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Wildlands Restoration Volunteers-Taking Direct Action To Restore And Care For The Land

This month, KUNC is launching Get Involved Colorado, a monthly series spotlighting a local organization that offers listeners an opportunity make a difference where they live.  By volunteering their time, KUNC listeners can make a meaningful contribution and help to build a stronger community.   This month, we feature Wildlands Restoration Volunteers.

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is a non-profit organization that provides an opportunity for people to come together, learn about their natural environment, and take direct action to restore and care for the land.  Recent wildfires and floods have ravaged Colorado’s open spaces, forests, and streams, adding to the impacts from their close proximity to fast growing, urban areas.

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers grew out of volunteer projects organized by founder Ed Self in 1999. Officially established in 2002, WRV volunteers had completed 358 projects and contributed over 234,046 volunteer hours, valued at more than $4.4 million toward the care and restoration of public lands by its 10th anniversary, and has a full slate of projects planned for this year across Colorado.

Whether you like to get outdoors, get your hands in the dirt, or enjoy contributing editing skills to produce a newsletter, WRV has opportunities, and a need, for volunteers. Learn more about WRV.

As Director of Community Engagement for KUNC & The Colorado Sound, I look for ways to bring the programs and personalities you hear on the radio “out of the box” to engage and interact in live settings.