Wildlands Restoration Volunteers utilizing State Farm Insurance grant to restore burned area in Redstone Canyon

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers will be working their nineteenth restoration project this year starting at 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 & 2 at Bob Reichert’s property in Redstone Canyon (directions below). Everyone’s invited to come and help!

State Farm Insurance has awarded a Good Neighbor Citizenship grant of $10,000 to WRV in support of the work and supplies needed to restore those areas heavily impacted by the High Park Fire.

WRV helps restore private lands with the spreading of over 20 million seeds, by applying tons of mulch to the ground and by installing thousands of feet of erosion control structures. This work reduces the threat of flooding and landslides in the most severe burned areas, helping to protect roads, homes, other infrastructure and water quality for over 300,000 downstream users in Greeley, Fort Collins, Loveland and several other front range communities.

With the financial support from the Natural Resources Conservation service, The Denver Foundation, private organizations and corporate sponsors, the High Park Restoration Coalition, and so many private donations, WRV is able to engage hundreds of volunteers, put tools in their hands, provide trainings for leaders and purchase tens of thousands of dollars-worth of seed and mulch to make the highest priority restoration work a reality.

Directions to Dec. 1 & 2 restoration event:
– Take Mulberry Street West for 1.9 miles to Taft Hill Road.
– Turn left on Taft Hill Road and drive 3.5 miles (south) to County Road 38E.
– Turn right on CR38E/Harmony Rd. and go about 7.4 miles (climbing up into the foothills and curving around the southern edge of Horsetooth Reservoir toward Masonville).
– Turn Right onto County Road 25E (Redstone Canyon Road). There is a large canal right here that goes under the road. If you reach Masonville you’ve gone about 2 miles too far.
– Head up County Road 25E for about 5.3 miles to jct with Feverview Drive. Continue another 1 or so miles to a cul-de-sac of sorts, and continue straight, over the cattle guard, onto Laurence Creek Lane.
– Follow Laurence Creek Lane for about one mile to a large gate. Continue past the gate for about 200 feet and park in the meadow on the left.

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