Wildlands Restoration Volunteers

Volunteer Testimonials

our volunteers love WRV’s work and community

James Harcourt
“Mother Earth needs a lot more people likes the ones I have met at this adventure!”

Steve Gendron
“Just got back from the day’s work… This was my first volunteer restoration project and I enjoyed it. The ice cream and barbecue afterwards was a wonderful way to wind it up. You sure know how to do one of these events!”

Neil McGimsey, age 6
“Everybody was really nice on that WRV project. It was really fun because I planted lots of stuff and got to use cool tools.”

Denise Larson
“I did not expect the deliberate emphasis on community which celebrated relationship and process… It’s very encouraging to work with those who allow a group to evolve into an organism rather than just focus on productivity.”

Nancy Martin
“I think you’re a wonderful group of people with an outstanding vision. It’s great that you get individuals of all ages and abilities involved at whatever level each person feels he or she can contribute.”

Barb Kirchner
“I moved to Colorado about six years ago. A few days after I arrived, I went on my first project. Imagine: just one week in Colorado and I was camping at the Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge, eating the most amazing food prepared right there at the site by volunteer gourmet chefs, and working with an interesting group of people, all the while staring in awe at the incredible scenery of North Park. This is one of the most reliably satisfying things I have ever done.”

Ted Pusillo
“For me personally, the experience of healing Mother Earth has had a profound and enduring effect on my attitude toward life in general. I have enjoyed the opportunities to work with so many wonderful, caring people. I take great pride in what we have created.”

John Dawson
“Healing a wounded place, a place I have watched become barren or torn up from over-use, has shown me that we really can restore the health and beauty of our favorite places, that we don’t have to settle for watching them slowly die. And we can leave their renewed beauty as a gift for everyone else who comes there.”

Donna Thompson
“Along with feeling like I’ve made some type of positive contribution to the environment, I’ve become very good friends with three of the people I’ve met through WRV. They have added to my life in a great way. It’s a great way to meet people with common interests and beliefs who love the outdoors and respect the environment.”

Jennifer Kovecses
“As a new resident to Colorado, I cannot think of a better way to get to know my new home. In just a short period of time, I have seen some amazing places, built great memories with fun people, learned a great deal about restoration, and made a measurable contribution to protecting Colorado’s ecosystems. What is not to like about volunteering with WRV?”