Environmental Actions Weekly Round-Up

Volunteer Positions:

  • 5/18 Estes Park – Rocky Mountain National Park Clean-Up. Rocky Mountain Conservancy and Rocky Mountain National Park will celebrate the third annual Colorado Public Lands Day by hosting a volunteer project in Rocky. Help celebrate our state’s public lands alongside the Conservancy and National Park Service staff by participating in a litter clean-up in RMNP. Rocky Mountain Conservancy
  • 5/18 Conifer – Colorado Public Lands Day at Flying J Ranch. No experience necessary, leadership provided by Colorado Mountain Club Conservation and Jefferson County Land Managers. For the next 2 years, Jefferson County Open Space’s Forestry team will try to complete 100+ acres of forest management. The focus will be towards: wildfire mitigation, wildlife habitat improvement, and the overall natural resource protection in and around Flying J Ranch Park. Colorado Mountain Club
  • 5/18 Telluride – 3rd Annual Valley Floor CleanSUP. Celebrate CO Public Lands Day with SMA on Saturday May 18th! We will continue the tradition of floating down the Valley Floor on SUPs and picking trash from the river. Technical gear provided (helmets, SUPs, PFDs, paddles, waders), but bring close-toed shoes, light gloves, sunscreen, water, mini dry bags, and waterproof and warm (non-cotton) layers (sometimes it snows but it’s still fun)…if you have your own technical gear, you’re welcome to bring it! Sheep Mountain Alliance
  • 5/18 Placerville – Placerville Public Lands Cleanup. Help celebrate our public lands this Colorado Public Lands Day by getting your boots on the ground for a trash clean up at a popular shooting range near Placerville. Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is partnering with BLM and we need some dedicated volunteers to pitch in for a few hours on Saturday Morning, May 18th to clean up a popular public land locale for sighting in. Help us give back and demonstrate the importance of active stewardship and respect for our public lands. Backcountry Hunters
  • 5/18 Collbran – Stewardship Trash Recovery Hike at Vega State Park. We will take a hike around the park to pick up trash and enjoy the stunning views. Colorado Parks & Wildlife
  • 5/18 Gunnison – Cheat Pullday. Join us for the first annual “Cheat Pull Day” event on May 18. Meet at Legion Park at 9 am. Enjoy free food, beverages and a chance to earn prizes for pulling the most cheatgrass. Let’s kick grass! Center for Public Lands
  • 5/18 Delta – North Delta Clean-Up. BLM Uncompahgre Field Office and Delta County are hosting an event with Thunder Mountain Wheelers, WESTCORE, Double J’s Disposal, and numerous community members to clean up an area that is abused by illegal dumping. Colorado Public Lands Day
  • 5/18 Salida – Annual Arkansas River Clean-up/Green-up. Join us on May 18th as we work along the banks of the Arkansas River from Leadville to Canon City and below to clean up trash and debris from our river corridor in preparation for run-off. Following, AHRA invites you to join us for a picnic in the park as a thank you for a job well done. Colorado Parks & Wildlife
  • 5/18 Red Rocks – Red Rock Restoration and Celebration. We will kick off the day with a morning work session to restore redundant and unsustainable rogue trails near the Intemann and Roundup Trails on the park’s east side. Work will include breaking up hardened soils, seeding, transplanting, mulching, and other necessary tasks. The project will run from 8:00am-12:00pm. After a morning of work, we’ll have lunch and then go enjoy the recreation that this open space has to offer. RMFI
  • 5/18 Denver – Volunteer with Eco-Cycle at Five Points Jazz Festival. You’ll work as a Zero Waste Station “Goalie,” making sure event-goers put their waste in the right place. You’ll also help out with setting up or breaking down zero waste stations. This is a great opportunity to educate the public about Zero Waste, while attending a fun event! Eco-Cycle
  • 5/18 Glenwood Springs – Mitchell Creek Trail Project. We need all the help we can get to maintain this local favorite! This family-friendly project will help remove overgrowth to give trail users a better experience as they work their way up to the Flat Tops Wilderness. Get outside with the family to trim bushes and help stabilize stepping stones at the creek crossings. Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
  • 5/18 Palmer Lake – Ice Cave Creek Trail Stewardship. Volunteers will have a short, but sometimes steep hike up the Palmer Reservoir Road to the work site. Volunteers must bring work clothes & gloves, water, snacks, sunscreen, and hat.  This project is open to the public.  If you are a CMC member, it is recommended that you log on to register; non-CMC members will have to sign a liability waiver. Colorado Mountain Club
  • 5/18-19 Edwards – Guffey Gorge Trail Project. This project will focus on the steep segment right after the trail head. Work will focus on fencing, rock steps, and stabilization. Rocky Mountain Field Institute will lead the project in partnership with the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office. Colorado Public Lands Day
  • 5/19 Crestone – Family Camping: Trail Construction & Habitat Restoration at Baca National Wildlife Refuge. Celebrate Colorado Public Lands Day on this signature Family Camping project, which offers something for individuals and volunteers of all abilities. While children ages 6-11 enjoy fun, educational activities led by VOC’s Programs Manager and the Alpine Achievers Initiative, children ages 12+ will work alongside parents and family members to continue building the first-ever public trail in the Baca National Wildlife Refuge and remove old barbed-wire fencing to reduce the risk of injury to resident elk. Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
  • 5/20-23 Maybell – Dinosaur National Monument Fence Removal. Help celebrate this Colorado Public Lands Day, May 18th, by getting your boots on the ground to support CPW with a fence removal project in Dinosaur National Monument and on BLM lands. This is going to be remote and awesome. The project will run for 4 days, from May 20th to May 23rd. Volunteers can show up for a day or the entire project. Backcountry Hunters
  • 6/2 Westminster – Restoration Master Volunteer Basic Training: Introduction to the Urban Prairies Project. What does it take to be a Restoration Master Volunteer? This session will introduce prospective volunteers to the Urban Prairies Project and how to get involved in restoring our local open spaces. Butterfly Pavilion
  • 6/9 Westminster – Restoration Master Volunteer Basic Training: Principles and Techniques of Open Space Restoration. This session will present basic restoration techniques that will be used on local open space sites, including setting restoration goals and priorities, using tools safely, and understanding balanced ecosystems. Time will be spent on invasive weed management, including identification and mitigation. Butterfly Pavilion
  • 6/16 Westminster – Restoration Master Volunteer Basic Training: Native Ecosystems, Plants and Wildlife. Get into the field and find out what makes our prairies thrive! Restoration Master Volunteers will learn about the ecological factors and common native plants found on local open spaces, then practice observing and counting wildlife such as butterflies and birds. Butterfly Pavilion
  • Through 6/30 Anywhere – Volunteer for Rev Up Electric Vehicles 2019. Sierra Club is launching a nationwide campaign to put more electric vehicles on the road and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. Volunteers like you are a key part of making this big campaign a success. It’s easy to help! Sierra Club
  • 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 7/1 Boulder – Rayback Collective Pollinator Garden. The Boulder Pollinator Garden Project is a network of organizations, educational institutions, businesses and non-profits working together to encourage the creation of high quality pollinator habitat throughout Boulder, both on public and private properties. Help establish and maintain a pollinator garden while helping to create a beautiful and welcoming garden the whole community can enjoy that supports native bees, butterflies, and other wildlife. Rayback Collective Pollinator Garden
  • 5/22 Longmont – Weed Warriors: St. Vrain Tamarisk Removal. Enjoy panoramic views of the Front Range and heal a local area deeply impacted by the 2013 flood at this joint event with Wildlands Restoration Volunteers. 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 the past few years, removing tamarisk through hand pulling, weed wrenching, and cut & stump treatment with herbicide. Audubon of the Rockies
  • Training Date: 6/28 in Estes Park. Volunteer with Rocky Mountain Wild for the Rocky Mountain National Park portion of the Front Range Pika Project. In 2018, the FRPP expanded to conduct new research at sites in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). Volunteers will use new methods that are different from those traditionally used by the project, which includes establishing/surveying a specific plot. This is best for volunteers located in Estes Park or Grand Lake, members of the RMNP VIP program, and anyone who spends time in RMNP during the summer. Once trained, volunteers can sign up to visit sites and collect data on their own (with a partner for safety) anytime between the trainings and the end of September. Volunteers will also have the option to visit sites with FRPP staff. Rocky Mountain Wild
  • Training Dates: Classroom options: 7/10 online, 7/17 in Silverthorne, 7/24 Avon, 7/31 Carbondale, 8/1 in Aspen; Field options: 7/21 Loveland Pass, 7/27 Avon, 8/3 Independence Pass. Volunteer with Rocky Mountain Wild for the White River National Forest portion of the Front Range Pika Project. In 2018, the FRPP expanded to conduct new research at sites in the White River National Forest. Volunteers will use new methods that are different from those traditionally used by the project, which includes establishing/surveying a specific plot. This project is best for volunteers who live in communities around the White River National Forest (including, but not limited to Glenwood, Aspen, Carbondale, Avon, Eagle, Vail, Minturn, Breckenridge, Meeker, Minturn, Rifle, Silverthorn, Gypsum) or who plan to spend time in the White River National Forest during the summer. Once trained, volunteers can sign up to visit sites and collect data on their own (with a partner for safety), anytime between the trainings and the end of September. Volunteers will also have the option to visit sites with FRPP staff. Rocky Mountain Wild
  • Training Dates: 7/18 in Denver, 7/20 in Loveland. Volunteer with Rocky Mountain Wild for the Front Range Pika Project. For nearly 8 years, the traditional FRPP has engaged volunteers in data collection at 45 historic pika habitat sites located across the Front Range. This is the best project for returning FRPP volunteers and volunteers interested in volunteering along/near the Front Range (Metro Denver Area, Boulder, Castle Rock, Colorado Springs etc.). Volunteers attend one classroom training and field training and then sign up to visit one of the 45 sites on their own anytime between the trainings and the end of September. Rocky Mountain Wild
  • 9/4-7 Gunnison – Habitat Restoration: Gunnison sage-grouse. This will be our fifth year of working in the Upper Gunnison Basin to restore native wet meadows – critical habitat for Gunnison Sage Grouse. This is a hugely popular project, in an awesome location and building really amazing structures. We will be working with the US Forest Service and many local partners to restore riparian and wet meadow habitats in sagebrush shrublands in the Upper Gunnison Basin. We will use innovative, yet simple, restoration methods-small rock structures-to raise the water table to support plants and insects needed by wildlife. We will apply the approach of restoration expert Bill Zeedyk, author of Let the Water do the Work: Induced Meandering, An Evolving Method for Restoring Incised Channels (2012). Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
  • 9/8 Westminster – Restoration Master Volunteer Basic Training: Introduction to the Urban Prairies Project. What does it take to be a Restoration Master Volunteer? This session will introduce prospective volunteers to the Urban Prairies Project and how to get involved in restoring our local open spaces. Butterfly Pavilion
    8/15 Westminster – Restoration Master Volunteer Basic Training: Principles and Techniques of Open Space Restoration. This session will present basic restoration techniques that will be used on local open space sites, including setting restoration goals and priorities, using tools safely, and understanding balanced ecosystems. Time will be spent on invasive weed management, including identification and mitigation. Butterfly Pavilion
    8/22 Westminster – Restoration Master Volunteer Basic Training: Native Ecosystems, Plants and Wildlife. Get into the field and find out what makes our prairies thrive! Restoration Master Volunteers will learn about the ecological factors and common native plants found on local open spaces, then practice observing and counting wildlife such as butterflies and birds. Butterfly Pavilion
  • Ongoing – Volunteer with Rocky Mountain Wild. Whether your experience is in marketing, graphic design, writing, research, fundraising, data entry, biology/ecology, law/case help, special events, or something else, we could use your help! Rocky Mountain Wild
  • Ongoing – Volunteer with Sierra Club’s Green New Deal Volunteer Corps. Together, we can transform our economy and respond to the climate crisis with the scale and urgency that the science demands. Once you sign up, we’ll keep you informed about the latest efforts to secure a Green New Deal and the many opportunities for you to make a difference in your community. Sierra Club
  • Ongoing – Volunteer with Boulder County Parks and Open Space as a Seamstress or Tailor. Boulder County Parks and Open Space is looking for experienced seamstresses and tailors to help create period clothing for our cultural history programs. Volunteer demonstrators wear these period-appropriate clothes during events at Walker Ranch Homestead where they demonstrate the chores and activities of a working ranch in the late 1800s. Boulder County Parks and Open Space
  • Ongoing – Volunteer with Jefferson County and become a Certified Native Plant Master Volunteer! Take your knowledge to the next level and become a certified Native Plant Master volunteer. As a NPM volunteer, your role is to educate others at your current job or volunteer position. Jefferson County
  • Ongoing – Volunteer with Colorado Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 campaign – an initiative calling on mayors, regardless of political parties, from big cities and small towns to support a vision of 100% clean and renewable energy in their cities, towns, and communities, and across the country. Colorado Sierra Club
  • Ongoing – Join The Wilderness Society’s Stop Wilderness Attacks By Trump (S.W.A.T) Team to get the weekly newsletter, the S.W.A.T. list, get the facts, take action, and spread the word. The Wilderness Society

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