Do you have an idea for a project that could be implemented by volunteers? We’d like to hear about it!
Our Project Selection Committee takes requests for proposals in late summer and we scout potential projects during late summer/early fall for the upcoming year.
The scope of our work covers a broad range of categories: tree and/or wetland plantings, trail rehabilitation and new trail construction, wildlife habitat improvement, campsite or resource improvement and restoration, and more—in short, long-lasting projects. We also like to distribute our projects throughout the Roaring Fork Community of Rifle to Aspen, and 10 to 12 project sites are scheduled per year.
Volunteer turnout on RFOV projects averages between 20 and 60 volunteers per project, a number we hope to increase as we continue to build our organization. Volunteers are recruited from throughout the community and come from up and down the valley to attend our projects. Projects are typically one or two-day events and are held on a weekend.
RFOV can leverage your ability to accomplish projects by supplementing with additional resources. We have tools for most activities for 75 volunteers, a cadre of trained crew leaders (projects are sectioned for crews with 5 to 8 volunteers each), and a few experienced technical advisors to assist in design and planning.
While any project concept is worth discussing and developing, ownership, easement, permit, timing or other project-busting issues must be resolved before we will schedule a project. To learn more, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 970.927.8241.