It’s that time of year again and we are pumped! Cottonwood Institute will be teaming up with Colorado Fourteeners Initiative (CFI) to help complete much needed trail maintenance and ecological restoration projects on the beautiful and majestic Mt. Evans the weekend of August 21-23, 2009.
This volunteer opportunity is for adventurous folks who want to blend their passion for climbing these awesome peaks and who feel compelled to heed the call to help restore and protect them. We will set up our base camp at Echo Lake Campground and drive up to our site on Mt. Evans each day.
While the days will be action packed, there will be plenty of time in the afternoons and evenings for relaxing at our base camp, hanging out, and philosophizing. You will be able to work on projects at your own pace, so make this experience as mild or as wild as you want.
We only have 4 more spaces to fill, so Register Today! This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and for everyone to walk their talk and give back to the mountains that we all use and love. Click Here for a detailed itinerary and registration instructions. To find out more about Cottonwood Institute visit us on the web at: CottonwoodInstitute.org.
Amidst the splendor of the surrounding mountains, Team Cottonwood Institute arrived at the Sunrise Century Bike Race in Boulder on July 25, ready to conquer the world of route marshaling. We donned our orange safety vests and valiantly took on the challenge of the cowbell, ringing it passionately as the cyclists flew by our posts in their athletic glory. As the afternoon waned and the riders passed us by with less frequency, our route marshal duties came to an end. We packed up our gear and headed in for some much needed sustenance of BBQ and beer. And so it was, with full bellies and hearts, we headed off into the sunset, orange vests and cowbells reluctantly stored away until their reveal again next year.
Thanks to our volunteers, Sunrise Century, and its sponsors, we earned much needed funds that will be put to good use in support of our Jason F. Griffith Scholarship Fund – giving kids a chance to attend our courses, encouraging them to become leaders in their communities and beyond.
“Thanks again to each of you for participating in the 3rd annual Sunrise Century. We’re on a mission to build the finest cycling event in the state & your efforts this year took us one step closer to that goal!” (Alex Hearn, Sunrise Century)
If you are interested in contributing to the Cottonwood Institute’s Jason F. Griffith Scholarship Fund, you can mail a check to P.O. Box 7067, Denver, CO 80207 or donate online at https://www.networkforgood.org/donation/ExpressDonation.aspx?ORGID2=201822172
Sunrise Century, July 25, 2009 - Shooting to become the “Bolder Boulder” of cycling, this amazing ride needs our volunteer support to make it a successful event. Best of all, your volunteer efforts will generate a donation to help support the Cottonwood Institute and our educational programs.
Volunteers will be working as Team Cottonwood Institute and may be assisting with start up, rider check-in & sales, aid station, logistics, or finish line crews. Your commitment of only one day will reap a lifetime of benefits and includes an event t-shirt! So join us on July 25, 2009 and help Cottonwood Institute make the 3rd Annual Sunrise Century the best.
Remember, your volunteer efforts will help raise critical funds to benefit Cottonwood Institute and our core educational program called the Community Adventure Program, which inspires teenagers to become active community members and environmental stewards!
TO REGISTER: Please contact April Pishna, Cottonwood Institute Administrative Coordinator at 303.916.6081 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for this wonderful volunteer opportunity. Volunteers must be at last 16 years old and the deadline for volunteer registrations is July 15, 2009. Space is limited to the first 10 volunteers, so Register Today!