Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

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Basalt Gives

Donate to the nonprofits that support the Basalt area’s health, education, environment, and cultural systems. Property owners, businesses, governments, and individuals are planning to act together by giving to the nonprofits that support the Basalt area community. Some have pledged to donate their entire tax refund amount (or more), while others (e.g., not in the town limits, renters, etc.) are planning to participate as well. If you are a Basalt property owner, you will receive

Highlands Trail Details

Date:  Saturday, October 5th, 2019  Time:  8:30 am to 4:00 pm (Dinner to Follow) Location: Rifle, Colorado Partners: City of Rifle & Rifle Area Mountain Biking Organization (RAMBO) MUST KNOW: Please sign the online waiver by 5 PM on October 4th. Click here to sign. On project day, volunteers will check in at Davidson Park (see directions). The volunteer trail build will be on an adjacent property.  This project is appropriate for volunteers 10 years old and

Hanging Lake Details

Date:  Saturday, September 21, 2019  Time:  8:30 am to 4:00 pm (Dinner to Follow) Location: near Glenwood Springs, Colorado Partners: United States Forest Service MUST KNOW:RFOV volunteers can park at the Hanging Lake lot from 8:00-9:15 AM and must present the emailed parking permit (only valid for 1 car). Please print or screenshot the permit for entrance. Volunteers do NOT need to purchase a permit at the Hanging Lake Visitor Center or ride the shuttle. Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Volunteers must arrange transportation

Cathedral Lake Details

Date:  Saturday, September 7, 2019  Time:  8:30 am to 4:00 pm Location: near Aspen, Colorado Partners: Wilderness Workshop, United States Forest Service Project Schedule 8:30 am Registration 9:00 am Start Work Noon Lunch 4:00 pm End of Work & Celebration! What to Expect RFOV and our partners are excited to invite volunteers to join in the maintenance and restoration of the Cathedral Lake Trail. Volunteers will be working within 1 mile of the trailhead to

Outdoor Careers Internship – Grand Valley High School

Calling Grand Valley High School students ages 15-19. Gain professional skills in outdoor leadership & stewardship with a fall internship lead by Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, & Fat City Farmers: 9-week paid internship, 9/30-12/2, earn $11.10/hour. Hands-on skills in camping, trail building, wildlife biology, & organic farming. Overnight camping trip at Rifle State Park, Sept. 22nd-23rd. Applications due September 11th Please complete the online application: https://forms.gle/WsgwBt2vSHMZjSdY6 For any questions or additional

Backpacking Lite – Hay Park to Buzzard Basin Details

Date:  Friday, Aug 16 – Sunday, Aug 18, 2019Time:  Friday evening thru Sunday afternoon Location: Buzzard Basin Trail beneath Mt. SoprisPartners: Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, US Forest Service, Capitol Peak Outfitters, Wilderness Workshop, Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association, & Roaring Fork Valley Horse Council Arrival + CampingVolunteers are not required to camp. Feel free to join us for a day or the full weekend as designated on your registration. Sunset will be around 8PM this weekend.

Lake Christine Wildfire Restoration Unites Community

On Saturday, June 15th, 300 volunteers came together with Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and the Roaring Fork Conservancy to heal the burn scar in the Basalt State Wildlife Area. It was clear the wildfire had an impact on more than the landscape, affecting the hearts of the community and driving the project. Last year’s devastating Lake Christine Fire forced the evacuation of thousands of residents and burned 12,600 acres above Basalt,

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

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

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

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