Stage 1 fire restrictions, enacted for unincorporated areas of western Boulder County.

Volunteer Opportunity

Gage Cattail Removal Project

Application or Registration Deadline: 05/24/2019
Project Date: Sat, May 25, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Opportunity Type: One-Time Volunteer Opportunity
Department: Parks & Open Space
Category: Open Space, Environment, and Gardening
Time Commitment & Minimum Age: All ages welcome

Ron Stewart Parks and Open Space Building

5201 St. Vrain Rd.

Longmont, CO 80503

Program Summary:

Greetings! Want to get your feet wet in some land management – literally?! Boulder County Parks and Open Space needs your help strategically clearing out vegetation in an important water way – the South Branch of the St. Vrain Creek. This ditch is used for agricultural irrigation, however also provides valuable habitat for the Preble’s Meadow Jumping Mouse, a federally threatened mammal species. Many ditches need annual clearing of debris and vegetation to ensure unimpeded water flow for multiple users. To balance this necessary clearing with habitat protection, we need a small group of folks to help us with the targeted removal of cattails, using shovels and good ole elbow grease! We will provide rubber boots, however it’s likely your feet will get wet! Good thing it’s getting hot out there!

Carrie Cimo
(303) 678-6329
Application Process:


Registration is required through Discover Boulder County, Parks & Open Space’s volunteer and event registration system. If you’re new to the system, you’ll need to create an account. But it’s easy and we only use your contact information to communicate about events you register for. We will never sell or give your information to a third