Rocky Mountain Field Institute actively engages thousands of community volunteers every year through the completion of trail and restoration projects that help conserve and protect our treasured public landscapes.About Us
I've come to Garden of the Gods on an almost weekly basis for the past 3 years and it was fulfilling to finally be able to give back to it, even if just a little. The RMFI team is passionate about the work they do and it definitely gets passed down to the volunteers and keeps them motivated throughout the day as well. The entire team was kind, inclusive, knowledgable, and approachable. Can't wait to volunteer again.
A teen leadership program
B.O.L.T. | Building Outdoor Leaders Today
The Catamount Institute and RMFI are proud to announce the development of a new outdoor leadership program, B.O.L.T., for high school students in the Pikes Peak Region, specifically for students from Southeast Colorado Springs!
This program, beginning in January of 2021, will consist of at least 6 after-school sessions and 4 Saturday sessions focused on leadership development, career exploration, and outdoor education. Some examples of session topics include First Aid, Leave No Trace, forest bathing, ecological restoration, recreational activities, and more! These sessions will prepare students for a group camping trip over spring break.
Applications are now open and close on December 4, 2020!Learn more & apply!
Photo Contest Voting & Silent Auction
The RMFI NATURE! Photo Contest finalists were announced at our annual Fall ShinDIG! We had 169 submissions this year, a new record! We are so honored to celebrate powerful images that capture Colorado's dynamic, awe-inspiring, and invigorating natural beauty.
Also, do you want to take one of these beautiful photos home? Bid on your favorite through our silent auction and support RMFI's stewardship work!Vote & bid!
"Within Weakness" Film Premiere
Join us for the premiere of "Within Weakness", a short mountain film by adventurer, Wesley Trimble. Cerebral palsy hinders Wesley Trimble’s strength and coordination on the right side of his body, but it hasn’t thwarted his goal to climb all 54 of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks. Along the way, he discovered great strength within weakness, though tragedy taught him these adventures could cost him everything.Register for the event!
Indy Give! Campaign
We are honored to have been accepted to the Class of 2020 for the Indy Give! Campaign! We love fundraising and celebrating alongside our fellow Colorado Springs nonprofits. RMFI has raised over $30,000 in matching donations and need your help to unlock these funds. Learn more and donate today!Learn more & donate!
RMFI's 12th Annual ShinDIG
Thank you to everyone who attended our annual virtual Fall ShinDIG on November 19! We celebrated our season accomplishments, partners, and volunteers as well as gave a preview of exciting projects we are planning for the 2021 field season. We were so grateful that you were able to join us!Watch the event!