Rocky's Volunteer Sphere - 2015

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Reghan at work already (her 3rd day!)

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Reghan will be writing the volunteer blog this summer.
Reghan is a Kansas-native who is excited to serve the National Park Service at Rocky Mountain National Park for the next few months as the Volunteer Program Intern. She will be spending her summer learning as much as she can about the Park and its many volunteers by taking photos, shadowing volunteer projects and co-leading weekly volunteer events. Reghan plans to spend most of her free time exploring the Park and trying not to get lost!
 
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ROMO Superintendent Vaughn Baker helps serve up some delicious side dishes at the CRD VIP appreciation event.

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Volunteer Appreciation Events (August 18 and 21, 2015) - Take a behind-the-scenes look into the appreciation dinners held for Rocky's very deserving volunteers! Check out the great pictures!

 
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An average of 1,000 slash piles are built per year, with more than 50 percent stacked by volunteers.

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Fire/Fuels Crew and Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions Volunteers (July 14, 2015)
Joining the Fire/Fuels crew, Reghan and Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions volunteers spent the day on Eagle Mountain stacking slash and reducing fire fuels. Learn about the project here!
 
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Researchers setting up a trap camera at McGraw Ranch in hopes of catching a black bear or mountain lion.

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International Student Science Exchange (July 8, 2015)
For a week and a half in July, high school researchers from Costa Rica studied different biological processes throughout the park; learn about my day of adventuring with them here!

 
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The William Allen White Cabin porch is a great place for relaxing and listening to the sounds of nature.

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Artist-In-Residence Program: Cory Hills (July 7, 2015)
Reghan got to spend a morning chatting with Rocky's returning Artist-In-Residence, percussive storyteller Cory Hills, in the historic William Allen White Cabin. Learn more about Cory and his influence on the park through our program.

 
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Learning all about the invasive weeds begins with a sample

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Week drop-in volunteer event (June 27th)
This weekend our drop-in volunteer event brought people from all around Colorado together to remove the pesky little plants that invade our soil. See what they did!

 

Last updated: September 18, 2015

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