Wildlands Restoration Volunteers needed for High Park Fire restoration

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Fall is upon us, and Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is gearing up for a great season of restoring lands that were severely damaged by the High Park Fire.

Since the fires of last summer, WRV has been working with community partners to help restore the Poudre River watershed. WRV is in need of volunteers to help with seeding and mulching. No experience necessary to volunteer.

Post-fire restoration opportunities are available in the Rist Canyon area on Aug. 24; Sept. 7, 15 and 28; Oct. 5 and 26.

Volunteers can also attend a Crew Leader training on Sunday, Sept. 8 and help lead other volunteers in this effort. Trained crew leaders are key to implementing successful restoration projects, so come and build your team leading skills while helping out your watershed.

To sign up for training or for more information, call the WRV Fort Collins office at 970-493-2075, visit www.wlrv.org, or e-mail jen@wlrv.org.

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers mission is to foster a community spirit of shared responsibility for the ecological stewardship and restoration of public and protected lands. Throughout 13-years of restoring Colorado’s lands, WRV has engaged over 15,000 volunteers to improve more than 18,000 acres of wildlife habitat, plant 150,000 native trees and shrubs, restore 100’s of acres of fire-ravaged areas, benefit dozens of rare/threatened species and much more.

1 Comment

  1. Seeding and mulching are popular but over rated. Take a clue from the Arapaho Roosevelt NF and don’t seed. Nature is quite capable of dealing with the post fire aftermath. It is people who are impatient. What I saw last week touted as a restoration effort in Glacier View Meadows is pathetic and inappropriate. Fire is just fire unless people are in the way. Post fire recovery is post-fire recovery unless humans get in the way.

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