It's always important for Conservation Alliance to maintain the connections between our member companies and grantees, and what's one of the best ways to do that? Bringing them all together for a day of volunteering where they can "get their hands dirty" for conservation! Which is why last week, we brought Colorado-area member companies and grantees together and descended upon Roxborough State Park for this year's fifth Backyard Collective!
We had 75+ volunteers from member companies Osprey Packs, Sierra Designs, Kelty, Wenzel, Teko Socks, Backpackers Pantry, Leisure Trends Group, Great Plains Mountain Stuff, Serac Adventure Films, Burts Bees, IMBA, and Keen Footwear, as well as CA grantees Colorado Environmental Coalition, Colorado Mountain Club, Access Fund, and Colorado 14ers, who all got to take part in pulling invasive plant species, cleaning up Sundance Ranch and working on trail maintenance. All helped by libations from New Belgium of course.
A big thanks to the Denver Backyard Collective sponsors: Osprey, Sierra Designs/Kelty/Wenzel, Teko Socks, Leisure Trends, and Backpackers Pantry. Also a huge thank you to Roxborough State Park and Colorado State Parks, their great staff and wonderful volunteers.
Now we're amping up for the next Backyard Collectives, to be held Friday September 10, 2010 in Portland, OR — check back soon for pictures and reports from that one as well!