim old roads and parking lots that are no longer being utilized.


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Kolb Russian Olive Removal (Sawyer Day)

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Full Day
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 29, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 8
Help restore habitat for eagles, red-tailed hawks and Preble's mice at the City of Boulder's Kolb Open Space near Arapahoe and 75th. We will be removing invasive Russian olive trees, which are shading out native species. This day is specifically intended for trained volunteer sawyers! If you have not gotten an S-212 certification (or comparable) yet, please see our project at this same location on October 6 welcoming all volunteers.

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 email Julie at julie@wlrv.org.
You must be a certified sawyer to participate.


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Uncompahgre Plateau Sage Grouse Habitat Restoration (NEW DATES)

RESCHEDULED, THEN COMPLETED
PLEASE NOTE: This project has been RE-SCHEDULED due to access restrictions from a nearby wildfire. The project was originally planned for September 5th-8th but will now take place from Saturday, September 29th- Tuesday, October 2nd. If you were already registered please confirm your availability for these new dates by emailing Morgan@wlrv.org. We are happy to accomodate you if you are only partially available as well, just let us know which dates you are able to make. Thank you for you flexibility and understanding.

Difficult    ●    Mid Week Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
USFS - Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison Nat'l Forest - Gunnison Ranger District
Audubon Rockies
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 29, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 35
Sunday Sep 30, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 35
Monday Oct 01, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 35
Tuesday Oct 02, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 35
WE'RE BACK for another year of restoring critical habitat for Gunnison Sage Grouse, this year we're taking the success we've had in Gunnison over the past 4 years and moving up to the Uncompaghre National Forest to replicate our work with new partners.

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

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

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

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


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City of Boulder Seed Collection V

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Date(s):
Friday Oct 05, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 35
THIS IS A HALF-DAY EVENT, 9:00AM-1:00PM

Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from a variety of native species, including grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects, or may be grown out in an agricultural setting to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. This project is in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

**Children under 18 must be accompanied by an authorized adult whose primary responsibility is their supervision.


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Kolb Russian Olive Removal (Chipper Day)

CANCELLED

Very Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 06, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Help restore habitat for eagles, red-tailed hawks and Preble's mice at the City of Boulder's Kolb Open Space near Arapahoe and 75th. We will be removing invasive Russian olive trees, which are shading out native species. On this day, volunteers will be collecting material felled by our volunteer sawyers earlier in the month and chipping it. Past volunteers give these projects high marks for the cross-fit workout!


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Young Gulch Trail Construction IV

COMPLETED

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

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

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

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


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Young Gulch Trail Construction Back Country IV

COMPLETED

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

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

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


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St. Vrain Tamarisk Removal III - CANCELLED

CANCELLED
This project has been cancelled due to rain/snow. Please watch for rescheduling information.

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

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


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James Creek Flood Restoration I

CANCELLED
Please join us at this location on October 27! Click here

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 13, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Boulder County and the Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group, in collaboration with the James Creek Watershed Initiative and the Town of Jamestown, have developed stream restoration designs for James and Little James Creeks. Funding for the designs was provided by a Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Relief planning grant through the Colorado Watershed Resilience Planning Grant Program to complete the stream restoration 30% design.

Work is currently underway on this project as part of the James Canyon Flood Recovery Project. Join WRV in replanting vegetation and restoring James Creek!


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Genesee Fuels Reduction I

CANCELLED
Please join us at this location on November 3! Click here

Difficult    ●    Full Day
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 13, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 10
This Denver Mountain Parks property in the foothills west of Golden is a favorite due to its resident bison herd! Help protect the area from catastrophic wildfire by clearing woody material from overgrown areas.


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Kaiser Corporate Project-Campbell Valley Stream Restoration

CANCELLED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 (more info)
Sponsors
Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit & Relations
Kaiser Permanente - Boulder
Date(s):
Monday Oct 15, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 15
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.

Today, this historic ranch is protected by a conservation easement held by The Nature Conservancy. Volunteers will be installing post vanes in the creek in order to alter the waters course and harvesting and installing willow cuttings to help stabilize and revegetate the banks and reduce the rate of erosion from this tragically beautiful Valley.

Employees from Kaiser Permanente will be joining WRV to volunteer and help restore this precious resource.


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Boulder County Seed Collection V -- RESCHEDULED

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision (more info)
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 20, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 35
This is an afternoon project, 1-4pm.

Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from a variety of native species, including grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects, or may be grown out in an agricultural setting to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. This project is in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


*If you are trained and certified, and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please write your intentions in the "Notes" section when registering.
**Children under 18 must be accompanied by an authorized adult whose primary responsibility is their supervision.


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Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction VI

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed
State Farm Insurance
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 20, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
For the fourth year, WRV is partnering with the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed, The Nature Conservancy, Larimer County Conservation Corps and the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch to reduce the risk of severe wildfire in the Elkhorn Creek area. Not only is this area important wildlife habitat, it's also special because of its proximity to surrounding National Forest and crucial to the health of the Cache La Poudre River watershed.

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

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


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Young Gulch Trail Construction Back Country V

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Odell Brewing Company
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance
REI - National Office
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 20, 2018 - Saturday Oct 20, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 5
Sunday Oct 21, 2018 - Sunday Oct 21, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 5
This is the same weekend as the regular Young Gulch event but participants in the Back Country project will be hiking in Friday evening at 6pm or Saturday morning at 6am and staying at our fully outfitted basecamp 2.5 miles in on the trail. You get to work in the most remote parts of the trail, won't have to carry tools in and we have some basic camping gear to lend. Please make a note in your registration if you need to borrow camping gear ahead of time.

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

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


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Tool Fest - Fort Collins

COMPLETED

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

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


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Apple Valley Stream Restoration IX

COMPLETED
Please note: Since the James Creek project site is not ready for us, we have moved this project from the planned James Creek site to Apple Valley.

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 27, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
In September 2013 the St. Vrain Creek flooded, devastating multiple communities in the area. Five years later, Federal disaster relief money is funding permanent repairs of the river.

Join WRV in revegetating this beautiful area! Apple Valley is northwest of Lyons, and the stream channel has been repaired through extensive heavy equipment work. Volunteers have planted native seed, spread soil amendments and WoodStraw, and planted thousands of native shrubs and trees. On this project, we will be doing some additional seeding to help ensure a thriving native plant community!




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Tool Fest - Boulder

SCHEDULED

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

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


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Boulder County Seed Collection VII

SCHEDULED
This project is full.

Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision (more info)
Date(s):
Saturday Nov 03, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
THIS IS AN AFTERNOON 12:30pm-3:30PM EVENT

Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from a variety of native species, including grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects, or may be grown out in an agricultural setting to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. This project is in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


*If you are trained and certified, and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please write your intentions in the "Notes" section when registering.
**Children under 18 must be accompanied by an authorized adult whose primary responsibility is their supervision.


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Genesee Fuels Reduction II

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Date(s):
Saturday Nov 03, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 15
This Denver Mountain Parks property in the foothills west of Golden is a favorite due to its resident bison herd! Help protect the area from catastrophic wildfire by clearing woody material from overgrown areas. This project will utilize both certified sawyers clearing brush with chainsaws as well as crew members using loppers and hand saws. If you are interested in running a saw and have a current S-212 certification, please email Julie@wlrv.org to register as a sawyer. All are welcome to participate in this event.


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Jefferson County Seed Collection I

SCHEDULED
Thank you, this project is full!

Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8, with adult supervision (more info)
Date(s):
Monday Nov 05, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 12
THIS IS AN AFTERNOON 1-4PM EVENT

Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from a variety of native species, including grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects, or may be grown out in an agricultural setting to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. This project is in Jefferson County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.


*If you are trained and certified, and would like to serve as a Crew Leader or Greeter please write your intentions in the "Notes" section when registering.
**Children under 18 must be accompanied by an authorized adult whose primary responsibility is their supervision.


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City of Boulder Seed Collection VI

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Date(s):
Wednesday Nov 07, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 35
THIS IS A HALF-DAY EVENT, 10:00AM-1:00PM

Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Some native species are not available commercially, are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

Volunteers will help ensure the success of future restoration projects by hand-collecting seeds from a variety of native species, including grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

Our collected seeds will be used in local habitat restoration projects, or may be grown out in an agricultural setting to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. This project is in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

**Children under 18 must be accompanied by an authorized adult whose primary responsibility is their supervision.


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Thanksgiving Weekend Willow Planting

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly
Date(s):
Friday Nov 23, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Work off the mashed potatoes by joining us for another willow planting event and our final project of the 2018 season! This event will take place along the S. Platte River near the town of Milliken (just east of Loveland and Longmont). Come enjoy a day of willow planting on the plains in a project area that we will be revisiting in the 2019 season!


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