News & Blogs

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

RFOV Trail Report for 2018

We’re at the trail end of 2018Check out what you helped accomplish this year with your donated hours, time, and supportWow! That’s a lot of work for a crew of volunteers!This work was all done by hand with no machinery, adding even more “umph” to these stats. Next time you’re on Hanging Lake, the new access trail to Red Hill, Thomas Lakes, or any of the other trails we worked on in 2018, take a

Volunteer Awards 2018

What are these awards and who got ’em? Every year, RFOV staff and our Volunteer Development Committee likes to recognize stand-outs from the public project season. These volunteers were notable throughout 2018, and they are a huge factor behind the success of our 23rd year as an organization. At our End of Season party, 75 people helped us celebrate their accomplishments! We wanted to share a bit more about each volunteer who made an impression.

Information on South Graham Mesa Trail

South Graham Mesa Trail Project Fact Sheet Saturday, October 13, 2018 Date:  October 13, 2018 Time:  Saturday – 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (dinner to follow) Location:  South Graham Mesa Trail (near Davidson Park in Rifle, CO) What to expect We will be building a new, multi-use trail near downtown Rifle. Volunteer work will consist of building new trail, light tread work, and installing drainage structures. Registration The RFOV registration table will be set up

It’s an RFOV Party, Y’all! Everyone is Invited to our End of Season Party in Basalt on October 18th

A cheers to the volunteers! A “howdy” to the partners! A shindig to beat all shindigs! RFOV invites volunteers, members, sponsors, partners, and their friends and families to our end of the season party on October 18th. We’ll have food, drinks, shout-outs, and prizes from local businesses to commemorate a wonderful 2018 season. “Best party I’ve ever been to” -You, on the day after the party If you’ve never volunteered with us, but you’re interested

Planning to Volunteer at Hanging Lake but didn’t sign up?

Not to worry! Sign up to volunteer by clicking here or on the button at the bottom of the page. Once you sign up, you’ll get all the information you need to be properly prepared! Date:  Saturday, September 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 am to 4:00 pm (dinner to follow) Location:  Hanging Lake Trail near Glenwood Springs, CO  THE RAMP TO HANGING LAKE FROM I-70 (exit 125) WILL ONLY BE OPEN FROM 8:00 AM TO 9:30 AM

Details for Crooked Creek Wetland Project

There’s still time to sign up! If you signed up late or didn’t receive an email from us before you head up to the project, don’t fret. Here are the project details below, and two referential maps as well. If you signed up after Thursday, we’d love to have you volunteer and camp with us, but please be prepared to bring breakfast, lunch, and dinner for yourself. We hope to see you this weekend! Fact

Volunteer & Camp at our Family-Friendly Project this Weekend, Sept 7-9!

You and the whole family are invited to camp out with us near the beautiful Fryingpan Valley on the weekend of September 7-9 for this family-friendly volunteer project. For the past few years, the Crooked Creek Wetlands restoration project has been a popular and fun project up the Frying Pan Rd. This will be the last piece to the Crooked Creek puzzle and our final leg of this multi-year project. Car camping is optional but

Become an Intern with RFOV!

Become an Intern and get Paid to Hike! We are excited to offer this internship with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and Fat City Farmers to students at Coal Ridge High School and Rifle High School this fall! Through the Inspired Stewards internship program, students will develop skills in trail-building, wildlife biology, & farming, while gaining an awareness of pathways to environmental & outdoor-based careers. If you’re in 14-19 years old and interested in applying, please fill out this Google Form application:

Rescheduled — August 21 project rescheduled to Aug 28 due to weather

Due to rainy and wet weather conditions, tonight’s Red Hill Project has been rescheduled for the same time and location next Tuesday, August 28th. The project site became muddy and slippery, which is not ideal when dealing with heavy rocks and steep slopes. Enjoy the rain tonight, and we’ll see you at the project next week!   If you still would like to sign up and receive more detailed information about the project at Red

Information about Thomas Lakes Trail Project – August 17-19

*Attention: Anyone who has not signed up for the project before 4:30pm Friday, please be aware that you should prepare to bring your own food with you on the project due to the head count. We’d love for you to join in, but if you are at all confused by the directions or what to expect, we encourage you to consider joining us for a future project instead so we can help you properly prepare.*