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2015 Trainings
Training Name Day(s) Date(s)
Myrtle Spurge Education & Outreach Team Monday Mar 09, 2015

Technical Advisor Orientation - Boulder Wednesday Mar 11, 2015

Cook Training - Boulder Thursday Mar 12, 2015

Technical Advisor Orientation - Fort Collins Thursday Mar 19, 2015

Instructor in Ecological Restoration or Trails Crew Leading Friday - Saturday Apr 03, 2015 - Apr 04, 2015

Working with Youth Training Wednesday Apr 08, 2015

Tool Manager Orientation -- BOULDER Friday Apr 10, 2015

Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - Heil Ranch Saturday - Sunday Apr 11, 2015 - Apr 12, 2015

High School Crew Leader Training at Heil Valley Ranch - April 2015 Saturday - Sunday Apr 11, 2015 - Apr 12, 2015

Tool Manager Orientation - Fort Collins Thursday Apr 16, 2015

Chainsaw Training Thursday - Sunday Apr 16, 2015 - Apr 19, 2015

Cook Training - Fort Collins Monday
Saturday
Apr 13, 2015
Apr 18, 2015

Project Leadership Training 2015 (Boulder) Saturday
Saturday
Mar 07, 2015
Apr 25, 2015

Wilderness First Aid Trainings-North Boulder: 8 & 16 Hours Tuesday - Saturday Apr 28, 2015 - May 02, 2015

Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - FORT COLLINS Saturday - Sunday May 09, 2015 - May 10, 2015

Seed Collection Crew Leader Training -SAT - June 13 Saturday - Saturday Jun 13, 2015 - Jun 13, 2015

Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - At Echo Lake Project Saturday - Sunday Jun 20, 2015 - Jun 21, 2015

Crew Leader Training in Trails - Eldorado Canyon State Park Saturday - Sunday Jul 11, 2015 - Jul 12, 2015

Advanced Trail Skills- Rock Skills with Mike McHugh of Eldorado Canyon State Park Monday Jul 13, 2015

Basic Trail Skills Training - Brainard Lake Recreation Area Saturday Jul 25, 2015

Advanced Trail Skills Training - Brainard Lake Recreation Area Saturday Aug 01, 2015

Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - At McCullough Gulch Saturday - Sunday Aug 22, 2015 - Aug 23, 2015

Myrtle Spurge Education & Outreach Team

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Multi Day    ●    Family Friendly

Date(s):
MondayMar 09, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Do you have a passion for defending the Colorado Front Range against the invasion of Noxious Weeds?

Do you like talking to your Neighbors about the importance of Native Ecosystems?

Do you want to give back and support WRV but have trouble finding the time for full day projects?

Join the Myrtle Spurge Outreach Team!

The Myrtle Spurge Coalition (now in it's second year) has had enormous success educating Front Range residents about the threats posed by the A listed Noxious Weed* Myrtle Spurge and building new strategies for its eradication! Last year, working with our growing list of partners**, we organized multiple volunteer events to assist local landowners and residents with pulling this toxic weed from their properties filling an important gap in statewide weed management.

Vital to the success of this long range partnership is a volunteer Education and Outreach arm. This team of awesome individuals canvasses door-to-door in our target neighborhoods helping to build awareness of Myrtle Spurge as well as collecting applications for WRV Volunteer Spurge Pulling events.

We will have an informational evening and canvassing training session on Monday, March 9th at 6pm as well as a field training session TBD. After that Outreach Volunteers are welcome to canvass their area's at times and dates that work best for them during out Spring Outreach season (Mid March-Mid April)

For more information: contact Morgan Crowley, Weed Campaign & Restoration Projects Coordinator at morgan@wlrv.org or call 303-543-1411 ext. 3#


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Technical Advisor Orientation - Boulder

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
WednesdayMar 11, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 12

We'll discuss the roles and responsibilities of a WRV Technical Advisor (TA), and how the TA works within a WRV Project Team. We'll discuss how to plan a project that accomplishes the desired technical goals, but also works well for crew leaders and volunteers. The training runs from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Arrive at 5:30pm to for food!

This is NOT a training session on the technical design aspects of projects. Since projects vary so much, and employ so many different restoration techniques, the best way to learn design is "on the job" as an Assistant Technical Advisor (ATA).

We'll have some time during the session for returning TAs to describe the highlights of what they have learned being a TA.

WRV has a relatively small TA community, so we also want this session to be a venue to meet each other, share ideas, and ask questions of your peers.

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Cook Training - Boulder

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayMar 12, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Cooks are some of the most important volunteers on a restoration project!

Have fun using your culinary skills with a great group of folks while learning the basics of project support, including meal planning and budgeting, safe food prep, camp setup, cleanup, take down, and many other camp related support issues.

This training will be held in two parts:
Boulder Classroom
Thursday, March 12 6-8pm
And a project practicum date (TBD) for effective hands-on learning: work on a REAL project with REAL lead cooks, to learn the ropes and build your confidence.

Dates for practica "on location" to be determined with our project schedule. You will be cooking for crew leader trainees and actual restoration projects. Several options will be available.

Trainees will work with staff and veteran Lead Cooks to plan, prep and execute a project day's meals - including breakfast and simple sandwich buffet lunch, for a group of Crew Leader Trainees, possibly chili, soup or more.

Once the training is complete, you're ready to become a Cook Team Member for our many restoration projects in beautiful prairie, foothill and mountain settings.
We request a commitment to at least one restoration project during the regular 2015 season - April - November. We appreciate your interest in volunteering in this important and tasty way!

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Technical Advisor Orientation - Fort Collins

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayMar 19, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 12

Become a Technical Advisor through hands-on experience with WRV.

This is NOT a training session on the technical design aspects of projects. Since projects vary so much, and employ so many different restoration techniques, the best way to learn design is "on the job" as an assistant technical advisor.

We'll discuss the roles and responsibilities of a WRV Technical Adviser (TA), and how the TA works within a WRV Project Team. We'll discuss how to plan a project that accomplishes the desired technical goals, but also works well for crew leaders and volunteers. The training runs from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Arrive at 5:30pm for food!

WRV has a relatively small community of technical advisers, so we also want this session to be a venue to meet each other, share ideas, and ask questions of your peers.

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Instructor in Ecological Restoration or Trails Crew Leading

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
FridayApr 03, 2015 - SaturdayApr 04, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 15

This training begins Friday evening April 3 and continues all day April 4.

Crew Leaders are what make WRV projects amazing and what makes Crew Leaders amazing are the instructors that teach our trainings.
Master level trainers will lead this one-day course in how to present all the material in the OSI/WRV Crew Leader in Ecological Restoration and in Trails. If you have great crew lead experience and want to help us build the community of crew leaders now is your chance!

Note: This training focuses on instruction and teaching at future trainings, thus it is acceptable to take this for either trails OR ecological restoration. Your technical background from projects will determine your ability to lead technical sections on future trainings.

This course is being offered for free to those who are able to instruct at one or more of WRV's CL trainings in 2015.

REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of one project completed as a WRV Crew Leader is required unless otherwise discussed with WRV staff.

TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: $120
Discounted Fee: $0 (if you can commit to instruct at one of WRV's CL trainings later in the year. Please call Jarret at 303 543 1411 ext. 1# to discuss.)

Scholarships are available to WRV volunteers on an individual basis. Call Jarretfor more information. 303-543-1411

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Working with Youth Training

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 14 (more info)

Date(s):
WednesdayApr 08, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 10

Engaging youth is central to WRV's mission, and we're expecting to engage more youth than ever in 2015! Whether it's leading crews of youth volunteers on regular projects or helping out with youth-only projects, 2015 will present a number of opportunities for volunteer leaders to help us inspire and empower the next generation of environmental stewards.

This casual evening training will feature FREE DINNER, a brief overview of WRV's youth programming, and an interactive discussion about the ins and outs of working with youth in the field.

No experience with youth necessary!

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Tool Manager Orientation -- BOULDER

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
FridayApr 10, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 20

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Every WRV project requires tools. No Tools, No Project! Tool managers are the beloved volunteers who put so much care into organizing the tools and gear for a project, and transporting them to and from the worksite.

Tool management is a great way to get more involved with a project without a lot of training or experience. And, you can usually take off during the middle of a project to relax or recreate if you like.

On this evening training we'll gather at our tool shed in Gunbarrel to talk about how tool managers work with the rest of project planning team, assemble a tool list, transport tools to and from the site, stage tools for crews, help with camp set-up, and more.

Not only will we learn about tool managing, but we will help load tools for a training that is going on the following day!

You'll have a chance to see our spectacular collection of tools and ask questions. Once trained, you can mentor with an experienced tool manager to fine tune your skills on a real project!

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Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - Heil Ranch

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 11, 2015 - SundayApr 12, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 25

Crew leaders are some of the most important people on any successful project. Crew Leaders are give technical training/notes for each project and then get to lead a crew of 5-8 other volunteers making sure everyone has fun, stays safe, and gets the important work done.

Crew leadership is a great way to enhance your stewardship of public lands and build your professional leadership skills while helping other volunteers get the most out of a project! This training will help you develop team building skills, situational leadership skills, proper tool usage techniques, and volunteer care and safety protocols.

You will also be introduced to the field of ecological restoration and get hands-on practice as a restoration crew leader. WRV is pleased to be collaborating on this training with the Outdoor Stewardship Institute and Boulder County

TRAINING FEE
Early Sign Up Until March 01 (must pay before end of early sign up date to get discount)
Regular Fee: $120
Discounted Fee: $25*

Regular Sign Up After March 01
Regular Fee: $130
Discounted Fee: $45*

*(for current dues-paying WRV members or those how have volunteer twice in the last year. You can also get a reimbursement for the difference between what you paid 45$ upon request after completing two Crew Leader roles)

Scholarships are available to WRV volunteers on an individual basis. Call Mary at the office for more information. 303-543-1411

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High School Crew Leader Training at Heil Valley Ranch - April 2015

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 13 (max. 18) (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 11, 2015 - SundayApr 12, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 10

Become a leader in your community, volunteer on restoration projects, meet new friends, eat free food, build your resume and spend time outside!

WHAT: Become a trained Crew Leader for WRV through hands-on instruction in outdoor leadership, restoration ecology techniques, and how to manage volunteers.

WHO: Youth ages 13-18

COST: $90 program fee with a $30 refund upon completion, FULL SCHOLARSHIPS and financial assistance available!

Please contact patrick@wlrv.org with any questions.


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Tool Manager Orientation - Fort Collins

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayApr 16, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 10

Every WRV project requires tools. No Tools, No Project! Tool managers are the beloved volunteers who put so much care into organizing the tools and gear for a project, and transporting them to and from the worksite. Tool management is a great way to get more involved with a project without a lot of training or experience. And, you can usually take off during the middle of a project to relax or recreate if you like.

On this Thursday evening, from 6:00 to 8:00pm, we'll gather to talk about how tool managers work with the rest of project planning team, assemble a tool list, transport tools to and from the site, stage tools for crews, help with camp set-up, and more. You'll have a chance to see our spectacular collection of tools and ask questions. Once trained you can mentor with an experienced tool manager to learn on a real project!

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Chainsaw Training

SCHEDULED
Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayApr 16, 2015 - SundayApr 19, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 11

Trained sawyers play an important role in restoration and trail projects. Sometimes we remove invasive species, thin dense "dog hair" stands for forest health, remove "hazard trees", remove fallen trees that block roads or trails, make log check dams for erosion control, and remove or limb trees for trail construction.

Training consists of 4 mandatory days of classwork and fieldwork.
* Thursday April 16 evening (5:00pm-9:00pm) at the Lyons, CO fire station
* Friday April 17 evening (5:00pm-9:00pm) at the Lyons, CO fire station
* Saturday - Sunday April 18 - 19: 9am-5pm Full-day hands-on training in the forest somewhere!

ALL FOUR DAYS ARE REQUIRED, no exceptions.
Info sheet: PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE APPLYING: Info on Training

Submit Application Form: Application form

YOU MUST SUBMIT APPLICATION FORM AND PAY THE $200 FEE BEFORE SECURING YOUR PLACE.

We hope you'll join us for our third year of volunteer chainsaw training at WRV. We'll certainly put you to work!


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Cook Training - Fort Collins

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
MondayApr 13, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 15
SaturdayApr 18, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Cooks are some of the most important people on a project! Have fun with a great group of folks while learning the basics of project support, including meal planning, food prep, camp setup, cleanup, take down, and many other camp related support issues.

This is a two-part training broken down over 2 sessions. The first will be held in Fort Collins from 6-8pm on Monday, April 13, 2015. On this evening, we will talk about the logistics of cooking for a project, try out some of our cook gear, and actually do the planning to prepare breakfast and lunch for the Soldier Creek Restoration taking place that weekend.

The second part of the training will be a hands-on experience at an actual project. Cook team trainees will show up on Saturday, April 18 at the Big Thompson Nursery Build Project and we will work together to arrange breakfast and a sack lunch for hungry and grateful crew members. We will arrive onsite at 7:00 AM to prepare coffee, set out breakfast and a generous spread for sack lunches, clean up, and hopefully be done by 1:30 PM.

If the spirit moves you, bring a dish to share for the evening of Monday, April 13th and we'll make it a dinner meeting. Bring your calendars and plan on signing up for a project.


Note: This is not a cooking class. If you already enjoy cooking, logistics and organization, and being outdoors working with foodies, we need you!

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Project Leadership Training 2015 (Boulder)

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayMar 07, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 15
SaturdayApr 25, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Please note: There is a classroom component on March 7th. There is also a practical part of the training where we will plan a actual project that is scheduled for April 25th. The March 7th date is required. If you cannot help on the April 25th project we will work with you to get you mentored on another project.

Project Leaders work to organize an entire restoration project often starting planning months before the project.They enjoy working with a great team of fellow volunteers to take the helm of a WRV restoration project and lead it to success. If leadership, teamwork, project planning and getting "behind the scenes" with restoration sound like they're up your alley, you're a great candidate to become a WRV Project Leader! Consider taking our training to become a Project Leader or Assistant Project Leader for this season.

WHAT IS PROJECT LEADERSHIP?
The Project Leader organizes the project leadership team; works with land managers and WRV staff; and is the single person with the comprehensive "big picture" view of a project. This role is the behind the scenes organization of WRV restoration projects. WRV will depend upon many dedicated volunteers to complete 95+ stewardship projects on public lands this season. Most WRV projects are managed by a leadership team that includes a Project Leader, Technical Advisor, Lead Cook and Cook team, Tool Manager and sometimes others. The Project Leader coordinates the team and ensures that all aspects of a project are taken care of prior to the project event.

Most new Project Leaders start off as an Assistant Project Leader, working with an experienced Project Leader to learn the ropes of project management. Assisting is a great way to gradually step into the role.

**You're never on your own as a leader in WRV - fellow volunteers and the WRV staff are here to help you through every step of the process.**

An integral part of becoming a WRV Project Leader is understanding WRV projects and leadership team. It is recommended that all PL trainees complete or will complete basic Crew Leader training or have sufficient project experience. If you have no experience with WRV but really want to get involved on the higher level planning of projects, we encourage you to take the training and then volunteer on a couple of projects to understand how WRV events operate before taking on a leading role.

TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: $50
Discounted Fee: $20 (for current dues-paying members and volunteers, this fee covers the cost to print the manual and provide food).

Scholarships are available. If you are an active WRV member or have project management experince, do not let the cost stop you from becoming a the next great WRV Project Leader. Please call the office to discuss.
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Wilderness First Aid Trainings-North Boulder: 8 & 16 Hours

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
TuesdayApr 28, 2015 - SaturdayMay 02, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 15

WRV is looking for volunteers willing to lend first aid support on our projects. Taking this valuable course will give you the skills and current certification to step up and help care for your fellow friends and volunteers!

Ever think about what you would do if someone needed your help in the back country? This course is designed to provide people with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to care for those who are injured or suddenly ill in remote locations. You will receive hands on practice time and participate in first aid scenarios that will sharpen your first aid skills and give you a chance to practice in "real life" situations.

Two courses are offered in NORTH BOULDER:

2-day Course (8 hours): 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday, Apr 28 5:30-9:30pm
Thursday, Apr 30 5:30-9:30pm


This 8-hour course is separated into two 4-hour sessions and includes classroom instruction, demonstration, skills practice, the use of audio/visual materials, and student participation.

3-day Course (16 hours):
Tuesday, Apr 28 5:30-9:30pm
Thursday, Apr 30, 5:30pm - 9:30pm,
and
Saturday, May 2, 9:00am to 5:00pm


This 16-hour course consists of 2 4-hour evening classroom sessions and then an all-day field session (May 2) to practice your newly acquired skills in real world scenarios.

Please Note: CPR instruction is NOT part of this Wilderness First Aid course. Individuals in remote locations needing CPR are rarely ever resuscitated. Some CPR issues are discussed such as when to give prolonged CPR, when not to start CPR, and when to stop CPR.

We HIGHLY encourage taking the full 16 hrs if your schedule permits.

TRAINING FEE
Discounted Fee for current members/donors and volunteers:
8 HR COURSE: $75.00
16 HR COURSE: $120.00

Regular Fee:
8 HR COURSE: $120.00
16 HR COURSE: $180.00

For more info on fees: Info on WRV Fees
To become a member, simply go to this link and donate to WRV! Membership

This training will be instructed by Mark Rosoff with the Front Range Institute of Safety (www.frisfirstaid.com/).

NOTE LOCATION: This training will take place in North Boulder




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Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - FORT COLLINS

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 09, 2015 - SundayMay 10, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 20

Crew leaders are some of the most important people on any successful project, and provide a great value to the stewardship of public lands. Crew Leaders also play a key role in helping other volunteers get the most out of a project!

This training will help you develop team building skills, situational leadership skills, proper tool usage, and crew management. You will also be introduced to the field of ecological restoration and get hands-on practice with erosion control, seeding, and planting.

This training will be held at Campbell Valley (30 minutes north of Fort Collins), a virtual playground for people wanting to learn about and practice Ecological Restoration.


TRAINING FEE
Early Sign Up Until Feb 10
Regular Fee: $120
Discounted Fee: $25*

Regular Sign Up After Feb 10
Regular Fee: $130
Discounted Fee: $45*

*(for current dues-paying WRV members or those who have volunteered twice in the last year. You can also get a reimbursement for the difference between the regular and discounted fees after you've completed two Crew Leader roles this year.)

Scholarships are available to WRV volunteers on an individual basis. Call Nate at the office for more information. 970-493-2075

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Seed Collection Crew Leader Training -SAT - June 13

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 13, 2015 - SaturdayJun 13, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 28

This fun 6-hour long training is an opportunity for volunteers to learn the basics of botany, seed collection and crew leadership for our Native Seed Collections in 2015.

Seed collections are some of the most relaxing WRV projects a crew leader can engage in. No experience necessary!

WRV will be working with City of Boulder (OSMP) and Boulder County (BCPOS)to expand our native seed collection efforts. Crew Leaders are essential to the success of our seed collection projects. Without seeds, restoration is difficult. And without crew leaders, collecting good seed is nearly impossible. Come join the crew leader ranks and have a great time leading crews this summer!

We offer this training to strengthen our leadership team at WRV and our partner agencies, BCPOS and OSMP.
This FREE course includes a commitment to leading at least 2 seed collections this season. Trust us, you'll have a great time!

This training covers just what you need to know to lead crews on native seed collections. If you wish to lead crews on all WRV projects also take one of our two day Crew Leader Trainings in Ecological Restoration or Trails.

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Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - At Echo Lake Project

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 20, 2015 - SundayJun 21, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 10

Come join us for one of our first on-project Crew Leader Trainings. Spending the weekend learning, camping and training on an actual project with a small group of other trainees will provide a small outdoor classroom feel and allow you to work closely with your instructors.

Crew leaders are some of the most important people on any successful project. Crew Leaders are give technical training/notes for each project and then get to lead a crew of 5-8 other volunteers making sure everyone has fun, stays safe, and gets the important work done.

Crew leadership is a great way to enhance your stewardship of public lands and build your professional leadership skills while helping other volunteers get the most out of a project! This training will help you develop team building skills, situational leadership skills, proper tool usage techniques, and volunteer care and safety protocols.

You will also be introduced to the field of ecological restoration and get hands-on practice as a restoration crew leader. WRV is pleased to be collaborating on this training with the Outdoor Stewardship Institute.
TRAINING FEE
Early Sign Up Until March 01 (must pay before end of early sign up date to get discount)
Regular Fee: $120
Discounted Fee: $25*

Regular Sign Up After March 01
Regular Fee: $130
Discounted Fee: $45*

*(for current dues-paying WRV members or those how have volunteer twice in the last year. You can also get a reimbursement for the difference between what you paid and the discounted 45$ upon request, after completing two Crew Leader roles)

Scholarships are available to WRV volunteers on an individual basis. Call Mary at the office for more information. 303-543-1411

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Crew Leader Training in Trails - Eldorado Canyon State Park

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayJul 11, 2015 - SundayJul 12, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 25

Crew leaders are some of the most important people on any successful project. Crew leadership is a great way to enhance your stewardship of public lands and build your professional leadership skills while helping other volunteers get the most out of a project! This training will help you develop team building skills, situational leadership skills, proper tool usage techniques, and volunteer care and safety protocols.

You will also be introduced to trail construction techniques and get hands-on practice as a crew leader. WRV is pleased to be collaborating on this training with the Outdoor Stewardship Institute (formerly known as the Colorado Outdoor Training Initiative) and Eldorado Canyon State Park.

This training covers that same crew management skills as our Crew Leader in Ecological Restoration but the technical component focuses on trail work. If you have already taken our Crew Leader in Ecological Restoration course you are welcome to take this training but there will be a good deal of overlap. Please consider taking a trail skills training which will provide only technical information.

TRAINING FEE
Early Sign Up Until March 01 (must pay before end of early sign up date to get discount)
Regular Fee: $120
Discounted Fee: $25*

Regular Sign Up After March 01
Regular Fee: $130
Discounted Fee: $45*

*(for current dues-paying WRV members or those how have volunteer twice in the last year. You can also get a reimbursement for the difference between what you paid 45$ upon request after completing two Crew Leader roles)

Scholarships are available to WRV volunteers on an individual basis. Call Mary at the office for more information. 303-543-1411

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Advanced Trail Skills- Rock Skills with Mike McHugh of Eldorado Canyon State Park

SCHEDULED
Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
MondayJul 13, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 10

Learn advanced trail construction and add to your skills as a WRV crew leader or help you be an expert on trail projects.
Love trails and love rocks? This training is for you. Rock work is a technically challenging but extremely rewarding advanced component of trail construction and maintenance. Working with Mike McHugh, one of the best rock experts on the Front Range, you will learn the principles behind rock structures.

This rock work skills training is primarily intended for anyone who has trail building experience and wants to take it to the next level. (If you do not have basic trail experience, please sign up for one of our basic trails training listed above.

The training will include a full day in the field and will be very hands on.

This is a full day of training.

TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: 25$
Discounted Fee: Free (for current members and volunteers)

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Basic Trail Skills Training - Brainard Lake Recreation Area

SCHEDULED
Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 with adult (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayJul 25, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 20

Learn basic trail construction and add to your skills as a WRV crew leader or volunteer.

If you are well versed in environmental restoration techniques and want to add trail skills to your experience or if you are just interest in trails this training will help you polish up on trail skills in order to better lead crews or work as a volunteer on trail projects.

This trail skills training is primarily intended for trained WRV crew leaders and volunteers who want to improve their trail construction and trail maintenance skills. The training will include a full day in the field. The training will introduce you to concepts and vocabulary of trail construction while you develop your skills and techniques with hand-on experience. You will become familiar with a variety of tools and techniques that you can share with your crews on future projects for basic trail tread construction, trail drainage, and trail maintenance.

This training will help prepare you for projects and more advanced trail skills trainings.

Please note that this is only a skills training. If you wish to lead crews as a crew leader you will need to take either the Crew Leader in Trails training or the Crew Leader in Ecological Restoration.

This is afull day of training.

TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: 25$
Discounted Fee: Free (for current members and volunteers)

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Advanced Trail Skills Training - Brainard Lake Recreation Area

SCHEDULED
Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 with adult (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 01, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Learn advanced trail construction and add to your skills as a WRV crew leader or help you be an expert on trail projects.

WRV has some amazing trail projects in 2015 all across the state. WRV also has many talented crew leaders and volunteers that are well trained in environmental restoration techniques but only basic training in trail skills.

This trail skills training is primarily intended for trained WRV crew leaders who have taken a basic trail skills training in the past or anyone who has trail building experience. (If you do not have basic trail experience, please sign up for one of our basic trails training listed above.

The training will include a full day in the field. The training will introduce you to a variety of specialized techniques required in trail construction. You will become familiar with tools and techniques to move and build safely on trail projects.

This is a full day of training.

TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: 25$
Discounted Fee: Free (for current members and volunteers)

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.

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Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - At McCullough Gulch

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 22, 2015 - SundayAug 23, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Come join us for one of our on-project Crew Leader Trainings. Spending the weekend camping, learning, and training on an actual project with a select group of other trainee which will provide a small outdoor classroom feel and allow you to work closely with your instructors.

Crew leaders are some of the most important people on any successful project. They're give technical training/notes for each project and then get to lead a crew of 5-8 other volunteers making sure everyone has fun, stays safe, and gets the important work done.

Crew leadership is a great way to enhance your stewardship of public lands and build your professional leadership skills while helping other volunteers get the most out of a project! This training will help you develop team building skills, situational leadership skills, proper tool usage techniques, and volunteer care and safety protocols.

You will also be introduced to the field of ecological restoration and get hands-on practice as a restoration crew leader. WRV is pleased to be collaborating on this training with the Outdoor Stewardship Institute.

TRAINING FEE
Early Sign Up Until March 01 (must pay before end of early sign up date to get discount)
Regular Fee: $120
Discounted Fee: $25*

Regular Sign Up After March 01
Regular Fee: $130
Discounted Fee: $45*

*(for current dues-paying WRV members or those how have volunteer twice in the last year. You can also get a reimbursement for the difference between what you paid and the discounted 45$ upon request, after completing two Crew Leader roles)

Scholarships are available to WRV volunteers on an individual basis. Call Jarret at the office for more information. 303-543-1411 ext. 1#

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.

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