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You’ve seen them on our volunteer projects: the people in blue baseball caps handing out tools, demonstrating safety techniques, and instructing others how to slope a trail or where to move a boulder. They’re the Crew Leaders – and they’re all volunteers.
Maintaining trails is a huge part of our work at Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) and we’ve seen ‘em all, from meandering paths through the prairie to steep, rocky ascents and everything in between. Yet despite their myriad differences, you might be surprised to learn that trails have quite a bit in common when it comes to taking care of them.
Thanks to the generosity of former Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) Board Member Rick Grossman and his wife Susie, VOC is now able to offer two $5,000 scholarships each year to help make educational dreams possible for those involved in outdoor volunteer stewardship!
Summer is almost here, which means longer days to play outside, cool places to explore, barbeques galore, and of course, a new batch of volunteer projects! As you plan your outdoor adventures this year, schedule time for stewardship so you can give back to the parks, trails, nature, and wildlife that make summer in Colorado so enjoyable.