2017 YEAR IN REVIEW!

2017 YEAR IN REVIEW!

December 12, 2017 by Jennifer

WHAT. A. YEAR!

Thanks to you, we had a hugely successful field season, accomplishing a tremendous amount of on-the-ground work that resulted in significant impacts for our public lands in Southern Colorado and the Pikes Peak Region. 

Total Volunteer/Worker Statistics:

  • Total Volunteers: 2,117
  • Total Workdays: 476
  • Volunteer Hours: 16,427
  • Volunteer Value: $426,602
  • RMFI Crew Hours: 13,918
  • Youth Engaged (8-24): 1,025
  • Conservation Corps Members: 127
  • Community Groups and Schools: 93
  • Veterans/Active Military: 101
  • Project Sites: 22
  • Total On-the-Ground Work Hours: 39,524

Total Work Statistics:

  • Social Trails Closed/Restored: 24,248 linear feet (4.59 miles)
  • Total Trail Improvement: 25,479 linear feet (4.83 miles)
  • New Trail Constructed: 9.917 linear feet (1.9 miles)
  • Rock Steps Constructed: 297
  • Length of Retaining Wall Built: 1,967 linear feet (0.37 miles)
  • Native Transplants Used in Restoration: 5,847
  • Erosion Control Structures Built: 683

2017 Volunteer and Partner Appreciation Award Recipients:

  • Robert Weggel Outstanding Funder Award: Colorado Water Conservation Board
  • Mark Hesse Outstanding Stewardship Partner Award: Friends of Cheyenne Mountain State Park
  • Land Management Partner Award: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  • Outstanding Volunteer Group: FedEx
  • Volunteer of the Year: Stephen Toledo
  • Youth Volunteer of the Year: Taylor Metzger 

We put together this short video to highlight all of our work in 2017. Take a look, and make sure to stay tuned for exciting new projects, events, and initiatives in 2018! 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

RMFI 2017 WRAP UP VIDEO!