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What We Do

Public Projects

Trail and conservation projects that are open to everyone

Group Work Days

Customized trail projects designed for businesses, organizations, and clubs

Young Stewards Initiative

Service projects and winter programming to introduce kids to the outdoors

Our Mission

RFOV promotes stewardship of our public lands by engaging the community in volunteer trail and restoration projects.

The preservation and enhancement of our natural surroundings is the responsibility of every member of our regional community.

RFOV empowers our community to create a lasting legacy for future generations.

What did we do in 2018?

In 2018, we completed 10 public projects including Hanging Lake and a new trail on Red Hill. Take a look at all the trails and wetlands we worked on this year! Our 2019 project schedule will be published and shared in March, so stay tuned and pick your favorite projects that you want to attend!

What's New at RFOV

News, Updates, and Volunteer Blogs to keep you up-to-date on RFOV
June 14, 2019

Hunter Creek Trail Details

Date:  Tuesday Evenings June 18 + 25, 2019 Time:  4pm – 8pm Location:  Hunter Creek, Aspen   What to Expect RFOV volunteers will maintain trails in the beautiful Hunter Creek Valley to improve wet and muddy trail conditions.   Registration Please drive Red Mountain Rd to Upper Hunter Creek Trailhead then go through the open gate and park next to the RFOV van. Please check-in at the RFOV tent. From there, volunteers will head up

June 10, 2019

Lake Christine Project Details

If you can no longer attend, please notify us as soon as possible, info@rfov.org or call, (970) 927-8241. All volunteers (minors and adults) must submit the online waiver by Thursday at 4pm. Please click here. The day of the project, please park at the Basalt Middle School and all volunteers must check-in at the RFOV tent upon arrival. What to Expect RFOV is excited to partner with the Roaring Fork Conservancy, Town of Basalt, and

June 6, 2019

Skyline Ridge Trail Details

Date:  Tuesday evenings June 11, 18, + 25, 2019 Time:  4pm – 8pm Location:  Snowmass Village, Colorado   What to Expect RFOV is excited to partner with Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association and Pitkin County to continue improving trails at Sky Mountain Park. A short, eroded section of the Skyline Ridge trail will be improved through a small reroute and installing drainage.   Registration Please park at the Snowmass Village Rodeo Lot and check in

May 30, 2019

Hawk Ridge Trail Details

Date:  Saturday, June 1, 2019 – National Trails Day Time:  8:30 am to 4:00 pm (dinner and drinks to follow) Location:  Snowmass Village, Colorado   What to Expect RFOV is excited to partner with Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association and the Town of Snowmass Village to celebrate National Trails Day by breaking ground on a brand new trail. This new trail will connect  the popular South Rim and Mountain View multi-use trails. Trail work will

May 21, 2019

Young Stewards Initiative – 6 Months Later

Last year, Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers received a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) as part of the Garfield County Outdoors coalition. This grant has allowed RFOV to pursue additional youth programming and focus on several key educational areas. These new and expanded youth programs were implemented in the summer of 2018. Following their introduction, RFOV’s Young Stewards Initiative (YSI) programming has reached its highest engagement levels yet during the 2018 – 2019 school year.

May 9, 2019

Mitchell Creek Trail

Mitchell Creek Trail Project Fact Sheet Date:  Saturday, May 18, 2018 — CO Public Lands Day Time:  8:30 am to 2:00 pm (snacks and beverages to follow) Location:  Glenwood Springs, CO (near the Fish Hatchery) Project Schedule 8:30 am – Registration9:00 am – Start WorkNoon – Lunch2:00 pm – End Work + Celebrate! RFOV and the US Forest Service are excited to celebrate Colorado Public Lands Day! Mitchell Creek is a steep trail that provides direct access to the Flat Tops Wilderness. Volunteer work will primarily include

April 30, 2019

Announcing RFOV’s New Executive Director

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers is proud to announce Ron Rash as the new Executive Director. Ron will take the helm from David Hamilton, the organization’s principal founder and Executive Director since 1995. Ron Rash is an experienced nonprofit executive and advocate for the protection and conservation of wild lands, bringing over 30 years of leadership and outdoor experience to RFOV.

March 21, 2019

You’re Invited to our Kick-Off Parties for the 2019 Season!

Let’s kick-off #RFOV24! Celebrate the 24th project season with us. Get a firsthand look at our 2019 projects, mingle with RFOV staff, members, and like-minded community folks interested in stewardship for our public lands, plus become a volunteer. Let’s ring in the trail days!

2018 RFOV Trail Report
November 20, 2018

RFOV Trail Report for 2018

We’re at the trail end of 2018Check out what you helped accomplish this year with your donated hours, time, and supportWow! That’s a lot of work for a crew of volunteers!This work was all done by hand with no machinery, adding even more “umph” to these stats. Next time you’re on Hanging Lake, the new access trail to Red Hill, Thomas Lakes, or any of the other trails we worked on in 2018, take a

November 16, 2018

Volunteer Awards 2018

What are these awards and who got ’em? Every year, RFOV staff and our Volunteer Development Committee likes to recognize stand-outs from the public project season. These volunteers were notable throughout 2018, and they are a huge factor behind the success of our 23rd year as an organization. At our End of Season party, 75 people helped us celebrate their accomplishments! We wanted to share a bit more about each volunteer who made an impression.

Contact Us

Our office is open M-F 9:00am-5:00pm

Mailing Address

PO Box 1341
Basalt CO 81621

Questions?

Phone: 970 927 8241

Email: RFOV (at) sopris (dot) net


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