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2016 Trainings
Training Name Day(s) Date(s)
Myrtle Spurge Outreach Orientation Night Wednesday Mar 02, 2016

Technical Advisor Orientation - Fort Collins Wednesday Mar 16, 2016

Tool Manager Orientation - Fort Collins Friday Apr 08, 2016

Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - FORT COLLINS Saturday - Sunday Apr 09, 2016 - Apr 10, 2016

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Myrtle Spurge Outreach Orientation Night

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Date(s):
WednesdayMar 02, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 18

CALLING ALL ANTI-WEED (no not that weed) ACTIVISTS!!!!

We're gearing up for another spring of hitting the hills to hunt down that most un-charismatic of weeds: Myrtle Spurge!

in 2016 we'll be reaching out to residents of Boulder County from Pine Brook Hills to Carriage Hills and Boulder Heights in the coming months and we're looking for Outreach aficionados to help canvass these areas with information about identifying myrtle spurge and how to get FREE VOLUNTEER ASSISTANCE with eradication of the weed!

Sign up for this fun and informational evening to learn:
- How to identify Myrtle Spurge
- Fun and friendly tactics for engaging your neighbors and fellow good citizens in the fight against Spurge
- How Myrtle Spurge (and NOT that other weed you're always hearing about) is the real menace to Colorado!

Don't let the weeds win!

Snacks will be provided!

Myrtle spurge has been designated as a List A weed that must be exterminated wherever it has been detected. It will eventually take over an entire property and spread to nearby neighbors and open spaces if not treated, and because they have few or no predators that can attack them, these weeds crowd out the diverse native plants that make up our local flora, causing significant damage to our native ecosystems. It is toxic to people and wildlife, and must be destroyed!


If you would like to know more about the event, please email or call Morgan Crowley at morgan@wlrv.org or 303-543-1411 Ext. 3#

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Technical Advisor Orientation - Fort Collins

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

Date(s):
WednesdayMar 16, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 15

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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Tool Manager Orientation - Fort Collins

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

Date(s):
FridayApr 08, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 15

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 Friday 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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Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - FORT COLLINS

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

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 09, 2016 - SundayApr 10, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 30

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 March 18
Regular Fee: $120
Discounted Fee: $25*

Regular Sign Up After March 18
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

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.

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