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Fryingpan River Cleanup

Volunteers of all ages welcome! Join Roaring Fork Conservancy for a free breakfast before cleaning up a 1-mile section of the river. Prizes for: Best of Trash, Most Toxic, Most Useful, Most Unusual Trash.

PARTICIPANT INFORMATION
Breakfast and registration start at 8:30 am near Lions Park and the Midland Spur side of Basalt Town Hall. Teams of 3-4 people are arranged, assigned about 1-mile of river, and head out to clean up around 9:15 am. Entries of trash for prizes must be registered at Lions Park by 11:45 am.

Tamarisk Removal Volunteer Project

Join the ongoing effort to remove and discourage the regrowth of tamarisk, an invasive species that is quickly making it's way up the Colorado River corridor. 
 
Volunteers will be rewarded for their hard work with a party the end of the day featuring yummy food and refreshing beverages. 
 
Partners on this project include: City of Glenwood Springs, Garfield County. and the Roaring Fork Conservancy.
 

Dolores River Tamarisk Removal & Restoration Project

Join us for a second year working with the Tamarisk Coalition and the Dolores River Restoration Partnership to restore habitat along the Dolores River in Bedrock, CO. Volunteers will hand remove non-native, invasive Tamarisk trees and seed native grasses throughout the riparian (river-side) corridor, including in the Dolores River Canyon Wilderness Study Area. This is a rare opportunity to camp out with your WRV community and work in this truly scenic and historic.
 
VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

Free the Trees

Free the trees!  Help us improve wildlife habitat at Grand Junction Wildlife Area, located at Grand Junction's namesake - the confluence of the Colorado and Gunnison Rivers.
 
Volunteers will be helping to remove weed barrier from cottonwood trees that were planted as part of a restoration project nearly two decades ago. The weed barrier fabric did not break down as expected and is currently keeping the trees from growing properly into mature cottonwoods. Volunteers will be using scissors and/or box cutters to remove the weed barrier. 
 
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Organizer: Tamarisk Coalition

Grand Junction, CO
Free the trees!  Help us improve wildlife habitat at Grand Junction Wildlife Area, located at Grand Junction's namesake - the confluence of the Colorado and Gunnison Rivers.
 
Volunteers will be...
Friday, October 7, 2016

Organizer: Tamarisk Coalition and Wildlands Restoration Volunteers

Dolores River Canyon Wilderness Study Area
Join us for a second year working with the Tamarisk Coalition and the Dolores River Restoration Partnership to restore habitat along the Dolores River in Bedrock, CO. Volunteers will hand remove non-...
Saturday, October 8, 2016

Organizer: Roaring Fork Conservancy, Garfield County, City of Glenwood Springs, and Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

Glenwood Canyon
Glenwood Springs, CO
Join the ongoing effort to remove and discourage the regrowth of tamarisk, an invasive species that is quickly making it's way up the Colorado River corridor. 
 
Volunteers will be rewarded for their...
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Organizer: Roaring Fork Conservancy

Basalt, CO

Volunteers of all ages welcome! Join Roaring Fork Conservancy for a free breakfast before cleaning up a 1-mile section of the river. Prizes for: Best of Trash, Most Toxic, Most Useful, Most...

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