Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

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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Crew Leadership for Ecological Restoration @ Poudre Learning Center — Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

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Crew Leadership for Ecological Restoration @ Poudre Learning Center

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In this two-day weekend workshop, you’ll join a small class to receive hands-on training in effective crew leadership as well as basic ecological restoration tasks including planting, seeding, and erosion control techniques. Workshop topics are directly applicable to any nonprofit or agency restoration project! By pursuing a Crew Leader certification

Fence Construction @ Duck Creek State Wildlife Area — Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

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Fence Construction @ Duck Creek State Wildlife Area

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Celebrate Earth Day on the eastern plains as you work with volunteers ages 14+ to install approximately two miles of post-and-wire fencing to better manage grazing and protect the natural plant and animal species. Once installed, the fencing will help Colorado Parks & Wildlife graze the property more effectively. Managed

Accessibility Improvements @ Kemp Breeze State Wildlife Area — Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

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Accessibility Improvements @ Kemp Breeze State Wildlife Area

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Spend Saturday and/or Sunday restoring three handicap-accessible structures in this popular fishing and hunting spot. The Kemp Breeze State Wildlife Area offers a fishing pond with accessible pier; an accessible fishing pier right on the Upper Colorado River; and an accessible waterfowl hunting blind on the river. All three of

14er: Grizzly Gulch Trail Restoration @ Handies Peak — Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

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14er: Grizzly Gulch Trail Restoration @ Handies Peak

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Colorado’s “14ers” pay a price for their popularity and steep grades and increased foot traffic have caused significant erosion on the Grizzly Gulch Trail. On this remote project with VOC volunteers and others from the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative (CFI), you’ll spend three days working to restore the trail. Tasks may

Habitat Restoration @ Moon Pass — Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

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Habitat Restoration @ Moon Pass

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Spend the weekend in the starry-skied San Luis Valley, where we will hike through forested slopes to remove oxeye daisy. While the area has been actively treated for this invasive weed since 2012, mostly with herbicide, volunteers will be hand-pulling the oxeye daisy as a non-chemical technique to mitigate the

Wetland Restoration @ Hoosier Creek — Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

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Wetland Restoration @ Hoosier Creek

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As you enjoy scenic lake views, you’ll work to remove old barbed wire fencing to allow more wildlife to access this restored wetland area. This unique wetland environment is important to the ecosystem and it needs your help to thrive. By removing the old fencing, you will make it easier

Los Pinos Trail Clearing @ La Jara — Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

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Los Pinos Trail Clearing @ La Jara

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Volunteers ages 18+ will work to clear the Los Pinos Trail. Downed beetle kill trees have blocked the trail and made it impossible to find in some areas. Despite the downed trees blocking the path, people continue to try to access the waterfall, damaging the natural habitat and putting themselves

Habitat Restoration @ Poudre Learning Center — Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

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Habitat Restoration @ Poudre Learning Center

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On this project, you’ll work with volunteers ages 16+ to help remove tamarisk, an invasive plant, to improve the natural habitats found in the 133 acres recently donated to the Center. Tamarisk, also known as salt cedar, has become rampant in many stream and riverbanks. This plant harms native plants

Habitat Restoration @ John Martin Reservoir State Park — Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

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Habitat Restoration @ John Martin Reservoir State Park

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Discover a new corner of Colorado as you help remove invasive tamarisk from the shores of John Martin Reservoir. Tamarisk is threatening to take over the shoreline and has reduced nesting grounds for threatened and endangered piping plovers and interior least terns. By helping to remove the tamarisk, you will

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