Rocky's Volunteer Sphere

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Birdwalk volunteers. Every spring and summer volunteers lead Bird Walks several times a week. Visitors are always amazed at the number and variety of birds in the parks.

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Raptor Volunteers have been on the job for the last month. If you've ever spent time with birders, you know that they're an informed and self-educated bunch. The depth and breadth of the knowledge that the raptor monitoring volunteer group shared with me made for an informative and fun morning watching crows, vultures, eagles, peregrine falcons and ravens as they went about their daily routine in Lumpy Ridge.
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A lovely April day outside the VIP Office


Volunteers work in Rocky year-round!
Considering our recent weather, you might not guess that many are already hard at work in the volunteer office and in many capacities throughout the park. The Greenhouse volunteers already at work.

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Wild Basin & Longs Peak entrances


Wild Basin & Longs Peak Volunteers - As the summer season begins to wind down, I had the chance to head up Mary's Lake Road to check in with volunteers stationed at the Wild Basin and Longs Peak ranger stations....

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Thank-you to all the wonderful volunteers at Rocky!


VIP Appreciation events were a huge success -- thank-you everyone!

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Don Seedle, still smiling after many years as an Information Office and Rocky Volunteer!


Information Office Volunteers (July 25, 2014) - You may be surprised to find out that the published phone number for Rocky doesn't lead to a dark spiral of automated voices and call menus.

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One of the many chorus frogs hopping around Rocky!


Boreal Toad Research Volunteers (July 23, 2014) - Tadpoles, frogs, and toads, oh my! This week I had the chance to venture out with the resource stewardship's wildlife team to help with a boreal toad count...

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Johnnie Holzwarth at Holzwarth Ranch - 1935


Holzwarth Historic Site Volunteers (July 14, 2014) - Five years after Carol Bell was originally assigned to a position at the Holzwarth Historic Site, she still finds herself working here, and returning happily season after season. In her words, she simply "fell in love" with the site. This group of volunteers shares that sentiment...

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Aspenglen Campground


Campground Host Volunteers (August 8, 2014) - Campground hosts may well be the most outgoing group at Rocky. This trait is critical for a position that requires constant interaction with visitors from all over the country and the globe.

Last updated: May 26, 2015

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1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517


(970) 586-1206
Through winter, the Information Office is open 8:00 am–4:30 pm Mon–Fri. Recorded Trail Ridge Road status: (970) 586-1222.

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