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2014 Trainings
Training Name Day(s) Date(s)
Project Leadership Training 2014 (Boulder) Saturday Mar 01, 2014

Technical Advisor Orientation - Boulder Wednesday Mar 05, 2014

Technical Advisor Orientation - Fort Collins Tuesday Mar 11, 2014

Crew Leader Training in Flood Recovery Saturday Mar 15, 2014

Tool Manager Orientation -- BOULDER Tuesday Mar 18, 2014

Project Support/Cook Training-Fort Collins Thursday - Thursday Mar 20, 2014 - Mar 20, 2014

Tool Manager Orientation - Fort Collins Monday Mar 24, 2014

Myrtle Spurge Task Force Orientation - Boulder Thursday - Thursday Mar 27, 2014 - Mar 27, 2014

Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - FORT COLLINS Saturday - Sunday Mar 29, 2014 - Mar 30, 2014

Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - Eldorado Canyon State Park Saturday
Sunday
Apr 05, 2014
Apr 06, 2014

Cook Training 2014 - Boulder Wednesday
Saturday
Saturday
Mar 19, 2014
Apr 05, 2014
Apr 19, 2014

Project Leadership Training 2014 (Fort Collins) Saturday Apr 19, 2014

Crew Leader Training in Post-Fire & Post-flood Restoration - FORT COLLINS Saturday Apr 19, 2014

Wilderness First Aid Trainings: 8 & 16 Hours Monday
Thursday
Sunday
Apr 21, 2014
Apr 24, 2014
Apr 27, 2014

Crew Leader Training for Flood Restoration CLs - Technical Upgrade Saturday May 03, 2014

Trail Skills Training - Basic (Erie) Thursday
Sunday
May 01, 2014
May 04, 2014

Sawyer Training 2014 Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
May 08, 2014
May 09, 2014
May 10, 2014
May 11, 2014

Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - Red Rocks Saturday
Sunday
May 17, 2014
May 18, 2014

Project Support/Cook Training-Fort Collins Monday May 19, 2014

Seed Collection Crew Leader Training 2014 Saturday Jun 21, 2014

Trail Skills Training - Basic (Brainard) Saturday Aug 09, 2014

Trail Skills Training - Advanced (Brainard) Sunday Aug 10, 2014

Project Leadership Training 2014 (Boulder)
COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayMar 01, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 16

Would you 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 the 2014 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, do not let the cost stop you from becoming a the next great WRV Project Leader. Please call the office to discuss.
DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.

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Technical Advisor Orientation - Boulder
COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

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

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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Technical Advisor Orientation - Fort Collins
COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
TuesdayMar 11, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 20

Become a TA 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 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-9:00pm. Arrive at 5:30pm for food!


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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Crew Leader Training in Flood Recovery
COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board

Date(s):
SaturdayMar 15, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 22

The recent historic flood of 2013 has caused a staggering amount of damage and change to trails, infrastructure and natural resources across the Front Range, particularly in Boulder County. In the coming months, there will be a need to engage thousands of volunteers to repair trails and restore streams and other natural resources impacted by the flood. To manage all of these volunteers, we will need many crew leaders!

Crew leadership with WRV is one of the best ways to step up and make the most difference. Your skills and passion will be multiplied by the volunteers you lead.

At this one day training, you will learn crew management and trail/restoration skills through hands-on practice to become a crew leader.

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.

If our training location permits, you will also be introduced to the ecological restoration and trail repair techniques and get hands-on practice as a crew leader.

TRAINING FEE
$50 for non-members. Discounted Fee: $25.00 (for current WRV members). If you crew lead twice on a post-fire project after the training, you will receive the discount price. After completing two projects this year, you can request a refund of the difference between the full price and the discounted price.

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Tool Manager Orientation -- BOULDER
SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
TuesdayMar 18, 2014 - 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 March 18 evening, from 5:00pm-7:30pm, 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. 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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Project Support/Cook Training-Fort Collins
CANCELLED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

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

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.
TOP CHEF....WRV STYLE!

This training will be held in Fort Collins from 6-9pm on Thursday, March 27, 2014.

If the spirit moves you, bring a dish for 4 to share and we'll sample each other's best efforts. Bring your calendars and plan on signing up for a project. Who wants just a meeting when we can have a party???

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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Tool Manager Orientation - Fort Collins
SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
MondayMar 24, 2014 - 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 Monday 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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Myrtle Spurge Task Force Orientation - Boulder
SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Agriculture
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Date(s):
ThursdayMar 27, 2014 - ThursdayMar 27, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 10

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!

The Myrtle Spurge Task Force needs YOU to help WRV get out there and educate local Boulderites about this dangerous weed! We need foot soldiers to go door to door educating people about this scourge!

At the Task Force orientation evening, we'll talk more about myrtle spurge and develop plans for educating the people living in hotspot areas of infestation. WRV will be organizing teams of volunteers to remove myrtle spurge infestations for local residents who are not able to do it themselves. In order for these efforts to be successful, we need to have the public aware, receptive, and participating in our push to eradicate this nasty invasive weed. YOU can make the difference by joining the Myrtle Spurge Task Force and helping us get the word out!

If you would like to know more about the event, please email or call Lauren Poulos at lauren@wlrv.org or 303-543-1411 Ext. 5#.

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Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - FORT COLLINS
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

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

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

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.

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Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - Eldorado Canyon State Park
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 05, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 30
SundayApr 06, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 30

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 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 (formerly known as the Colorado Outdoor Training Initiative) 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

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.

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Cook Training 2014 - Boulder
COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
WednesdayMar 19, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 30
SaturdayApr 05, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 15
SaturdayApr 19, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Cooks are some of the most important volunteers on a project! Have fun using your culinary skills with a great group of folks while learning the basics of project support, including meal planning, 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
Wednesday, March 19 6-9pm

And a hands-on practicum: (email Mary to discuss other options if these dates don't work for you)
Saturday, April 5 7am-3pm (5 trainees) (cooking for crew leader trainees)
or
Saturday, April 19 7am-3pm (10 trainees)(cooking on the Red Rocks project in Denver)
or at another actual early-season project that NEEDS COOKS!

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 2014 season - April - November. We appreciate your interest in volunteering in this important and tasty way!

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Project Leadership Training 2014 (Fort Collins)
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 19, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 20

Would you 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 Project Leader! Consider taking our training to become a Project Leader or Assistant Project Leader for the 2014 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 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, do not let the cost stop you from becoming a the next great WRV Project Leader. Please call the office to discuss.
DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.

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Crew Leader Training in Post-Fire & Post-flood Restoration - FORT COLLINS
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
The Coffee Tree

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

Crew leaders are some of the most integral people on any project, and provide a great value to the stewardship of public and private lands. Given the tremendous amount of flood-related and fire-related restoration needs across the Colorado Front Range, your leadership is more important than ever.

A great team of instructors is in place to deliver this action-packed training, focused on post-fire and post-flood restoration!
This training, held at Sylvan Dale Ranch (just minutes from Loveland), will help you develop situational leadership skills, proper tool usage, crew management, and hands-on practice with erosion control, seeding, and mulching.

NOTE: Due to the high need for Crew Leaders on upcoming fire and flood-related restoration projects, we are requiring that people who participate in this training sign up to Crew Lead on at least one Restoration project in 2014.
Carpool Forum - Please offer a ride if you can!
Use this link to connect with offers or requests for rides to the training.
http://www.wlrv.org/carpool/viewforum.php?f=243
password: hpfclt

TRAINING FEE
$35 for non-members. Discounted Fee: $20.00 (for current WRV members). If you participate in two projects in the last year, you will receive the discount price or after completing two projects this you can request a refund of the difference between the full price and the discounted price.

INFO ON RE-SCHEDULING DUE TO WEATHER
If weather prevents the training from happening as scheduled, we will hold the training on April 14

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Wilderness First Aid Trainings: 8 & 16 Hours
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
MondayApr 21, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 15
ThursdayApr 24, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 15
SundayApr 27, 2014 - 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
Monday, Apr 21 5:30-9:30pm
Thursday, Apr 24 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):
Monday, Apr 21 5:30-9:30pm
Thursday, Apr 24, 5:30pm - 9:30pm,
and
Sunday, Apr 27, 9:00am to 5:00pm


This 16-hour course consists of 2 4-hour evening classroom sessions and then an all-day field session (April 27) 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 for Flood Restoration CLs - Technical Upgrade
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day
Sponsors
Colorado Water Conservation Board
Xcel Energy

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 03, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 20

Calling All Flood Restoration Crew Leaders. UPGRADE to full crew leader today!

This training is especially designed for crew leaders who took the 2013-2014 post-fire restoration training and are interested in becoming a full WRV Crew Leader.

Crew leaders are some of the most integral people on any project, and provide a great value to the stewardship of public and private lands. WRV is proud to partner with the Outdoor Stewardship Institute to deliver this action-packed training, focused on situational leadership skills, proper and safe tool usage, erosion control structures, seeding and erosion matting, transplanting, and crew management.

TRAINING FEE
$15
for WRV dues-paying members.
$15 If you are considered a current WRV volunteer (you volunteered twice in the last year),
please call the office to get the discount.
$25 All others

Call 303 543 1411 for additional information.

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Trail Skills Training - Basic (Erie)
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Mid Week Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 with adult (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayMay 01, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 24
SundayMay 04, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 24

Learn basic trail construction and add to your skills as a WRC crew leader.

WRV has some amazing trail projects coming up in 2014. WRV also has many talented crew leaders that are well trained in environmental restoration techniques but would like to polish up on trail skills in order to better lead crews on trail projects.

This trail skills training is primarily intended for trained WRV crew leaders to improve their skills to become stronger leaders on trail construction and trail maintenance projects. The training will include an evening of classroom time on Thursday and then a full day in the field on Sunday. In the classroom, you will be introduced to concepts and vocabulary using diagrams, photos and discussion. In the field, you will apply your new knowledge and develop your skills and techniques with hand-on, on-the-ground experience. The field session will introduce you to a variety of tools and techniques that you can share with your crews on future projects. The combination of classroom and hands-on experience will prepare you for basic trail tread construction, trail drainage, and trail maintenance.

On Sunday Aug. 10, WRV will be holding an advanced trail skills training at Brainard Lake Recreation Area. This training will focus on some of the specialized rock work that is often needed on trail construction projects. This training is intended to compliment our basic trail skills class. If you choose to combine these two days of training, your trail skills will be well on the way to awesome! (Aug. 10 training is a separate registration)

This is one evening plus 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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Sawyer Training 2014
SCHEDULED
Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayMay 08, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 1
FridayMay 09, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 1
SaturdayMay 10, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 1
SundayMay 11, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 1

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. The MTDC Chain Saw training will take place in Lyons, CO at the Lyons Fire Station facility and in nearby forest areas.

ALL FOUR DAYS ARE REQUIRED, no exceptions.
Info sheet:
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Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - Red Rocks
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 17, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 30
SundayMay 18, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Come join us for our mid-season Crew Leader training. We'll spend the weekend learning ecological restoration techniques and crew management skills at the iconic Red Rocks Denver Mountain Park.

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 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 (formerly known as the Colorado Outdoor Training Initiative) and Denver Mountain Parks.

TRAINING FEE
Early Sign Up Until April 01
Regular Fee: $110
Discounted Fee: $35*

Regular Sign Up After April 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

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.

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Project Support/Cook Training-Fort Collins
SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

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

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.
TOP CHEF....WRV STYLE!

This training will be held in Fort Collins from 6-9pm on Monday, May 19, 2014.

If the spirit moves you, bring a dish for 4 to share and we'll sample each other's best efforts. Bring your calendars and plan on signing up for a project. Who wants just a meeting when we can have a party???

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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Seed Collection Crew Leader Training 2014
SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 21, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 25

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 2013. 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 course includes a commitment to leading at least 2 seed collections this season. Trust us, you'll have a great time!

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Trail Skills Training - Basic (Brainard)
SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 with adult (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 09, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 14

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

WRV has some amazing trail projects coming up in 2014. WRV also has many talented crew leaders that are well trained in environmental restoration techniques but would like to polish up on trail skills in order to better lead crews on trail projects.

This trail skills training is primarily intended for trained WRV crew leaders to improve their skills to become stronger leaders on trail construction and trail maintenance projects. The training will include a full day in the field on Saturday, Aug. 9. 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.

On Sunday Aug. 10, WRV will be holding an advanced trail skills training at Brainard Lake Recreation Area. This training will focus on specialized rock work that is often needed on trail construction projects. This training is intended to compliment our basic trail skills class. If you choose to combine these two days of training, your trail skills will be well on the way to awesome! (Aug. 10 training is a separate registration)

This is afull day of training.

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

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.

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Trail Skills Training - Advanced (Brainard)
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Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 with adult (more info)

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SundayAug 10, 2014 - Number of Volunteers: 8

Learn advanced rock skills used in trail construction and add to your skills as a WRV crew leader.

WRV has some amazing trail projects coming up in 2014. WRV also has many talented crew leaders 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 who has trail building experience. (If you do not have basic trail experience, please sign up for one of our basic trails training - either May 1 & 4, or Aug. 9 and then join us in this course).

The training will include a full day in the field on Sunday, Aug. 10. The training will introduce you to a variety of specialized techniques where rock structures are required in trail construction. You will become familiar with tools and techniques to move and build with rock safely.

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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