Our Boulder volunteers truly rocked at this year’s event! With over 100 participants from member businesses Osprey, SmartWool, Nite Ize, La Sportiva, IMBA, Outdoor Industry Association, Backpacker’s Pantry, American Recreation Company and our friends at Sea to Summit, we put McLeods, Pulaskis, and Bucket Brigades to work on the completion of a reroute project initiated and supervised by the Boulder County Parks and Open Space.
Many hands and hearty volunteers quickly resulted in tangible results. “We finished the day with 150 ft of new trail constructed on the reroute, 700 ft of material added to harden the trail, and the addition of nine rock structures built for a total of 115 feet and 1500 feet of social and access trail restored," said Fletcher Jones, Recreation & Facilities Volunteer Coordinator at Boulder County Parks and Open Space.
Conservation Alliance grantees and event partners at the Colorado Environmental Coalition provided assistance throughout the planning process and brought a handful of staffers to join in the day’s work.
“We are honored to have participated in this year’s Backyard Collective,” said Colorado Environmental Coalition’s Executive Director, Elise Jones. “Not only are we a grant recipient of The Conservation Alliance, but also we collaborate regularly with many of the outdoor companies that volunteered at Heil Valley Ranch. It is a great opportunity to connect with these volunteers and let them know what kinds of non-profits are supported by their employers.”
Colorado Mountain Club representatives were also on board for the day, tabling at the volunteer fair as well as working trailside.
Great representation and participation by many of our Colorado-based business members and friends was a true highlight. Thanks again to all of our volunteers, partners and event supporters for contributing to the day’s success. We’re already looking forward to next year!