Volunteer opportunities with Boulder County Parks & Open Space
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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

One-Time Opportunities

Oxeye Daisy Pull at Caribou Ranch

Saturday, Aug. 28 9 a.m.-noon
Caribou Ranch Open Space
Come enjoy some time in the mountains helping eradicate this extremely invasive (and beautiful!) weed. Oxeye daisy is an escaped ornamental that is taking over the beautiful high meadows at Caribou Ranch. We will be hand pulling these plants. All ages are welcome as long as minors are accompanied by an adult.

Registration required.

For more information contact Amanda Hatfield at or 303-726-9286.

Summer Forest Project

Saturday, Aug. 28 9 a.m.-noon
Near Nederland
In 2008, 40 acres of small patch cuts were implemented in the lodgepole forests south of Nederland to address forest health and fire issues in the area. Over the last 13 years, these areas have seen a flush of new aspen growth as well as abundant lodgepole pine regeneration. To promote and enhance these aspen stands, volunteers will use loppers and handsaws to remove competing lodgepole pines. The project will be in an area closed to the public so come and enjoy a beautiful property that most have never seen!

Registration required.

For more information contact Shane Milne at or 303-678-6089.

Fire Followers Bioblitz

Sunday, Sept. 12, 9 a.m.-noon
Sunday, Oct. 3, 9 a.m.-noon
In partnership with the Lefthand Watershed Center and The Cal-Wood Education Center, Boulder County will be exploring in the footprint of the Cal-Wood fire, the largest wildfire in Boulder County history. As a group, we will walk the landscape and observe the plants that are already starting to return in the wake of the burn. Using a smartphone app called iNaturalist, we will take photos of the plants we see, and identify any we can. Our photos will then be contributed to a growing database that will, with your help, allow us to better understand how our lands change and rebound after a fire.

Registration required.

For more information contact Maria Pezza at or 303-678-6329.
What you should know about this event:
  • We will be hiking on uneven terrain. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required.
  • Some safety gear may be required, but all will be provided.
  • The use of your smartphone is highly encouraged, as we will be using an app to take pictures and record the vegetation we find.
  • All COVID safety protocols will be observed for the duration of the project
Register for Sept. 12
Register for Oct. 3
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