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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 IV Saturday Mar 24, 2018

Myrtle Spurge Purge I Saturday Mar 31, 2018

Apple Valley Stream Restoration V Saturday Apr 07, 2018

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

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

Family Project at Sombrero Marsh Saturday Apr 28, 2018

Myrtle Spurge Purge III Saturday Apr 28, 2018

McClelland Creek Restoration Saturday May 05, 2018

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

Daniels Park Restoration Saturday May 12, 2018

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

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

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

Young Gulch Trail Construction 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

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

Coal Creek Youth and Family Stewardship Project Saturday Jun 30, 2018

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

Mt Elbert Find Your 14er - Collaborative Project Friday - Sunday Jul 13, 2018 - Jul 15, 2018

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

Mount Margaret Molly Lake Trail Saturday
Sunday
Jul 21, 2018
Jul 22, 2018

Indian Peaks Wilderness Trail Project - Part 1 Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Jul 27, 2018
Jul 28, 2018
Jul 29, 2018

Indian Peaks Wilderness Trail Project - Part 2 Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Aug 03, 2018
Aug 04, 2018
Aug 05, 2018

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

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

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

Uncompahgre Plateau Sage Grouse Habitat Restoration Wednesday - Saturday Sep 05, 2018 - Sep 08, 2018

High Rock Creek Road to Trail Conversion Saturday
Sunday
Sep 08, 2018
Sep 09, 2018

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

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

Fillius Park Trails Saturday Sep 29, 2018

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

Tool Fest - Fort Collins Saturday Oct 27, 2018

Tool Fest - Boulder Saturday Nov 03, 2018


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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
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

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Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly
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

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly
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

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly
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

SCHEDULED

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 IV

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
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

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
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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Apple Valley Stream Restoration V

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Date(s):
Saturday Apr 07, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
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)

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Evening    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
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 VI (Earth Day)

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Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
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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Family Project at Sombrero Marsh

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Minimum Age: 5 (more info)
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 (9-1pm) and we'll have breakfast and lunch available for volunteers to enjoy!


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Myrtle Spurge Purge III

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
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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McClelland Creek Restoration

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly
Date(s):
Saturday May 05, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30


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Myrtle Spurge Purge IV (Evening Pull)

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Difficult    ●    Evening    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
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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Daniels Park Restoration

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 12, 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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Big Thompson - Forest Service Flood II

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly
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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Med Sage Removal I (Boulder County)

SCHEDULED
Come celebrate Colorado Public Lands Day, in celebration of our treasured public lands!

Intermediate    ●    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
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
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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Beaver Brook Trail - National Trails Day

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


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Young Gulch Trail Construction I

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Fund to Restore Colorado Trails, Parks & Waterways
Jax Mercantile
Odell Brewing Company
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 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 closer to the work area or to hike in daily. Please let us know your preference.
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    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 10 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Wednesday Jun 06, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 35
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 and NOAA's Table Mountain Property 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

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Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 (more info)
Sponsors
Odell Brewing Company
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 09, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
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).


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Young Gulch Trail Construction II

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Fund to Restore Colorado Trails, Parks & Waterways
Jax Mercantile
Odell Brewing Company
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 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 closer to the work area or to hike in daily. Please let us know your preference.
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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Coal Creek Youth and Family Stewardship Project

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Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 5 (more info)
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 30, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 100
Youth and families from around Lafayette will be joining WRV for a fun day spent outside along the Coal Creek Trail. Volunteers will be weed warriors, pulling out invasive teasel and lambsquarter; they'll also get the chance to plant native species to provide cover and restore these areas. Youth leaders from the community will be crew leading this project, too!

This project is part of the Nature Kids/Jovenes de la Naturaleza initiative. If you're interested in attending, please email Rachel@wlrv.org. We'd love to have you there!


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Phantom Canyon River Trail Improvement (SPREE adopt)

SCHEDULED

Very Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
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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Mt Elbert Find Your 14er - Collaborative Project

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Date(s):
Friday Jul 13, 2018 - Sunday Jul 15, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Building on the success of 2017, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is joining forces with the National Forest Foundation (NFF) and other Colorado outdoor stewardship groups to continue the NFF Find Your Fourteener (FYF) campaign. We are working collaboratively to increase the pace and scale of trail improvements and ecological restoration. With help from skilled, passionate volunteers like you, we can complete even more on-the-ground work on Colorado's beloved 14ers. Every volunteer is important in this long term effort so that together we can build and maintain a sustainable trails network, ensuring these peaks remain healthy, accessible, and inviting for decades to come.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a 2 day project, and Friday evening arrival is STRONGLY encouraged. Saturday - Sunday will be full work days.

This particular project is very unique. Because we are teaming up with multiple other stewardship groups, we can only take 12 volunteers. 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 old summit trail passed through habitat of local and globally sensitive species, and degraded to the point where visitors would walk off trail and destroy the sensitive alpine habitat as noted by the USFS. Aside from stunning views and great company you can expect to have some fun restoring old 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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Mt Elbert Collaborative Volunteer Event

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    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 the National Forest Foundation (NFF) and other Colorado outdoor stewardship groups to launch the NFF Find Your Fourteener (FYF) campaign. We are working collaboratively to increase the pace and scale of trail improvements and ecological restoration. With help from skilled, passionate volunteers like you, we can complete even more on-the-ground work on Colorado's beloved Fourteeners. Every volunteer is important in this long term FYF effort so that together we can build and maintain a sustainable trails network, ensuring these peaks remain healthy, accessible and inviting for decades to come.

This particular project is very unique. We will be partnering with many organizations across Colorado. 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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Mount Margaret Molly Lake Trail

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Intermediate    ●    Multi Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 21, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Sunday Jul 22, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
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.


Friday night arrival encouraged..


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Indian Peaks Wilderness Trail Project - Part 1

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This is Part 1 of a two part project. Consider combining them for a fun volunteer vacation with a 2-day break in between.

Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Friday Jul 27, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Saturday Jul 28, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Sunday Jul 29, 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 Mitchell/Blue 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/eveningto 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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Indian Peaks Wilderness Trail Project - Part 2

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

Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
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 Mitchell/Blue 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/eveningto 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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Mt Elbert Alpine Trail Restoration

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Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
REI - National Office
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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Masontown Trail Project I

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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
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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Young Gulch Trail Construction III

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Fund to Restore Colorado Trails, Parks & Waterways
Jax Mercantile
Odell Brewing Company
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 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 closer to the work area or to hike in daily. Please let us know your preference.
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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Uncompahgre Plateau Sage Grouse Habitat Restoration

SCHEDULED

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):
Wednesday Sep 05, 2018 - Saturday Sep 08, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
WED-SAT (SUNDAY FUN DAY!)
(SUN Travel day)

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 Uncompahgre 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. 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.

We are also putting together an EXCITING opportunity to register for 2 projects back to back for a true week long volunteer "vacation". Volunteers that register for both this project and the Dolores River Tamarisk project will have the opportunity to carpool with WRV (We'll be renting 1 or more passenger vans for this purpose), stay at the CCC Cabins an extra day (btw the cabins have showers!) between projects for a rest day and we are working on plans for a special rest day adventure!


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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High Rock Creek Road to Trail Conversion

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Intermediate    ●    Multi Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Odell Brewing Company
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 08, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Sunday Sep 09, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Come camp and work in the high country. This project has something for everyone: unique location, riparian restoration, road obliteration, trail building... In order to protect sensitive wetland habitat we'll be restoring several creek-side campgrounds and obliterating 1.5 miles of jeep road in Routt National Forest West of Kremmling and converting it into multi-use trail.


Friday night arrival encouraged..


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Dolores River Restoration and Tamarisk Removal

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Mid Week Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
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 in the spectacular Gateway Canyon 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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Masontown Trail Project II

SCHEDULED

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
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 starting with the construction of bridges and boardwalks across the creek and sensitive riparian areas!


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Fillius Park Trails

SCHEDULED

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
Come celebrate National Public Lands Day! 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, reclaim old roads and parking lots that are no longer being utilized.


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Young Gulch Trail Construction IV

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Fund to Restore Colorado Trails, Parks & Waterways
Jax Mercantile
Odell Brewing Company
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 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 closer to the work area or to hike in daily. Please let us know your preference.
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

SCHEDULED

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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Tool Fest - Boulder

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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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