Boulder Companies Volunteer at Annual Backyard Collective Event

Lauren Danelik

Date: Friday, September 27
Total Number of Participants: 100
Participating Member Companies: Backpacker’s Pantry, Exxel Outdoors, Fjallraven, Kelty, La Sportiva, Nite Ize, Outdoor Industry Association, Sierra Designs, Ultimate Direction and Verde Brand Communications.  Buff, Clif Bar, Deschutes Brewery and Osprey all contributed gear, beer and trail bars to the event!
Participating Grantees: American Whitewater, Crested Butte Land Trust, Conservation Colorado and The Wilderness Society
Non-profit partners: City of Boulder’s Open Space & Mountain Parks and Parks & Rec.
Who did the group volunteer for?   City of Boulder’s OSMP and Parks & Rec.
Work Done:   The volunteers worked in collaboration with the City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks (OSMP) and Boulder Parks & Rec to clean up the Foothills Community Park in Boulder. The volunteers worked with Boulder OSMP on a ditch repair project and cleared 400 yards of organic debris and maintained and restored a trail near Foothills Community Park. The volunteers also worked with Boulder Parks & Rec to build a 40 foot trail, cleared and weeded a 100 square foot garden bed, removed 2 truck loads of weeds and collected 5 large 40 gallon garbage bags of invasive thistle seed.
Photos of the event:  Google folder and Instagram post
Total Number of Volunteer Hours:  100 x 3 = 300 hours