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2019 Social Events
Social Event Name Day(s) Date(s)
Team Night - Boulder Friday Feb 22, 2019

Team Night - Fort Collins Saturday Feb 23, 2019

Wigeon Watching & Waffles Sunday Apr 28, 2019

Restoring Forward Into the Wild: Ecology Hike & Picnic Sunday May 19, 2019

Habitat Hero Garden Party & Liqueur Tasting Sunday Jun 02, 2019

A Pollinator Party: Celebrating the Partnership between WRV & Butterfly Pavilion Sunday Jun 09, 2019

Orioles & Omelets Sunday Jun 16, 2019

Wildflower Walk & Landscaping with Native Plants Saturday Jul 13, 2019

Sunset over the Skyline: WRV's Work in Denver Saturday Aug 10, 2019

A Day on Lake Dillon: Water Sports & Gourmet Picnic Sunday Aug 18, 2019

Cured's Best in Celebration of WRV Saturday Aug 24, 2019

Plant Partnership and OSMP Herbarium Tour Friday - Friday Sep 06, 2019 - Sep 06, 2019

Celebrating 20 Years of Restoration in Colorado over Wine & Cheese Saturday Sep 14, 2019

Back to Bald Mountain - Reflections on the Elements of a Successful Restoration Effort Saturday Sep 21, 2019

Demystifying Dinner Parties with Chef Geoffrey May Saturday Oct 05, 2019

Team Night - Boulder

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Easy    ●    Full Day
Date(s):
Friday Feb 22, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 80
Calling all WRV Leaders!

Join us to launch the 2019 project season with a night to remember. Catch up with old friends over great food and get a sneak peak of the project season. AS always, we will invite leaders to sign up for leader roles throughout the coming season.

This year Boulder Team Night will again be held at St John's Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine St. We encourage you to bring new folks who you think would make a great leader. Team night is a great evening for new leaders to register for spring training and to learn one-on-one with you about the leadership program at WRV.

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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Team Night - Fort Collins

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Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 (more info)
Date(s):
Saturday Feb 23, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Calling all WRV Leaders!

It's been a long, cold, dark winter...and I don't know about you, but the WRV staff sure do miss sun filled days digging in the dirt with our wonderful leadership community.

Thankfully, it's time for TEAM NIGHT 2019 and we can't wait to kick off the season with our leaders with a night of project previews, catching up with friends, food and signing up for leader roles on projects.

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 2019 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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Wigeon Watching & Waffles

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Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Date(s):
Sunday Apr 28, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 24
Join us for bird-watching on a two-mile hike and then flock to the sunny home of Paul Mandel and India Wood, a WRV Board Member and volunteer lead cook, for a brunch of homemade waffles and much more to celebrate our 20th Anniversary! $35/person; all proceeds benefit WRV.

This event is family-friendly. Please let us know if you will be bringing kids so that we can plan kid-friendly activities.

Donations will be accepted at this event.

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Restoring Forward Into the Wild: Ecology Hike & Picnic

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Very Difficult    ●    Morning    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Date(s):
Sunday May 19, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 24
Hosted by Drs. Tate & Seastedt: Travel up the remnants of a mining claim road that was used to transport fire equipment during recent fires. Visit meadows in need of proactive restoration (removal of weeds) and see where passive restoration does and does not work in post fire and post flood habitats. Discover that this hybrid landscape is still home to many desirable - and a few undesirable - plants and animals native to the foothills. $35/person; all proceeds benefit WRV.

Because this area lacks established trails, only those with rock-hopping abilities should attend. The area is home to rattlesnakes and poison ivy which, with care, can be avoided.

After a vigorous hike, relax and enjoy a picnic with Tim's delicious Swedish rye bread and other Swedish dishes.

Donations will be accepted at this event.


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Habitat Hero Garden Party & Liqueur Tasting

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Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Date(s):
Sunday Jun 02, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 35
Spend an afternoon in a local Habitat Hero garden (http://rockies.audubon.org/habitat-hero). This award-winning bird- and pollinator-friendly garden features native plants and provides food, shelter, and other resources for birds and other pollinators. Connect with nature in this beautiful space, learn how it was created, and connect with others as you sip the fantastic fruit liqueurs made from the garden's fruit trees. $30/person; all proceeds benefit WRV.

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A Pollinator Party: Celebrating the Partnership between WRV & Butterfly Pavilion

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 0 (more info)
Sponsors
Butterfly Pavilion
Date(s):
Sunday Jun 09, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Join this family-friendly party to celebrate the ongoing partnership to enhance pollinator populations in Colorado. Learn all about Colorado's native pollinator species, what two organizations are doing to help them thrive, and how you can help! Sing Happy Birthday to WRV and join us for 20th birthday cake!

$20/person; all proceeds benefit WRV.

As a bonus, after 2 PM, please stay if you like and take in the Butterfly Pavilion's newest exhibit, Colorado Backyard, to learn about all the invertebrate creatures sharing your back yard! And enjoy all the rest that the Pavilion has to offer, until closing time at 5 PM.

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Orioles & Omelets

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Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Date(s):
Sunday Jun 16, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 12
Join us this Father's Day as we celebrate the dads (and moms!) of the avian world. This event takes you to one of the best locations in Boulder County for bird-watching in June. Linda Lee, experienced birder, former WRV staff member, and crew leader, will lead this guided bird walk. After about an hour and a half, we'll take a short, 10-minute drive to Nyland Co-housing in Lafayette, where event co-host, WRV Executive Director, Katherine Thompson, and her family, will share a sumptuous brunch of made-to-order omelets with the group. $35/person; all proceeds benefit WRV.

Birders of all levels are welcome on this fun (and yummy) morning outing.

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Wildflower Walk & Landscaping with Native Plants

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Intermediate    ●    Evening    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 13, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Join us at a fantastic, octagonal mountain home at high altitude for an afternoon wildflower walk and discussion of how to incorporate native plants into your landscaping. Please join hosts, Eileen Brown, WRV lead cook and former board member, and Brian Rasmussen, landscape architect and longtime WRV leader, at their Sugarloaf getaway for a magical afternoon during the peak wildflower season that will culminate in a backyard barbecue at twilight. $50/person; all proceeds benefit WRV.

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Sunset over the Skyline: WRV's Work in Denver

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Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 10, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Enjoy beverages, heavy hors d'oeuvres and mingling while taking in the beautiful views of the Front Range and the Denver skyline from this gorgeously-remodeled high-rise condo on iconic Larimer Street! Katherine Thompson, Executive Director of WRV, will make introductions and discuss our WRV's past and potential future work in Denver. Enjoy the sunset over the mountains as Mother Nature paints the sky in a colorful glow! $100/person; all proceeds benefit WRV.

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A Day on Lake Dillon: Water Sports & Gourmet Picnic

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Intermediate    ●    Partial Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Date(s):
Sunday Aug 18, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 6
Enjoy an afternoon at 9,000 ft elevation kayaking, canoeing and paddle-boarding along the 26.8 miles of shoreline of Lake Dillon. Paddle in and out of inlets along the lake shore to explore where you may find beaver, bald eagle, osprey, ducks, moose, coyotes and deer, while surrounded by majestic Rocky Mountain Summit County peaks.

At the end of your afternoon adventure, you will be served a lovely summer picnic along the beautiful shoreline of Lake Dillon or upon one of the many small islands. This opportunity is not to be missed; a lovely summer day spent in the Rockies. $200/person; all proceeds benefit WRV.

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Cured's Best in Celebration of WRV

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Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 24, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 4
Enjoy an intimate evening of feasting and storytelling about food and conservation in the Front Range. Meet WRV's new Executive Director, Katherine Thompson, and learn about her vision for WRV. Savor the best of Cured, from charcuterie to champagne. As a bonus, the owners of Cured, Coral and Will Frischkorn, will be there! WRV volunteer (and Will's mother) Rebecca Trafton, welcomes you into her garden and home for a special summer evening. Your $1,000 ticket celebrates the 20th birthday of WRV and the future of wise environmental stewardship in Colorado. Cocktails in the garden with dinner to follow.


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Plant Partnership and OSMP Herbarium Tour

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Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Minimum Age: 12 (more info)
Sponsors
Books of Discovery
Green Machines of Boulder ATMs
Boulder Nordic Sport
Date(s):
Friday Sep 06, 2019 - Friday Sep 06, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 12
Come learn the story of WRV's collaborative plant-based work with OSMP, and tour City's herbarium. This facility contains plants from wet meadows, upland prairies, shrublands, riparian corridors, canyons, ponderosa pine and mixed forests from 5,000 to 10,000 feet. The visit will include a tour of the herbarium, and an introduction to the digital collection.


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Celebrating 20 Years of Restoration in Colorado over Wine & Cheese

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Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 14, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Join this casual gathering at the Fort Collins home of WRV Board Member, Linda Hamilton, to learn about the impressive restoration work achieved by WRV in our first twenty years, and how you can contribute to restoring Colorado's beloved places over the next twenty years! Beer, wine, and appetizers will be provided. There will be an opportunity to donate at this event.


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Back to Bald Mountain - Reflections on the Elements of a Successful Restoration Effort

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Morning    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 21, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 10

This event is reserved for members of WRV's 1K Circle. To join this circle of very generous donors to WRV and receive invitations to exclusive events like this, your investment will be $1K or above in the course of a single year, either in one payment or composed of multiple installments. Any questions? Please call Sarah at 303-543-1411, ext. 108.

NOTE: Carpooling will be necessary to reach this site - parking is very limited.


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Demystifying Dinner Parties with Chef Geoffrey May

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Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 05, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Would you like to host your friends for meals more often but find dinner parties stressful? Are you interested in learning pro tips and tricks to hosting a delicious AND low-stress dinner party?

Join us for an evening with Chef (and WRV Project Coordinator) Geoffrey May, and sous Chef (and WRV Executive Director) Katherine Thompson to learn how to create a simple yet elevated meal from produce grown locally, including some grown right on-site! Learn to source ingredients responsibly to minimize your carbon footprint.

We will make appetizer, salad, and entree courses. The evening will conclude with a full dinner party at sunset. Guests will take home a sample dinner party menu with recipes and a summary of techniques covered in the class. $75/person; all proceeds benefit WRV.

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