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2020 Projects
Project Name Day(s) Date(s)
Collyer Street Demolition Preparation Day Thursday Jan 02, 2020

Habitats: Campbell Valley 1 - Fence Repair Saturday Mar 07, 2020

Habitats: Campbell Valley 2 - Willow Transplanting Saturday Apr 11, 2020

Families: Waneka Lake Planting Saturday Apr 18, 2020

Habitats: Rocky Mountain National Park Beavers 1 Friday - Saturday Apr 24, 2020 - Apr 25, 2020

Rivers: Big Thompson in Loveland Saturday Apr 25, 2020

Trails: Boulder Flatirons Restoration Saturday
Sunday
Apr 25, 2020
Apr 26, 2020

Families: Sombrero Marsh Invasive Species Sunday Apr 26, 2020

Families: Lone Hawk Farm Planting Saturday May 02, 2020

Rivers: Middle South Platte 2 Saturday May 02, 2020

Weeds: City of Boulder Med Sage Removal Wednesday May 06, 2020

Rivers: Middle South Platte 3 Saturday May 09, 2020

Weeds: Boulder County Med Sage Removal Saturday May 16, 2020

Habitats: Daniels Park Saturday May 16, 2020

Forests: Denver Mountain Parks Saturday Jun 13, 2020

Habitats: Campbell Valley 3 - In-Stream Structures Saturday Jun 13, 2020

Trails: Crosscut Saw Corridor Clearing 1 Saturday - Sunday Jun 20, 2020 - Jun 21, 2020

Families: Lafayette Community Day Saturday Jun 27, 2020

Habitats: Summit Lake Alpine Tundra Saturday - Sunday Jul 11, 2020 - Jul 12, 2020

Trails: Grays & Torreys 14ers Saturday - Sunday Jul 18, 2020 - Jul 19, 2020

Forests: Cedar Creek 1 Saturday Jul 18, 2020

Trails: Crosscut Saw Corridor Clearing 2 Friday - Sunday Jul 24, 2020 - Jul 26, 2020

Habitats: Buena Vista Pinyon Pine Forests Saturday - Sunday Jul 25, 2020 - Jul 26, 2020

Trails: Indian Peaks Backcountry 1 Friday - Sunday Jul 31, 2020 - Aug 02, 2020

Trails: Keystone Hippo 1 Saturday - Sunday Aug 01, 2020 - Aug 02, 2020

Forests: Cedar Creek 2 Saturday Aug 01, 2020

Trails: Indian Peaks Backcountry 2 Friday - Sunday Aug 14, 2020 - Aug 16, 2020

Trails: Crosscut Saw Corridor Clearing 3 Saturday - Sunday Aug 15, 2020 - Aug 16, 2020

Forests: Cedar Creek 3 Saturday Aug 15, 2020

Habitats: South Park Boardwalk - Beaver Creek 1 Thursday - Sunday Aug 20, 2020 - Aug 23, 2020

Trails: South Park Trail - Beaver Creek 1 Friday - Sunday Aug 21, 2020 - Aug 23, 2020

Trails: Mt. Elbert 14er Saturday - Sunday Aug 22, 2020 - Aug 23, 2020

Trails: Indian Peaks Backcountry 3 Friday - Sunday Aug 28, 2020 - Aug 30, 2020

Forests: Cedar Creek 4 Saturday Aug 29, 2020

Trails: Uncompahgre Peak 14er Friday - Sunday Sep 04, 2020 - Sep 06, 2020

Trails: South Park Trail - Beaver Creek 2 Saturday - Sunday Sep 05, 2020 - Sep 06, 2020

Trails: Crosscut Saw Corridor Clearing 4 Saturday - Sunday Sep 05, 2020 - Sep 06, 2020

Habitats: South Park Boardwalk - Beaver Creek 2 Saturday - Sunday Sep 05, 2020 - Sep 06, 2020

Habitats: Greater Sage Grouse in NW Colorado Wednesday - Saturday Sep 09, 2020 - Sep 12, 2020

Trails: Keystone Hippo 2 - Women's Project Saturday - Sunday Sep 12, 2020 - Sep 13, 2020

Forests: Cedar Creek 5 Saturday Sep 12, 2020

Trails: Mount Margaret Molly Lake Saturday - Sunday Sep 19, 2020 - Sep 20, 2020

Habitats: Dolores River Saturday - Monday Oct 03, 2020 - Oct 05, 2020

Trails: Elephant Butte Saturday Oct 03, 2020

Weeds: St. Vrain Tamarisk Removal 1 Tuesday Oct 06, 2020

Trails: Pawnee Buttes Saturday Oct 10, 2020

Habitats: Campbell Valley 4 - Trees & Fences Saturday
Sunday
Oct 17, 2020
Oct 18, 2020

Weeds: St. Vrain Tamarisk Removal 2 Tuesday Oct 20, 2020

Habitats: Pawnee Grassland 1 Sunday Oct 25, 2020

Tool Fest: Fort Collins Saturday Nov 07, 2020

Tool Fest: Boulder Saturday Nov 14, 2020


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Collyer Street Demolition Preparation Day

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Date(s):
Thursday Jan 02, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 5
We're getting the new office prepped for the demo!

Please join us as we move cabinets, doors, and plumbing fixtures out of the building and cover them up prior to the demolition.


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Habitats: Campbell Valley 1 - Fence Repair

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) (SEP)
Foundation for Sustainability and Innovation
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 07, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Reconstruct wildlife-safe exclosure fencing that was damaged in a flood in 2019.

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 million cubic feet of soil. Now, erosion gullies range from 5 to 30 feet deep and run up to 1,000 feet across the land and ever increasing leakage from the canal continues to threaten the valley's stability.


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Habitats: Campbell Valley 2 - Willow Transplanting

CANCELLED

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Watershed Assembly
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) (SEP)
Foundation for Sustainability and Innovation
Date(s):
Saturday Apr 11, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Transplant willow and cottonwood cuttings around previously installed Beaver Dam Analog structures on Campbell Creek.

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 million cubic feet of soil. Now, erosion gullies range from 5 to 30 feet deep and run up to 1,000 feet across the land and ever increasing leakage from the canal continues to threaten the valley's stability.


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Families: Waneka Lake Planting

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 6 (more info)
Sponsors
Great Outdoors Colorado - GOCO
Finish Line
AEC Trust
Date(s):
Saturday Apr 18, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Join the Lafayette community and help improve this important bird habitat through invasive species removal and planting of native plants. Families, youth, and Spanish-speaking volunteers are all welcome!

This project is part of the Lafayette in Action service day and the City of Lafayette's 50th Anniversary Earth Day celebration. We are partnering with the Empowerment Center of East County and Nature Kids/Jovenes de la Naturaleza to make this a community-wide event.


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Habitats: Rocky Mountain National Park Beavers 1

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 Accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Audubon Rockies
Rocky Mountain National Park
Date(s):
Friday Apr 24, 2020 - Saturday Apr 25, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 45
Join your fellow volunteers for an early spring overnight project planting willows to restore beaver habitat in Moraine Park, at Rocky Mountain National Park.

Rocky Mountain National Park has given so much to the community of Northern Colorado and it's time to give back! Over-browsing by elk and pressure from visitors have taken their toll on this uniquely western destination. But with a little help from volunteers, Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) can reverse these trends and help the natural habitat of many animals thrive! Join us as we have the rare opportunity to do restoration within the park boundaries. Volunteers will have the opportunity to camp Thursday night, April 23rd and Friday night, April 24th in RMNP.


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Rivers: Big Thompson in Loveland

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Middle South Platte River Alliance
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) (SEP)
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Date(s):
Saturday Apr 25, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 45
Join us this Earth Day weekend on the Big Thompson River on the west side of Loveland! Activities will include planting willows and cottonwoods in order to restore the river corridor to a more natural and flood-resilient condition.
The new Medina's Crossing Natural Area is not yet open to public access, so this is your chance to see one of the City of Loveland's newest open space properties. It was named in 2018 following a public input process for its historical significance as the site of Mariano Medina's homestead and bridge crossing for the Overland Trail route in the late 1800s.

Please note: The location of this day's river restoration project site was previously announced for the Middle South Platte near Milliken, a few miles due east. We will continue hosting river restoration events on the South Platte and other sites this season. Thank you for your flexibility!


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Trails: Boulder Flatirons Restoration

RESCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Date(s):
Saturday Apr 25, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Sunday Apr 26, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Join us at the namesake National Center for Atmospheric Research Trail on OSMP property in Boulder for a day or two of trail restoration! This central gateway to Boulder's Flatirons and the 150 miles of OSMP trails is a magnet for concentrated use by hikers, runners, climbers and dog-walkers! After the 2013 floods that broadly impacted OSMP's trail system, maintenance of the NCAR trail has been low priority -- until now! Join us as we close and restore a network of social trails, and install buck & rail fencing to keep users traveling on a sustainable path.


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Families: Sombrero Marsh Invasive Species

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Minimum Age: 5 (more info)
Sponsors
Thorne Nature Experience
AEC Trust
Xcel Energy
University of Colorado, Boulder
Date(s):
Sunday Apr 26, 2020 - 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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Families: Lone Hawk Farm Planting

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
Great Outdoors Colorado - GOCO
Finish Line
AEC Trust
Date(s):
Saturday May 02, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 30
WRV's Youth Leadership Development Program (WYLD) is hosting this event that involves transitioning farmland to wildlife habitat. Youth leaders will lead volunteers in removing invasive teasel and planting native trees.

Youth leaders have been working hard all year to learn about restoration, practice leadership skills, and plan this project--come join us for a fun morning and support their hard work! Kids 8+ are encouraged to attend.


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Rivers: Middle South Platte 2

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Middle South Platte River Alliance
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) (SEP)
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Date(s):
Saturday May 02, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 36
Beginning in 2018, WRV began a long series of river restoration projects near Miliken, CO on the Platte River. The embankment and nearby bridge were both devastated in the 2013 floods, and were rebuilt in 2017 with a near grade, sand bar, and in-stream rock weirs to absorb water velocity.

WRV has been to this project site many times, and it's time to wrap things up! Work will depend on the results of our monitoring, but will include some combination of seeding, installing willows, wetland plugs and other forbs, and controlling any weeds we find.


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Weeds: City of Boulder Med Sage Removal

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Date(s):
Wednesday May 06, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Building on more than a decade of profoundly successful progress, WRV Volunteers will dig up invasive Mediterranean Sage 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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Rivers: Middle South Platte 3

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Middle South Platte River Alliance
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) (SEP)
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Date(s):
Saturday May 09, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 36
Beginning in 2018, WRV began a long series of river restoration projects near Miliken, CO on the Platte River. The embankment and nearby bridge were both devastated in the 2013 floods, and were rebuilt in 2017 with a near grade, sand bar, and in-stream rock weirs to absorb water velocity.

WRV has been to this project site many times, and it's time to wrap things up! Work will depend on the results of our monitoring, but will include some combination of seeding, installing willows, wetland plugs and other forbs, and controlling any weeds we find.


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Weeds: Boulder County Med Sage Removal

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS
Date(s):
Saturday May 16, 2020 - 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 County Open Space 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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Habitats: Daniels Park

SCHEDULED

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 16, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 45
Restore this beautiful park by working to revegetate steep, eroding slopes, and constructing fence to keep visitors on designated trails. Daniels Park is one of Denver Mountain Parks most iconic parks, just south of Denver, with conveniently located panoramic views of the mountains along the Front Range. Despite the fantastic natural beauty, the area is being heavily damaged by the sheer number of people who visit 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.

This project 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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Forests: Denver Mountain Parks

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 13, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Help improve forest health and protect the foothills west of Golden from catastrophic wildfire by clearing woody material from overgrown areas.

We will continue our progress from the past several years in several scenic Denver Mountain Parks properties along I-70. These parklands are a local favorite due to their easy access and resident bison herd!

All are welcome to participate in this event. We will utilize both certified sawyers clearing brush with chainsaws as well as regular volunteer 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.


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Habitats: Campbell Valley 3 - In-Stream Structures

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) (SEP)
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 13, 2020 - 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 million cubic feet of soil. 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.

Volunteers will build up in-stream post and willow Beaver Dam Analogs in Campbell Creek.


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Trails: Crosscut Saw Corridor Clearing 1

SCHEDULED

Very Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 20, 2020 - Sunday Jun 21, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 7
Help clear Colorado's trails of the numerous trees downed by the beetle-kill epidemic and recent avalanche activity. In designated wilderness areas these trees can only be cleared using hand tools like the venerable crosscut saws and the sawyers trained in their use. This two-day project will take place near Dillon in the Eagles Nest Wilderness.

If you've completed a crosscut saw training you are eligible to participate in these projects. If you are interested but haven't been able to get to a training, please check with Nate at nate@wlrv.org. We can accept a limited number of untrained saw assistants.




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Families: Lafayette Community Day

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 3 (more info)
Sponsors
Great Outdoors Colorado - GOCO
Finish Line
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 27, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 40
Join the Lafayette community in expanding access to natural spaces! We'll be planting and doing trail maintenance along new connector trails and nature play areas. Families, kids, and Spanish-speakers welcome!

This project is in partnership with Nature Kids/Jovenes de la Naturaleza as part of our efforts to ensure that all youth have access to safe, fun, natural spaces to play and explore. Activities for younger kids will be available.


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Habitats: Summit Lake Alpine Tundra

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 11, 2020 - Sunday Jul 12, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Volunteers will restore and protect fragile alpine tundra, continuing our revegetation efforts at Summit Lake. Due to the popularity of this area, the park has been heavily impacted. WRV has been working on this popular and majestic area for several years with amazing results.

This year, volunteers will be camping at Echo Lake and driving up to Summit Lake each day to plant small alpine plants and use other techniques to restore the native tundra. Both lakes offer breathtaking views in a stunning alpine environment.

Please note: Friday night arrival is encouraged to set up camp and acclimatize.


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Trails: Grays & Torreys 14ers

SCHEDULED

Very Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 18, 2020 - Sunday Jul 19, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Colorado's magnificent 14ers attract heavy use. Grays and Torreys Peak is too popular! 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 enjoying stunning views and great company we will be installing, filling, and camouflaging gabions to be used as back slope retaining structures.

Please note that due to parking and camp space limitations, you will need to arrive Friday for the weekend.

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 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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Forests: Cedar Creek 1

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Big Thompson Watershed Coalition
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 18, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 16
Join us for a day of forestry work in beautiful Drake, Colorado. WRV is teaming up with the Big Thompson Watershed Coalition and the Colorado State Forest Service to implement a forest management plan on the Sylvandale Ranch property, abutting Forest Service lands.

Work will focus on restoring a resilient, diverse age class of trees while improving forest health and reducing the likelihood and impact of future wildfires. We'll be cutting trees with chainsaws and handsaws, then piling everything up to burn later.

We've got room for both trained sawyers and general volunteers alike. And fingers crossed, we can get permission to camp right there in the middle of a truly spectacular mountain valley.



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Trails: Crosscut Saw Corridor Clearing 2

SCHEDULED

Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Friday Jul 24, 2020 - Sunday Jul 26, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 7
Help clear Colorado's trails of the numerous trees downed by the beetle-kill epidemic and recent avalanche activity. In designated wilderness areas these trees can only be cleared using hand tools like the venerable crosscut saws and the sawyers trained in their use.

This will be a long weekend project in the South San Juan Wilderness near Pagosa Springs. Please plan to travel on Thursday for a Friday through Sunday project.

If you've completed a crosscut saw training you are eligible to participate in these projects. If you are interested but haven't been able to get to a training, please check with Nate at nate@wlrv.org. We can accept a limited number of untrained saw assistants.



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Habitats: Buena Vista Pinyon Pine Forests

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 25, 2020 - Sunday Jul 26, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Volunteers will spend two days restoring Pinyon Juniper forest by working to close and re-vegetate about 1 mile of illegal road. We will camp near the town of Buena Vista, CO and work on a short section of road which runs between the popular Midland mountain bike trail. Work will include seeding, transplanting, and mulching to reduce erosion and restore native plants.


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Trails: Indian Peaks Backcountry 1

SCHEDULED

Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance
Colorado Mountain Club - Boulder Group
Date(s):
Friday Jul 31, 2020 - Sunday Aug 02, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 15
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 Mitchell Lake Trail. Volunteers will perform trail maintenance, building steps, improving drainage and blocking and restoring social and braided trail sections. Normally, this area is closed for camping, but WRV has special permission to camp in a secluded back-country site at 10,000 feet near our work area.

Llamas will be used before the project 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. Volunteers who can make all three days will be given preference others. 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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Trails: Keystone Hippo 1

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Climax Molybdenum, a Freeport-McMoRan Company
The Summit Foundation
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 01, 2020 - Sunday Aug 02, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Join us on this overnight trail building project near beautiful Keystone! Hippo connects to the Colorado Trail and the Continental Divide Trail, but was built in an unsustainable and unsanctioned location. In partnership with the US Forest Service, this is the second of a two-year effort to sustainably re-route Hippo trail--so get ready to put tools to dirt! We will be finishing construction of a beautiful new multi-use trail in a more sustainable location, before restoring the old trail later in the season.


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Forests: Cedar Creek 2

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Big Thompson Watershed Coalition
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 01, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 16
Join us for a day of forestry work in beautiful Drake, Colorado. WRV is teaming up with the Big Thompson Watershed Coalition and the Colorado State Forest Service to implement a forest management plan on the Sylvandale Ranch property, abutting Forest Service lands.

Work will focus on restoring a resilient, diverse age class of trees while improving forest health and reducing the likelihood and impact of future wildfires. We'll be cutting trees with chainsaws and handsaws, then piling everything up to burn later.

We've got room for both trained sawyers and general volunteers alike. And fingers crossed, we can get permission to camp right there in the middle of a truly spectacular mountain valley.



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Trails: Indian Peaks Backcountry 2

SCHEDULED

Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance
Date(s):
Friday Aug 14, 2020 - Sunday Aug 16, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 15
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 Mitchell Lake Trail. Volunteers will perform trail maintenance, building steps, improving drainage and blocking and restoring social and braided trail sections. Normally, this area is closed for camping, but WRV has special permission to camp in a secluded back-country site at 10,000 feet near our work area.

Llamas will be used before the project 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. Volunteers who can make all three days will be given preference others. 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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Trails: Crosscut Saw Corridor Clearing 3

SCHEDULED

Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 15, 2020 - Sunday Aug 16, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 7
Help clear Colorado's trails of the numerous trees downed by the beetle-kill epidemic and recent avalanche activity. In designated wilderness areas these trees can only be cleared using hand tools like the venerable crosscut saws and the sawyers trained in their use. This weekend project will take place in the Eagles Nest Wilderness near Dillon, CO.

Please plan to arrive and camp on Friday the 14th in order to put in two full days on the trail.

If you've completed a crosscut saw training you are eligible to participate in these projects. If you are interested but haven't been able to get to a training, please check with Nate at nate@wlrv.org. We can accept a limited number of untrained saw assistants.



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Forests: Cedar Creek 3

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Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Big Thompson Watershed Coalition
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 15, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 16
Join us for a day of forestry work in beautiful Drake, Colorado. WRV is teaming up with the Big Thompson Watershed Coalition and the Colorado State Forest Service to implement a forest management plan on the Sylvandale Ranch property, abutting Forest Service lands.

Work will focus on restoring a resilient, diverse age class of trees while improving forest health and reducing the likelihood and impact of future wildfires. We'll be cutting trees with chainsaws and handsaws, then piling everything up to burn later.

We've got room for both trained sawyers and general volunteers alike. And fingers crossed, we can get permission to camp right there in the middle of a truly spectacular mountain valley.



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Habitats: South Park Boardwalk - Beaver Creek 1

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Seeking Crew Leaders with carpentry experience!

Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative
Park County Land and Water Trust Fund
Park County Department of Heritage, Tourism & Community Development
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Thursday Aug 20, 2020 - Sunday Aug 23, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Protect beaver habitat and improve wetland quality by working in small teams to construct the final 320 feet of an accessible boardwalk begun by volunteers in 2019! Volunteers will camp along the Beaver Creek for 4 days and work on finishing the remaining spans of boardwalk by installing joists and decking as well as constructing apx 300 feet of access ramp to make the structure accessible to the mobility impaired. This project will occur simultaneously with a trail project and we will all camp together although sign ups are separate to ensure each project has adequate volunteers.

Carpentry experience is a plus!

WRV is pleased to be working with long-time partners, the Pike San Isabel National Forest and Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative (MRHI).


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Trails: South Park Trail - Beaver Creek 1

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Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative
Wild Connections
Park County Land and Water Trust Fund
Park County Department of Heritage, Tourism & Community Development
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Friday Aug 21, 2020 - Sunday Aug 23, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Join us on this weekend in the beautiful open country along Beaver Creek, just minutes from the town of Fairplay.

During this three-day project we will be building a bike optimized trail that will join into a larger network of existing trails, eventually connecting Fairplay to Breckenridge with continuous single-track.


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Trails: Mt. Elbert 14er

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Very Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 With an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 22, 2020 - Sunday Aug 23, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 15
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 species.
Team up with WRV and Colorado Fourteeners Initiative to give back to Colorado's highest peak! This project will restore and maintain the ecological and recreational value of the extremely high use route on Mt Elbert's East Ridge. Aside from enjoying stunning views and great company we will be installing, filling, and camouflaging gabions to be used as back slope retaining structures.

Note: This difficult back-country project will require a 2.5 mile hike to basecamp, with nearly 1,500 ft elevation gain. We will set up camp near 11,700 ft and hike a short but strenuous distance (up to 1 mile) from base-camp to the project site to help restore a closed section of trail on Mt. Elbert's East Ridge.

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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Trails: Indian Peaks Backcountry 3

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Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Friday Aug 28, 2020 - Sunday Aug 30, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 15
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 Mitchell Lake Trail. Volunteers will perform trail maintenance, building steps, improving drainage and blocking and restoring social and braided trail sections. Normally, this area is closed for camping, but WRV has special permission to camp in a secluded back-country site at 10,000 feet near our work area.

Llamas will be used before the project 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. Volunteers who can make all three days will be given preference others. 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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Forests: Cedar Creek 4

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Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Big Thompson Watershed Coalition
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 29, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 16
Join us for a day of forestry work in beautiful Drake, Colorado. WRV is teaming up with the Big Thompson Watershed Coalition and the Colorado State Forest Service to implement a forest management plan on the Sylvandale Ranch property, abutting Forest Service lands.

Work will focus on restoring a resilient, diverse age class of trees while improving forest health and reducing the likelihood and impact of future wildfires. We'll be cutting trees with chainsaws and handsaws, then piling everything up to burn later.

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Trails: Uncompahgre Peak 14er

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Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 14 (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Friday Sep 04, 2020 - Sunday Sep 06, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 12
Colorado's magnificent 14ers attract heavy use and Uncompaghre Peak is no exception! Join us on our first foray to this southwest Colorado peak for a long weekend of rewarding trail work. We will spend 3 days surrounded by magnificent views, wild mountains, and (a small group of) amazing people. In 2020 we will focus on work high up the mountain installing timber check steps, building back wall, and stabilization structures before gaining the Uncompahgre Summit. Year one on Uncompaghre promises to be full of adventure, learning, and bragging rights!

Note: This difficult back-country project will require a 1.5 mile hike to the work site from base camp, with elevation gain. We will set up camp near the trailhead and hike up each day.

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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Trails: South Park Trail - Beaver Creek 2

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Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative
Wild Connections
Park County Land and Water Trust Fund
Park County Department of Heritage, Tourism & Community Development
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 05, 2020 - Sunday Sep 06, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 15
During this weekend project we will be building a bike-optimized trail that will join into a larger network of existing trails, eventually connecting Fairplay to Breckenridge with continuous single-track.

Join us on this weekend in the beautiful open country along Beaver Creek, just minutes from the town of Fairplay!


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Trails: Crosscut Saw Corridor Clearing 4

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Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Colorado Department of Natural Resources (CDNR)
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 05, 2020 - Sunday Sep 06, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 7
Help clear Colorado's trails of the numerous trees downed by the beetle-kill epidemic and recent avalanche activity. In designated wilderness areas these trees can only be cleared using hand tools like the venerable crosscut saws and the sawyers trained in their use.

Please plan to arrive and camp Friday evening in order to put in two full days on the trail.

If you've completed a crosscut saw training you are eligible to participate in these projects. If you are interested but haven't been able to get to a training, please check with Nate at nate@wlrv.org. We can accept a limited number of untrained saw assistants.


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Habitats: South Park Boardwalk - Beaver Creek 2

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Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative
Wild Connections
Park County Land and Water Trust Fund
Park County Department of Heritage, Tourism & Community Development
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 05, 2020 - Sunday Sep 06, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Protect beaver habitat and improve wetland quality by working in small teams wrap up construction of an accessible boardwalk begun by volunteers in 2019! Volunteers will camp along the Beaver Creek for 2 days and work on finishing any remaining constructing and trail as well as cleaning up materials in the wetland. This project will occur simultaneously with a trail project and we will all camp together although sign ups are separate to ensure each project has adequate volunteers.

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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Habitats: Greater Sage Grouse in NW Colorado

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Difficult    ●    Mid Week Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Audubon Rockies
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
US Fish and Wildlife Service: Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program
Date(s):
Wednesday Sep 09, 2020 - Saturday Sep 12, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Volunteers will spend 4 days building rock structures to improve critical habitat for the Greater Sage-Grouse in Northwestern Colorado.

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

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

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(SUN Travel day)

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VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
Volunteers will be constructing multiple rock structures on small streams and drainages in the watershed.
Volunteers will be working at elevations around 7000ft in full sun exposure.
Food will be provided by talented volunteer cooks!


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Trails: Keystone Hippo 2 - Women's Project

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Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Climax Molybdenum, a Freeport-McMoRan Company
The Summit Foundation
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 12, 2020 - Sunday Sep 13, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Female identifying stewards: This weekend is for you! Join us on a wildland women's weekend near beautiful Keystone! The Hippo Trail connects to the Colorado Trail and the Continental Divide Trail, but was built in an unsustainable and unsanctioned location. In partnership with the US Forest Service, this is the second of a two-year effort to sustainably re-route Hippo trail -- so get ready to put tools to dirt! We will be finishing our work on the Hippo Trail by closing and restoring the original fall line route.

Whether you're looking to spend the weekend with others in a safe, empowering environment; hoping to connect with other women who are passionate about the outdoors; or just want to get outside and make an impact, we hope to see you on the trail!

This is an overnight trip with meals provided. For more information about the project, please contact jackie@wlrv.org.




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Forests: Cedar Creek 5

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Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Big Thompson Watershed Coalition
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 12, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 16
Join us for a day of forestry work in beautiful Drake, Colorado. WRV is teaming up with the Big Thompson Watershed Coalition and the Colorado State Forest Service to implement a forest management plan on the Sylvandale Ranch property, abutting Forest Service lands.

Work will focus on restoring a resilient, diverse age class of trees while improving forest health and reducing the likelihood and impact of future wildfires. We'll be cutting trees with chainsaws and handsaws, then piling everything up to burn later.

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Trails: Mount Margaret Molly Lake

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Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
USFS - ARNF & PNG - Canyon Lakes RD
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Overland Mountain Bike Association
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 19, 2020 - Sunday Sep 20, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Help us restore this large trail system in a gorgeous location! The Mount Margaret and Lady Moon trails system near Red Feather lakes need our help. With over 25 miles of interconnected multi- use trails it could be an ideal and sustainable outdoor destination. Unfortunately much of it is segmented by washed out creek crossings and cattle fences. By installing pedestrian gates, developing hardened fords and constructing a few short connector trails we can open it up and take the pressure off of the area's less sustainable options.

Come for a day or camp with us all weekend in this beautiful setting.




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Habitats: Dolores River

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Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
RiversEdge West (formerly Tamarisk Coalition)
Audubon Rockies
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 03, 2020 - Monday Oct 05, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Restore riparian habitat on this spectacular river by planting native riparian species and removing invasive tamarisk. We'll camp out near the river, and spend a few days working to restore a critical riparian area in the desert. The Dolores River has been infested with tamarisk, and this project is part of a larger effort to improve habitat along the river.

This is a really fun project. It is known far and wide for the fabulous food, the awe inspiring scenery and the colorful local history!





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Trails: Elephant Butte

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Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 03, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 60
Elephant Butte is an obvious destination, visible from JeffCo Trails near Evergreens and offering panoramic views of the foothills and our front range home. The fact that it is off limits to the public hasn't deterred adventurous hikers and several unsustainable and unsafe routes have formed. Help Denver Mountain Parks build a new trail to the Butte so they can welcome visitors to this scenic overlook.


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Weeds: St. Vrain Tamarisk Removal 1

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Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 12 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Longmont
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) (SEP)
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Aggregate Industries
Date(s):
Tuesday Oct 06, 2020 - 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 the past few years, removing tamarisk through hand pulling and weed wrenching.

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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Trails: Pawnee Buttes

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Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 with adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) (SEP)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 10, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 30
The Pawnee Buttes trail is the only trail of any significance on the ~200K Acre Pawnee National Grasslands. The flooding of 2013 did a lot of damage in this highly erodible landscape but with all of the grazing and Natural Resource extraction to oversee the understaffed district hasn't been able to address it yet. We'll have a rare opportunity to camp on the high plains under the big sky surrounded by the Buttes and historic and modern windmills. Volunteers will rebuild wooden steps and drainages and resurface more remote sections of trail.


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Habitats: Campbell Valley 4 - Trees & Fences

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Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Audubon Rockies
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) (SEP)
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 17, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Sunday Oct 18, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Plant cottonwood and peachleaf willow containers near previously constructed beaver dam analogs and maintain the fences that keep the cattle away from our new plants. Option to camp in the tragically beautiful Campbell Valley!

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 million cubic feet of soil. Now, erosion gullies range from 5 to 30 feet deep and run up to 1,000 feet across the land and ever increasing leakage from the canal continues to threaten the valley's stability.



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Weeds: St. Vrain Tamarisk Removal 2

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Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 12 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Longmont
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) (SEP)
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Aggregate Industries
Date(s):
Tuesday Oct 20, 2020 - 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 the past few years, removing tamarisk through hand pulling and weed wrenching.

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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Habitats: Pawnee Grassland 1

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Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) (SEP)
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Sunday Oct 25, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Come join us for a fun day of fencing on the prairie! Pawnee National Grassland is home to abundant wildlife and recreation opportunities. It also exists in a patchwork of landownership, which means it has many miles of fencing. On this project, volunteers will work to maintain, repair and replace existing fenced exclosures with wildlife friendly fence!

Due to protections for ground nesting birds and raptors we have a limited annual window of time for these projects. Other projects will be schedule on Sundays throughout October, November and December as long as the weather cooperates.


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Tool Fest: Fort Collins

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Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 14 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday Nov 07, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Celebrate a great season of restoration and put the tools you used to bed for the winter. There is a job for everyone: cleaning, sharpening, painting, applying protective oils, and re-organizing the tool shed to get ready for next years' project season. Word on the street is Tool Fest is a blast!


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Tool Fest: Boulder

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Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 14 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday Nov 14, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 24
It's time to take out all of our tools for some cleaning, sharpening, painting, and applying protective oils. We've used our tools all season - now it's time to show them some love and celebrate our successes!

Word on the street is Tool Fest is a blast!


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