ROARING FORK
OUTDOOR VOLUNTEERS
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Building more than trails since 1995

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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.

Upcoming Projects

Here are the projects that are coming up! Click on a photo to get more info and sign up.

What's New at RFOV

News, Updates, and Volunteer Blogs to keep you up-to-date on RFOV
June 18, 2018

Map to Skyline Ridge Reroute Trail Project Site

[UPDATE 6/19/18] Small Change: The RFOV Registration Tent will be at the Snowmass Rodeo Grounds Parking Lot (where parking is indicated on the map). The project site is about 2.5 miles from the RFOV Registration Tent/Viewline Trailhead. You can bike or hike to the project site, but fill up your water beforehand or at the registration tent — tools will be at the site but water and gloves will not. Important Information for Skyline Ridge

June 15, 2018

Second and Last Crew Leader Training of 2018 June 23-24

Become a Crew Leader with RFOV! Our second and last Crew Leader Training of 2018 is next weekend, June 23-24 Don’t miss your chance to become a Crew Leader with RFOV! We’ll be out in Snowmass Village from 8am-4pm on Saturday and 8am-3pm on Sunday for this training. In this two-day course, you’ll learn what it takes to lead, how to make a trail more sustainable, how to improve the overall volunteer experience, and more.

June 5, 2018

After Work, Grab a Tool and Help our Public Lands

End your Tuesdays Volunteering in the Sky Over the course of five Tuesday evenings starting June 19th, volunteers are needed to help reroute a section of trail on Sky Mountain Park. Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, along with project partners Pitkin County Open Space and Trails, Aspen Parks and Open Space, Town of Snowmass Village and RFMBA will be coordinating the project to help improve Skyline Ridge Trail. Volunteer efforts will reroute the Skyline Ridge Trail

June 1, 2018

Fact Sheet for Mascotte Trail Project on June 2nd

Fact Sheet Mascotte Trail Project – Saturday, June 2, 2018 Date:  June 2, 2018 – National Trails Day Time:  Saturday – 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Location:  Mascotte Trail in Aspen, Colorado What to expect On National Trails Day we will be maintaining the popular Mascotte Trail in Aspen. Volunteer work will consist of building water diversion structures and clearing the trail surface of debris. Registration Please check in at the RFOV table upon arrival.

May 29, 2018

Celebrate National Trails Day with the Mascotte Trail Project this Saturday!

Volunteer in Aspen on June 2 for National Trails Day! From the heart of Aspen, mountain bikers, hikers, and trail runners can use the Mascotte Trail to connect to Smuggler Road to access the beautiful Hunter Creek valley and Smuggler Mountain. This local connector trail is suffering from some increasing severe drainage and maintenance issues, so on June 2nd, volunteers will be making improvements to the trail surface and drainage to repair and stabilize the

May 18, 2018

Lower Jen Trail Reroute Fact Sheet

  Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018 Time: Saturday – 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Location: Prince Creek Rd. near Carbondale, Colorado What to expect On Colorado Public Lands Day we will be building a new trail in Prince Creek which will serve as a connection to upper trails in the area. Volunteer work will include building new trail and clearing trail corridor. Registration Please check in at the RFOV table upon arrival. From there, we

May 4, 2018

Silt River Preserve Project – Fact Sheet

Hey there! If you’re still intending on joining us for this project tomorrow, here are some details to help you find the site:  Map to RFOV’s Silt River Preserve ProjectFact Sheet for May 5, 2018 Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers Silt River Preserve Trail Project – Saturday, May 5, 2018 Date:  Saturday, May 5, 2018 Time:  Saturday – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (includes dinner + drinks) Location:  Silt, Colorado (Silt River Preserve on County Rd

April 27, 2018

First Public Project of the Season in Silt on May 5

We’re starting off our 23rd project season next to the beautiful Colorado River in Silt, and you are needed to help complete this project! No experience is necessary — it’s open to anyone who wants to get involved. Volunteers will be building a great new trail to open public access to Silt’s newest public park on the south shore the Colorado River, which goes through a beautiful Cottonwood grove. Only 3 miles from downtown Silt,

March 6, 2018

Leave No Trace

By Meggie Kernahan; Marketing & Publications Committee Member and RFOV Volunteer Last summer, I received a request from two strangers asking to stay in my house for a night. She and her boyfriend live out of their car, she explained, and they were just looking for a shower and a comfortable bed to sleep in. The request came through Couchsurfing, a website and app that connects travelers from all over the world looking for a

February 7, 2018

Group Work Day: Women for Wild Lands

By Tanya Stevens; Marketing and Publications Committee Member Why do people volunteer for Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV)? We each have our own reasons, but Women for Wild Lands (W4WL) joined to connect with other like-minded organizations working towards protecting public lands. Women for Wild Lands itself is actually a citizen’s movement bringing together outdoor enthusiasts in keeping “public lands in public hands.” As she prepared for the Women’s March in Grand Junction last Saturday,

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@sopris.net

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