Wildlands Restoration Volunteers

WRV is Celebrating 1,000 Projects!


Did you know that Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is celebrating its 1,000th project in the 18-year history of our organization? Thanks to the tens of thousands of volunteers who have brought WRV to this point!

Eighteen years ago, 20 people gathered to plant willows at Pella Crossing Open Space in Boulder County.  From this humble beginning grew a corps of thousands that became Wildlands Restoration Volunteers.  And we’re going to celebrate our 1,000th project with not one, but FOUR projects on Saturday, September 30th, which coincidentally is also National Public Lands Day! Join us on one of these projects:

Volunteers are still needed for the first two projects. To volunteer, click on the “Find Projects” button in the upper right corner.

But Wait, There’s More!

A celebration of WRV’s 1,000th project will take place at beautiful LaVern M. Johnson Park (aka Meadows Park) in Lyons on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Click here to register for this fun celebration!


About Wildlands Restoration Volunteers

WRV is rooted in the idea that building a strong community of volunteers is the solution to restoring our critical natural areas.  With a formal leadership training program and a diverse youth program, WRV’s volunteers donate approximately $1 million worth of labor and expertise at 100-plus restoration projects across Colorado each year.  WRV’s science-based efforts include flood restoration, re-routing trails away from sensitive habitats, native seed collection and invasive weed eradication.

Accomplishments of First 1,000 Projects:

  • 51 miles of streams restored
  • 55 miles of trail work
  • 46 miles of roads removed for wildlife
  • 377K trees (and more) planted
  • 40 Million sq.ft. planted or seeded
  • 6K acres of noxious weeds removed
  • 47K feet of boardwalk & fences built
  • 72K acres of habitat benefited
  • 4K Youth Engaged
  • 42K volunteers engaged
  • $10+ Million of volunteer value

And that’s the tip of the iceberg!