|About||Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is a non-profit organization that provides an opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to come together, learn about their natural environment, and take direct action to restore and care for the land.|
|Mission||To foster a community spirit of shared responsibility for the stewardship and restoration of public lands among residents of the Northern Colorado Front Range and beyond.|
|Description||We engage over 2,000 citizens on 60 projects to jump-start nature's healing processes across Colorado and southern Wyoming each year. Volunteers are involved at every level of our organization and we have a comprehensive volunteer leader training program. Many projects are family-friendly, and WRV is branching out to reach youth through schools, after-school programs, youth groups and Environmental Education camps at our projects. Learn more at http://www.wlrv.org|
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers organizes restoration projects - completing a wide variety of important habitat restoration and conservation work in around the Northern Colorado Front Range. Projects can be a single day, but some may last a weekend or longer with camping in spectacular mountain settings. Attendance averages 60 volunteers, but ranges from 10 to over 100. Tasty meals are usually provided, and no experience is necessary!
While we often see dramatic, satisfying, results over a weekend of activity, restoration takes time and commitment. In many cases, we adopt places and return numerous times over a period of years to continue our work. Returning volunteers see the fruits of their labors and develop a deep commitment to the places they have helped to heal. Friendships are born and our community is strengthened.
1. Create a strong network of volunteers capable of caring for these sites through trainings, educational opportunities, and partnerships with other local organizations.
2. Encourage community-based involvement in projects by recruiting volunteers who live in communities near project sites and/or are members of user groups who frequent those sites.
3. Develop and implement high quality, scientific restoration techniques. We aim to contribute to scientific field of ecological restoration.
4. Collaborate closely with land managers and other stakeholders to identify key sites in need of ecological restoration.
5. Serve a diverse audience including urban and rural residents, adults, middle and high school students, disadvantaged youth, local watershed protection groups, local outdoor clubs, and other recreational users of local public lands.
6. Have fun, work hard, and celebrate the deep love of mountains, forests, streams, and open spaces, which motivates our work.
Who We'd like to meet:
YOU!! WRV is always looking for volunteers to attend a wide variety of projects, take on crucial leadership roles, and become part of our exciti