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2015 Youth Educational Programs
Youth Educational Program Name Day(s) Date(s)
Youth Seed Cleaning with Boulder County Parks and Open Space - MLK Day of Service Saturday Jan 17, 2015

Youth Willow Harvest - Niwot High School Tuesday Apr 07, 2015

Skyview Elementary Seed Ball Project Thursday Apr 09, 2015

Youth Willow Harvest - Boulder Prep High School Friday Apr 10, 2015

Earth Day - Youth of the Earth Festival Wednesday Apr 22, 2015

Broomfield Open Space Riparian Planting Friday Apr 24, 2015

Youth Willow Nursery Planting - Big Thompson Wednesday May 06, 2015

Feet on the Earth Restoration Project Thursday May 07, 2015

Youth Garlic Mustard Pull with Challenge School Wednesday May 20, 2015

YSI 1 - Seed Bomb Dispersal at Eldorado Canyon Thursday Jun 18, 2015

YSI 2 - Invasive Species Removal at Eldorado Canyon Thursday Jun 25, 2015

YSI 3 - Green Needlegrass Collection at Marshall Mesa Thursday Jul 02, 2015

YSI - Elementary School Seed Bomb Project (Part 1) Monday Jul 06, 2015

Platt Middle School Japanese Knotweed Removal Tuesday Jul 07, 2015

YSI 4 - Trail Work at Eldorado Canyon Thursday Jul 09, 2015

YSI 5 - Social Trail Closure at Eldorado Canyon Thursday Jul 16, 2015

Knights of Heroes Youth Project - Cal-Wood Education Center Wednesday Jul 22, 2015

Knights of Heroes Youth Project - Brainard Trail Work Thursday Jul 23, 2015

YSI 6 - South Boulder Creek Cleanup at Eldorado Canyon Thursday Jul 23, 2015

Knights of Heroes Youth Project - Brainard Trail Work 2 Friday Jul 24, 2015

YSI - Elementary School Seed Bomb Project (Part 2) Monday Jul 27, 2015

YSI 7 - Teasel Removal along South Boulder Creek Thursday Jul 30, 2015

YSI - Elementary School Seed Bomb Project (Part 3) Monday Aug 03, 2015

YSI 8 - Teasel Removal along South Boulder Creek Thursday Aug 06, 2015

Youth Wildfire Risk Reduction - Pence Park Tuesday Aug 25, 2015

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

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 10 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayJan 17, 2015 - 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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Youth Willow Harvest - Niwot High School

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 accompanied by adult (more info)

Date(s):
TuesdayApr 07, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 10

Youth from Niwot High School will help to harvest over 1,000 willows to use on upcoming flood restoration projects.

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Skyview Elementary Seed Ball Project

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 10 (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayApr 09, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 40

Students from Skyview Elementary will learn about native seeds and seed dispersal. The students will then make seed balls for dispersal on a WRV project in Eldorado Canyon.

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Youth Willow Harvest - Boulder Prep High School

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Morning    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 accompanied by adult (more info)

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

Youth from Boulder Prep High School will help to harvest over 1,000 willows to use on upcoming flood restoration projects.

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Earth Day - Youth of the Earth Festival

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Partial Day

Date(s):
WednesdayApr 22, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 20

WRV will be running a seed ball station, engaging youth participants to help prepare hundreds of seed balls to be used for flood-related revegetation at Eldorado Canyon State Park.

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Broomfield Open Space Riparian Planting

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 10 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Broomfield Open Space, City and County

Date(s):
FridayApr 24, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 10

Students from Legacy High School will restore habitat in The Commons Open Space by planting native cottonwood and willow whips. In 2009, non-native Russian olive trees were removed from the site and this year we plan to replant the area with native plant species. These native plants will provide important habitat for native wildlife.

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Youth Willow Nursery Planting - Big Thompson

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly

Date(s):
WednesdayMay 06, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 50

Youth from Brentwood Middle School in Greeley will help to plant hundreds of willows in WRV's Big Thompson Willow Nursery. The students will also learn about native ecosystems and the role WRV and the community are playing in restoring flood-damaged riparian areas.

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Feet on the Earth Restoration Project

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly

Date(s):
ThursdayMay 07, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 40

Youth from the organization, Feet on the Earth, will help to restore their property post-flood in Lefthand Canyon along Lefthand Creek. We will transplant willows and cottonwoods, remove invasive species, and plant native seeds.

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Youth Garlic Mustard Pull with Challenge School

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)

Date(s):
WednesdayMay 20, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Students from Challenge School will help to remove invasive Garlic Mustard from the banks of Four Mile Creek in partnership with Boulder Greenways.

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YSI 1 - Seed Bomb Dispersal at Eldorado Canyon

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayJun 18, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 10

City of Boulder Youth Services Initiative youth will be joining forces with Eldorado Canyon State Park to help revegetate areas along the popular Rattlesnake Gulch Trail through the dispersal of seed bombs.

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YSI 2 - Invasive Species Removal at Eldorado Canyon

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayJun 25, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 10

City of Boulder Youth Services Initiative youth will be joining forces with Eldorado Canyon State Park to help remove invasive species along the Eldorado Canyon Trail.

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YSI 3 - Green Needlegrass Collection at Marshall Mesa

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayJul 02, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 10

City of Boulder Youth Services Initiative youth will be joining forces with City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks to collect native Green Needlegrass seeds at Marshall Mesa.

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YSI - Elementary School Seed Bomb Project (Part 1)

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)

Date(s):
MondayJul 06, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 10

Elementary school youth from the City of Boulder Youth Services Initiative will be making seed bombs to be used to revegetate areas at Eldorado Canyon State Park that were damaged by the flood.

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Platt Middle School Japanese Knotweed Removal

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Afternoon

Date(s):
TuesdayJul 07, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 5

Japanese Knotweed has been making a name for itself in other States as one of the more aggressive invasive species and it's climbing the ranks of Colorado's own most wanted list for Noxious Weeds: The A-list. Knotweed has the uncanny ability to re-root and spread from the smallest fragment of the plant (root or stem). Picture a few patches along Boulder Creek during the flood being broken into little pieces and deposited all over while the waters raged... and you get an idea of the scale of the problem!

Students from Platt Middle School will join forces with Boulder Greenways to remove this List A species from a stretch of the Boulder Creek Path near Folsom Stadium.



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YSI 4 - Trail Work at Eldorado Canyon

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayJul 09, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 10

City of Boulder Youth Services Initiative youth will be joining forces with Eldorado Canyon State Park to help repair trails near popular climbing spots.

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YSI 5 - Social Trail Closure at Eldorado Canyon

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayJul 16, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 15

City of Boulder Youth Services Initiative youth will be joining forces with Eldorado Canyon State Park to help close unsustainable social trails.

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Knights of Heroes Youth Project - Cal-Wood Education Center

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 10 (more info)

Date(s):
WednesdayJul 22, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Girls from the Knights of Heroes summer camp will be working with Cal-Wood Education Center to construct bee boxes to help increase the local pollinator population.

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Knights of Heroes Youth Project - Brainard Trail Work

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 10 (more info)
Sponsors
REI - National Office

Date(s):
ThursdayJul 23, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Girls from the Knights of Heroes Summer Camp will be helping with the construction of a new, sustainable trail at the popular Brainard Lake Recreation Area.

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YSI 6 - South Boulder Creek Cleanup at Eldorado Canyon

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayJul 23, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 20

City of Boulder Youth Services Initiative youth will be joining forces with Eldorado Canyon State Park to help clean up areas along South Boulder Creek.

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Knights of Heroes Youth Project - Brainard Trail Work 2

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 10 (more info)
Sponsors
REI - National Office

Date(s):
FridayJul 24, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 10

Girls from the Knights of Heroes Summer Camp will help with the construction of a new, sustainable trail at the popular Brainard Lake Recreation Area.

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YSI - Elementary School Seed Bomb Project (Part 2)

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)

Date(s):
MondayJul 27, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 10

Elementary school youth from the City of Boulder Youth Services Initiative will be dispersing the seed bombs they previously made at Eldorado Canyon State Park to revegetate areas damaged by the flood.

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YSI 7 - Teasel Removal along South Boulder Creek

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayJul 30, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 20

City of Boulder Youth Services Initiative youth will be joining forces with City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks to remove invasive Teasel along the South Boulder Creek flood plain.

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YSI - Elementary School Seed Bomb Project (Part 3)

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)

Date(s):
MondayAug 03, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 10

Elementary school youth from the City of Boulder Youth Services Initiative will be dispersing the seed bombs they previously made at Eldorado Canyon State Park to revegetate areas damaged by the flood.

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YSI 8 - Teasel Removal along South Boulder Creek

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Afternoon    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayAug 06, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 15

City of Boulder Youth Services Initiative youth will be joining forces with City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks to remove invasive Teasel along the South Boulder Creek flood plain.

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Youth Wildfire Risk Reduction - Pence Park

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 12 (more info)

Date(s):
TuesdayAug 25, 2015 - Number of Volunteers: 50

The encroachment of ponderosa pines, due to fire suppression, has impacted grassland species in many regions on the Front Range, including grasshopper sparrows and skipper butterflies, ground-nesting birds and other wildlife. Student volunteers will reverse this trend by removing small diameter ponderosas and piling them up for chipping. Volunteers will cut down some trees with loppers and hand saws. This helps reduce the risk of wildfires and also improves the ecosystem for native wildlife!



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