Wildlands Restoration Volunteers

Twenty for Twenty: 20 Fundraising Parties Celebrating WRV's 20th Year

Join us at the following series of unique, nature-themed fundraisers celebrating 20 years of land restoration & community building with Wildlands Restoration Volunteers.

Download a printable Twenty for Twenty Poster.

Wigeon Watching & Waffles Sunday, April 28

Photo by Howcheng

Birding at Wonderland Lake in Boulder, followed by gourmet brunch at the home of WRV board member, India Wood.

8:00 – 11:00 am. $35/person. All proceeds to benefit WRV.


Restoring Forward: Into the Wild Sunday, May 19

Guided ecology hike up Spruce Gulch in the Left Hand Canyon in Boulder, followed by a picnic at the trailhead with science couple-extraordinaire, Tim Seastedt and Cathy Tate.

8:00 – 11:00 am; $35/person. All proceeds to benefit WRV!

Habitat Hero Garden Party Sunday, June 2

Garden party in an award-winning bird-and pollinator-friendly garden, followed by fruit liqueur tasting at the home of Jean-Pierre Georges and Linda Andes-Georges.

3:00 – 6:00 pm. $30/person. All proceeds to benefit WRV!

A Pollinator Party! Sunday, June 9

Photo by Bonnie Kittle

Family-friendly party at the Butterfly Pavilion to celebrate WRV’s pollinator-centered partnership with the museum! Hosted by Parker and Mark McMullen-Bushman.

12:00 – 2:00 pm; with access to museum until 5:00 pm. $20/person. All proceeds to benefit WRV!

Orioles & Omelettes Sunday, June 16 (Father’s Day)

Guided birding at Walden Ponds complex in eastern Boulder County. Followed by made-to-order omelettes with WRV’s new Executive Director. Hosted by Linda Lee and Katherine Thompson.

7:00-11:30 am. $35/person, suggested donation to benefit WRV!

Wildflower Walk & Landscaping with Natives Saturday, July 13

Leisurely wildflower walk at high elevation followed by discussion on landscaping with native plants, followed by a barbecue at the home of former WRV board member, Eileen Brown and Brian Rasmussen.

$50/person. All proceeds to benefit WRV!

Sunset Over the Skyline Saturday, August 10

Cocktail party in a high rise with a gorgeous view of the sunset over the Denver skyline. Discussion with new WRV Executive Director about WRV’s past and future work in metro Denver. Hosted by Melinda and Steve Courtman, and WRV board chair, Will McMullan.

$100/person. All proceeds to benefit WRV!

Gregory Alan Isakov Sunday, August 11

Gregory Alan Isakov is a Colorado-based indie-folk artist with strong ties to the land. A full-time farmer on a three-acre farm, Isakov also tending to a thriving musical career. His studio has a communal atmosphere, filled with instruments and gear stored there by musician friends. He’s connected to the land and works to build community. Sounds familiar!

$1/ticket donated to WRV!

A Day on Lake Dillon Sunday, August 18

Enjoy a day of kayaking and paddle-boarding on Lake Dillon at 9,000 ft. Day ends with a gourmet picnic on the shoreline with WRV board member Linda Kuhn.

$200/person. All proceeds to benefit WRV!

Cured’s Best in Celebration of WRV Saturday, August 24

Intimate dinner party catered by Cured. Conversation with new ED about the past, present & future of restoration in CO. Hosted by Rebecca Trafton. Cocktails at 6:30 pm, dinner to follow.

$1,000/person. Proceeds to benefit WRV!

Young Gulch Private Hike Late August/Early September (Date TBA)

Join WRV and partners for a private, guided hike on the Young Gulch trail in Fort Collins. The Young Trail suffered a double dose of damage by flood and fire in 2013/14 and WRV has been working with the US Forest Service and partners to restore it ever since. Come check out the progress in the run-up to it’s completion later this year!

Plant-Based Partnership: OSMP Herbarium Tour Friday, September 6

Tour of OSMP Herbarium and discussion of the collaborative, plant-related partnership between WRV and OSMP. Hosted by Lynn Reidel of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks. 4:00 – 5:30 pm.

Free event; registration required.

Twenty Years of Restoration in CO: A Fundraising Cultivation Event for WRV in Fort Collins Saturday, September 14

Casual gathering over wine and cheese to celebrate WRV’s past and to look to the future of restoration in CO. Hosted by Linda Hamilton.

5:00 – 7:30 pm. By invitation.

Wild Hope Film Screening Fall, Date TBA

Short film screening in collaboration with Patagonia in Boulder. Remarks by filmmaker to follow. Open to the public. Location TBA.


Back to Bald Mountain: Revisiting a WRV Success Story Saturday, September 21

Visit a WRV project site with a professional ecologist to learn about the work, the changes we have monitored over time, and what it has taught us. Hosted by Alan Carpenter.

Invitation Only – for WRV $1K Circle Members.

Young Gulch Re-opening Celebration Late September-Early October (Date TBA)

Join WRV and partners to celebrate the re-opening of the Young Gulch trail in Fort Collins. Closed after sustaining damage by a flood and fire in 2013/14, the Young Gulch trail has been a labor of love for WRV volunteers. Join us and our partners from the US Forest Service and other trail organizations to celebrate the newly rebuilt, sustainable Young Gulch trail!

Demystifying Dinner Parties Saturday, October 5

Learn from Chef Geoffrey May how to host an elevated AND low-stress dinner party. Dinner party at end of class. Hosted by Katherine Thompson.

4:00 – 7:00 pm. $75/person.

House Concert in Longmont Thursday evening in October 2019

House concert in Longmont by artists TBA. Hosted by Trish Applegate-Loetz and Wes Loetz.

Doors at 6:00 pm. $25/person.