Our Achievements

Key Facts & Figures

(end of 2011 project season)

Since 1995, RFOV has:

  • Completed 147 projects
  • Engaged over 13,750 volunteers, including 1,400 youth
  • Repaired and improved more than 256 miles of trail
  • Built 29 miles of new trail
  • Planted 11,200 trees & shrubs and 11 acres of wetlands
  • Completed projects worth several million dollars in value to our trails and public lands
  • Had at least two couples meet on an RFOV project and get married

RFOV currently has:

  • Over 400 individual and family members, the most in RFOV’s history
  • 17 groups involved in our Group Work Day and Adopt-A-Trail programs, with over 38 work days in 2011, also a record high
  • 40 volunteer Crew Leaders
  • 65 volunteers serving on 7 committees
  • A full-time Executive Director and four part-time staff members
  • A budget of $300,000, up from $200,000 in 2009
  • Financial support from government / land management agencies (35%), individuals (25%), foundations (20%), businesses and organizations 20%)
  • 62 volunteer days in the field, up from 39 in 2010 and 23 in 2009

Other Facts

  • RFOV was founded in 1995
  • We perform trail and restoration projects on public lands in the Roaring Fork, Crystal, Fryingpan & Colorado River Valleys
  • In a typical year we conduct 10-12 public projects (some lasting several days) and oversee dozens of groups (including school classes, businesses and non-profits) on outdoor service projects.
  • For every “hard” dollar that RFOV receives, $3-4 in value goes back to our trails and public lands