Prairie Vista Trail Restoration @ Boulder

Spend a Thursday in beautiful Boulder.
Type of Work:
Grounds/Facilities Maintenance
Dates:
September 5, 2019
Times:
8:00 am-4:00 pm
Physical Difficulty:
Easy
Minimum Age:
14
Region:
Greater Denver Area
State:
Colorado
City:
Boulder
County:
Boulder
Camping:
No
Groups Allowed:
Yes
Payment Required:
No
Individual, Family, Friends Registration Organized Group Registration
You will be sent to a secure registration site.

Description

Project photo by Andrew Nush

Where You'll Be:
The Prairie Vista Trail is a multi-use trail on the southernmost end of the City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks trail system. Part of a larger stacked loop, the trail travels along hillsides that are home to high-value grass and meadow ecology and is very popular among all trail users.

What You'll Do:
On this Thursday project, you'll join approximately 50 volunteers aged 14+ to improve the Prairie Vista Trail in beautiful Boulder. After a light breakfast provided by our volunteer Crew Chefs, you'll help construct drainage structures and improve the slope of the trail in order to protect the trail against erosion, and re-seed areas where the trail has widened beyond compliance. Lunch will also be provided.

We have another weekday project in Boulder on October 10.

Why It Matters:
The Prairie Vista Trail is very popular, especially on weekends, but regular maintenance has been postponed since the 2013 floods. High visitation and lack of maintenance has resulted in erosion and widening of the trail, which damages the surrounding environment. Your work will be an incredible help to the City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks, giving the Prairie Vista Trail some long-overdue TLC and helping to preserve it for years to come.

Need-to-Know Details:

  • Minors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older on single-day projects.
  • VOC will provide all equipment including 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 www.voc.org or call 303-715-1010.