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2014 Projects
Project Name Day(s) Date(s)
Chico Basin Bird Habitat Restoration Saturday
Sunday
Mar 29, 2014
Mar 30, 2014

Broomfield Open Space Riparian Planting Friday Apr 04, 2014

Pawnee Prairie Dog Project Saturday Apr 05, 2014

Big Thompson River Restoration Kickoff Saturday Apr 05, 2014

High Park Post-Fire Restoration I Saturday Apr 05, 2014

Big Thompson River Restoration II Saturday Apr 12, 2014

Youth Project - South Boulder Creek Planting Sunday Apr 13, 2014

Myrtle Spurge 1 - Boulder Foothills Saturday Apr 19, 2014

Red Rocks Restoration Saturday Apr 19, 2014

Campbell Valley Riparian Restoration Saturday Apr 19, 2014

Myrtle Spurge 2 - Earth Day @ Spruce Gulch Tuesday Apr 22, 2014

O'Fallon Park Bear Creek Restoration Saturday Apr 26, 2014

High Park Post-Fire Restoration II Saturday - Saturday Apr 26, 2014 - Apr 26, 2014

Spotted Knapweed Removal at Spruce Gulch Sunday Apr 27, 2014

Big Thompson III Sunday Apr 27, 2014

Myrtle Spurge 3 - Boulder Foothills: Pine Brook Hills Saturday May 03, 2014

Campbell Valley Watershed Restoration Saturday
Sunday
May 03, 2014
May 04, 2014

Myrtle Spurge 4 - North Table Mountain (Golden) Saturday May 10, 2014

Poudre River and Screech Owl Restoration--RiverFest Saturday May 10, 2014

Big Thompson Flood Recovery Saturday May 10, 2014

Lyons Post Flood Riverbank Restoration Saturday May 10, 2014

Boulder Prairie - Med Sage - Boulder County Saturday May 17, 2014

Walden Ponds Flood Clean-Up Tuesday May 20, 2014

Myrtle Spurge 5 - Boulder Foothills: Pine Brook Hills Thursday May 22, 2014

Canyon Lakes Unauthorized Road Obliteration I Saturday May 24, 2014

Boulder Prairie - Med Sage Table Mountain 1 Wednesday May 28, 2014

Genesee Park Forest Restoration Saturday May 31, 2014

Boulder Prairie - Med Sage Table Mountain 2 Wednesday Jun 04, 2014

O'Fallon Park Trail ReRoute - Part 1 Saturday Jun 07, 2014

Boulder Prairie- Med Sage City of Boulder Sunday Jun 08, 2014

Echo Lake- Restoration and Trail Saturday
Sunday
Jun 21, 2014
Jun 22, 2014

Mt Bierstadt 14er Trail Restoration I Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Jun 21, 2014
Jun 22, 2014
Jun 23, 2014
Jun 24, 2014

Seed Collection 1 - Wed - June 25 Wednesday Jun 25, 2014

Mt Bierstadt 14er Trail Restoration II Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Jun 26, 2014
Jun 27, 2014
Jun 28, 2014
Jun 29, 2014

Seed Collection 3 - Wed - July 9 Wednesday Jul 09, 2014

Cameron Amphitheater Road Conversion and Rare Species Protection Saturday
Sunday
Jul 12, 2014
Jul 13, 2014

Summit Lake Restoration and Trail - Mt Evans Saturday
Sunday
Jul 26, 2014
Jul 27, 2014

Seed Collection 4 - Fri - Aug 8 Friday Aug 08, 2014

Bobolink South Boulder Creek Teasel Removal Tuesday Aug 19, 2014

Waldrop - Red Rock Lake Connector Trail (Brainard Lake Recreation Area) Saturday
Sunday
Aug 23, 2014
Aug 24, 2014

Eldorado Canyon Trail Flood Repairs Thursday Aug 28, 2014

Grand Ditch Seed Collection (Rocky Mtn NP) Saturday - Sunday Aug 30, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014

McCullough Gulch Trail Reroute and Rehab Saturday
Sunday
Aug 30, 2014
Aug 31, 2014

Seed Collection 5 - FRIDAY - Sept. 5 Friday Sep 05, 2014

Myrtle Spurge 6 - Boulder Foothills Saturday Sep 06, 2014

Pawnee Riparian Exclosure Fence Saturday
Sunday
Sep 06, 2014
Sep 07, 2014

Upper Gunnison Basin Stream Restoration Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Sep 03, 2014
Sep 04, 2014
Sep 05, 2014
Sep 06, 2014
Sep 07, 2014

Eldorado Canyon Trail Flood Repairs II Thursday Sep 11, 2014

Alpine Seed Collection at Summit Lake Mt Evans Thursday Sep 11, 2014

White Rocks - Boulder Creek Restoration Saturday Sep 13, 2014

Boulder Greenways Weeding on Wheels - Russian Olive Saturday Sep 13, 2014

O'Fallon Park Trail ReRoute - Part 2 Saturday Sep 20, 2014

Seed Collection 6 -Sat. - Sept. 20 Saturday Sep 20, 2014

Seed Collection 7 - Fri - Sept. 26 Friday Sep 26, 2014

Brainard Slope Restoration Project- National Public Lands Day! Saturday Sep 27, 2014

Canyon Lakes Unauthorized Road Obliteration II Saturday - Sunday Sep 27, 2014 - Sep 28, 2014

Seed Collection 8 - Sat. - Sept. 27 Saturday Sep 27, 2014

Seed Collection 9 - Fri. - Oct. 3 Friday Oct 03, 2014

Anemone Hill Trail Rehab - Boulder Open Space Saturday Oct 04, 2014

Vedauwoo Road Obliteration Saturday - Sunday Oct 11, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014

Seed Collection 10 - Sat.- Oct 11 Saturday Oct 11, 2014

Canyon Lakes Unauthorized Road Obliteration III Saturday Oct 18, 2014

Tool Fest - Boulder 2014 Saturday Nov 01, 2014

Tool Fest - Fort Collins Saturday Nov 08, 2014


No experience is required. Meals are served in most cases.
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Chico Basin Bird Habitat Restoration
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board
Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory

Date(s):
SaturdayMar 29, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 25
SundayMar 30, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 25

In partnership with a handful of wonderful agencies and organizations including the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, WRV is working with the Chico Basin Ranch to restore a classic plains riparian (i.e., streamside) plant community essential to well being of so many birds and other plains wildlife.
Many riparian areas on the plains have been severely altered throughout the years, resulting in dense cover of exotic Russian olive and/or tamarisk. The exotics have been controlled, and now the site is ready for the re-establishment of native shrubs and trees, such as golden currant, wild rose, chokecherry, plains cottonwood, coyote willow, and others.

On this project, volunteers will be installing willow cuttings and bare-root shrubs.
The ranch holds a BBQ using local grass finished beef for volunteers on this project. We hope you can join us to help restore habitat in one of Colorado's most important flyways - for birds that is.

FREE camping provided on the ranch for volunteers who stay both days.
FRIDAY night arrival highly encouraged.


View Chico Basin Ranch video and conservation info: www.chicobasinranch.com

Weather Back-up: In the event severe weather hits the ranch on March 22-24, please reserve April 12-13 as a back-up.

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Broomfield Open Space Riparian Planting
COMPLETED
Spring arrived just in time!

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

Date(s):
FridayApr 04, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 50

Please join us for another WRV project with Broomfield City and County Open Space. The project is on a Friday, it is in the spring, and it is a great excuse to start your weekend early helping restore a riparian habitat!
This is a beautiful open space in the heart of the city with fantastic views of the majestic high mountains. In 2009, non-native Russian olive trees were removed from the site and this year we plan to replant the area with native plant species.
Volunteers will restore habitat in The Field Open Space by collecting and planting native willow & planting cottonwoods whips. These native plants will provide important habitat for native wildlife.

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

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 05, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 15

With its patchwork of public and private lands the Pawnee National Grasslands is no stranger to controversy, not the least of which is the lowly prairie dog. Considered a keystone species by wildlife biologists and no less than a nuisance by ranchers this true Colorado native has a very difficult time finding a place to call home. When prairie dog towns encroach on private boundaries, land managers are often forced to resort to lethal control methods.
Come enjoy a day on the high prairie while putting a prairie dog town into protective custody on the Pawnee National Grasslands. On this project volunteers will help to put the final touches on the .36 mile long prairie dog fence that we began last fall. This project will help to reduce tensions between the Forest Service and neighboring ranchers as well the need for lethal control in one of the Pawnee's few remaining prairie dog towns.




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Big Thompson River Restoration Kickoff
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Multi Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 14 with adult accompaniment (more info)
Sponsors
Community Foundation of Northern Colorado

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 05, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 50


On behalf of the Big Thompson River Restoration Coalition, we invite you to join Wildlands Restoration Volunteers as we address flood damage, protect stream banks and rebuild our community!

In September of 2013, devastating floods affected the Colorado Front Range. Our most sincere admiration goes out to all those who persevered through fires and floods. As so many individuals feel compelled to help with the recovery efforts, WRV has been working to set up post-flood clean up and river stabilization projects to help heal the land and its inhabitants. We are looking for community members to volunteer on April 5th at several sites affected by September's floods. Be a part of the WRV's volunteer projects on the Big Thompson River in the 2014! Volunteers will partner with AmeriCorps, WRV staff and local natural resource specialists to protect stream banks in anticipation of spring runoff as well as plant native seed and remove debris from the river channel. Those joining us can expect to spend a full day working outdoors and learning about the rivers hydrology and geomorphology. Food and tools will be provided. No experience necessary. To register for this event, visit www.wlrv.org.

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

Our multi-faceted approach will seek to first enhance the safety of the rivers inhabitants and infrastructure by removing debris and stabilizing the banks in anticipation of spring runoff in late April of 2014. Volunteers will assist in removing potentially hazardous debris from the channel, where it will be staged for transportation provided by our coalition partners.

After this first project, our objective is to restore and enhance geomorphic and ecosystem function in the canyon, including the ongoing re-grading of stream banks and the stabilization of banks, as well as the continued removal hazardous debris. Heavy duty tasks will begin late March through April in conjunction with our construction partners.

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is the principle sponsor and lead entity for the coalition. The BTRRC has over 200 stakeholders and agency partners. This project is listed as critical in anticipation of spring runoff, namely removing hazardous debris jams and stabilizing river banks.

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High Park Post-Fire Restoration I
COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompained by adult (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 05, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 25

The High Park Fire ravaged over 85,000 acres of Northern Colorado lands, leaving hundreds of residents displaced and over 41,000 acres of land burned at a moderate to high severity! As a result, the Cache La Poudre River has been running black after heavy rains this summer, and landslides and flooding have been closing roads and threatening homes. WRV and our partners of the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed have spent months coordinating with agency partners, community organizations and hundreds of affected individuals to lay the ground for short- and long-term restoration actions.

The most immediate goals of our fall post-fire restoration projects is to protect roads, reservoirs, rivers, homes and communities from the threat of further landslides and flooding expected in the coming winter and spring months.

Whether you live downstream of the fire or in the actual burn area, please lend a hand and help restore some of the highest priority restoration sites within the High Park Fire area. The highest priority restoration work is estimated to take at least 3 years, and a great amount of community involvement. And it will not be possible without your support.

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Big Thompson River Restoration II
COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
Community Foundation of Northern Colorado

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 12, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 50

Attention: Crew Leaders Needed!

Post Flood restoration is happening now! Join us on Sunday, April 12 as WRV and the Big Thompson River Restoration Coalition will be working to clean up and enhance the Big Thompson River.

On behalf of the Big Thompson River Restoration Coalition, we invite you to join Wildlands Restoration Volunteers as we address flood damage, protect stream banks and rebuild our community!

In September of 2013, devastating floods affected the Colorado Front Range. Our most sincere admiration goes out to all those who persevered through fires and floods. As so many individuals feel compelled to help with the recovery efforts, WRV has been working to set up post-flood clean up and river stabilization projects to help heal the land and its inhabitants. We are looking for community members to volunteer on April 13th at several sites affected by September's floods. Be a part of the WRV's volunteer projects on the Big Thompson River in the 2014! Volunteers will partner with AmeriCorps, WRV staff and local natural resource specialists to protect stream banks in anticipation of spring runoff as well as plant native seed and remove debris from the river channel. Those joining us can expect to spend a full day working outdoors and learning about the rivers hydrology and geomorphology. Food and tools will be provided. No experience necessary. To register for this event, visit www.wlrv.org.

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

Our multi-faceted approach will seek to first enhance the safety of the rivers inhabitants and infrastructure by removing debris and stabilizing the banks in anticipation of spring runoff in late April of 2014. Volunteers will assist in removing potentially hazardous debris from the channel, where it will be staged for transportation provided by our coalition partners.

After this first project, our objective is to restore and enhance geomorphic and ecosystem function in the canyon, including the ongoing re-grading of stream banks and the stabilization of banks, as well as the continued removal hazardous debris. Heavy duty tasks will begin late March through April in conjunction with our construction partners.

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is the principle sponsor and lead entity for the coalition. The BTRRC has over 200 stakeholders and agency partners. This project is listed as critical in anticipation of spring runoff, namely removing hazardous debris jams and stabilizing river banks.







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Youth Project - South Boulder Creek Planting
CANCELLED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)

Date(s):
SundayApr 13, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 35

This project was conceived, organized and implemented by one of our Youth Steering Committee members, who has gone on to become a Crew Leader, and recently a Project Leader with WRV. He is a senior in high school this year.

South Boulder Creek was affected by the floods of 2013, and is in need of some TLC!
This project will include debris removal and native planting. Adults beware!

This project will be lead entirely by youth! These up and coming land stewards have been trained by WRV and are happy to help spread their knowledge and enthusiasm to crew members on this Sunday project in the beauty of springtime on Boulder Creek.





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Myrtle Spurge 1 - Boulder Foothills
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County
Colorado Department of Agriculture
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 19, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Myrtle Spurge is an A-listed weed in Colorado -- EEEEK!!! That means that it is among the most aggressive weeds in Colorado, yet the distribution is limited enough that eradication is possible. Therefore there is very high ecological value to remove this plant. Un-managed, this plant spreads widely, crowding out native vegetation. It is toxic to people and wildlife.

WRV has established an exciting regional partnership which will tackle this weed at multiple sites in Boulder and Jefferson Counties.

That's where you come in! Join us to dig up this weed in the foothills west of Boulder in Pine Brook Hills before it takes over our beloved state. Delicious coffee will be provided by the Red Rocks Coffeehouse off 28th St. in Boulder, and bagels from Einstein's Bagels on 28th and Canyon in Boulder!


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Red Rocks Restoration
SCHEDULED
Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Colorado State Parks - State Trails Program

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 19, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 50

Red Rocks Groupies Unite!

The combination of its location, where the foothills transition to the mountains, and the seclusion provided by rock formations make Red Rocks a diverse and flourishing ecosystem. Even before the Civilian Conservation Corps' work there, it has been a historic landmark, and in recent years the towering rock amphitheater has become an iconic music venue.

During the past three years hundreds of WRV volunteers worked to stabilize a huge erosion gully near a rock formation deemed "pride rock." This year we are returning in early spring to continue repairing areas damaged by hikers traveling off trail. Our work will help preserve and protect the natural beauty and echoes of world famous music within the park.


Volunteers will get the chance to work on the very same ground the Civilian Conservation Corps toiled in the 1930's, restoring gullies and disturbed foothills. Through your help and new policies by Denver Mountain Parks that keep hikers on trails, we will be able to provide more sustainable natural habitat in this often-overlooked ecological wonderland.

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Campbell Valley Riparian Restoration
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day
Sponsors
Natural Resource Services, Inc.
Colorado Water Conservation Board
Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 19, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 50

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, the North Poudre Irrigation Canal breached and flooded Campbell Valley, one of the most significant foothills valleys on the Robert's Ranch, in the heart of the Conservation Area.
The elevation of the creek bottom was down cut by approximately 40 feet, causing the elevation of the valley's tributaries to drop commensurately. This massive change in the watershed caused significant head-cutting and down-cutting of every tributary in the valley, resulting in a loss of an estimated 120,000,000 (that's right, 120Million!) cubic feet of sediment. Now, erosion gullies range from 5 to 30 feet deep and run up to 1,000 feet across the land. And a healthy riparian community no longer exists.

Today, this historic ranch is protected by a conservation easement held by The Nature Conservancy. Volunteers have worked the last four seasons to restore riparian areas (i.e., streamside forests), wetlands, and Reduce the rate of erosion from this tragically beautiful Valley.


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Myrtle Spurge 2 - Earth Day @ Spruce Gulch
SCHEDULED
Come celebrate Earth Day!

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County
Colorado Department of Agriculture
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
USFS - ARNF & PNG - Boulder RD
University of Colorado, Boulder

Date(s):
TuesdayApr 22, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 20

Myrtle Spurge is an A-listed weed in Colorado -- EEEEK!!! That means that it is among the most aggressive weeds in Colorado, yet the distribution is limited enough that eradication is possible. Therefore there is very high ecological value to remove this plant. Un-managed, this plant spreads widely, crowding out native vegetation. It is toxic to people and wildlife.

WRV has established an exciting regional partnership which will tackle this weed at multiple sites in Boulder and Jefferson Counties.

That's where you come in! Join us on Earth Day to dig up this weed in the foothills west of Boulder at Spruce Gulch, before it takes over our beloved state.

IMPORTANT NOTE - THIS SITE WAS HEAVILY AFFECTED BY THE FLOOD AND THE MILE-ISH HIKE WILL NOT BE OVER WELL DEFINED TRAIL! IF YOU HAVE JOINT OR OTHER SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUES, CONSIDER THIS DETAIL BEFORE REGISTERING!


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O'Fallon Park Bear Creek Restoration
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Colorado State Parks - State Trails Program

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 26, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Come celebrate Earth Week as we continue our multi-year effort to restore stream-side habitat and trails at beautiful O'Fallon Park, near Evergreen.

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

In 2014, we will restore and protect stream-side habitat along Bear Creek. There will be a fun variety of tasks, including: harvest and planting of willows, installing protective buck'n'rail fencing, repairing trail erosion, and planting native seeds.

Rain date: Sunday, May 4. Please put this on your calendar if you're registering for this project.

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High Park Post-Fire Restoration II
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompained by adult (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 26, 2014 - SaturdayApr 26, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 25

The High Park Fire ravaged over 85,000 acres of Northern Colorado lands, leaving hundreds of residents displaced and over 41,000 acres of land burned at a moderate to high severity! As a result, the Cache La Poudre River has been running black after heavy rains this summer, and landslides and flooding have been closing roads and threatening homes. WRV and our partners of the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed have spent months coordinating with agency partners, community organizations and hundreds of affected individuals to lay the ground for short- and long-term restoration actions.

The most immediate goals of our fall post-fire restoration projects is to protect roads, reservoirs, rivers, homes and communities from the threat of further landslides and flooding expected in the coming winter and spring months.

Whether you live downstream of the fire or in the actual burn area, please lend a hand and help restore some of the highest priority restoration sites within the High Park Fire area. The highest priority restoration work is estimated to take at least 3 years, and a great amount of community involvement. And it will not be possible without your support.

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Spotted Knapweed Removal at Spruce Gulch
SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult) (more info)

Date(s):
SundayApr 27, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 20

Spruce Gulch is a low elevation roadless mosaic of forests and meadows with many areas not accessible to the public. This gorgeous, secluded landscape is nestled only 20 minutes from downtown Boulder and features a mixture of private and public lands.

Dappled among the abundant and striking flora is an "A listed" invasive species called Spotted Knapweed. This European native has found its way to the Front Range of Colorado and spreads aggressively if left unchecked. Fortunately, due to the committed and tireless efforts of local volunteers, it has been contained well enough that a strong push from the community could eradicate Spotted Knapweed from the area completely.

An exciting aspect of the work being done at Spruce Gulch is that the Spotted Knapweed has been contained on much of the landscape without the use of herbicides. If volunteers from the community continue to push forward, we may set an excellent precedent for future approaches to invasive species removal. Please join us at this idyllic locale to help restore our native landscape and heritage.

The Spotted Knapweed invasive species removal at Spruce Gulch involves a mile and half hike into the work site. Volunteers should be in good physical condition and prepared to traverse slow moving streams, climb over fallen logs and conquer several steep slopes. Hiking boots with good ankle support are required.

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Big Thompson III
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly

Date(s):
SundayApr 27, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 50

Attention: Crew Leaders Needed!

Post Flood restoration is happening now! Join us on Sunday, April 27th as WRV and the Big Thompson River Restoration Coalition will be working to clean up and enhance the Big Thompson River.

On behalf of the Big Thompson River Restoration Coalition, we invite you to join Wildlands Restoration Volunteers as we address flood damage, protect stream banks and rebuild our community!

In September of 2013, devastating floods affected the Colorado Front Range. Our most sincere admiration goes out to all those who persevered through fires and floods. As so many individuals feel compelled to help with the recovery efforts, WRV has been working to set up post-flood clean up and river stabilization projects to help heal the land and its inhabitants. We are looking for community members to volunteer on April 13th at several sites affected by September's floods. Be a part of the WRV's volunteer projects on the Big Thompson River in the 2014! Volunteers will partner with AmeriCorps, WRV staff and local natural resource specialists to protect stream banks in anticipation of spring runoff as well as plant native seed and remove debris from the river channel. Those joining us can expect to spend a full day working outdoors and learning about the rivers hydrology and geomorphology. Food and tools will be provided. No experience necessary. To register for this event, visit www.wlrv.org.

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

Our multi-faceted approach will seek to first enhance the safety of the rivers inhabitants and infrastructure by removing debris and stabilizing the banks in anticipation of spring runoff in late April of 2014. Volunteers will assist in removing potentially hazardous debris from the channel, where it will be staged for transportation provided by our coalition partners.

After this first project, our objective is to restore and enhance geomorphic and ecosystem function in the canyon, including the ongoing re-grading of stream banks and the stabilization of banks, as well as the continued removal hazardous debris. Heavy duty tasks will begin late March through April in conjunction with our construction partners.

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is the principle sponsor and lead entity for the coalition. The BTRRC has over 200 stakeholders and agency partners. This project is listed as critical in anticipation of spring runoff, namely removing hazardous debris jams and stabilizing river banks.

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Myrtle Spurge 3 - Boulder Foothills: Pine Brook Hills
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Agriculture
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Boulder County Parks and Open Space

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 03, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 50

Myrtle Spurge is an A-listed weed in Colorado -- EEEEK!!! That means that it is among the most aggressive weeds in Colorado, yet the distribution is limited enough that eradication is possible. Therefore there is very high ecological value to remove this plant. Un-managed, this plant spreads widely, crowding out native vegetation. It is toxic to people and wildlife.

WRV has established an exciting regional partnership which will tackle this weed at multiple sites in Jefferson and Boulder Counties.

That's where you come in! Join us to dig up this weed in Pine Brook Hills, near Boulder, before it takes over our beloved state.


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Campbell Valley Watershed Restoration
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day
Sponsors
Natural Resource Services, Inc.
Volvo Rents -- I-25 and 66
Colorado Water Conservation Board

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 03, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 45
SundayMay 04, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 45

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. In the early 1900's, the North Poudre Irrigation Canal breached and flooded Campbell Valley, one of the most significant foothills valleys on the Robert's Ranch, in the heart of the Conservation Area. The elevation of the creek bottom was down cut by approximately 40 feet, causing the elevation of the valley's tributaries to drop commensurately. This massive change in the watershed caused significant head-cutting and down-cutting of every tributary in the valley, resulting in a loss of an estimated 120,000,000 (that's right, 120 Million!) cubic feet of sediment. Now, erosion gullies range from 5 to 30 feet deep and run up to 1,000 feet wide across the land. And a healthy riparian community no longer exists. Today, this historic ranch is protected by a conservation easement held by The Nature Conservancy.

Using a range of techniques, volunteers on this project will continue to restore riparian areas (i.e., streamside wetlands, forests and uplands) to build on a two-year pilot project WRV completed in 2011. One of the primary goals is to reduce the amount of sediment reaching the creek, and entering our water supplies. Why? Because, we all live downstream!
Due to the site's regional significance, this project continues to be carried out in partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, The Nature Conservancy, The Roberts Ranch, The Colorado Water Conservation Board, Eco-Hydro Consulting, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and many others.


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Myrtle Spurge 4 - North Table Mountain (Golden)
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Agriculture
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Jefferson County Weed & Pest

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 10, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 40

Myrtle Spurge is an A-listed weed in Colorado -- EEEEK!!! That means that it is among the most aggressive weeds in Colorado, yet the distribution is limited enough that eradication is possible. Therefore there is very high ecological value to remove this plant. Un-managed, this plant spreads widely, crowding out native vegetation. It is toxic to people and wildlife.

WRV has established an exciting regional partnership which will tackle this weed at multiple sites in Jefferson and Boulder Counties.

That's where you come in! Join us to dig up this weed on North Table Mountain, near Golden, before it takes over our beloved state.


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Poudre River and Screech Owl Restoration--RiverFest
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 7 (see below) (more info)
Sponsors
Trees, Water & People

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 10, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Join WRV, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, Save the Poudre, Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Association, City of Fort Collins Stormwater Utility, and others to celebrate River Restoration along the National and Scenic Cache La Poudre River. Throughout the City, stream corridors have been degraded or even eliminated over the past century, leaving much of the historic plains riparian (i.e., streamside) plant community severely altered. On this project, volunteers will help to stabilize eroding banks, plant native shrubs and trees, and restore habitat for the elusive Eastern Screech Owl. This project will also be in celebration of the first annual Poudre RiverFest!

RAIN BACK-UP DATE: May 17 - please put this date on your calendar, too!

Poudre RiverFest is a FREE daylong, family focused event, with wildlife viewing and volunteer restoration projects in the morning followed by a celebration of the Poudre River in the afternoon with live music, educational activities, booths, a beer garden and food. For more information about Poudre RiverFest: https://sustainablelivingassociation.org/sla-events/poudre-riverfest/

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Big Thompson Flood Recovery
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 14 and up with parent/ guardian (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board
Community Foundation of Northern Colorado
New Belgium Brewing Co., Inc.

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 10, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 50


Attention: Crew Leaders Needed!

Post Flood restoration is happening now! Join us on Saturday May 10th as WRV and the Big Thompson River Restoration Coalition will be working to clean up and enhance the Big Thompson River.

On behalf of the Big Thompson River Restoration Coalition, we invite you to join Wildlands Restoration Volunteers as we address flood damage, protect stream banks and rebuild our community!

In September of 2013, devastating floods affected the Colorado Front Range. Our most sincere admiration goes out to all those who persevered through fires and floods. As so many individuals feel compelled to help with the recovery efforts, WRV has been working to set up post-flood clean up and river stabilization projects to help heal the land and its inhabitants. We are looking for community members to volunteer on May 10th at several sites affected by September's floods. Be a part of the WRV's volunteer projects on the Big Thompson River in the 2014! Volunteers will partner with AmeriCorps, WRV staff and local natural resource specialists to protect stream banks in anticipation of spring runoff as well as plant native seed and remove debris from the river channel. Those joining us can expect to spend a full day working outdoors and learning about the rivers hydrology and geomorphology. Food and tools will be provided. No experience necessary. To register for this event, visit www.wlrv.org.

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

Our multi-faceted approach will seek to first enhance the safety of the rivers inhabitants and infrastructure by continuing to remove debris and stabilize the banks. Volunteers will assist in removing potentially hazardous debris from the channel, where it will be staged for transportation provided by our coalition partners.

Our objective is to restore and enhance geomorphic and ecosystem function in the canyon, including the ongoing re-grading of stream banks and the stabilization of banks, as well as the continued removal of hazardous debris.

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is the principle sponsor and lead entity for the coalition. The BTRRC has over 200 stakeholders and agency partners. This project is listed as critical in anticipation of spring runoff, namely removing hazardous debris jams and stabilizing river banks.

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Lyons Post Flood Riverbank Restoration
SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 Accompanied by Adult (more info)
Sponsors
Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists P.C.
Outdoor Industry Association
Fund to Restore Colorado Trails, Parks & Waterways

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 10, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 130

In September of 2013 devastating flooding affected communities all along the front range. Lyons, Colorado was one of the hardest hit with large portions of the town displaced as the St Vrain River raged through the center of the town. WRV organized a large project on Thanksgiving weekend to help clear flood debris from a favorite town park, Meadow Park.

The flood scoured vegetation along the St Vrain River corridor. These stark bare areas are highly prone to erosion, blowing dust, and invasion by weeds. It is essential to re-establish native vegetation as soon as possible! The Lyons Ecology Board has asked WRV to return this spring to help.

Join us on May 10 to plant native seed on more than 1,000,000 square feet of scoured stream-side areas in one day! The task is large, but simple. We'll spread seed and rake it in. No experience necessary.

With the coming rains, these 100,000,000 seeds will sprout, helping to re-establish native stream-side vegetation to resist weed invasion, blowing dust, and re-beautify the stark landscape.

After our work is done, we'll celebrate with good food and drink!

Special thanks to the Lyons Community Foundation, "The Fund to Restore Colorado's Trails, Waterways and Parks," and Lyons resident, Matt Rooney, for funding this ambitious project!


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Boulder Prairie - Med Sage - Boulder County
SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Multi Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 10 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Agriculture
Boulder County Parks and Open Space

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 17, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 50

Building on a decade of profoundly successful progress, WRV continues the urgent quest to remove Mediterranean Sage from Boulder County. 50 volunteers are needed for this event with Boulder County Parks & Open Space on a newly acquired property!


Left unchecked, this Colorado A-listed weed aggressively invades grasslands, reduces native plant populations, and degrades wildlife habitat and the overall health of prairie ecosystems. With sustained action, state wide eradication is possible, which would protect prairie ecosystems and wildlife habitat. Indirectly, this work will help protect thousands of acres of Colorado grassland habitats.
Three other date options are available:
All-day Sunday - Jun 8 City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks land near Longmont (separate registration form)
Evening Wednesday - May 28 NOAA Table Mountain (separate registration form)
Evening Wednesday - June 4 NOAA Table Mountain (separate registration form)

REGISTRATION for this Saturday May 17 project ENDS FRIDAY May 16 AT 1PM.
WAITLISTED VOLUNTEERS WILL BE NOTIFIED THEN IF THERE IS SPACE AVAILABLE




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Walden Ponds Flood Clean-Up
SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 14 (more info)
Sponsors
Community Foundation of Northern Colorado
Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists P.C.
Fund to Restore Colorado Trails, Parks & Waterways
New Belgium Brewing Co., Inc.

Date(s):
TuesdayMay 20, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Last September's flooding wreaked havoc all across the Front Range choking large areas with debris, washing out trails and reorganizing the flow of water to crucial wetlands. The Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat has been cut off from it's main water source at Boulder Creek.

Volunteers will help clearing debris from the water access and return ditches ensuring that water can continue to flow into and drain from this important wildlife habitat.

This is a TUESDAY, all day project. We need all hands on deck to get the work done, if you can only be present for part of the day we must know in advance. Your participation will be awarded with stellar camaraderie, a tasty provided lunch, the satisfaction of helping flood recovery efforts and the fulfillment of a job well done at the end of the day. Also, the wildlife will thank you!

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Myrtle Spurge 5 - Boulder Foothills: Pine Brook Hills
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Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Agriculture
Boulder County
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Boulder County Parks and Open Space

Date(s):
ThursdayMay 22, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Myrtle Spurge is an A-listed weed in Colorado -- EEEEK!!! That means that it is among the most aggressive weeds in Colorado, yet the distribution is limited enough that eradication is possible. Therefore there is very high ecological value to remove this plant. Un-managed, this plant spreads widely, crowding out native vegetation. It is toxic to people and wildlife.

WRV has established an exciting regional partnership which will tackle this weed at multiple sites in Boulder and Jefferson Counties.

That's where you come in! Join us digging up this weed at Pine Brook Hills in the foothills west of Boulder, before it takes over our beloved state.


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Canyon Lakes Unauthorized Road Obliteration I
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation
Mishawaka Amphitheater

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 24, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 25

More than 380,000 miles of dirt roads riddle our National Forests. However, not all of them were created equally, or legally. Besides the watershed impacts of roads, the USFS has estimated an $8.4 Billion dollar backlog of maintenance and reconstruction costs for these roads.
This project is intended to close and restore the highest priority degraded roads in the Canyon Lakes Ranger District in Larimer County. By decompacting, recontouring, stabilizing, and revegetating 12 miles of roads in three years, this ongoing project is intended to improve the quality of the watershed, improve habitat, and enhance water quality within Colorado's only National Wild and Scenic River; the Cache La Poudre!
Come join us for one, two or all three projects this season, to continue this long-term restoration dream in the montane reaches of Northern Colorado.

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Boulder Prairie - Med Sage Table Mountain 1
SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 10 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
NOAA - Dept. of Commerce
Colorado Department of Agriculture

Date(s):
WednesdayMay 28, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 35

Building on a decade of profoundly successful progress, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers continues the urgent quest to remove Mediterranean Sage from Boulder County. 35 volunteers are needed for this particular date, as part of a multi-agency partnership, targeting our removal efforts at the highest priority sites in Boulder County, especially on Table Mountain.



Left unchecked, this Colorado A-listed weed aggressively invades grasslands, reduces native plant populations, and degrades wildlife habitat and the overall health of prairie ecosystems. With sustained action, state wide eradication is possible, which would protect prairie ecosystems and wildlife habitat. Indirectly, this work will help protect thousands of acres of Colorado grassland habitats.

Evening- Wednesday - May 28 at NOAA Table Mountain west of Longmont, 5pm-dusk



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

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 31, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 80

Come help improve forest health at Genesee Park, which is a very popular and beautiful destination in the Denver Mountain Park system west of Golden, receiving thousands of visitors per year. Tree growth, in the absence of natural wildfires, has degraded the value of the forest habitat and increase the risk of a severe wildfire near local communities.

There are numerous dense patches of small diameter trees that need to be thinned to create a more natural tree canopy. Volunteers will cut the smaller trees with loppers and hand saws. Larger trees will be cut by trained chainsawyers and dragged by volunteers to nearby chippers.

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Boulder Prairie - Med Sage Table Mountain 2
SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 10 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
NOAA - Dept. of Commerce
Colorado Department of Agriculture

Date(s):
WednesdayJun 04, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 35

Building on a decade of profoundly successful progress, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers continues the urgent quest to remove Mediterranean Sage from Boulder County. 35 volunteers are needed for this particular date, as part of a multi-agency partnership, targeting our removal efforts at the highest priority sites in Boulder County, especially on Table Mountain.



Left unchecked, this Colorado A-listed weed aggressively invades grasslands, reduces native plant populations, and degrades wildlife habitat and the overall health of prairie ecosystems. With sustained action, state wide eradication is possible, which would protect prairie ecosystems and wildlife habitat. Indirectly, this work will help protect thousands of acres of Colorado grassland habitats.

Evening- Wednesday - June 4 at NOAA Table Mountain west of Longmont, 5pm-dusk



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O'Fallon Park Trail ReRoute - Part 1
SCHEDULED
Come celebrate National Trails Day!

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

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 07, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 100

Enjoy the great outdoors on National Trails Day and continue our multi-year effort to improve trails and restore stream habitat at beautiful O'Fallon Park, near Evergreen.

The O'Fallon, Corwina, and Pence Parks are among the most popular and heavily used of the Denver Mountain Park system, established in the early 1900s.
One of the O'Fallon Park trails travels straight down a hill and is eroding and unsustainable. On this day, volunteers will enjoy great scenery as they begin a 1700 foot re-route of this trail. The project includes basic trail construction and rock work, so it is suitable for beginners and experienced volunteers alike.

Part 2 of this trail re-route will be on September 20. Consider signing up for both projects for extra satisfaction, and to see the finished product!

Rain date: June 14. Please put this on your calendar if you're registering for this project.

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Boulder Prairie- Med Sage City of Boulder
SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Multi Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
NOAA - Dept. of Commerce
Colorado Department of Agriculture

Date(s):
SundayJun 08, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 40

This is a SUNDAY project .
Building on nine years of profoundly successful progress, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers continues the urgent quest to remove Mediterranean Sage from Boulder County. 70 volunteers are needed as part of a multi-agency partnership, targeting our removal efforts at the highest priority sites that we've been to time and again, which has led to diminished numbers of plants through the years.


Left unchecked, this Colorado A-listed weed aggressively invades grasslands, reduces native plant populations, and degrades wildlife habitat and the overall health of prairie ecosystems. With sustained action, state wide eradication is possible, which would protect prairie ecosystems and wildlife habitat. Indirectly, this work will help protect thousands of acres of Colorado grassland habitats.
Three date options are available:
All-day Saturday- May 17 - Boulder County open space west of Longmont
Evening Wednesday - May 28 NOAA Table Mountain (separate registration form)
Evening Wednesday - June 4 NOAA Table Mountain (separate registration form)

REGISTRATION for the SUNDAY project ENDS FRIDAY AT 1PM.
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Echo Lake- Restoration and Trail
SCHEDULED
Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation
Colorado State Parks - State Trails Program
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 21, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 45
SundayJun 22, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 45

Nestled in the shadow of majestic Mt. Evans and often as clear as a sheet of glass is the second oldest lake in Colorado: Echo Lake. The beauty of this lake combined with its easy access from the Denver metropolitan area has led to a huge impact and future threat to the ecology of the area. Sections of the shoreline have seen so much use they are barren and washing away. We need your help to stabilize and protect these areas though planting, seeding and erosion control with rock. While some volunteers are focusing on the shoreline others will venture more "inland" to help concentrate visitor use to designated areas. This will help minimize the impact on the overall area and allow parts of the park to begin to be restored. After a hard days work everyone will head back to camp for a fun night and some delicious food.

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

Volunteers will car-camp Friday and Saturday night at a base camp (11,600ft) then carpool to the work-site early each morning to ensure we are not working when afternoon storms roll in.

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Mt Bierstadt 14er Trail Restoration I
SCHEDULED
Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 21, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 13
SundayJun 22, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 13
MondayJun 23, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 13
TuesdayJun 24, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 13

The Bierstadt trail is one of the most used 14er routes in the state, given its convenient location near human populations. The area is truly spectacular and a great setting for a wilderness restoration project. Limited by group size regulations of Wilderness regulations, a very small group of thirteen volunteers will get the opportunity to restore to nature a user-created route that is being replaced by a new and much more sustainable trail alignment.
This project is part of a partnership with Colorado Fourteeners and the US Forest Service to re-route large sections of the entire trail in an effort to create a single sustainable route to the summit. 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.

This is the first project in a two-part series of back-to-back projects. You are welcome to sign up for one or both.

Note: These are some of WRV's most amazing projects but are also very strenuous, requiring up to a 2 mile hike carrying materials and personal gear. We will be camping above 10,000 ft at a site along an old Forest Service Road that will require a moderate hike to get to. This project will have a back country feel with the convenience of being relatively close to vehicles.

Previous backpacking experience is recommended and participants will be required to speak with the trip leader prior to the expedition.

Early arrival on the first day and a COMMITMENT TO ALL FOUR DAYS REQUIRED. Due to the group size limit we are only able to sign up 13 volunteers. Please be considerate and only sign up if you are willing and able to commit to the full project. Last minute 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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Seed Collection 1 - Wed - June 25
SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County Parks and Open Space

Date(s):
WednesdayJun 25, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 30

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

THIS IS AN EVENING EVENT -- 5:30PM TO 8:30PM -- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

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

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

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Mt Bierstadt 14er Trail Restoration II
SCHEDULED
Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation

Date(s):
ThursdayJun 26, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 13
FridayJun 27, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 13
SaturdayJun 28, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 13
SundayJun 29, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 13

The Bierstadt trail is one of the most used 14er routes in the state for good reason. The area is truly spectacular and a great setting for a wilderness restoration project. Limited by group size regulations of the Wilderness, a small group of only thirteen volunteers will get the opportunity to restore a user created route that is being replaced by new and much more sustainable trail alignment. This project is part of a partnership with Colorado Fourteeners and the US Forest Service to re-route large sections of the entire trail in an effort to create a single sustainable route to the summit. 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.

This is the second project in a two part series of back-to-back projects.

�Note: These are some of WRV's most amazing projects but are also very strenuous, requiring up to a 2 mile hike carrying materials and personal gear. We will be camping above 10,000 ft at a site along an old Forest Service Road that will require a moderate hike to get to. This project will have a back country feel with the convenience of being relatively close to vehicles.

Previous backpacking experience is recommended and participants are required to speak with the trip leader prior to the expedition.

Early arrival on the first day and a COMMITMENT TO ALL FOUR DAYS IS REQUIRED. Due to the exremely small group size limit, we are only able to sign up 13 volunteers. Please be considerate and only sign up if you are willing and able to commit to the full project. Last minute 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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Seed Collection 3 - Wed - July 9
SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County Parks and Open Space

Date(s):
WednesdayJul 09, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 35

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

THIS 3 HOUR EVENT -- 5:30PM TO 8:30PM -- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

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

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


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Cameron Amphitheater Road Conversion and Rare Species Protection
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 15 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation

Date(s):
SaturdayJul 12, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 30
SundayJul 13, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Tucked between the magnificent 14,000 foot tall mountains of Lincoln, Cameron, and Bross is a little alpine amphitheater that is home to a community of rare and endangered plant species. There is a sanctioned jeep trail from the town of Alma that winds its way all the way up to the fore mentioned peaks. As this road passes Cameron amphitheater people have begun to spur off this road into the amphitheater at a low point in the road. The social road being created is starting to become very well defined and thus creating a cycle of more and more use (and erosion) each year. As more folks enter the amphitheater they get closer and closer to harming many rare alpine plants.


This project will focus on closure of the ¼ mile spur that takes users into these rare plant communities. Volunteers will camp in the town of Alma then carpool over high clearance roads to the breathtaking amphitheater each day, to hand transplant plugs and make the social road disappear.
FRIDAY night arrival highly encouraged.

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Summit Lake Restoration and Trail - Mt Evans
SCHEDULED
Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation
Colorado State Parks - State Trails Program
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.

Date(s):
SaturdayJul 26, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 50
SundayJul 27, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 50

The Chicago Lakes Overlook Trail at Summit Lake Park has transformed over the last four years through thousands of volunteer hours that have improved the trail surface making it recreationally accessible to wheelchairs and thousands of tons of rock that now armor and protect the up-slope and down-slope plant communities.

This year WRV will return to this iconic Denver Mountain Park landscape at 12,800 feet above sea level to focus our restoration efforts on the a heavily impacted area on the far side of Summit Lake. New signage and fencing from previous projects now keep users on trail, but nearly decade of uncontrolled use had a catastrophic affect on the vegetation which is now leading to erosion. In 2014, we will continue or restoration efforts by planting seedlings that were grown out from seeds collected by WRV volunteers in 2013. There will also be plenty of rock-work to create habitat for our seedlings, and there will be some trail maintenance to improve the heavily used trails in the area.

Volunteers will car-camp Friday and Saturday night at a base camp (11,600ft) then carpool to the work-site early each morning to ensure we are off the mountain early before storms roll in. We will spend the day surrounded by scenic view sheds, the occasional rare plant community, and wildlife such as big horn sheep and mountain goats. Work will include a variety of constructing rock/wood check dams, adding rock cover, seeding, mulching and the potential for some planting/transplanting.


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Seed Collection 4 - Fri - Aug 8
SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County Parks and Open Space

Date(s):
FridayAug 08, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 35

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR EVENT -- 9:30AM TO 12:30PM -- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.
LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!
The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

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

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

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Bobolink South Boulder Creek Teasel Removal
SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Sunbelt Rentals

Date(s):
TuesdayAug 19, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 50

The Bobolink trail (along South Boulder Creek) is one of the most heavily used trails in Boulder, with many thousands of visitors each year. South Boulder Creek is recognized as one of Colorado's State Natural Areas due to its mosaic of high quality wetlands, plains riparian forests, wet meadows, mesic tallgrass prairie ecosystems, and a remnant of the plains cottonwood riparian ecosystem, which provide essential wildlife habitat in an urbanized area. The floodplain in the area includes habitat for three rare plants and two animal species of concern.

Volunteers will remove teasel, an aggressive weed that threatens this valuable habitat.

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Waldrop - Red Rock Lake Connector Trail (Brainard Lake Recreation Area)
SCHEDULED
Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation
Colorado Mountain Club - Boulder Group
Arapaho Roosevelt Pawnee Foundation  ARP
Colorado State Parks - State Trails Program

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 23, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 70
SundayAug 24, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 70

Description: Enjoy the fall colors with us at this beautiful mountain location. The Brainard Lake Recreation Area is one of the most popular wilderness access points in the United States, receiving over 130,000 visitors per year. To reduce impacts on the Wilderness, the US Forest Service has created the new Brainard Gateway Trailhead.
HISTORY
In 2012, WRV, with the help of Boulder Mountainbike Alliance (BMA) and Colorado Mountain Club (CMC), restored habitat around the trailhead and constructed a 450 foot connector trail from this new trailhead to the Sourdough Trail.
In 2013, we constructed a 2500 foot segment of trail connecting the Gateway Trailhead and Sourdough Trail to the Waldrop Trail.
VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
In 2014, volunteers will construct a new trail that connects the Waldrop Trail to Red Rock Lake Trailhead. We'll also close and restore sections of old trail that are being replaced by new trails. The project includes some interesting rock work for "rock hounds" and plenty of basic trail construction for beginners new to trail construction.

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

We are once again happy to be partnering with the US Forest Service, Colorado Mountain Club and Boulder Mountainbike Alliance on this project and are grateful for funding from the Arapaho Roosevelt Pawnee Foundation and Colorado State Trails Program.

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Eldorado Canyon Trail Flood Repairs
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Eldorado Canyon State Park
Colorado State Parks - State Trails Program
Outdoor Industry Association
Fund to Restore Colorado Trails, Parks & Waterways
New Belgium Brewing Co., Inc.

Date(s):
ThursdayAug 28, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 40

The flood of September 2013 severely damaged trails all across the Front Range, including Eldorado Canyon State Park. Rough cuts were made in the autumn to allow hikers to pass through these areas but the cuts were very rough and not expected to last through even a single season.
This year volunteers will recreate sections of the damaged trails that once were three of Eldorado's most used trails. Volunteers will clear a large mudslide, remove debris, restore trail tread, and revegetate hillside with native grasses, bushes, and trees,restore nearby slopes, restore vegetation, clear tread, import materials, widen the approach trail for heavy equipment, and build structures to protect the trail from future water events. The towering cliffs that surround these work sites are a reminder of the splendor and majesty nature holds.

This is a THURSDAY, all day project. The nature of this work will not allow for half day participation. You will be awarded half way through with a great lunch break and chance to take in the splendor of this park.

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Grand Ditch Seed Collection (Rocky Mtn NP)
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 14 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado State Parks - State Trails Program
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 30, 2014 - SundayAug 31, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 35

LABOR DAY WEEKEND in the Rockies!

The Grand Ditch Breach of 2003 created serious natural and historic impacts to the Upper Kawuneeche Valley of Rocky Mountain National Park, including degraded aquatic, riparian, and upland ecosystems, and impacts to wetland communities that support a unique array of species in the park. The associated 47,600 cubic-yard debris flow also deposited a large amount of excess sediment into the system. It remains in an unstable, erodible state and resulted in increased sedimentation along the Colorado River, altered aesthetics of a wilderness area, and tree mortality and scarring.
Rocky Mountain National Park has completed an extensive EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) process and is moving forward to restore the impacted ecosystems to a naturally dynamic and self-sustaining state. This seed collection project is an essential first step to accomplishing this vision. The seed that volunteers collect will be used directly on the impacted Grand Ditch Breach-affected areas.

Revel in a weekend of contemplation amidst the peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park as we collect native seed from several species, enjoy the stewardship community, and share great food. Free camping will be provided by Rocky Mountain National Park on the park's west slope.

FRIDAY NIGHT ARRIVAL ENCOURAGED due to the distance from Front Range human communities! Please commit to staying for the entire project, since it's difficult to arrange transportation and get accurate head counts for meals otherwise.
Free camping on Sunday night too, so you can enjoy a liberating Labor Day in the park.

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McCullough Gulch Trail Reroute and Rehab
SCHEDULED
Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation
Climax Molybdenum

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 30, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 40
SundayAug 31, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 40

Just over eight miles outside of Breckenridge lays what the Summit County Explorer says is "the" hike you should do if you can only do one in Summit County. This beautiful trail gives you the feeling of being lost in the woods as it winds up past a series of waterfalls before reaching a beautiful glacial carved lake It currently includes a central loop which, though increased use, now serves as a central point for a myriad of social trails that crisscross it and branch out beyond. Often users will hear the waterfall from the opposite side of the loop and make a bee-line right for it.


This project will seek the root of the problem by permanently closing half of the central loop and restoring the surrounding social trails. By making this closure users will be presented with a single unified route and will no longer be prompted to cut between opposite points on the loop. Come spend part of your Labor Day weekend camping out in this amazing place and giving back to the lands we all love so much.

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Seed Collection 5 - FRIDAY - Sept. 5
SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County Parks and Open Space

Date(s):
FridaySep 05, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 35

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

THIS IS A 6 HOUR EVENT -- 9:30AM TO 3:30PM -- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

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

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

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

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Myrtle Spurge 6 - Boulder Foothills
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Agriculture
Boulder County
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 06, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 60

Myrtle Spurge is an A-listed weed in Colorado -- EEEEK!!! That means that it is among the most aggressive weeds in Colorado, yet the distribution is limited enough that eradication is possible. Therefore there is very high ecological value to remove this plant. Un-managed, this plant spreads widely, crowding out native vegetation. It is toxic to people and wildlife.

WRV has established an exciting regional partnership which will tackle this weed at multiple sites in Boulder and Jefferson Counties.

That's where you come in! Join us to dig up this weed in the foothills west of Boulder, before it takes over our beloved state.


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Pawnee Riparian Exclosure Fence
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 06, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 35
SundaySep 07, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 35

In the arid western U.S., 80% of wildlife relies on healthy riparian areas at some point in their life cycle. However, riparian areas (lush vegetated areas next to streams and rivers) occur on less than 5% of the overall landscape!
On the Pawnee National Grasslands, many riparian areas have been severely denuded by over a century of livestock grazing. This project is designed to protect 1/3 mile of riparian tree and shrub community along Little Owl Creek that we helped to restore in 2010. The temporary electric fence that was installed at that time hasn't adequately reduced the grazing pressure from the livestock in the area, and a more permanent solution is needed. Installing permanent fencing will protect this riparian area for the long term.
Healthy riparian areas on the Pawnee National Grasslands are havens for migratory and resident birds and, as such, are very popular birding stops for Audubon tours and other birding organizations. This restored riparian corridor will serve as important habitat for endangered fish, leopard frogs, and other area wildlife.


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Upper Gunnison Basin Stream Restoration
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Mid Week Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)

Date(s):
WednesdaySep 03, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 45
ThursdaySep 04, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 45
FridaySep 05, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 45
SaturdaySep 06, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 45
SundaySep 07, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 45



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Eldorado Canyon Trail Flood Repairs II
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Outdoor Industry Association
Colorado State Parks - State Trails Program
Eldorado Canyon State Park
Fund to Restore Colorado Trails, Parks & Waterways
New Belgium Brewing Co., Inc.

Date(s):
ThursdaySep 11, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 40

Come join us for our second project of the year restoring the trails in beautiful Eldorado Canyon State Park. The flood of September 2013 severely damaged trails all across the Front Range, including Eldorado Canyon State Park. Rough cuts were made in the autumn last year to allow hikers to pass through these areas but the cuts were very rough and not expected to last through even a single season.

This year volunteers will recreate sections of the trails that once were some of Eldorado's most traveled. Volunteers will continue building on the success of earlier projects and will clear a large mudslide, remove debris, restore trail tread, and revegetate hillside with native grasses, bushes, and trees,restore nearby slopes, restore vegetation, clear tread, import materials, widen the approach trail for heavy equipment, and build structures to protect the trail from future water events. The towering cliffs that surround these work sites are a reminder of the splendor and majesty nature holds.

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Alpine Seed Collection at Summit Lake Mt Evans
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation
Colorado State Parks - State Trails Program
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.

Date(s):
ThursdaySep 11, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 25

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

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

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


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White Rocks - Boulder Creek Restoration
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 13, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 60

City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks recently purchased the eastern portion of the sandstone cliffs known as White Rocks and the reach of Boulder Creek that flows beneath them. This incredibly beautiful location provides habitat for bald eagles, Northern leopard frogs and other native wildlife.

Thousands of Russian olive and non-native crack willow trees have invaded the riparian corridor and its associated floodplain and degraded the wildlife habitat.

Join us on this fall day to help cut, drag and chip invasive tree species and replant the area with hundreds of native shrubs. Volunteers may also plant native seed and install erosion matting and help with other flood recovery related needs.


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Boulder Greenways Weeding on Wheels - Russian Olive
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Morning    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 13, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Boulder is blessed with the stunning natural areas all around but there is another set of natural areas that is often overlooked as we gaze up at the Flatirons. The urban wildlands that criss-cross Boulder act as important wildlife corridors, protect against flooding, provide habitat, and are often the main and most frequent opportunity for people living in urban areas to connect with the natural world. In the third year of WRV's partnership with Boulder Greenways, we are focusing restoration efforts on these special natural areas right in our backyard. Specifically on this project we will target Russian olive, which is an invasive tree species.

Cutting and dragging is tough work but worth doing for native trees and wildlife to thrive. Volunteers, protected from thorns by gloves and long sleeves will help to create slash piles of Russian olive branches for City staff to chip for mulch. Since this is a project on Boulder Greenways we highly encourage everyone to hop on a bike to get to the project! If this does not work don't worry, there will be parking near-by for carpoolers

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O'Fallon Park Trail ReRoute - Part 2
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Colorado State Parks - State Trails Program

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 20, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 80

Come help continue the multi-year effort to improve trails and restore stream habitat at beautiful O'Fallon Park, near Evergreen.

The O'Fallon, Corwina, and Pence Parks are among the most popular and heavily used of the Denver Mountain Park system, established in the early 1900s.
One of the O'Fallon Park trails travels straight down a hill and is eroding and unsustainable.

On this day, volunteers will enjoy great scenery as they continue work on the 1700 ft long re-route of this trail, begun on National Trails Day. The project includes basic trail construction and rock work, so it is suitable for beginners and experienced trail volunteers alike.

Part one of this project is on June 7, 2014. Please consider reigistering for that National Trails Day project as well!

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Seed Collection 6 -Sat. - Sept. 20
SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County Parks and Open Space

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 20, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 40

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

This is a 6 HOUR SATURDAY event -- 9:30AM TO 3:30PM -- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.
LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!
The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

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

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

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Seed Collection 7 - Fri - Sept. 26
SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County Parks and Open Space

Date(s):
FridaySep 26, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 35

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

THIS IS A FRIDAY EVENT -- 9:00AM TO 1:00PM -- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.
LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!
The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

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

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

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Brainard Slope Restoration Project- National Public Lands Day!
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation
Arapaho Roosevelt Pawnee Foundation  ARP

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 27, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 40

The Brainard Lake Recreation Area is one of the most popular wilderness access points in the United States, receiving over 130,000 visitors per year. At the entrance station, there is a highly visible, unstable, eroding slope.

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
Volunteers will "landscape" the slope near the entrance station to stabilize it and improve the looks. Activities will include seeding, erosion matting installation, some rockwork, and transplanting of locally gathered native trees. Volunteers will be working at an elevation of about 10,000 feet. The Brainard Gateway is a top regional priority for the US Forest Service, because it is such a visible entry point to a popular destination. The fruits of your volunteer efforts will be seen and enjoyed by millions of people over the coming years!




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Canyon Lakes Unauthorized Road Obliteration II
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation
Mishawaka Amphitheater

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 27, 2014 - SundaySep 28, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 40

More than 380,000 miles of dirt roads riddle our National Forests. However, not all of them were created equally, or legally. Besides the watershed impacts of roads, the USFS has estimated an $8.4 Billion dollar backlog of maintenance and reconstruction costs for these roads. This project is intended to close and restore the highest priority degraded roads in the Canyon Lakes Ranger District in Larimer County. By decompacting, recontouring, stabilizing, and revegetating 12 miles of roads in three years, this ongoing project is intended to improve the quality of the watershed, improve habitat, and enhance water quality within Colorado's only National Wild and Scenic River; the Cache La Poudre! Come join us for this September project or both (also October 18) this season, to continue this long-term restoration dream in the montane reaches of Northern Colorado.

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Seed Collection 8 - Sat. - Sept. 27
SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County Parks and Open Space

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 27, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 40

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

THIS IS A 6 HOUR EVENT -- 9:30AM TO 3:30PM -- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.
LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!
The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

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

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

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Seed Collection 9 - Fri. - Oct. 3
SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County Parks and Open Space

Date(s):
FridayOct 03, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 35

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR EVENT -- 10:00AM TO 2:00PM -- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.
LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!
The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

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

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

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Anemone Hill Trail Rehab - Boulder Open Space
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado State Parks - State Trails Program
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 04, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 70

City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks is constructing a new loop trail in the popular Anemone Hill area west of Settlers Park. Thousands of feet of eroded existing trails will no longer be needed after the completion of the new trail. This work includes a very steep eroded and gullied section that once functioned as a road/trail.

Join us on this fall day to rehabilitate the old and soon-to-be redundant trails. After heavy equipment prepares the widest, most eroded sections, volunteers will restore the trail, finish soil preparation, and where appropriate plant native seed and install erosion matting.

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Vedauwoo Road Obliteration
SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Multi Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 11, 2014 - SundayOct 12, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 25

This is WRV's first road obliteration project outside of Colorado! Come make history with us!

Vedauwoo (pronounced "VEEdavoo") and its surrounding Pole Mountain Recreation area is one of the most attractive natural features in southern Wyoming. A rock climbers paradise, this location boasts a tremendous variety of fauna and flora as well. Joining the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest staff in their efforts to obliterate and restore dozens of miles of unauthorized roads, volunteers will have a chance to camp and spend two days around the Vedauwoo Recreation Area.
Volunteers will cast seeds, spread mulch, erect closure fences, and install erosion control structures, all to help maintain the natural health and aesthetic draw of this unique area. The project site is very near where WRV volunteers have picked seeds in past years, and there is a good chance some of that seed will be making its way back to this project!

Free camping at Vedauwoo Recreation Area for volunteers.

Friday night arrival encouraged..

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Seed Collection 10 - Sat.- Oct 11
SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County Parks and Open Space

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 11, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 35

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

THIS IS A MID-DAY 6 HOUR EVENT-- 9:30AM TO 3:30PM -- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.
LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!
The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

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

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

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Canyon Lakes Unauthorized Road Obliteration III
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation
Mishawaka Amphitheater

Date(s):
SaturdayOct 18, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 50

More than 380,000 miles of dirt roads riddle our National Forests. However, not all of them were created equally, or legally. Besides the watershed impacts of roads, the USFS has estimated an $8.4 Billion dollar backlog of maintenance and reconstruction costs for these roads.
This project is intended to close and restore the highest priority degraded roads in the Canyon Lakes Ranger District in Larimer County. By decompacting, recontouring, stabilizing, and revegetating 12 miles of roads in three years, this ongoing project is intended to improve the quality of the watershed, improve habitat, and enhance water quality within Colorado's only National Wild and Scenic River; the Cache La Poudre! Come join us for this last Canyon Lakes project of the season, to continue this long-term restoration dream in the montane reaches of Northern Colorado.

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Tool Fest - Boulder 2014
SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayNov 01, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Volunteers will gather to celebrate another great season of accomplishment and put our tools to bed for the winter-cleaning, sharpening, painting, oiling tools, and re-organizing our tool shed. Amazingly, this is a really fun and enjoyable way to end a busy successful project season. Come join the Tool Corps and have a great time!

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Tool Fest - Fort Collins
SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 14 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayNov 08, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 20

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

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