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Get Involved: Parks and Recreation - Volunteers for Natural Lands Outreach

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Volunteers for Natural Lands Outreach


Natural Lands Outreach Volunteers welcome and educate users along the North Shore of the Boulder Reservoir and Coot Lake about: 1) Aquatic Nuisance Species, 2) area-specific rules (i.e., no swimming, no launching watercraft), and 3) wildlife closures to protect nesting bird species of concern. There will also be a rotating focus topic ranging from native plants,  land stewardship, pollinators, and more. This focus topic will change each month. While staffing the table and patrolling, volunteers will collect data on visitor patterns, volume, and behavior. When volunteers observe rule violations, they will contact staff that can provide further education when appropriate. Please note, volunteers will not provide any type of enforcement, as this position will focus on monitoring and education only. 

To apply, fill out the "Natural Lands Outreach Volunteer Application" to the right!

Time Commitment:

Volunteers will be asked to complete one in person training and one virtual training in Count Me In Boulder. 

In person training dates will be held on: 

Sat., May 4 from 9 to 11 AM 

Tues., May 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM

Volunteer Benefits:
  • Opportunities to learn about different ecological topics, such as Aquatic Nuisance Species, nesting birds in the area, local wildlife, native and noxious plants, leave no trace principles, and more
  • Satisfaction of enhancing visitor experiences, and helping to create a safe, positive, environment at Coot Lake and the Boulder Reservoir
  • In person training and interaction with Parks and Recreation Natural Lands staff

Ready to get involved?

Apply online to become a volunteer.

Questions? Contact Erika Carlson