About the Stewardship Site:
Located on the site of a former weapons manufacturing facility, the 15,000-acre Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge (Arsenal NWR) is now one of the largest urban refuges in the nation. Managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the area is home to more than 330 animal species, including bison, deer and coyotes, bald eagles and other raptors.
About the Volunteer Experience:
VOC returns to the Rocky Mountain Arsenal to complete work begun on Earth Day. In addition to finishing any stretched of the 6,600 feet of new crusher fine trail, tasks may include rehabbing the area around the newly constructed trail by removing invasive weed species, re-seeding with native seed mixes, and constructing and removing fencing. Tasks will be easy-to-moderate in difficulty. There will be a maxiumum of 125 volunteers on this project, so come on out and meet people from all over the state! Breakfast and lunch will be provided!
About the Overall Impact:
The Arsenal NWR's eastern boundary is accessible to numerous local residents but has few amenities. Now, you have the opportunity to help the area become a valuable open space where thousands of people can gather, play and experience Colorado's great outdoors! Additionally, rehab work accomplished will help ensure the integrity of the native prairie ecosystem.
After the project, volunteers are invited to a happy hour sponsored by Colorado Native!
NOTE: MINORS ON VOC PROJECTS
Youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older on single-day projects.