Native Planting @ Tamarack State Wildlife Area

Optional camping the night before! Improve wildlife habitat on this single-day project.
Type of Work:
Ecological Restoration, Gardening/Planting
April 6, 2019
8:00 am-4:00 pm
Physical Difficulty:
Minimum Age:
Eastern Plains
Groups Allowed:
Payment Required:
Individual, Family, Friends Registration Organized Group Registration
You will be sent to a secure registration site.


Where You'll Be:
Located in Colorado's Eastern plains, the Tamarack State Wildlife Area is near the town of Sterling and on the historic Pony Express and Overland Stage route to Denver. The area is open year-round to hunters and fishermen and sees several thousand visitors per year, boasting many white-tail, waterfowl, turkey, and other small game.

What You'll Do:
Join volunteers ages 10+ in planting native trees and shrubs to replace invasive Russian Olive trees, increase quail habitat, and improve the ecosystem for wildlife as a whole. A two-hour drive from Denver, we will provide campsites for those who are interested in camping the Friday night before - a unique opportunity for a single-day project! Our fabulous volunteer Crew Chefs will provide breakfast and lunch on Saturday for all.

Why It Matters:
A diverse ecosystem is a healthy ecosystem. By planting native vegetation and increasing quail habitat, your efforts will ultimately improve and increase habitat for other species in the area including pheasant, turkey, eagles, snowy owls, pronghorn, mountain lions, elk, moose, and waterfowl.

Need-to-Know Details:

  • Minors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older on single-day projects. Minors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older on overnight projects.
  • Volunteers are responsible for providing their own camping equipment. VOC will provide meals, tools, and work gloves.
  • Cancellation: Our partners rely on VOC volunteers to accomplish critical stewardship needs, and our projects often have wait lists. If you need to cancel, please contact Emily Schaefer at 303-715-1010 ext. 116 as soon as possible so we can free your spot for another volunteer and have a full workforce.

About Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC)
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) is the state's oldest, largest, and leading outdoor stewardship nonprofit organization. Founded in 1984 to motivate and enable people to become active stewards of Colorado's natural resources, VOC has engaged nearly 120,000 people in more than 1,000 volunteer projects for a donated labor value of $24 million. Through award-winning youth and volunteer programs, leadership training, capacity-building programs, and collaborative efforts with nonprofits and land management agencies, VOC is an invaluable resource in Colorado, especially as our outdoor stewardship needs are approaching near-crisis levels. For more information, visit or call 303-715-1010.