February’s Featured Friend was the Wildlands Restoration Volunteers. With offices in Boulder and Fort Collins, “Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is a non-profit organization that provides an opportunity for people to come together, learn about their natural environment, and take direct action to restore and care for the land.”
With warm weather right around the corner, WRV just released their summer calendar of events. “Nearly all of WRV’s 2013 projects are now posted on our Projects page. Read about exciting trips to the beautiful Isabelle Glacier, heroic work on the High Park Fire burn area, overnight campouts in the valley below Webster Pass, new projects sites like O’Fallon Park and much, much more!”
Over a decade ago twenty people gathered to plant willows around Heron Pond at Pella Crossing, Colorado. From this humble beginning grew a corps of thousands of dedicated volunteers with a formal leadership training program and a diverse youth program, who donate over $1 million worth of labor and expertise in restoring over 60 locations in Colorado’s Front Range each year. That group is called WRV, and we’d love to have your help!
If you’d rather not volunteer but would still like to help heal the land and build community, please help us spread the word and donate here: wlrv.org/support
You can get involved by visiting www.wlrv.org or call 303.543.1411