Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado mobilizes people to volunteer in Colorado’s wild places to create a corps of wilderness stewards.

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Panorama Point Trail Restoration @ Corwina Park — Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

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Panorama Point Trail Restoration @ Corwina Park

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After enjoying breakfast and packing a lunch provided by our volunteer Crew Chefs, you’ll split into crews of 8-10 people and hike about 45 minutes to the project site. From there, you’ll spend the day working on a variety of critical trail maintenance tasks. There will be something for everyone

BioBlitz! Citizen Science @ Pumpkin Ridge & Hunter’s Cove — Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

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BioBlitz! Citizen Science @ Pumpkin Ridge & Hunter’s Cove

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Join us on a Thursday morning for one of VOC’s Citizen Science projects! This form of outdoor stewardship involves collecting data about the area’s plants, animals, and insects to support the Greeley Natural Areas program. Volunteers ages 12+ can sign up for the entire morning, or just a two-hour shift,

Colorado Public Lands Day: Erosion Rock Structures @ Rio Grande Natural Area — Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

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Colorado Public Lands Day: Erosion Rock Structures @ Rio Grande Natural Area

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Celebrate Colorado Public Lands Day by improving river health and expanding your rock structure skills! Open to volunteers ages 14+, you’ll learn how to build rock dams and walls called “Zeedyk” structures from hydrology and erosion master Mr. Bill Zeedyk. No experience is required, and this is a great project

Weekday Forest Health @ Genesee Park — Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

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Weekday Forest Health @ Genesee Park

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Spend your Wednesday helping forests thrive in Genesee Park! Volunteers ages 12+ will take part in simple, but important, tasks designed to improve the health of native Ponderosa pines and reduce the severity of wildfires. The majority of work will involve using handsaws to cut smaller trees at ground level,

Weekday: Hell’s Hole Trail Restoration @ Mt. Evans Wilderness #1 — Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

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Weekday: Hell’s Hole Trail Restoration @ Mt. Evans Wilderness #1

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On this Friday project, you’ll spend the day with a group of 15 or fewer volunteers to address critical maintenance issues along a four-mile stretch of the Hell’s Hole Trail. Work will include constructing and maintaining drainage features, as well as clearing encroaching vegetation from the trail corridor. No experience

Weekday: Hell’s Hole Trail Restoration @ Mt. Evans Wilderness #2 — Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

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Weekday: Hell’s Hole Trail Restoration @ Mt. Evans Wilderness #2

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On this Thursday project, you’ll spend the day with a group of 15 or fewer volunteers to address critical maintenance issues along a four-mile stretch of the Hell’s Hole Trail. Work will include constructing and maintaining drainage features, as well as clearing encroaching vegetation from the trail corridor. No experience

Campsite Inventory & Restoration @ Lost Creek Wilderness — Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

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Campsite Inventory & Restoration @ Lost Creek Wilderness

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Spend a weekend hiking along trails in the gorgeous Lost Creek Wilderness as you help collect data on, and restore, illegal and unsustainable campsites. In doing so, you’ll benefit the natural environment and provide the U.S. Forest Service with essential data needed to prevent the future creation of illegal sites

Stratton Springs Path Improvements @ Stratton Open Space — Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

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Stratton Springs Path Improvements @ Stratton Open Space

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Spend a Saturday in Colorado Springs to reroute a significant access trail to Stratton Open Space. After a light breakfast provided by our volunteer Crew Chefs, you’ll join approximately 60-70 volunteers ages 14+ in closing the old route and replacing it with a new, more sustainable trail. Those who enjoy

Weekday: Herman Gulch Trail Restoration @ Georgetown #1 — Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

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Weekday: Herman Gulch Trail Restoration @ Georgetown #1

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On this project, you’ll spend the day at high altitude, hiking the full three miles to Herman Lake in order to perform restoration work with a relatively small group of 15-20 volunteers. While no prior experience is needed, we recommend this project for those who enjoy a physical challenge as

Weekday: Herman Gulch Trail Restoration @ Georgetown #2 — Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

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Weekday: Herman Gulch Trail Restoration @ Georgetown #2

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On this Thursday project, you’ll spend the day at high altitude, hiking the full three miles to Herman Lake in order to perform restoration work with a relatively small group of 15-20 volunteers. While no prior experience is needed, we recommend this project for those who enjoy a physical challenge

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