Wildlands Restoration Volunteers

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2018 Social Events
Social Event Name Day(s) Date(s)
Seeker Series: Cooking Wild with Kieran Creevy Wednesday Jan 24, 2018

Speaker Series: How to Create Lifelong Health and Well-Being Saturday Feb 03, 2018

Fort Collins Team Night Friday Feb 16, 2018

Boulder Team Night & WRV Leader Summit Saturday Feb 17, 2018

Spring Potluck - Fort Collins 2018 Friday Apr 20, 2018

Spring Potluck & Earth Day Celebration - Boulder Sunday Apr 22, 2018

Campbell Valley Tour with Bill Zeedyk Friday Apr 27, 2018

Seeker Series no. 2: Trekking Wild with Pemba Sherpa Thursday May 31, 2018

Ed's Farewell Pot-Luck Social Tuesday Jul 31, 2018

Meet and greet Katherine A. Thompson, WRV's new Executive Director Wednesday Aug 29, 2018

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Seeker Series: Cooking Wild with Kieran Creevy

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
Upslope Brewing Co.
Date(s):
Wednesday Jan 24, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Join us for the kick-off event of our Seeker Series featuring a presentation about cooking in the wild by world renowned Backcountry Chef, Guide, and Writer - Kieran Creevy!

"IMAGINATION, PLANNING, PREPARATION AND PRACTICE

Those 4 elements can and will improve your outdoor cooking to an incredible degree.

Too often, when we head outdoors, be it for an overnight camp, multi-day restoration project, a few days kayaking or even a multi-week expedition, we assign the lowest priority to our food.

Destination, partners, objective and equipment play a much more prominent role in our plans.

However, the food we choose should fuel more than just our muscles. It shouldn't be a chore to eat food in the evening at some high camp, or make do with soggy pasta and an insipid sauce. Instead it should be something to which we look forward.

Good food can fuel our minds and our bodies.

This is a skill I've had the good fortune to learn at a young age, so now I want to encourage more adventurers and outdoor athletes to enhance their food options and explore the vast array of what's possible with great food in the outdoors."

~Kieran Creevy


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Speaker Series: How to Create Lifelong Health and Well-Being

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Easy    ●    Partial Day
Date(s):
Saturday Feb 03, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 12
Would you like … Increased energy, vitality, and zest for life? A larger circle of supportive friends and acquaintances? Greater purpose and meaning in life?

Longtime WRV volunteer Alan Carpenter's half-day workshop, How to Create Lifelong Health and Well-Being, will show you how to have all of these and more. The workshop will help you move along the path to lifelong vibrant health and emotional well-being.

Following a life-threatening accident four years ago, Alan has spent much of his time scouring the scientific and medical literature learning how to rejuvenate his life. His research revealed nine healthy lifestyle choices that nurture body, mind, and spirit. The payoff for making better choices dwarfs what you probably imagine.

The workshop involves mostly hands-on, paper-and-pencil exercises and small-group discussions. As a result of the workshop, you'll:
• Understand the amazing benefits of making healthy choices in daily life
• Develop a positive self-concept that supports making healthy choices
• Set goals and create resourceful affirmations and visualizations that support your goals
• Create an abiding belief in your ability to make healthy choices
• Set implementation intentions
• Connect with your future self
• Learn specific, practical techniques for make healthy choices and turn them into healthy habits
• Create a customized action plan to begin to make healthy choices


There will be a $10 fee for materials. This will take place in the conference room of WRV's Boulder office.


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Fort Collins Team Night

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 (more info)
Date(s):
Friday Feb 16, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Calling all WRV Leaders!

Join us to kick off the 2018 project season with a fun and social evening where you can enjoy good food, drink, and cheer!

This year Fort Collins Team Night will be returning to Greyrock Commons in north Fort Collins. Event will be held from 5:30-8:00pm

We'll cover all the major WRV projects scheduled statewide, giving you the chance to sign up for volunteer leadership opportunities for the 2018 season. New leaders are invited to learn about leader positions and find out how to get involved this season. Current leaders are encouraged to bring someone they feel would be a great potential new leader for the WRV team.

INTEREST IN BECOMING A LEADER?
If you've not been a leader yet, or never attended Team Night before, this is a great way to get to know other leaders and get involved on a more in-depth level with WRV. You'll have a chance to talk with others about training to be a leader in many roles, and what their personal experiences have been as leaders on WRV projects. Plus, we will have great food!


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Boulder Team Night & WRV Leader Summit

RESCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Full Day
Date(s):
Saturday Feb 17, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 100
Calling all WRV Leaders!

Join us as we try out the idea of combining our annual leader summit with Team Night! This is our big kick-off social event for the year & now it will also be a great opportunity to dive into our leadership a little deeper with topics and discussions relevant to all WRV Leaders - whether you're a member of the 100+ project clubs, or just getting started. At this event you can enjoy good food, drink, and cheer! Please register now!

Throughout the day, among all the dialogue and catching-up, you will still be able to sign up for volunteer leadership opportunities on WRV projects! We'll cover all the major WRV projects scheduled, both north and south AS WELL as diving into topics that our leadership has requested to learn more about. It's going to be a great day!

INTEREST IN BECOMING A LEADER?
If you've not been a leader yet, or never attended Team Night before, this is a great way to get to know other leaders and get involved on a more in-depth level with WRV. You'll have a chance to talk with others about training to be a leader in many roles, and what their personal experiences have been as leaders on WRV projects.


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Spring Potluck - Fort Collins 2018

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly
Date(s):
Friday Apr 20, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Are you just discovering Wildlands Restoration Volunteers for the first time?
Are you a Wildlands Restoration Volunteer already, and have friends you'd like to invite to our events?


Come to our annual Fort Collins Spring Potluck and Season kickoff Party

We're all anticipating a season of fulfilling and beautiful experiences outdoors, restoring precious ecosystems across the Front Range and enjoying the wonderful welcoming WRV community.

Come meet with WRV friends, old and new. Share in a bit of food, music, some lawn games and catch up with other volunteers and WRV staff. You will have the opportunity to learn about projects for the coming season and register at the event.

6:00pm-8:00pm, Friday, April 20th in Fort Collins. Register now and we'll send you directions and last minute details.




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Spring Potluck & Earth Day Celebration - Boulder

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
Date(s):
Sunday Apr 22, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 100
Are you just discovering Wildlands Restoration Volunteers for the first time?
Are you a Wildlands Restoration Volunteer already, and have friends you'd like to invite to our events?
Has your project been canceled for Saturday and left you with nothing to do?

Come to our annual Boulder Spring Kickoff and community celebration!

We're all anticipating a season of fulfilling and beautiful experiences outdoors, restoring precious ecosystems across the Front Range and enjoying the wonderful welcoming WRV community.

Come meet with WRV friends, old and new. Share in a bit of food, live music and a journey in photos of the 2018 project season, with the opportunity to sign up early for your favorite events.

4:00pm-7:00pm, Sunday, April 22nd in Longmont. Register now and we'll send you more information on time and place, directions and what yummy food item to bring!




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Campbell Valley Tour with Bill Zeedyk

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
Colorado State University - Warner College of Nat Resources
Cargill
Audubon Rockies
Date(s):
Friday Apr 27, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 10
The Campbell Valley has been a long term restoration site and opportunity for WRV volunteers to be a part of some of the most experimental restoration treatments including induced meandering and Beaver analog restoration. Most of our treatments can be traced back to the innovations of one man: Bill Zeedyk. This is a rare opportunity to tour Campbell Valley with Bill and learn from his insights.


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Seeker Series no. 2: Trekking Wild with Pemba Sherpa

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Evening
Sponsors
Upslope Brewing Co.
Sherpa's Adventure Restaurant & Bar
Hub Ned
Sherpa Chai
Date(s):
Thursday May 31, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Join us for the second event of our Seeker Series featuring a presentation about trekking and trail stewardship in Nepal by renowned philanthropist and businessman Pemba Sherpa.

Pemba will be leading the volunteer Boulder to Sengma Stewardship Trek in November of 2018 and has reached out to Wildlands Restoration Volunteers and Boulder Climbing Community to recruit dedicated volunteers who not only act locally and think globally, but are willing to act globally too!

Pemba's presentation will be an incredibly inspiring evening as we adventure through Nepal and discuss the importance of global action - Mountain Recreation and Responsibility, an Intersection of
Enthusiasts and Conservationism.


Special thanks to our host's at Hub Ned, Upslope Brewing Company, Sherpa Chair for providing the space and delicious brews!

About the Man Behind the Mission -

Pemba grew up in the Everest region of Nepal, in Sewangma (or Sengma) . At the age of 16, Pemba began working in the Himalayan tourism industry as a professional mountain guide. After moving to the US Pemba started an adventure guiding company, Sherpa Ascent International, in an effort to reestablish contact with his home country and share the Himalayan Mountain's majestic environment, and colorful culture with westerners.

Pemba has guided over 47 trekking and climbing trips to the Himalayas in the past 20 years, which include Nepal, Tibet, India, Bhutan and Pakistan. As well as trips to East Africa, which include Tanzania, Kenya, Madagascar, and Rwanda. Pemba competed against the best ice climbers in the world in Ouray, Colorado, runs at an elite level and is a Montbell athlete.

Pemba opened Sherpa's Adventure Restaurant & Bar in 2002 to bring the experience, adventure, and taste of the Himalaya's to Boulder, CO. He is also the founder and CEO of Sherpa Chai, harvested in the Himalaya and brewed by Sherpa of Boulder!

To Register for this event follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seeker-series-2-trekking-wild-with-pemba-sherpa-tickets-45662521832


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Ed's Farewell Pot-Luck Social

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 1 day (more info)
Date(s):
Tuesday Jul 31, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 65
Ed Self, founder and longtime WRV Executive Director is stepping down in just a few short weeks and the time has come to celebrate all that he built, the community he gave rise to, the incredible impact he has had on the Colorado landscape and the man himself. WRV exists because of Ed, and those of us who make up the members of this rich community want to send him off onto his next adventures in the way we do best; with good cheer, good food and good friends.

At Ed's request this is to be a potluck style event (WRV will supply the libations), you will bring a dish to share and we hope you'll also bring your fondest memories of Ed to share as well.

Final details including directions will be sent out a week ahead of the event. For now please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Thank you, we know Ed will be thrilled to see everyone gathered together!


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Meet and greet Katherine A. Thompson, WRV's new Executive Director

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 1 day (more info)
Date(s):
Wednesday Aug 29, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Join Katherine A. Thompson, WRV's new Executive Director, as she opens her own new checking account at Blue Federal Credit Union, enjoy pizza provided by Blue Federal Credit Union, tell Katherine about your hopes and dreams for WRV's future, and maybe open a checking account of your own!


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