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Trail Work

How Trail Work Can Restore and Protect Your Favorite Places

Echo-Lakeby Jarret Roberts and Angie Francis

The WRV 2013 season is one of the busiest seasons we have ever planned, and this year trail related projects will be a larger part of that schedule than in many past years. That begs the question: what roles do trails play in ecological restoration? In 1968, at the International Union for Conservation of Nature, in New Delhi, India, an environmentalist from Africa planted the following seed of an idea:

“In the end, we conserve only what we love. We will only love what we understand. We will only understand what we are taught.” – Senegalese conservationist Baba Dioum

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E.D. Corner


by Ed Self, Executive Director

Bring on the spring snow! We need it or we may have a repeat of last year’s fire season. WRV has an incredible slate of over 70 restoration and trail projects planned for the coming season including, further restoration efforts on the High Park Fire site west of Fort Collins. Check out the schedule in this newsletter and on our website for more details. Join us for some fun and the deep satisfaction that comes from caring for beloved places.

Meaningful Work + Fun + Great Food = Thriving Community

This is our simple and powerful formula. When you give your time and sweat to take care of a special place, we say thank you with wonderful food and celebration. Pull up a chair, chat with friends, enjoy a cold beverage, a delicious plate of food, and maybe even some live music.

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Staff Profile - Christi Turner

Christi Turner

Christi came on board this year to oversee our growing Youth and Inclusiveness Program.  

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Volunteer Profile - Bob Van Dop

Bob Van Dop

Bob Van Dop leads a very full life featuring two teenage kids and a complex work schedule,  

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2012-2013 Contributors

Thank you to everyone who donated in 2012 and 2013!

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Special Donations

Thanks to all of our donors who gave in honor of or in memory of others.

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Your Ideas and Suggestions Add Up to a Culture of Learning

By: Sarah Egolf

How are we doing? Are we healing the land and building community? Is your experience a positive one? WRV is dedicated to measuring what matters, and your feedback is critical to that process.

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