Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

  • Locations: News Published

    Trail Notes: July 22, 2021

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV)

    Know-how… hitchhiking seeds

    Many types of plants have specially adapted their seeds to more easily attach to passing animals… humans included! These sneaky hitchhikers can find their way onto your shoes, socks, pants, pets or backpacks. And thenread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Recovery from wildfire can take a generation

    On Sunday morning, July 11, a crew of about thirty volunteers assembled at the Basalt State Wildlife Area, over 2,000-acres managed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW). They were organized by Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) and CPW to combat invasive thistles on the Lake Christine burn scar. RFOV… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, News Published

    Trail Notes - July 8, 2021

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

    Trail Knowhow

    Drones or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are fully prohibited from launching, landing or being operated within all designated wilderness areas within the United States. Beyond serving as a source of noise pollution that can disrupt the experiences of otherread more →

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    Restoration: Lazy Glen


    With Pitkin County Open Space & Trails, we will pull weeds and plant natives to combat invasive species on this open space property that features both leased agricultural lands and public walking and fishing access to the Roaring Fork River.…

  • Locations: News Published

    Trail Notes - June 24, 2021

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

    Trail Know-how

    Temperatures continue to rise, wind is persistent and precipitation is absent: Garfield, Eagle, Pitkin and Gunnison counties have instituted stage one fire restrictions for all state, federal, private, incorporated and unincorporated lands within their respective areas. Stage one fire restrictions… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    RFOV Trail Notes - June 10, 2021

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

    Special to The Sopris Sun

    Trail Know-how

    Ever walked along a trail and seen rocks lined-up leading right off the edge? Why are those pesky rocks there? Are they installed by mischievous trail crews just to tripread more →

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    Trail Notes - May 27, 2021

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

    Trail Tips

    Who goes where? In most situations on multi-use trails, bikers should yield to hikers and all users should yield to horses.

    Recent Trail Work

    May 11 and May 18: Community members ofread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Introducing: Trail Notes

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

    The season for volunteer trail work has begun! In collaboration with Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV), The Sopris Sun will keep readers updated about ongoing projects, trail conditions and opportunities to volunteer outdoors! Registration for upcoming work days is at: rfov.orgread more →

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    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - April 22, 2021

    Volunteer outdoors

    Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers is now registering volunteers for trailwork, restoration, and education events in April, May, and June. Space is limited! Registration is at

    Incubating farmers

    Colorado Farm and Food Alliance, located in Paonia, is seeking fourread more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    Mayor uso equivale a mayor cuido para senderos locales

    Traducción por Dolores Duarte

    Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) abrió el registro de la temporada de proyectos para sus miembros el jueves 1 de abril. A partir del 16 de abril, el público en general es bienvenido a inscribirse para ayudar también, a lo que el gerente de comunicaciones y… read more →