Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

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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

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

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,

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

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,

“Thistles as Thick as the Thigh”

By Tanya Stevens; Marketing & Publications Committee Member and RFOV Volunteer One local character recently told me that he had pulled thistles as thick as his thigh with roots reaching all the way to the other side of the world.  Every pull would trigger a small earthquake in China.  That story may be a tall tale, but some of the plumeless thistles which we encountered last month did indeed resemble small trees. On Saturday, July

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