Boulder Backyard Collective- A Complete Success!

ConservationNEXT organized another successful Backyard Collective, this time in El Dorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, CO.

Check out the highlights:

  • 100+ volunteer
  • Sponsoring companies: Osprey Packs, Kelty, Sierra Designs, GoLite, La Sportiva, Backpackers Pantry, The Outdoor Industry Association, and The North Face
  • Other volunteers joined us from Teko Socks, Burts Bees, Leisure Trends, KEEN, and Clif Bar
  • Extraordinary organization by Conservation Alliance grantee, the Colorado Mountain Club. Special thanks to Anya Byers!!!
  • Volunteers removed invasive plant species, installed railroad tie/rebar steps, and built rock steps
  • Grantees present included Colorado Mountain Club, Colorado Environmental Coalition, The Wilderness Support Center, and The Access Fund
  • The Wilderness Support Center signed over 200 post cards encouraged the Delegation to move forward with legislation to permanently protect portions of the San Juan Mountains.
  • Thanks to IMBA for sending an expert group of trail builders out!!
  • Also special thanks to Colorado Fourteeners Intitiative for sending their trail guru, Brian Wallace!!
  • Jonathan Lantz, President of La Sportiva brought his band, Seismic Shift for some great apres trail work entertainment
    A special thanks to donations provided by Mountain Khakis, Prana and Whole Foods
  • New Belgium Brewery contributed beer and cash to the event.