Wildlands Restoration Volunteers

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2018 Events
Events Name Event Type Day(s) Date(s)
Fort Collins Evening Seed Cleaning Project Thursday Jan 11, 2018

Youth Seed Cleaning with Boulder County Parks and Open Space - MLK Day of Service Youth Program Saturday Jan 13, 2018

Fort Collins Lunchtime Seed Cleanings January 17 Project Wednesday Jan 17, 2018

Seeker Series: Cooking Wild with Kieran Creevy Social Event Wednesday Jan 24, 2018

Fort Collins Lunchtime Seed Cleanings January 24 Project Wednesday Jan 24, 2018

Fort Collins Lunchtime Seed Cleanings February 1 Project Thursday Feb 01, 2018

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

Front Range Eco-Social Solutions: A Bioneers Network Event Outreach Event Saturday - Saturday Feb 10, 2018 - Feb 10, 2018

Fort Collins Team Night Social Event Friday Feb 16, 2018

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

Apple Valley Stream Restoration I Project Sunday Feb 18, 2018

Colorado Environmental Film Festival Outreach Event Saturday - Saturday Feb 24, 2018 - Feb 24, 2018

Apple Valley Stream Restoration II Project Saturday Feb 24, 2018

Seeds & Weeds - Crew Leader and Weed Warrior Training Training Saturday Mar 03, 2018

Technical Advisor Orientation - Boulder Training Tuesday Mar 06, 2018

Big Thompson - Forest Service Flood I Project Wednesday Mar 07, 2018

Tool Manager Orientation - Fort Collins Training Thursday Mar 08, 2018

Technical Advisor Orientation - Fort Collins Training Thursday Mar 08, 2018

Project Leadership Training - Boulder Training Saturday Mar 10, 2018

Apple Valley Stream Restoration III Project Saturday Mar 10, 2018

Nursery Planting and Maintenance Day- Fort Collins Project Saturday Mar 10, 2018

Cross-Pollinators Unite Outreach Event Monday - Monday Mar 12, 2018 - Mar 12, 2018

Turning the Lens on Ourselves: The Science of Visitors on Open Spaces Outreach Event Saturday - Saturday Mar 17, 2018 - Mar 17, 2018

Apple Valley Stream Restoration - EXTRA Project Saturday Mar 17, 2018

Willow Skills Training and Harvest II Training Tuesday Mar 20, 2018

Tool Manager Orientation -- BOULDER Training Friday Mar 23, 2018

Crew Leader Training for Trails (Loveland) Training Saturday - Sunday Mar 24, 2018 - Mar 25, 2018

Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - Eldorado Canyon State Park Training Saturday - Sunday Mar 24, 2018 - Mar 25, 2018

Cook Training - Boulder Training Saturday - Sunday Mar 24, 2018 - Mar 25, 2018

Apple Valley Stream Restoration IV Project Saturday Mar 24, 2018

REI Co-op Member Jam Outreach Event Friday Mar 30, 2018

Lafayette Youth Willow Harvest and Planting Youth Program Saturday Mar 31, 2018

Myrtle Spurge Purge I Project Saturday Mar 31, 2018

Fort Collins Youth Project -Environmental Learning Center Weed Pull Project Saturday Mar 31, 2018

Apple Valley Stream Restoration Crew Help 1 Project Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Mar 21, 2018
Mar 22, 2018
Mar 23, 2018
Mar 28, 2018
Mar 29, 2018
Mar 30, 2018
Mar 31, 2018

Apple Valley Stream Restoration Crew Help 2 Project Wednesday - Friday Apr 04, 2018 - Apr 06, 2018

Apple Valley Stream Restoration V Project Saturday Apr 07, 2018

Crew Leader Training in Trails and Eco Resto (Youth) Training Saturday - Sunday Apr 07, 2018 - Apr 08, 2018

Myrtle Spurge Purge II (Evening Pull) Project Tuesday Apr 10, 2018

Apple Valley Stream Restoration Crew Help 3 Project Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Apr 11, 2018
Apr 12, 2018
Apr 13, 2018

Cook Training - Fort Collins Training Saturday - Sunday Apr 14, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018

Trail Skills Training Part 1 Training Thursday
Saturday
Apr 12, 2018
Apr 14, 2018

Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - Livermore/Campbell Valley Training Saturday
Sunday
Apr 14, 2018
Apr 15, 2018

Spring Potluck - Fort Collins 2018 Social Event Friday Apr 20, 2018

Lafayette Earth Day Project Project Saturday Apr 21, 2018

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

Apple Valley Stream Restoration VI (Earth Day) Project Sunday Apr 22, 2018

Button Rock Flood Restoration Project Friday Apr 27, 2018

Campbell Valley Tour with Bill Zeedyk Social Event Friday Apr 27, 2018

Family Project at Sombrero Marsh Project Saturday Apr 28, 2018

Myrtle Spurge Purge III Project Saturday Apr 28, 2018

Apple Valley Stream Restoration VII Project Saturday Apr 28, 2018

Apple Valley Stream Restoration Crew Help 4 Project Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Apr 30, 2018
May 01, 2018
May 02, 2018
May 03, 2018
May 04, 2018

Daniels Park Restoration Project Saturday May 05, 2018

Advanced Trail Skills- Rock Skills with Mike McHugh of Eldorado Canyon State Park Training Saturday May 05, 2018

McClelland Creek Restoration Project Saturday May 05, 2018

Apple Valley Stream Restoration VIII Project Saturday May 05, 2018

Myrtle Spurge Purge IV (Evening Pull) Project Tuesday May 08, 2018

Big Thompson - Forest Service Flood II Project Saturday May 12, 2018

Elephant Revival at Red Rocks Project Saturday May 12, 2018

St. Vrain Tamarisk Removal Project Wednesday May 16, 2018

Seed Cleaning Party Project Friday May 18, 2018

Med Sage Removal I (Boulder County) Project Saturday May 19, 2018

Boulder Creek Festival Outreach Event Friday - Friday
Saturday - Saturday
Sunday - Sunday
Monday - Monday
May 25, 2018 - May 25, 2018
May 26, 2018 - May 26, 2018
May 27, 2018 - May 27, 2018
May 28, 2018 - May 28, 2018

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

Young Gulch Brinkman Construction Project Project Friday Jun 01, 2018

Poudre River Fest Outreach Event Saturday Jun 02, 2018

Beaver Brook Trail - National Trails Day Project Saturday Jun 02, 2018

Young Gulch Trail Construction I Project Saturday
Sunday
Jun 02, 2018
Jun 03, 2018

Beginner Sawyer Training Training Monday - Thursday Jun 04, 2018 - Jun 07, 2018

Med Sage Removal II Project Wednesday Jun 06, 2018

Lory State Park-Climbers Access Trail Project Saturday Jun 09, 2018

National Get Outdoors Day Fair - Sloan's Lake Outreach Event Saturday - Saturday Jun 09, 2018 - Jun 09, 2018

Pella Crossing Webster Pond Wetland Restoration Project Saturday Jun 09, 2018

Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction I Project Saturday Jun 16, 2018

Rocky Mtn Natl Park Habitat Restoration - Part 1 Project Saturday
Sunday
Jun 16, 2018
Jun 17, 2018

Heart and Soil: A Benefit for Wildlands Restoration Volunteers Outreach Event Thursday - Thursday Jun 21, 2018 - Jun 21, 2018

Colorado Latino Festival Outreach Event Sunday - Sunday Jun 24, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018

Young Gulch Trail Construction II Project Saturday
Sunday
Jun 23, 2018
Jun 24, 2018

Coal Creek Youth and Family Stewardship Project Project Saturday Jun 30, 2018

OSMP Seed Collection/Crew Leader Field Day - Saturday - June 30th Project Saturday Jun 30, 2018

Phantom Canyon River Trail Improvement (SPREE adopt) Project Saturday Jul 07, 2018

Wilderness First Aid & CPR Training Training Saturday - Sunday Jul 07, 2018 - Jul 08, 2018

Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction II - Sawyer Project Project Saturday Jul 14, 2018

Mt Elbert Collaborative Volunteer Event Project Saturday
Sunday
Jul 14, 2018
Jul 15, 2018

Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - At Summit Lake Project Training Saturday - Sunday Jul 21, 2018 - Jul 22, 2018

Cook Training in Ecological Restoration - At Summit Lake Project Training Saturday - Sunday Jul 21, 2018 - Jul 22, 2018

Summit and Echo Lakes - Mt. Evans Restoration Project Saturday
Sunday
Jul 21, 2018
Jul 22, 2018

Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction III - Sawyer Project Project Saturday Jul 28, 2018

Indian Peaks Wilderness Trail Project - Part 1 Project Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Jul 28, 2018
Jul 29, 2018
Jul 30, 2018

Indian Peaks Wilderness Trail Project - Part 2 Project Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Aug 03, 2018
Aug 04, 2018
Aug 05, 2018

Mt Elbert Alpine Trail Restoration Project Saturday
Sunday
Aug 11, 2018
Aug 12, 2018

South Park Alpine Restoration - Part 1 Project Saturday
Sunday
Friday
Aug 18, 2018
Aug 19, 2018
Aug 17, 2018

Masontown Trail Project I Project Saturday
Sunday
Aug 25, 2018
Aug 26, 2018

Young Gulch Trail Construction III Project Saturday
Sunday
Sep 01, 2018
Sep 02, 2018

Uncompahgre Plateau Sage Grouse Habitat Restoration Project Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sep 05, 2018
Sep 06, 2018
Sep 07, 2018
Sep 08, 2018

High Rock Creek Road to Trail Conversion Project Saturday
Sunday
Sep 08, 2018
Sep 09, 2018

South Park Alpine Restoration - Part 2 Project Saturday
Sunday
Sep 08, 2018
Sep 09, 2018

Dolores River Restoration and Tamarisk Removal Project Monday
Tuesday
Sep 10, 2018
Sep 11, 2018

St. Vrain Tamarisk Removal II Project Saturday Sep 15, 2018

Masontown Trail Project II Project Saturday
Sunday
Sep 15, 2018
Sep 16, 2018

Rocky Mtn Natl Park Habitat Restoration - Part 2 Project Saturday
Sunday
Sep 22, 2018
Sep 23, 2018

Fillius Park Trails Project Saturday Sep 29, 2018

Young Gulch Trail Construction IV Project Saturday
Sunday
Oct 06, 2018
Oct 07, 2018

St. Vrain Tamarisk Removal III Project Wednesday Oct 10, 2018

Tool Fest - Fort Collins Project Saturday Oct 27, 2018

Tool Fest - Boulder Project Saturday Nov 03, 2018

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Fort Collins Evening Seed Cleaning

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
Odell Brewing Company
Date(s):
Thursday Jan 11, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 8
Do you have the post holiday blues? Join us for an evening of seed cleaning and laughter at the Fort Collins office. We'll be cleaning three-leaf sumac collected in nearby Lory State Park.

Native seed is often incredibly expensive or unavailable commercially, making habitat restoration challenging. BY collecting native species that are adapted to thrive in the challenging climate of the Front Range, WRV volunteers provide this essential resource to future restoration projects and our public lands.

Have you ever wondered what happens with all that seed we collect on our projects? By joining us for this seed cleaning, you can learn how seeds are stored, cleaned and how they will be used in restoration projects in the future.


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Youth Seed Cleaning with Boulder County Parks and Open Space - MLK Day of Service

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 10 (more info)
Sponsors
State Farm Insurance
Xcel Energy
EPA's Environmental Education Division
AEC Trust
Great Outdoors Colorado - GOCO
Date(s):
Saturday Jan 13, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 10
WRV will be hosting a Seed Cleaning Project in collaboration with Boulder County as part of the MLK Day of Service in Boulder. Youth will learn about the importance of local ecotype seeds, assist with the cleaning of seeds collected over the past season, and reflect on the importance of service.


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Fort Collins Lunchtime Seed Cleanings January 17

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
Odell Brewing Company
Date(s):
Wednesday Jan 17, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 8
Do you miss the smell of fresh dirt and the feel of plants in your hands? So do we!

Join us for lunchtime seed cleanings from 11-1 on Wednesdays 1/17 and 1/24 and Thursday 11-1 on 2/1 for an ongoing project. We will focus on Bee Balm and Sunflower collected in Lory State Park.

Native seed is often incredibly expensive or unavailable commercially, making habitat restoration challenging. BY collecting native species that are adapted to thrive in the challenging climate of the Front Range, WRV volunteers provide this essential resource to future restoration projects and our public lands.

Have you ever wondered what happens with all that seed we collect on our projects? By joining us for this seed cleaning, you can learn how seeds are stored, cleaned and how they will be used in restoration projects in the future.




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Seeker Series: Cooking Wild with Kieran Creevy

SCHEDULED

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

"IMAGINATION, PLANNING, PREPARATION AND PRACTICE

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

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

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

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

Good food can fuel our minds and our bodies.

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

~Kieran Creevy


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Fort Collins Lunchtime Seed Cleanings January 24

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
Odell Brewing Company
Date(s):
Wednesday Jan 24, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 8
Do you miss the smell of fresh dirt and the feel of plants in your hands? So do we!

Join us for lunchtime seed cleanings from 11-1 on Wednesdays 1/17 and 1/24 and Thursday 11-1 on 2/1 for an ongoing project. We will focus on Bee Balm, Sunflower and Three Leaf Sumac collected in Lory State Park. Please register separately for each project date.

Native seed is often incredibly expensive or unavailable commercially, making habitat restoration challenging. BY collecting native species that are adapted to thrive in the challenging climate of the Front Range, WRV volunteers provide this essential resource to future restoration projects and our public lands.

Have you ever wondered what happens with all that seed we collect on our projects? By joining us for this seed cleaning, you can learn how seeds are stored, cleaned and how they will be used in restoration projects in the future.




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Fort Collins Lunchtime Seed Cleanings February 1

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
Odell Brewing Company
Date(s):
Thursday Feb 01, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 8
Do you miss the smell of fresh dirt and the feel of plants in your hands? So do we!

Join us for lunchtime seed cleanings from 11a-1p on Wednesdays 1/17 and 1/24 and Thursday 2/1 for an ongoing project. We will focus on Bee Balm and Sunflower collected in Lory State Park. Please register for each project separately.

Native seed is often incredibly expensive or unavailable commercially, making habitat restoration challenging. BY collecting native species that are adapted to thrive in the challenging climate of the Front Range, WRV volunteers provide this essential resource to future restoration projects and our public lands.

Have you ever wondered what happens with all that seed we collect on our projects? By joining us for this seed cleaning, you can learn how seeds are stored, cleaned and how they will be used in restoration projects in the future.




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

CANCELLED

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

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

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

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


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


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Front Range Eco-Social Solutions: A Bioneers Network Event

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Partial Day
Date(s):
Saturday Feb 10, 2018 - Saturday Feb 10, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 4
Bioneers is the preeminent international gathering of leading innovators and visionaries who offer practical solutions to the most pressing environmental and social issues of our time. In its 27th year, Bioneers continues to uniquely and authentically articulate the relationships between environment, health, social justice and spirit. In its 15th year, Front Range Eco-Social Solutions Conference is a Bioneers Resilient Communities Network Event and offers a weekend of sharing, learning and action, and is a uniquely affordable community event that brings together the progressive thinkers of this colorful region.

Front Range Eco-Social Solutions features re-broadcasts of the national Bioneers plenaries. The national presentations set a global context for the local conference, which features over 35 options of field trips, workshops and sessions with over 80 local presenters. The Front Range program focus on topics of regional importance.

Front Range Eco-Social Solutions is a Bioneers Network Event produced by the CU Environmental Center in collaboration with Naropa University, Boulder County FoodShed, Woodbine Ecology Center, Denver Permaculture Guild, Youth On Record, and Earth Guardians.


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Fort Collins Team Night

COMPLETED

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

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

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

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

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


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Boulder Team Night & WRV Leader Summit

RESCHEDULED

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

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

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

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


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Apple Valley Stream Restoration I

CANCELLED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Date(s):
Sunday Feb 18, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 10
In September 2013 the St. Vrain Creek flooded, devastating multiple communities in the area. Five years later, Federal disaster relief money is funding permanent repairs of the river.

Join WRV in revegetating this beautiful area. Apple Valley is northwest of Lyons, and the stream channel has been repaired through extensive heavy equipment work. Volunteers will plant native seed, spread soil amendments and WoodStraw, and plant thousands of native shrubs and trees.


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Colorado Environmental Film Festival

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day
Date(s):
Saturday Feb 24, 2018 - Saturday Feb 24, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 6
Represent Wildlands Restoration at the Colorado Envrionmental Film Festival - A celebration of the power of film to inspire, educate, and motivate audiences. The festival presents thought-provoking films and dialogue that raise awareness of a wide variety of interconnected ecological, social, and economic themes. Our hope is to provide an experience for our audiences that goes beyond just passive film viewing: we hope show-goers will be inspired into awareness and action!


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Apple Valley Stream Restoration II

CANCELLED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Date(s):
Saturday Feb 24, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 10
In September 2013 the St. Vrain Creek flooded, devastating multiple communities in the area. Five years later, Federal disaster relief money is funding permanent repairs of the river.

Join WRV in revegetating this beautiful area. Apple Valley is northwest of Lyons, and the stream channel has been repaired through extensive heavy equipment work. Volunteers will plant native seed, spread soil amendments and WoodStraw, and plant thousands of native shrubs and trees.


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Seeds & Weeds - Crew Leader and Weed Warrior Training

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 13 (more info)
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
Xcel Energy
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 03, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
This fun single day training is an opportunity for volunteers to become crew leaders for our Noxious Weed Removal projects and Native Seed Collections in 2018 and beyond. This training will ALSO give you the basis to become an independent "Weed Warrior!"; an elite crew of unsupervised weed vigilantes.. well vigilante is perhaps a bit exaggerated.. but these folks lead small crews of their own without WRV Staff field supervision.

Seed collections are some of the most relaxing WRV projects a crew leader can engage in, Weed pulls can be anywhere from relaxing to extreme! No experience necessary, we will train you in:

- Leadership skills for engaging with and managing your crew
- Native seed and noxious weed identification and ecological significance
- Proper seed collection and weed eradication techniques
- And MORE!

Most of our seed collections and many weed pulls are 3-4 hours long and close to our offices so the time commitment is minimal and the scenery is often dramatic!

Crew Leaders are essential to the success of our projects. The weeds we remove and the seed we collect is very important for restoring our public lands. Come join us for this crew leader training and have a great time leading crews this summer!

This FREE course includes a commitment to leading at least 2 seed collections and/or weed pulls this season. Trust us, you'll have a great time and learn valuable skills!



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Technical Advisor Orientation - Boulder

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Tuesday Mar 06, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 15
At this training, 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 8:30pm. 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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Big Thompson - Forest Service Flood I

CANCELLED
This project has been postponed.

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment
Date(s):
Wednesday Mar 07, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
The North Fork of the Big Thompson has become a showpiece for what WRV volunteers can accomplish in the post-flood environment!

Join us on a weekday for our first Big Thompson project of the year! Forest Service flood projects are favorites among staff and volunteers alike for their use of compost! This ultra high quality soil amendment generates some of the highest seed emergence seen on restoration projects period, and is a pleasure to admire only one year after treatment! Volunteers will spread pre-staged piles of compost, broadcast native seed specially collected by the USFS, apply engineered wood straw mulch and plant native container stock grown out at WRV's own micro nursery facility.




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Tool Manager Orientation - Fort Collins

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Thursday Mar 08, 2018 - 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 9:00pm, 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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Technical Advisor Orientation - Fort Collins

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Thursday Mar 08, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 10
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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Project Leadership Training - Boulder

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
Colorado State Parks
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 10, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 15
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 100+ 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.**

**Note that Project Leading is very different than Crew Leading. Crew Leaders are responsible for managing a crew during the project day, whereas Project Leaders are responsible for the planning and project management leading up to the project and big picture logistics on the day of hte project.**

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 at a 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. It is also recommended that all PL trainees have a background in managing projects, though not necessarily restoration projects. Candidates with strong organizational/planning skills can also be successful in this 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 experience, do not let the cost stop you from becoming the next great WRV Project Leader. Please call the office to discuss.
DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.


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Apple Valley Stream Restoration III

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 10, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
In September 2013 the St. Vrain Creek flooded, devastating multiple communities in the area. Five years later, Federal disaster relief money is funding permanent repairs of the river.

Join WRV in revegetating this beautiful area. Apple Valley is northwest of Lyons, and the stream channel has been repaired through extensive heavy equipment work. Volunteers will plant native seed, spread soil amendments and WoodStraw, and plant thousands of native shrubs and trees.


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Nursery Planting and Maintenance Day- Fort Collins

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 15 (more info)
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 10, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 15
9 am -3pm
Once per year WRV host a unique and laid-back project at our Fort Collins office where we plant our micro nursery. Whats a micro nursery? Well you've heard of a micro brewery, since 2014 WRV has been producing a small batch of woody plants every season! Volunteers will pot up "bare root" plants such as chokecherry, wax current, and wild plum and this year we are adding dogwood and buffalo berry. In addition to bare root plants, willow cuttings will be installed into pots as well. Volunteers will learn and implement the basics of easy, do-it-yourself horticulture that will aid in the flood recovery effort on WRV's very own projects this fall.

Join us for this carefree experience, perfect for the family crowd as well as those in the Fort Collins area not wanting to travel to participate in a WRV project! Never seen the WRV Fort Collins facility? Join us on this day to learn about our northern home base!




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Cross-Pollinators Unite

CANCELLED
cross-pol·li·na·tion - a sharing or interchange of knowledge, ideas, etc., for mutual enrichment.

Intermediate    ●    Evening
Date(s):
Monday Mar 12, 2018 - Monday Mar 12, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 100
Would you consider yourself a "cross-pollinator"? Someone who enjoys making connections with the environmental community and general public through attending talks, conferences, festivals, etc.?

If you identify with being a "cross-pollinator" and you are passionate about helping Wildlands Restoration Volunteers to thrive within the greater Colorado community through outreach engagements, then you are a great fit for a leadership role as an Outreach Ambassador (aka Cross Pollinator) with Wildlands Restoration Volunteers!

Join us for a brief introduction to our Cross Pollinator program and learn how you can help to further the Wildlands Restoration Volunteers mission through volunteering at outreach events!

Outreach events include: REI's Membership Co-Op Jam, Colorado Environmental Film Festival, Boulder Creek Festival, Poudre River Festival, America's Latino Eco Festival, Rocky Mountain Folk Festival, & more!


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Turning the Lens on Ourselves: The Science of Visitors on Open Spaces

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Morning
Sponsors
Boulder County Nature Association
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 17, 2018 - Saturday Mar 17, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 2
This is the Boulder County Nature Associations Annual Ecosymposium, it is FREE and open to the public.
The event will take place from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm at th CU - Sustainability, Energy, & Environmental Complex - 4001 Discovery Drive, Boudler, CO! We hope you will join the conversation and be sure to stop by the Wildlands Restoration Volunteers exhibition table.


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Apple Valley Stream Restoration - EXTRA

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 17, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 60
In September 2013 the St. Vrain Creek flooded, devastating multiple communities in the area. Five years later, Federal disaster relief money is funding permanent repairs of the river.

Join WRV in revegetating this beautiful area. Apple Valley is northwest of Lyons, and the stream channel has been repaired through extensive heavy equipment work. Volunteers will spread native seed, soil amendments and WoodStraw, and install erosion control blankets.


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Willow Skills Training and Harvest II

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment
Date(s):
Tuesday Mar 20, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Get Some Mad Willow Skillz!

Picture a scoured river bank post flood. Now imagine sticking a bunch of leafless cuttings into that bank and having it magically transform over the course of a season or two into a dense thicket of swaying willows, alive with bird song. Willows are amazing plants, one of the hardest working allies in restoration work.

Join WRV and Ed Gage, Research Scientist with CSU's Dept. of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship for an all day training to up your willow skills. We'll cover:
- Willow species ID
- Harvesting willow poles
- Storage
- Proper planting technique and more!

This is a full day (9am-4pm) skills training on Tuesday, March 20th. Training will take place in the field, so come prepared for the wacky weather than we can experience in Colorado in March. Exact location TBD.

For questions please contact Luke at lukas@wlrv.org


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Tool Manager Orientation -- BOULDER

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Friday Mar 23, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 15
5:30pm - 7:30pm

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 project that is happening on the following day!

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.

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!

A few of us may head over to Finkle & Garfs Brewery (less than a block from the tool shed) afterwards for a quick beer.


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Crew Leader Training for Trails (Loveland)

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 with adult (more info)
Sponsors
Overland Mountain Bike Club
Colorado Addicted Trailbuilder Society
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers - WRV
Xcel Energy
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 24, 2018 - Sunday Mar 25, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 40
Learn Crew Leadership for volunteer trail projects, in Loveland!

WRV is collaborating with CATS and the Overland Mountain Bike Club to bring you a comprehensive leadership training for trail construction and maintenance. This will be mostly a classroom oriented event with a focus on leadership skills, but we will have some time to get outside and cover basic trail construction practices from a leadership perspective as well. There will be opportunities later in the season to expand and fine tune those trail construction skills.

Training fee is $20 for students who aren't members of one of the partnering organizations. Please choose your organization under the group option.

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.


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Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - Eldorado Canyon State Park

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 24, 2018 - Sunday Mar 25, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Crew leaders are vital to the success of most WRV projects. They are the faces of WRV, representing WRV to the volunteers. Crew Leaders are given 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. Plus attending the Crew Leader training earns you mad skills and serious gold stars!

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 Eldorado Canyon State Park

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 who have volunteered twice in the last year. You can also get a reimbursement for the difference between what you paid and 45$ upon request after completing two Crew Leader roles)

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

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.


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Cook Training - Boulder

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 24, 2018 - Sunday Mar 25, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Cooks are some of the most important volunteers on a restoration project, with roles in meal planning and budgeting, safe food prep, camp setup, cleanup, take down, and many other camp related responsibilities. As part of the leadership team, cooks are involved in project planning and execution.

This year, Cook Trainees will learn along side our Crew Leader Trainees during the Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration. Have fun learning useful culinary skills as well as the basics of project leadership with a great group of folks, both in the classroom and in the field.


Trainees will work with staff and veteran Lead Cooks to set up a base camp, prep and execute a meal for other Crew Leader Trainees, and practice plying their craft in the outdoors.

We request a commitment to at least two restoration projects during the regular 2018 season - April - November. We appreciate your interest in volunteering in this important and tasty way!


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Apple Valley Stream Restoration IV

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 24, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 50
In September 2013 the St. Vrain Creek flooded, devastating multiple communities in the area. Five years later, Federal disaster relief money is funding permanent repairs of the river.

Join WRV in revegetating this beautiful area. Apple Valley is northwest of Lyons, and the stream channel has been repaired through extensive heavy equipment work. Volunteers will plant native seed, spread soil amendments and WoodStraw, and plant thousands of native shrubs and trees.


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REI Co-op Member Jam

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Evening    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
REI - Boulder
Date(s):
Friday Mar 30, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 6
Join Wildlands Restoration Volunteers and REI Co-op members in celebrating a culture of outdoor adventure and stewardship as an Outreach Volunteer. You will be representing Wildlands Restoration Volunteers (the premier beneficiary of this awesome event) by sharing our mission and upcoming volunteer opportunities with event attendees!



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Lafayette Youth Willow Harvest and Planting

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 (more info)
Sponsors
State Farm Insurance
Xcel Energy
EPA's Environmental Education Division
AEC Trust
Great Outdoors Colorado - GOCO
Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 31, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Youth from the Lafayette community will be cutting, prepping, and loading willow poles to be planted for erosion control. We'll be using a variety of tools to harvest the willows, exploring Lafayette's Open Space, and having fun, all while giving back to our community.


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Myrtle Spurge Purge I

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
Blue Federal Credit Union
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 31, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 60
9am-4pm approx

Get ready to weed! Our first Spurge Purge of the year! The plan is a coordinated assault on Myrtle Spurge in the foothills of Boulder, CO.

Myrtle Spurge is an A-listed, aggressive and toxic invasive plant in Colorado. Our task is to prevent further spread and eradicate it at the source wherever found! WRV has established a dynamic regional partnership which will tackle this weed at multiple sites across the front range. That's where you come in! Join us on one or more of these dates to dig up this weed before it takes over our beloved state.

Become a Weed Warrior, join the movement!


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Fort Collins Youth Project -Environmental Learning Center Weed Pull

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 10 (more info)
Sponsors
State Farm Insurance
Xcel Energy
EPA's Environmental Education Division
AEC Trust
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 31, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Join WRV and high school students from Poudre High School to tackle invasive weeds at the Environmental Learning Center in, right in the town of Fort Collins. Volunteers will remove Mullein and invasive Thistle plants and seed heads on the property, while learning about the importance of this great habitat which borders the Wild and Scenic Poudre River.

This is a youth planned event and we are delighted to help the next generation of environmental leaders learn how to plan and execute restoration projects in their own backyards. If interested in attending, please email annemarie@wlrv.org


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Apple Valley Stream Restoration Crew Help 1

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 18 or over (more info)
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Date(s):
Wednesday Mar 21, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 12
Thursday Mar 22, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 12
Friday Mar 23, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 12
Wednesday Mar 28, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 12
Thursday Mar 29, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 12
Friday Mar 30, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 12
Saturday Mar 31, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 12
In September 2013 the St. Vrain Creek flooded, devastating multiple communities in the area. Five years later, Federal disaster relief money is funding permanent repairs of the river.

We have a lot of work to get done out at Apple Valley and we have a crew working Wed-Sat every week. If you have weekday availability and want to get out and work with the crew for a day or 2 we'd love to have you join them!

This event covers the next 2 weeks, so please be sure to SELECT ONLY THE DATES YOU WANT TO DO. If you register it will by default select all dates, PLEASE CHECK AND MAKE SURE.

All the details you need will be automatically sent to you when you register so please check your email for your registration confirmation which will include details on where and when to meet each of the work days as well as what to bring.

PLEASE NOTE that Saturday, March 24th is NOT included because there is a volunteer event that day, if you would like to register for that day you can sign up here: https://www.wlrv.net/index.php?section=events&action=list&type=projects#event2497


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Apple Valley Stream Restoration Crew Help 2

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Mid Week Multi Day
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Date(s):
Wednesday Apr 04, 2018 - Friday Apr 06, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 6
IF YOU ARE ATTEMPTING TO REGISTER FOR THIS PROJECT ON OR AFTER APRIL 4TH, PLEASE EMAIL morgan@wlrv.org SO THAT WE CAN REGISTER YOU MANUALLY


In September 2013 the St. Vrain Creek flooded, devastating multiple communities in the area. Five years later, Federal disaster relief money is funding permanent repairs of the river.

We have a lot of work to get done out at Apple Valley and we have a crew working Wed-Sat every week. If you have weekday availability and want to get out and work with the crew for a day or 2 we'd love to have you join them!

This event covers the week of April 4th - 6th, so please be sure to SELECT ONLY THE DATES YOU WANT TO DO. If you register it will by default select all dates, PLEASE CHECK AND MAKE SURE.

All the details you need will be automatically sent to you when you register so please check your email for your registration confirmation which will include details on where and when to meet each of the work days as well as what to bring.

April 7th is not included in these dates because we have a regular volunteer project scheduled for that day. If you would like to join us on the 7th, please register here: https://www.wlrv.net/index.php?section=events&action=list&type=792&filter_date_type=after&filter_date_1=yesterday#event2498





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Apple Valley Stream Restoration V

COMPLETED
** DELAYED START: 10AM DUE TO SNOW **

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Date(s):
Saturday Apr 07, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Please note: the start time for this project has been moved back to 10am to accommodate weather. In September 2013 the St. Vrain Creek flooded, devastating multiple communities in the area. Five years later, Federal disaster relief money is funding permanent repairs of the river.

Join WRV in revegetating this beautiful area. Apple Valley is northwest of Lyons, and the stream channel has been repaired through extensive heavy equipment work. Volunteers will plant native seed, spread soil amendments and WoodStraw, and plant thousands of native shrubs and trees.


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Crew Leader Training in Trails and Eco Resto (Youth)

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
State Farm Insurance
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
EPA's Environmental Education Division
AEC Trust
Great Outdoors Colorado - GOCO
Date(s):
Saturday Apr 07, 2018 - Sunday Apr 08, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Crew leaders are vital to the success of most WRV projects: they are the faces of WRV, representing WRV to the volunteers. Crew Leaders 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. Plus attending the Crew Leader training earns you mad skills and serious gold stars!

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, TeamWorks TEENS, Inc, and Eldorado Canyon State Park

TRAINING FEE: $90
Scholarship are available! Please let us know if you need financial support, help finding transportation, or if there are any other barriers to participation that we can help with! Email Rachel@wlrv.org or call 303.543.1411x8# for more information.


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Myrtle Spurge Purge II (Evening Pull)

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Evening    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
Blue Federal Credit Union
Date(s):
Tuesday Apr 10, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
5-7:30pm approx

Get ready to weed the evening away on our second event of the purgin' season. The plan is a coordinated assault on Myrtle Spurge in the foothills of Boulder, CO.

Myrtle Spurge is an A-listed, aggressive and toxic invasive plant in Colorado. Our task is to prevent further spread and eradicate it at the source wherever found! WRV has established a dynamic regional partnership which will tackle this weed at multiple sites across the front range. That's where you come in! Join us on one or more of these dates to dig up this weed before it takes over our beloved state.

Become a Weed Warrior, join the movement!


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Apple Valley Stream Restoration Crew Help 3

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Mid Week Multi Day
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Date(s):
Wednesday Apr 11, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 5
Thursday Apr 12, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 5
Friday Apr 13, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 5
IF YOU ARE ATTEMPTING TO REGISTER FOR THIS PROJECT ON OR AFTER APRIL 11TH, PLEASE EMAIL morgan@wlrv.org SO THAT WE CAN REGISTER YOU MANUALLY


In September 2013 the St. Vrain Creek flooded, devastating multiple communities in the area. Five years later, Federal disaster relief money is funding permanent repairs of the river.

We have a lot of work to get done out at Apple Valley and we have a crew working Wed-Sat every week. If you have weekday availability and want to get out and work with the crew for a day or 2 we'd love to have you join them!

This event covers the week of April 11th - 13th, so please be sure to SELECT ONLY THE DATES YOU WANT TO DO. If you register it will by default select all dates, PLEASE CHECK AND MAKE SURE.

All the details you need will be automatically sent to you when you register so please check your email for your registration confirmation which will include details on where and when to meet each of the work days as well as what to bring.

April 14th is not included in these dates because we have a closed CU student volunteer project scheduled for that day. If you would like to join us on the 14th as a Crew Leader, please email William@wlrv.org to do so.





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Cook Training - Fort Collins

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday Apr 14, 2018 - Sunday Apr 15, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Cooks are some of the most important volunteers on a restoration project, with roles in meal planning and budgeting, safe food prep, camp setup, cleanup, take down, and many other camp related responsibilities. As part of the leadership team, cooks are involved in project planning and execution.

This year, Cook Trainees will learn along side our Crew Leader Trainees during the Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration. Have fun learning useful culinary skills as well as the basics of project leadership with a great group of folks, both in the classroom and in the field.


Trainees will work with staff and veteran Lead Cooks to set up a base camp, prep and execute a meal for other Crew Leader Trainees, and practice plying their craft in the outdoors.

We request a commitment to at least two restoration projects during the regular 2018 season - April - November. We appreciate your interest in volunteering in this important and tasty way!


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Trail Skills Training Part 1

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 with adult (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Thursday Apr 12, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Saturday Apr 14, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 15
WRV and its NoCO Trailbuilders Coalition partners, CATS and the Overland Mountain Bike Club, are hosting a multi-part training in the basics of trail construction and maintenance. We'll cover basic trail construction, drainage structures, rock steps, rock walls, trail closure and restoration, and more. This training offers a nice complement to the restoration and leadership skills emphasized at other WRV trainings and projects.

This installment is an evening (6-8) of classroom instruction on April 12 in Fort Collins and a full day (9-3) of field training on April 14 in the Poudre Canyon.


TRAINING FEE
Free (for current members, volunteers and partners)

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.


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Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - Livermore/Campbell Valley

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
Date(s):
Saturday Apr 14, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Sunday Apr 15, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 15
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 1
Regular Fee: $120
Discounted Fee: $25*

Regular Sign Up After March 1
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 4#

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.


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Spring Potluck - Fort Collins 2018

SCHEDULED

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


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

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

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

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




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Lafayette Earth Day Project

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 (more info)
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
Date(s):
Saturday Apr 21, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 25
In celebration of Earth Day, youth and families from the Lafayette community will be volunteering by planting along beautiful Waneka Lake. Youth will work hard, make new friends, and have a lot of fun, all while helping improve their community.
This project is part of the Nature Kids/Jovenes de la Naturaleza initiative, in partnership with the City of Lafayette Open Space and the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee.
If you're interested in attending this project, please email Janine@wlrv.org for more information.


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Spring Potluck & Earth Day Celebration - Boulder

SCHEDULED

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

Come to our annual Boulder Spring Kickoff and community celebration!

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

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

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




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Apple Valley Stream Restoration VI (Earth Day)

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Date(s):
Sunday Apr 22, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 50
In September 2013 the St. Vrain Creek flooded, devastating multiple communities in the area. Five years later, Federal disaster relief money is funding permanent repairs of the river.

Join WRV in revegetating this beautiful area. Apple Valley is northwest of Lyons, and the stream channel has been repaired through extensive heavy equipment work. Volunteers will plant native seed, spread soil amendments and WoodStraw, and plant thousands of native shrubs and trees.


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Button Rock Flood Restoration

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Kiewit Infrastructure
Blue Federal Credit Union
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Date(s):
Friday Apr 27, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Since 2013, WRV volunteers have been breathing life back into our flood damage watersheds. Please join us as we finish work on North St Vrain Creek near Button Rock Reservoir. Your efforts will help protect the water supply for Lyons and Longmont by revegetating scoured stream banks, and restore riparian habitat for wildlife, birds and fish. Activities will include soil amendment to improve fertility, native seeding, diverse plantings of native trees and shrubs, and mulch application.


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Campbell Valley Tour with Bill Zeedyk

SCHEDULED

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


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Family Project at Sombrero Marsh

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Minimum Age: 5 (more info)
Sponsors
Thorne Nature Experience
Blue Federal Credit Union
Date(s):
Saturday Apr 28, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Sombrero Marsh is a critical wetland habitat on Boulder County land that is used by Thorne Nature Experience for educational programs. In partnership with Thorne, this invasive weed management project is a great opportunity for new and returning volunteers alike, as well as those with younger children.

Older children (about age 8 and up) can work alongside parents, while we will also have educators from Thorne available to provide environmental education activities for youth age 5-10, allowing parents with younger children who usually wouldn't be able to attend to still participate in the event.

This is a morning event (9:30-1pm) and we'll have breakfast and lunch available for volunteers to enjoy!


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Myrtle Spurge Purge III

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
Blue Federal Credit Union
Date(s):
Saturday Apr 28, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 60
9am-4pm approx

Get ready to weed! Third of Four myrtle purging events, this is our final full day purge fest. The plan is a coordinated assault on Myrtle Spurge in the foothills of Boulder, CO.

Myrtle Spurge is an A-listed, aggressive and toxic invasive plant in Colorado. Our task is to prevent further spread and eradicate it at the source wherever found! WRV has established a dynamic regional partnership which will tackle this weed at multiple sites across the front range. That's where you come in! Join us on one or more of these dates to dig up this weed before it takes over our beloved state.

Become a Weed Warrior, join the movement!


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Apple Valley Stream Restoration VII

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Saint Vrain Creek Coalition
Date(s):
Saturday Apr 28, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 40
In September 2013 the St. Vrain Creek flooded, devastating multiple communities in the area. Five years later, Federal disaster relief money is funding permanent repairs of the river.

Join WRV in revegetating this beautiful area. Apple Valley is northwest of Lyons, and the stream channel has been repaired through extensive heavy equipment work. Volunteers will be wrapping up several months of work by planting thousands of native shrubs and trees.


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Apple Valley Stream Restoration Crew Help 4

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Mid Week Multi Day
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Saint Vrain Creek Coalition
Date(s):
Monday Apr 30, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 5
Tuesday May 01, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 5
Wednesday May 02, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 5
Thursday May 03, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 5
Friday May 04, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 5
IF YOU ARE ATTEMPTING TO REGISTER FOR THIS PROJECT ON OR AFTER APRIL 30, PLEASE EMAIL morgan@wlrv.org SO THAT WE CAN REGISTER YOU MANUALLY

In September 2013 the St. Vrain Creek flooded, devastating multiple communities in the area. Five years later, Federal disaster relief money is funding permanent repairs of the river.

We have a lot of work to get done out at Apple Valley and we have a crew working Wed-Sat every week. If you have weekday availability and want to get out and work with the crew for a day or 2 we'd love to have you join them!

This event covers the weekdays of April 30 - May 4, so please be sure to SELECT ONLY THE DATES YOU WANT TO DO. If you register it will by default select all dates, PLEASE CHECK AND MAKE SURE.

All the details you need will be automatically sent to you when you register so please check your email for your registration confirmation which will include details on where and when to meet each of the work days as well as what to bring.

We'll also be out there Saturday, May 5, which is listed as a separate event on our website.





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Daniels Park Restoration

RESCHEDULED, THEN COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday May 05, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 45
Join us at one of Denver Mountain Parks most iconic parks, just south of Denver, with conveniently located panoramic views of the city along the Front Range. Despite the fantastic natural beauty, the area is being heavily damaged by the sheer number of people who visit the area every day. The mess of unsanctioned trails that braids across the landscape is the root cause of this damage. Volunteers will reverse this trend by closing and restoring damaged areas.

The project will include revegetation and some rock work to stabilize steep eroding slopes. It is suitable for beginners and experienced volunteers alike. We will have trained crew leaders to make sure you have a great project and learn something new! This project is being completed in conjunction with new sustainable trails and amenities being added to the park.


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

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
Xcel Energy
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday May 05, 2018 - 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)

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.


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McClelland Creek Restoration

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly
Date(s):
Saturday May 05, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Twin Silos Park in south Fort Collins sits alongside a newly restored reach of McClelland Creek, where humans and wildlife use the park's newly constructed "suburbitat" (a great term we've borrowed from the High Plains Environmental Center). A great day trip project for our family crowd, volunteers will install a diverse palate of trees and shrubs to enhance habitat for wildlife and stabilize vulnerable riparian stream banks against erosion.

WRV is proud to partner with the City of Fort Collins Stormwater Utilities Department to offer our volunteers this exciting opportunity! As the wildland/urban interface continues to expand, WRV is committed to the restoration and enhancement of habitat for wildlife within our urban boundaries. This increased connectivity allows "pit stops" for migratory birds and corridors for mammals, while providing ecosystem services such as water quality enhancement and stability for the surrounding landscape.


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Apple Valley Stream Restoration VIII

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Saint Vrain Creek Coalition
Date(s):
Saturday May 05, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 40
In September 2013 the St. Vrain Creek flooded, devastating multiple communities in the area. Five years later, Federal disaster relief money is funding permanent restoration of the river.

Join WRV in revegetating this beautiful area. Apple Valley is northwest of Lyons, and the stream channel has been repaired through extensive heavy equipment work. Volunteers will be wrapping up months of work by planting thousands of native shrubs and trees.


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Myrtle Spurge Purge IV (Evening Pull)

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Evening    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
Blue Federal Credit Union
Date(s):
Tuesday May 08, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 35
5-7:30pm approx

Final coordinated Myrtle Spurge assault of the season. Join us for the evening of fun-filled root ripping activities!

Myrtle Spurge is an A-listed, aggressive and toxic invasive plant in Colorado. Our task is to prevent further spread and eradicate it at the source wherever found! WRV has established a dynamic regional partnership which will tackle this weed at multiple sites across the front range. That's where you come in! Join us on one or more of these dates to dig up this weed before it takes over our beloved state.

Become a Weed Warrior, join the movement!


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Big Thompson - Forest Service Flood II

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly
Sponsors
Audubon Rockies
Blue Federal Credit Union
South Platte Basin Roundtable - CWCB
Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Date(s):
Saturday May 12, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 40
Did you know that the north fork Big Thompson projects on National Forest system lands have shown some of the highest seed emergence seen by WRV and forest botanists alike?

Join us for the classic full scale weekend experience on your very own public lands! Forest Service flood projects on the north fork are favorites among staff and volunteers alike for their use of compost! This ultra high quality soil amendment generates some of the highest seed emergence seen on restoration projects period, and is a pleasure to admire only 1 year after treatment! Volunteers will spread pre-staged piles of compost, broadcast native seed specially collected by the USFS, apply engineered wood straw mulch and plant native container plants grown out at WRV's own micro nursery facility.




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Elephant Revival at Red Rocks

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Partial Day
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
Bohemian Foundation
Elephant Revival
Date(s):
Saturday May 12, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 100
9:00am - 2:00pm

This project is sponsored by Elephant Revival and is specifically for fans and supporters of this Colorado band, who will be performing later in the month on May 20th at Red Rocks Amphitheatre! During this project we will be working on restoring one of the most iconic trails at Red Rocks. This trail restoration will include laying down crusher fine, seeding, and laying down wood straw. Volunteers will celebrate the work that they have completed with a private acoustic set by Elephant Revival!


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St. Vrain Tamarisk Removal

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 10 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Longmont
Blue Federal Credit Union
Audubon Rockies
Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment
Date(s):
Wednesday May 16, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Enjoy panoramic views of the Front Range and heal a local area deeply impacted by the 2013 flood! In the aftermath of the flood, millions of tamarisk seedlings germinated, which pose a major threat to the watershed should they mature. Volunteers will continue work from 2016 & 2017, removing tamarisk through hand pulling, weed wrenching, and cut & stump treatment with herbicide.

Notes: Our project is located on St Vrain Creek, just east of the Boulder/Weld County line, where the Sept 2013 flood breached several lakes and carved a new channel.
Tamarisk (aka Salt Cedar) has devastated watersheds throughout the west, costing billions of dollars in lost habitat, lost water, and lost electricity.


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Seed Cleaning Party

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Afternoon
Date(s):
Friday May 18, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Join us to clean the seed we have collected this season near Boulder!

Cleaning seeds removes chaff and other plant materials, and helps prepare them for storage and planting. Your efforts will help ensure that we receive the maximum benefit from all of our seed collection projects this season.

We will have a relaxed afternoon cleaning some super cool seed-

THIS IS A 2 HOUR EVENT -- 9:00 am-11:00 am -- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

We will be cleaning seed at the WRV office in Boulder.


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Med Sage Removal I (Boulder County)

CANCELLED
** THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO HEAVY RAIN **

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 10 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS
Blue Federal Credit Union
Date(s):
Saturday May 19, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Building on more than a decade of profoundly successful progress, WRV continues the urgent quest to remove Mediterranean Sage from Boulder County. Volunteers will have a full day of searching for and digging up plants on Boulder County Open Space Lands north of Boulder and west of Longmont.

Left unchecked, this Colorado A-listed weed aggressively invades grasslands, reduces native plant populations, and degrades wildlife habitat and the overall health of prairie ecosystems. With sustained action, state wide eradication is possible, which would protect prairie ecosystems and wildlife habitat. Indirectly, this work will help protect thousands of acres of Colorado grassland habitats. Approx. 8am to 4pm


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Boulder Creek Festival

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Multi Day
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
Date(s):
Friday May 25, 2018 - Friday May 25, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 2
Saturday May 26, 2018 - Saturday May 26, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 6
Sunday May 27, 2018 - Sunday May 27, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 6
Monday May 28, 2018 - Monday May 28, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 4
Join us at the annual Boulder Creek Festival in representation of Wildlands Restoration Volunteers to the greater Boulder community and visitors. Outreach activities will include speaking with festival goers about WRV's mission and various restoration programs and volunteer opportunities for the 2018 season. Each Volunteer shift will have two Volunteers scheduled to support one another.

Here is a quick glimpse at the volunteer shift schedule. We recommend signing up for only one shift per day to maintain MAXIMUM levels of fun to be had by our Outreach Volunteers.

Setup:
Friday
Time: est. 10:00am to Noon
Description - Meet at WRV office to carpool to Downtown Boulder and set up booth.

Outreach:
Saturday & Sunday
Shift One: 9:45am to 2:00pm
Shift Two: 1:45pm to 4:00pm
Shift Three: 3:45pm to 7:00pm

Monday
Shift One: 11:00am to 2:00pm
Shift Two: 1:45pm to 5:00pm

Breakdown:
Monday
4:45pm to 7:00pm
Description - Meet at WRV booth at festival to load up WRV vehicle & then meet at the WRV office to unload.


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Seeker Series no. 2: Trekking Wild with Pemba Sherpa

SCHEDULED

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

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

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


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

About the Man Behind the Mission -

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

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

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

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


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Young Gulch Brinkman Construction Project

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance
REI - National Office
Brinkman Construction
Date(s):
Friday Jun 01, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
The Young Gulch trail was a very popular destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through in 2012, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in 2013. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is washed away. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail: more fun and resilient, with less disturbance to the creek and the Poudre downstream.

We've constructed almost 3 miles of trail, meaning that volunteers can enjoy a hike filled with wildlife through a beautiful canyon that is regrowing beautifully after the fires and floods of the past.

WRV is delighted to have employees from Brinkman Construction volunteer to clear the trail corridor to prepare the area for our summer of trail construction projects. This project day is limited to Brinkman employees and families, so please register for one of the other 4 project weekends this summer at Young Gulch to participate and help us rebuild this great trail!






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Poudre River Fest

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 02, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 6
The Poudre River Fest brings awareness to local educational and restoration efforts which impact the Cache La Poudre Wild and Scenic River. Experience informative workshops, vendor booths, learn about local efforts and how you can get involved. Enjoy music from Colorado bands, local food trucks and beer from New Belgium Brewery throughout the day.

Outreach Ambassadors are wanted to staff the WRV booth for 2 hour shifts throughout the day, as well as helping with setup and breakdown of the booth. When registering, please note if you would prefer one of the following shifts, or you are open to being scheduled whenever needed. You can sign up for multiple shifts, and volunteers are encouraged to cover shifts in pairs..the more the merrier!

Set Up Shift: 10:30-12
Booth Shift 1: 12-2pm
Booth Shift 2: 2-4pm
Booth Shift 3: 4-6pm
Breakdown Shift: 6-7pm

Visit poudreriverfest.org for more information.


Planning Partners include: Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed, Poudre Heritage Alliance/Trust and National Association of Interpretation



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Beaver Brook Trail - National Trails Day

SCHEDULED
Come celebrate National Trails Day!

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Blue Federal Credit Union
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 02, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 50
The historic and very popular Beaver Brook Trail begins just north of Genesee and winds northeast to Lookout Mountain, near Golden. Volunteers will be addressing erosion problems on the trail by adding timber water bars and steps. Volunteers will be closing social trails and helping to define the trail tread to reduce future erosion. Maintenance of the trail tread will help ensure proper drainage and function of this popular trail.

While its location is conveniently located near the Denver-metro area, the trail offers hikers a remote backcountry feel. In fact, this year's project site requires a one-mile hike in!


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Young Gulch Trail Construction I

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Jax Mercantile
Odell Brewing Company
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance
REI - National Office
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 02, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Sunday Jun 03, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
The Young Gulch trail was a very popular destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through in 2012, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in 2013. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is washed away. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail: more fun and resilient, with less disturbance to the creek and the Cache La Poudre downstream.

We've constructed almost 3 miles of trail meaning this season we'll be working some distance from the trailhead. We'll have a backcountry base-camp set up so that volunteers can chose to camp with us closer to the work area or to hike in daily. Please let us know your preference.

We have some basic camping gear available for those who don't have their own.

WRV is very pleased to work collaboration with the USFS, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi-year effort.


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Beginner Sawyer Training

SCHEDULED

Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
State Farm Insurance
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed
Date(s):
Monday Jun 04, 2018 - Thursday Jun 07, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 6
Trained sawyers play an important role in restoration and trail projects. We use them to remove invasive species, thin dense stands for forest health, close trails and roads, provide building materials for new trails and clear fallen trees and debris from existing trails.

WRV is partnering with Larimer County Conservation Corps to provide this beginner chainsaw training course (S-212). Training will be facilitated by top notch instructors from around the state. Upon successful completion of course and evaluation, you will receive an S-212 certificate of completion. This is a valuable certification to have for careers in Natural Resources or if you just want to learn a new practical skill in a safe environment. You get all of this at a GREATLY discounted price- normally $450-$600/student, only $225 for WRV volunteers! Don't miss out on this special opportunity!

Training consists of 4 mandatory days of classwork and fieldwork.
* Monday 9am - 5pm Classroom instruction in Fort Collins
* Tuesday 9am - 5pm Classroom instruction in Fort Collins
* Wednesday & Thursday 9am - 5pm Full-day hands-on training at the Boy Scout Ranch near Red Feather, CO. Camping will be available Wednesday and Thursday night.
ALL FOUR DAYS WILL BE REQUIRED, no exceptions.


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Med Sage Removal II

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 10 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS
Blue Federal Credit Union
Date(s):
Wednesday Jun 06, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 45
Building on more than a decade of profoundly successful progress, WRV continues the urgent quest to remove Mediterranean Sage from the Boulder area. Volunteers will dig up plants on Boulder OSMP Properties just north of Boulder.

Left unchecked, this Colorado A-listed weed aggressively invades grasslands, reduces native plant populations, and degrades wildlife habitat and the overall health of prairie ecosystems. With sustained action, state wide eradication is possible, which would protect prairie ecosystems and wildlife habitat. Indirectly, this work will help protect thousands of acres of Colorado grassland habitats.


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Lory State Park-Climbers Access Trail

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 (more info)
Sponsors
Odell Brewing Company
REI - National Office
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 09, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Love rocks? So do we!

Rock climbing is one of the fastest growing outdoor sports and the trails to access this great sport need a little help from WRV volunteers. Join us to make improvements on the climbing access trail in Lory State Park and enjoy views of the Front Range and iconic Arthur's Rock cliffs during the project.

Located about 20 minutes from Downtown Fort Collins, Lory State Park is a true gem of protected land. This project will include a gentle 1 mile walk into the project site from the Arthur's Rock trailhead. Park admission fees will be covered by Lory State Park for volunteers on the project day.

Partners on this project include the Northern Colorado Climbers Coalition, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and CATS (Colorado Addicted Trail builders Society). If you are a member of the Northern Colorado Climbers Coalition please choose that group when registering, as we have spaces reserved for you to attend. For questions, contact annemarie@wlrv.org or call our Fort Collins office at 970-493-2075.


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National Get Outdoors Day Fair - Sloan's Lake

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 09, 2018 - Saturday Jun 09, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 2
Represent Wildlands Restoration Volunteers at the Get Outdoors Colorado FREE fair for families happening on National Get Outdoors Day. Outreach volunteers will be speaking with event attendees about ecological restoration, the volunteer experience, and make wildflower seed balls with the kiddos! This is a fairly short event, Once you register, you will receive a poll to select your preferred shift for the day!

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Pella Crossing Webster Pond Wetland Restoration

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 14, accompanied by adult (more info)
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 09, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 50
This June, we are returning to the site of Wildlands Restoration Volunteer's first project! Back In 1999, and over 1000 projects ago, 20 volunteers restored a stretch of shoreline at this Boulder County Pond. The willows planted have thrived and are now full-grown trees! However, Pella Crossing Open Space was severely damaged by the flood of September 2013. A large portion of Webster Pond was filled with sediment from the flood. Boulder County recognized the opportunity to transform this sediment deposit into thriving wetland habitat. This year, we will follow up on our efforts from 2017 with additional plantings. This project is located in Hygiene, between Longmont and Lyons.
Please note we have a rain date scheduled for Saturday, June 23rd. Please reserve this date in your calendar in case we have to cancel for inclement weather.


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Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction I

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Difficult    ●    Full Day
Sponsors
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed
State Farm Insurance
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 16, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
For the fourth year, WRV is partnering with the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed, The Nature Conservancy, Larimer County Conservation Corps and the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch to reduce the risk of severe wildfire in the Elkhorn Creek area. Not only is this area important wildlife habitat, it's also special because of its proximity to surrounding National Forest and crucial to the health of the Cache La Poudre River watershed.

All volunteers are welcome on this project wrapping up work done by our volunteer sawyer crews last year. By thinning dense stands of trees and piling and removing debris, volunteers are helping to protect the water supply and improve forest health in this valuable and beautiful area. Let's continue the excellent progress we made last year!


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Rocky Mtn Natl Park Habitat Restoration - Part 1

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Multi Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Rocky Mountain National Park
Blue Federal Credit Union
Audubon Rockies
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 16, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Sunday Jun 17, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Rocky Mountain National Park is a spectacular iconic destination in Colorado. WRV volunteers will be returning there twice this year to help restore three disturbed sites near Sprague Lake, Moraine Park and the Headquarters. This event is Part 1. Altogether, between these two events, volunteers will plant over 7,000 wetland plants, and seed, rake and mulch over 7 acres.

Camping in the park will be provided free for volunteers. This project fills quickly so sign up early! Friday night arrival encouraged.


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Heart and Soil: A Benefit for Wildlands Restoration Volunteers

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Intermediate    ●    Evening    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Green Machines of Boulder ATMs
Jax Mercantile
Date(s):
Thursday Jun 21, 2018 - Thursday Jun 21, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 100
On Thursday, June 21st (the Summer Solstice) Wildlands Restoration Volunteers will host our third annual Heart and Soil Fundraiser at the historic Lone Hawk Farm.
The purpose of this event is to raise critical funds to support our mission to heal the land through ecological restoration projects. In order to make this event a great success we are seeking to recruit volunteers with hospitality, food and beverage, photography, and AV backgrounds - not to worry if you do not have those backgrounds, we are also looking for enthusiastic WRVer's to assist with check-in and ushering guests to their tables!

Here is a basic rundown of the evening -

Setup 3:00 PM
Event 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Breakdown 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM


If you are interested in volunteering, please e-mail Ashley at ashley@wlrv.org.


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Colorado Latino Festival

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day
Date(s):
Sunday Jun 24, 2018 - Sunday Jun 24, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 7
The Colorado Latino Festival is a joint venture by the Latino Chamber and Barrio E' to bring unity to communities - join WRV for the Colorado Latino Festival's first time taking over Downtown Boulder! Launching this year is The Multicultural Project, a movement aimed at creating diversity and inclusion in communities through coalitions of organizations and through the creation of community multicultural centers. Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is thrilled to partake in this wonderful festival again this year! We will be highlighting our Youth & Inclusiveness Program and highly encourage those who have Crew Lead for any of our Youth projects to please sign up and help us to engage the Colorado Latino Festival attendees!

**Each Volunteer shift will have two Volunteers scheduled to support one another. **

Here is a quick glimpse of the run of the event day and times -

Setup: 10:00am to 11:00am
Outreach:
Shift One: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Shift Two: 1:45pm to 5:00pm
Shift Three: 4:45pm to 9:00pm
Event Ends @ 8:00pm and break-down begins.


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Young Gulch Trail Construction II

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Jax Mercantile
Odell Brewing Company
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance
REI - National Office
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 23, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Sunday Jun 24, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
The Young Gulch trail was a very popular destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through in 2012, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in 2013. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is washed away. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail: more fun and resilient, with less disturbance to the creek and the Cache La Poudre downstream.

We've constructed almost 3 miles of trail meaning this season we'll be working some distance from the trailhead. We'll have a backcountry base-camp set up so that volunteers can chose to camp with us closer to the work area or to hike in daily. Please let us know your preference.

We have some basic camping gear available for those who don't have their own.

WRV is very pleased to work collaboration with the USFS, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi-year effort.


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Coal Creek Youth and Family Stewardship Project

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 5 (more info)
Sponsors
State Farm Insurance
Xcel Energy
AEC Trust
The April Fund
Great Outdoors Colorado - GOCO
EPA's Environmental Education Division
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 30, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 100
Youth and families from around Lafayette will be joining WRV for a fun day spent outside along the Coal Creek Trail. Volunteers will be weed warriors, pulling out invasive teasel and lambsquarter; they'll also get the chance to plant native species to provide cover and restore these areas. Youth leaders from the community will be crew leading this project, too!

This project is part of the Nature Kids/Jovenes de la Naturaleza initiative. If you're interested in attending, please email Rachel@wlrv.org. We'd love to have you there!


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OSMP Seed Collection/Crew Leader Field Day - Saturday - June 30th

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Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 8 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 30, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 35
This will be our first seed collection of the season and all volunteers are welcome! New Seed Collection Crew Leaders will work with experienced crew leaders and practice their skills on a seed collection! This is a very relaxing activity; some even say it's therapeutic. It's also a great family activity!

THIS IS A morning 9:00am-12:00PM EVENT -- Using native seeds in re-vegetation efforts is essential to restoring native plant diversity. Often times, however, native seeds are not available commercially, they are too expensive, or the available seeds are not ecologically appropriate.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED!

The location of seed collections can only be determined 2-3 days prior to each event, given the varying growth rates of the many species we collect. All of the projects are in Boulder County. Once you register, you'll receive info 2-3 days prior about the location, directions and species you'll be collecting.

Volunteers will help increase the availability of native seed by hand collecting a variety of species, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project.

The seeds you collect will be grown out to increase them 100 or 1000 fold, vastly increasing the amount of locally-adapted seed that is available for local restoration projects.


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Phantom Canyon River Trail Improvement (SPREE adopt)

SCHEDULED

Very Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
The Nature Conservancy -- Phantom Canyon Office
South Platte River Env. Ed.  SPREE
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 07, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Crew Leaders needed to lead a group of Youth from Denver in the task of rerouting and rebuilding some of the unsustainable portions of the river access trail on the beautiful Phantom Canyon Ranch. With multiple river crossings through the North Fork Cache La Poudre, this will be an exciting project even before we reach the work sites.


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Wilderness First Aid & CPR Training

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Easy    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 07, 2018 - Sunday Jul 08, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Most of us know that we need to bring a first aid kit into the outdoors to work and play, but how many of us really know how to use it or know if we are carrying the right supplies in the first place? Wilderness First Aid and CPR are an important set of skills that every outdoor enthusiast should have. WRV is proud to partner with High Plains Environmental Center and instructor Phil Rowe to host this training opportunity.

Learn how to asses emergencies and patient incidents in a calm and systematic way so that you can not only treat, but avoid life threatening emergencies in the back country. This class will cover basic first aid and specific techniques essential to know in wilderness settings in a mixture of lecture and hands on activities. Students will practice during a series of scenarios designed to cover the most common real life situations.

Please contact Annemarie@wlrv.org 970-493-2075 ext 1# with any questions about this event:

- Instructor is Phil Rowe - certified Advanced EMT/Wilderness EMT and a WRV volunteer!
- Certification is through the Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI) and is valid for 2 years
- WFA Training will be from 8-5, Saturday and Sunday with an hour break for lunch each day. Attendance for the entire weekend is required for certification.
- CPR is OPTIONAL from 6-9pm on Saturday evening, please note in your registration if you would like to participate in the CPR portion or not.
- Fee of $130 ($100 for members and WRV leaders) includes all instructional course books, supplies and certification through ECSI. For those not participating in CPR, $10 will be removed from your fees. All students will be invoiced prior to the event.



PLEASE NOTE: Wilderness is considered any location more than an hour away from definitive care (meaning a hospital or medical clinic.) This certification does NOT qualify you to be a medic on WRV projects, but does train you to care for yourself and your companions in Wilderness settings. Only certified EMT's can serve as a Medic at volunteer events and projects.



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Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction II - Sawyer Project

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Full Day
Sponsors
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed
State Farm Insurance
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 14, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 15
For the fourth year, WRV is partnering with the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed, The Nature Conservancy, Larimer County Conservation Corps and the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch to reduce the risk of severe wildfire in the Elkhorn Creek area. Not only is this area important wildlife habitat, it's also special because of its proximity to surrounding National Forest and crucial to the health of the Cache La Poudre River watershed.

By thinning dense stands of trees and piling and removing debris, volunteers are helping to protect the water supply and improve forest health in this valuable and beautiful area. Let's continue the excellent progress we made last year!

To register for this project, volunteer sawyers should contact Will Vieth at william@wlrv.org


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Mt Elbert Collaborative Volunteer Event

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 14, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Sunday Jul 15, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is partnering with other Colorado outdoor stewardship groups and the U.S. Forest Service through the National Forest Foundation Find Your Fourteener campaign so that together we can do more on our majestic Fourteeners. We are working collaboratively to increase the pace and scale of trail improvements and ecological restoration. Our vision is to work together, with you, to build and maintain a sustainable trails network, ensuring these peaks remain healthy and inviting for decades to come. With help from skilled, passionate volunteers like you, we can complete even more on-the-ground work on Colorado's Fourteeners.

This particular project is very unique. On this project led by Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, you can expect to get your hands dirty with staff and volunteers from the following organizations: Colorado Fourteeners Initiative, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Colorado Mountain Club, Get Outdoors Leadville, and Rocky Mountain Youth Corps. Because of this WRV only needs about 15 people on site. SO, sign up now before it fills up!

Colorado's magnificent 14ers attract heavy use. Mt Elbert has some of the worst conditions with an estimated 1.5 million cubic feet of sediment already lost due to erosion. The current trail passes through habitat for local and globally sensitive species, as noted by the USFS. Because usage well exceeds the capacity of the current trail, the primary summit route has been degraded to the point where visitors walk off trail and destroy the sensitive alpine. This project will restore and maintain the ecological and recreational value of the extremely high use route leading up. Aside from stunning views and great company you can expect to have some fun building/closing social trails, creating rock check dams, constructing plank retaining walls, adding soil fill, transplanting local vegetation, and maybe even doing a little alpine seeding.


Note: These alpine projects are some of WRV's most amazing projects but are also very strenuous, often requiring a hike in to the work site and sometimes carrying materials and personal gear. We will be car camping above 9,000 ft. and hiking to the worksite each morning.

Please be considerate and only sign up if you are willing and able to commit to the full project. Last minute cancellations are extremely detrimental to getting all the work done and our ability to hold projects like this in the future.


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Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - At Summit Lake Project

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Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 21, 2018 - Sunday Jul 22, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 8
Join us for another of our popular 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 June 01 (must pay before end of early sign up date to get discount)
Regular Fee: $120
Discounted Fee: $25*

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

*(for current dues-paying WRV members or those how have volunteered 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 us at the office for more information. 303-543-1411

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.


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Cook Training in Ecological Restoration - At Summit Lake Project

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Xcel Energy
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 21, 2018 - Sunday Jul 22, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 5
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 involve effective hands-on learning: work on a REAL project with certified lead cooks, to learn the ropes and build your confidence.

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.



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Summit and Echo Lakes - Mt. Evans Restoration

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 21, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Sunday Jul 22, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Echo Lake and Summit Lake Parks are the beginning and end of a spectacular trail through Chicago Basin toward Mt. Evans. Due to the popularity of this area, these parks are heavily impacted. WRV has been working on these popular and majestic areas for several years with amazing results.

This year, volunteers will be repairing and restoring shoreline at Echo Lake and planting small alpine plants to restore native tundra near Summit Lake. Both lakes offer breathtaking views in a stunning alpine environment.


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Elkhorn Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction III - Sawyer Project

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Difficult    ●    Full Day
Sponsors
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed
State Farm Insurance
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 28, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 15
For the fourth year, WRV is partnering with the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed, The Nature Conservancy, Larimer County Conservation Corps and the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch to reduce the risk of severe wildfire in the Elkhorn Creek area. Not only is this area important wildlife habitat, it's also special because of its proximity to surrounding National Forest and crucial to the health of the Cache La Poudre River watershed.

By thinning dense stands of trees and piling and removing debris, volunteers are helping to protect the water supply and improve forest health in this valuable and beautiful area. Let's continue the excellent progress we made last year!

To register for this project, volunteer sawyers should contact Will Vieth at william@wlrv.org


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Indian Peaks Wilderness Trail Project - Part 1

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This is Part 1 of a two-part project. Consider combining them for a fun volunteer vacation with a two-day break in between.

Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 28, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Sunday Jul 29, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Monday Jul 30, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Join us in the spectacular Indian Peaks Wilderness, west of Brainard Lake. This area is one of the most popular wilderness areas in the country, which has caused a great deal of impact to the Mitchell/Blue Lake trail. Volunteers will perform trail maintenance and reroute sections away from sensitive wetlands. Normally, this area is closed for camping, but WRV has special permission to camp in the backcountry near our work site.

Llamas will be used to haul food and gear into the site. This is a three-day project, Saturday-Monday. Volunteers are encouraged to show up Friday afternoon/evening to set up their camp and acclimatize. WRV has been working in the Indian Peaks Wilderness and Brainard Lake area for over a decade. This will be one of the more adventurous projects of the season but also one of the most rewarding!


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Indian Peaks Wilderness Trail Project - Part 2

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This is Part 2 of a project begun a few days previously. Consider combining them for a fun volunteer vacation with a two-day break in between.

Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance
Date(s):
Friday Aug 03, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Saturday Aug 04, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Sunday Aug 05, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Join us in the spectacular Indian Peaks Wilderness, west of Brainard Lake. This area is one of the most popular wilderness areas in the country, which has caused a great deal of impact to the Mitchell/Blue Lake trail. Volunteers will perform trail maintenance and reroute sections away from sensitive wetlands. Normally, this area is closed for camping, but WRV has special permission to camp in the backcountry near our worksite.

Llamas will be used to haul food and gear into the site. This is a three-day project, Friday-Sunday. Volunteers are encouraged to show up Thursday afternoon/evening to set up their camp and acclimatize. WRV has been working in the Indian Peaks Wilderness and Brainard Lake area for over a decade. This will be one of the more adventurous projects of the season but also one of the most rewarding!


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Mt Elbert Alpine Trail Restoration

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Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
USFS - Pike and San Isabel NF - Leadville RD
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 11, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 40
Sunday Aug 12, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 40
Colorado's magnificent 14ers attract heavy use. Mt Elbert has some of the worst conditions with an estimated 1.5 million cubic feet of sediment already lost due to erosion. The current trail passes through habitat for local and globally sensitive species, as noted by the USFS. Because usage well exceeds the capacity of the current trail, the primary summit route has been degraded to the point where visitors walk off trail and destroy the sensitive alpine. This project will restore and maintain the ecological and recreational value of the extremely high use route leading up. Aside from stunning views and great company you can expect to have some fun building/closing social trails, creating rock check dams, constructing plank retaining walls, adding soil fill, transplanting local vegetation, and maybe even doing a little alpine seeding.

Fall Colors! This project is located in one of Colorado's most beautiful fall locations. It is surrounded by aspen groves and our timing should be just about perfect for an amazing display of golden yellows!

Note: These alpine projects are some of WRV's most amazing projects but are also very strenuous, often requiring a hike in to the work site and sometimes carrying materials and personal gear. We will be car camping above 9,000 ft. and hiking to the worksite each morning.

Please be considerate and only sign up if you are willing and able to commit to the full project. Last minute cancellations are extremely detrimental to getting all the work done and our ability to hold projects like this in the future.


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South Park Alpine Restoration - Part 1

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Please Note: This event has been updated and a third project day added on Friday, August 17th. We will be checking in with you if you registered prior to the third day being added, we hope you can also join us on Friday, but accept that you may not be able to.

Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
USFS - PSICC - South Park Ranger District
Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative
Wild Connections
Park County Land and Water Trust Fund
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 18, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 55
Sunday Aug 19, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 55
Friday Aug 17, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 55
Join us for a weekend in spectacular high country at three sites within 10 miles northwest and southwest of Fairplay. The headwaters of both North Tarryall Creek, Sheep Creek and Beaver Creek have been impacted by illegal motorized activity which has damaged the alpine habitat and sent sediment into the watershed. After equipment preps the sites, volunteers will seed and mulch the area.

We'll be camping in a beautiful location with views across a meadow toward the continental divide. This is the first project in a series extending through 2019. WRV is pleased to be working with long-time partners, the Pike San Isabel National Forest, Wild Connections and Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative (MRHI).


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Masontown Trail Project I

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Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Friends of the Dillon Ranger District
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 25, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 45
Sunday Aug 26, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 45
This popular access to Summit County Trails has been loved to death. We're partnering with the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and the Town of Frisco to give it a much needed transformation starting with the construction of bridges and boardwalks across the creek and sensitive riparian areas!


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Young Gulch Trail Construction III

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Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Jax Mercantile
Odell Brewing Company
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance
REI - National Office
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 01, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Sunday Sep 02, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
The Young Gulch trail was a very popular destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through in 2012, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in 2013. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is washed away. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail: more fun and resilient, with less disturbance to the creek and the Cache La Poudre downstream.

We've constructed almost 3 miles of trail meaning this season we'll be working some distance from the trailhead. We'll have a backcountry base-camp set up so that volunteers can chose to camp with us closer to the work area or to hike in daily. Please let us know your preference.

We have some basic camping gear available for those who don't have their own.

WRV is very pleased to work collaboration with the USFS, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi-year effort.


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Uncompahgre Plateau Sage Grouse Habitat Restoration

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WED-SAT Project, Sunday is either a FUN DAY before we head to the Dolores River project, or a travel day if you don't plan on joining us for Dolores.

Difficult    ●    Mid Week Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
USFS - Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison Nat'l Forest - Gunnison Ranger District
Audubon Rockies
Date(s):
Wednesday Sep 05, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 35
Thursday Sep 06, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 35
Friday Sep 07, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 35
Saturday Sep 08, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 35
WE'RE BACK for another year of restoring critical habitat for Gunnison Sage Grouse, this year we're taking the success we've had in Gunnison over the past 4 years and moving up to the Uncompaghre National Forest to replicate our work with new partners.

This year we'll be camped out for 4 days at an old Civilian Conservation Corps camp and travelling from there to our work sites each day. The work will be much the same as previous years using rock to build small scale erosion control structures which help to trap sediment and raise the water table over time, and sustaining the plant community that the Gunnison Sage Grouse depends on. This work helps make the ecosystem more resilient to the effects of climate change.

One of WRV's most popular projects every year, this year may the best yet!

The site of our camp makes it much more difficult to accommodate volunteers looking to only come for 1 of the days so please plan on coming for all 4 days if you sign up.

You also have the EXCITING opportunity to register for 2 projects back to back for a true week long volunteer "vacation". Volunteers that register for both this project and the Dolores River Tamarisk project will have the opportunity to carpool with WRV (We'll be renting 1 or more passenger vans for this purpose), stay at the CCC Cabins an extra day (btw the cabins have showers!) between projects for a rest day and we are working on plans for a special rest day adventure!

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
Volunteers will be constructing multiple rock structures on small streams and drainages in the watershed.
Volunteers will be working at an elevation of above 8,000 feet and camping nearby at a Civilian Conservation Corps Camp with multiple cabins. Food will be provided by talented volunteer cooks!


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High Rock Creek Road to Trail Conversion

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Intermediate    ●    Multi Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Grand Adventure Brewing
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 08, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Sunday Sep 09, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Come camp and work in the high country. This project has something for everyone: unique location, riparian restoration, road obliteration, trail building... In order to protect sensitive wetland habitat we'll be restoring several creek-side campgrounds and obliterating 1.5 miles of jeep road in Routt National Forest West of Kremmling and converting it into multi-use trail.


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South Park Alpine Restoration - Part 2

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Please Note: An additional day has been added to this project. We will now be working Saturday and Sunday, September 8-9th. We will follow up with those who registered before the second day was added, but we'd love it if you are able to join us for the whole weekend.

Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
USFS - PSICC - South Park Ranger District
Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative
Wild Connections
Park County Land and Water Trust Fund
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 08, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Sunday Sep 09, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Join us on this weekend in the spectacular high country at three sites within 10 miles northwest and southwest of Fairplay. The headwaters of both North Tarryall Creek, Sheep Creek and Beaver Creek have been impacted by illegal motorized activity which has damaged the alpine habitat and sent sediment into the watershed. After equipment preps the sites, volunteers will seed and mulch the area.

This is the second project in a series extending through 2019. WRV is pleased to be working with long-time partners, the Pike San Isabel National Forest, Wild Connections and Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative (MRHI).


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Dolores River Restoration and Tamarisk Removal

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Intermediate    ●    Mid Week Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
RiversEdge West (formerly Tamarisk Coalition)
Colorado Water Conservation Board - CWCB
Audubon Rockies
Date(s):
Monday Sep 10, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Tuesday Sep 11, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Spend a few days camped out under the cottonwoods along the spectacular Dolores River with us, while you're there, maybe kill some Tamarisk. That's what we'll be doing. Year 5 working down in this part of the state to eradicate the invasive water hogging, earth salting Tamarisk tree. Volunteers will cut small trees or regrowth of previously cut larger trees and may also cage some Cottonwoods to protect them from marauding beavers.

This is a really fun project, known far and wide for the fabulous food, the awe inspiring scenery and the colorful local history. Sign up for the geographically closer Uncompahgre Plateau Sage Grouse Restoration Project from September 6-9th and make a whole week of it. Anyone who signs up for both projects will get to ride in the WRV carpool and go on a special off day adventure with us!





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St. Vrain Tamarisk Removal II

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Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 10 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Longmont
Audubon Rockies
Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 15, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 40
Enjoy panoramic views of the Front Range and heal a local area deeply impacted by the 2013 flood! In the aftermath of the flood, millions of tamarisk seedlings germinated, which pose a major threat to the watershed should they mature. Volunteers will continue work from 2016 & 2017, removing tamarisk through hand pulling, weed wrenching, and cut & stump treatment with herbicide.

Notes: Our project is located on St Vrain Creek, just east of the Boulder/Weld County line, where the Sept 2013 flood breached several lakes and carved a new channel.
Tamarisk (aka Salt Cedar) has devastated watersheds throughout the west, costing billions of dollars in lost habitat, lost water, and lost electricity.


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Masontown Trail Project II

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Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Friends of the Dillon Ranger District
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 15, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 45
Sunday Sep 16, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 45
This popular access to Summit County Trails has been loved to death. We're partnering with the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and the Town of Frisco to give it a much needed transformation starting with the construction of bridges and boardwalks across the creek and sensitive riparian areas!


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Rocky Mtn Natl Park Habitat Restoration - Part 2

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Come celebrate National Public Lands Day!

Intermediate    ●    Multi Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Rocky Mountain National Park
Audubon Rockies
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 22, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Sunday Sep 23, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Come join us for Colorado Public lands Day. Rocky Mountain National Park is a spectacular iconic destination in Colorado. WRV volunteers will be returning there twice this year to help restore three disturbed sites near Sprague Lake, Moraine Park and the Beaver Meadows Headquarters. This event is Part 2. Altogether, between these two events, volunteers will plant over 7,000 wetland plants, and seed, rake and mulch over 7 acres.

Camping in the park will be provided free for volunteers. This project fills quickly so sign up early! Friday night arrival encouraged.


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Fillius Park Trails

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Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 29, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Come celebrate National Public Lands Day! Fillius Park is a gem within the Denver Mountain Parks system, just outside of Evergreen, and serves as as the entryway to the Bergen Park community. Volunteers will be completing 1800 ft of new natural surface trail to complete a new hiking trail loop at Fillius Park, create ADA access to the historical shelter, and reclaim old roads and parking lots that are no longer being utilized.


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Young Gulch Trail Construction IV

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Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Jax Mercantile
Odell Brewing Company
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance
REI - National Office
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 06, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Sunday Oct 07, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
The Young Gulch trail was a very popular destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through in 2012, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in 2013. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is washed away. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail: more fun and resilient, with less disturbance to the creek and the Cache La Poudre downstream.

We've constructed almost 3 miles of trail meaning this season we'll be working some distance from the trailhead. We'll have a backcountry base-camp set up so that volunteers can chose to camp with us closer to the work area or to hike in daily. Please let us know your preference.

We have some basic camping gear available for those who don't have their own.

WRV is very pleased to work collaboration with the USFS, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi-year effort.


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St. Vrain Tamarisk Removal III

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Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 10 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Longmont
Audubon Rockies
Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment
Date(s):
Wednesday Oct 10, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Enjoy panoramic views of the Front Range and heal a local area deeply impacted by the 2013 flood! In the aftermath of the flood, millions of tamarisk seedlings germinated, which pose a major threat to the watershed should they mature. Volunteers will continue work from 2016 & 2017, removing tamarisk through hand pulling, weed wrenching, and cut & stump treatment with herbicide.

Notes: Our project is located on St Vrain Creek, just east of the Boulder/Weld County line, where the Sept 2013 flood breached several lakes and carved a new channel.
Tamarisk (aka Salt Cedar) has devastated watersheds throughout the west, costing billions of dollars in lost habitat, lost water, and lost electricity.


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Tool Fest - Fort Collins

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Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 14 (more info)
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 27, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 20
9am-3:30pm approx

Volunteers are invited to celebrate a great season of restoration and put the tools you used to bed for the winter. There is a job for everyone: cleaning, sharpening, painting, applying protective oils, and re-organizing the tool shed to get ready for next years' project season. Word on the street is Tool Fest is a blast!


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Tool Fest - Boulder

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Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 14 (more info)
Date(s):
Saturday Nov 03, 2018 - Number of Volunteers: 35
9am-3:30pm approx

Volunteers are invited to celebrate a great season of restoration and put the tools you used to bed for the winter. There is a job for everyone: cleaning, sharpening, painting, applying protective oils, and re-organizing the tool shed to get ready for next years' project season. Word on the street is Tool Fest is a blast!


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