News & Blogs

Stay informed with the latest updates and a behind-the-project look with blogs from our volunteers.

RFOV Response to COVID-19

Dear Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers Family, In the last few days I have had the opportunity to reflect on how important my family, friends, and the individuals I work with are to me. I know for myself and many of us one of the reasons we have chosen this location to live in, besides the incredibly beautiful mountains, are the close friends and family we have in our regional community. We are truly blessed living

Access AfterSchool is looking for paid volunteer teachers!

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers is reaching out with an opportunity to teach a fun and exciting outdoor class in partnership with Access AfterSchool. If you are interested in instructing a class (or two!) this spring, please contact Ben Sherman @ and complete this online Interest Form at your earliest convenience. It’s quick and easy and will be available until January 30. Your time teaching students at any of the schools listed below would be

Give Where You Live

Support Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers on Colorado Gives Day We invite Coloradans to support public lands and community stewardship by donating to us on Colorado Gives Day, December 10, 2019.   Presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy through online giving. The event is powered by, a year-round, online giving website. Search for our profile on the site and make your

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: 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,