Colorado Parks and Wildlife are seeking Volunteer Interns

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Volunteer Program is seeking applicants for our Statewide Volunteer Program Internship position that starts in September.

The position job description link and a link to the CPW jobs page are here:

Job description- http://cpw.state.co.us/JobsLib/Statewide_Vol_Intern_Jacobs.pdf

Jobs page (search under the Internship Tab midway down the page) – http://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/Jobs.aspx

Contact:

Fletcher Jacobs

Statewide Volunteer Coordinator

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P 303.291.7299 | C 720.537.8894

6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216

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Ways the District Helps Units and Leaders and Scouts

Ways We Help Units and Leaders and Scouts are listed on the left Menu and below:

  • Training.  Trained Leaders have more fun, get more out of the Program, and help more youth.
  • Recruiting.  See our Recruiting Tools page for great ideas to help you recruit new families.
  • Activity Ideas.  Want ideas about Pack or Troop Activities … see our Calendar.
  • Finances.  We support the District and Council staff and program by raising money to support them.
  • Advancement.  We support units by providing additional opportunities for Cub and Scouts to Advance as well as providing training for adult leaders.
  • Den Adventure Plans.  Cub Scout Den Adventures (they are Adventures, not merely “meetings”) are very critical … we have lots of ideas at Cub Scout Adventure Plans, including scanned versions of the Den Leader Guides and resources.
  • Journey to Excellence Recognition.  The Journey to Excellence program was designed to help units support their youth by helping them plan and then supporting the plan to be a great unit.
  • Commissioners (Unit Service).  Volunteers who help units beyond their “home” units are Commissioners … see Commissioner Service for ways we help.
  • Charter Renewal.  Every Unit needs to renew their charter by the end of the year, and our Unit Charter Renewal page has all your resources for that.

Friends of Arvada Fire Protection District (FAFPD) is looking for Boy Scout to help with their Annual Car style=’font-size:11.0pt;font-family:”Calibri”,”sans-serif”;color:#244061′>

The Friends of Arvada Fire Protection District (FAFPD) is looking for Boy Scout volunteers to help with their annual car show on August 6.

If you know of scouts that are looking for service hours they can get 8 hours working 6 am to 2pm when the event closes.

FAFPD is a registered 501c3 non profit that directly helps the Arvada Fire Department.

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If nothing else come check out all the cars! This event gets bigger and bigger each year.

Where: Stenger Sports Complex 58th & Quail street, Arvada

When: August 6, 2017 (Event is 9:00am to 2:00pm)

Contact James Dawe if you are interested: james.dawe

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Bear Creek Lake Park (BCLP) needs some help, Possible Eagle Project

Bear Creek Lake Park (BCLP) is a  nature park managed by the City of Lakewood at C470 and Morrison Road.  Several Scouting units use the park for camping, hiking, fishing, picnicking, bike rides, etc. It’s a great resource in a very convenient location, running just east of the hogback that runs along the west side of town along C470.

Park Naturalist Caroline Davis is looking for some help that I believe would make a very nice Eagle Project(s).  BCLP runs a Junior Naturalist Camp all summer, and they have 3 or 4 patio tables and benches that need to be refurbished (sanded and sealed).  They would also like to build a pergola or some other shade providing structure over the patio they use for classes and other functions.  They would like to get the benches taken care of a soon as possible, as there is a risk of splinters and such, and so someone needs to jump on this quickly.

I believe there are other potential projects at the park that could be Eagle projects, and Ms. Davis would be a good contact if you are looking for a project, even if this one does not work for you or your Scouts.  You can contact her at 303-697-2548 or cardav@Lakewood.org.

Journey to Excellence is Starting to Show up On Reports

You can Download the report dated 2/15/17 here: jte_dashboard_report-2-15-17

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Or View a Spreadsheet of the Report Below

Criterion Description Year Month Effective Date Council Number Council Name District Number District Name Determined Measure Value Performance Measure Value Points Level
1 Fundraising Performance 2017 1 January 31, 2017 061 Denver Area Council 11 Timberline Meet or exceed dollar goals 3,765 None 0 0
2 Fundraising Manpower 2017 1 January 31, 2017 061 Denver Area Council 11 Timberline Meet or exceed manpower goals 0 None 0 0
3 Market Share 2017 1 January 31, 2017 061 Denver Area Council 11 Timberline Total members/ TAY 0.0 Percent improved over last year 0.0 0 0
4 Membership Growth 2017 1 January 31, 2017 061 Denver Area Council 11 Timberline Membership % growth over prior year 1.1 None 100 2
5 New Member Recruiting 2017 1 January 31, 2017 061 Denver Area Council 11 Timberline New Cub Scouts/ TAY 0.0 Increase in new members 9 75 1
6 Youth Retention 2017 1 January 31, 2017 061 Denver Area Council 11 Timberline Percent youth retained 81.2 Percentage points increase 2.4 200 3
7 Cub Scout Advancement 2017 1 January 31, 2017 061 Denver Area Council 11 Timberline Percent earning at least 1 rank 3.5 Percentage points increase 1.2 75 1
8 Boy Scout Advancement 2017 1 January 31, 2017 061 Denver Area Council 11 Timberline Percent earning at least 1 rank 3.1 Percentage points increase 0.0 25 1
9 Cub Scout Camping 2017 1 January 31, 2017 061 Denver Area Council 11 Timberline Cub Scouts camping/ June 30 members 35.7 Percentage points increase 3.2 25 1
10 Boy Scout Camping 2017 1 January 31, 2017 061 Denver Area Council 11 Timberline Boy Scouts camping/ June 30 members 67.1 Percentage points increase 10.7 100 3
11 Community Service 2017 1 January 31, 2017 061 Denver Area Council 11 Timberline Hours per member 0.2 Hours per member increase 0.0 0 0
12 Unit Retention/Growth 2017 1 January 31, 2017 061 Denver Area Council 11 Timberline Percent units retained 99.0 Increase in new units 0.0 200 3
13 Unit Contacts 2017 1 January 31, 2017 061 Denver Area Council 11 Timberline Percent units with 6 or more contacts in a year 14.1 None 50 1
14 Unit Performance 2017 1 January 31, 2017 061 Denver Area Council 11 Timberline Percent units rated bronze or above 11.1 None 0 0
15 District Committee 2017 1 January 31, 2017 061 Denver Area Council 11 Timberline Count of committee members 46 Count of district officers (part of determined measure) 5 200 3
16 Unit Leadership 2017 1 January 31, 2017 061 Denver Area Council 11 Timberline Percent contact leaders trained 41.4 Percentage points increase 2.9 100 1

Volunteers Needed for Colorado Earth Day Festival April 22

http://www.congressparkneighbors.org/earth-day/

Volunteers are welcome now and on Apr 22, the day of the event, to help make this event a success!

  • Young artists: Up to age 19 Design our logo (due Feb 22)

  • Outreach to businesses, neighbors and potential exhibitors

  • Graphic design

  • Marketing

  • Set up and take down

  • Organize food

  • Design, staff and measure zero waste efforts

  • Recruit and coordinate artists and musicians

  • Coordinate and staff prize table

  • Design social media plan

  • Post on social media before, during and after event

  • Photograph and video planning, prep and actual event

  • Help with Logo Design Contest outreach

  • Distribute flyers to area businesses

  • Design and hang signage for event

2nd Annual Congress Park Earth Day Festival

Think Globally, Act Locally!

Saturday April 22, 2017 1:00 to 5:00 pm

Outdoors at Capitol Heights Faith Communities

1100 Fillmore St, Denver, CO 80206

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About the Festival

Congress Park Neighbors Green Team presents a free Earth Day event on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 1 pm to 5 pm. The event is FREE and open to the public, and will be held outdoors at Capitol Heights Faith Communities on 1100 Fillmore Street. This year’s theme is “Think Globally, Act Locally!”

The Earth Day Festival is an important part of our team’s efforts as part of the Denver Sustainable Neighborhood Network. At the festival, we’ll be showcasing the projects we’ve started and recruiting volunteers to expand their reach. This is a wonderful chance for neighbors to come out and meet each other, and learn what we can each do to make an impact in our neighborhood. The festival will feature art, music and hands-on activities at exhibitor booths.

Many thanks to our Summit Sponsor, Capitol Heights Faith Communities, for providing meeting space and venue space for the festival and Green Team.

Our Theme: Think Globally, Act Locally!

This year’s theme was chosen because we are working to mobilize Congress Park neighbors to take action right here under our feet. These actions also help the City of Denver meet our citywide Sustainability Goals. By doing our part, we are having a positive impact on our neighborhood and the world.

Looking for an Activity, Earth Day is looking for Exhibitors

Applications are now being accepted for Earth Day exhibitors:
The deadline to apply is March 3, 2017. Registration is free but space is limited. Exhibitor booths are open to schools, youth groups, nonprofits, government agencies and farmers, as well as Congress Park area Certifiably Green Businesses. Each booth must have a fun and engaging learning activity to help teach ways to green our neighborhood and our world!

2nd Annual Congress Park Earth Day Festival

Think Globally, Act Locally!

Saturday April 22, 2017 1:00 to 5:00 pm

Outdoors at Capitol Heights Faith Communities

1100 Fillmore St, Denver, CO 80206

The Capitol Heights Faith Communities and the Congress Park Neighbors Green Team are partnering to host a free Earth Day event on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 1 pm to 5 pm. The event is FREE and open to the public, and will be held outdoors at Capitol Heights Faith Communities on 1100 Fillmore Street. This year’s theme is “Think Globally, Act Locally!”

The Earth Day Festival is an important part of our team’s efforts as part of the Denver Sustainable Neighborhood Network. At the festival, we’ll be showcasing the projects we’ve started and recruiting volunteers to expand their reach. This is a wonderful chance for neighbors to come out and meet each other, and learn what we can each do to make an impact in our neighborhood. The festival will feature art, music and hands-on activities at exhibitor booths.

Clean Trails: Possible Unit Service Project or Eagle Project

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Trail Talk

January 2017

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What if everyone picked up just one piece of litter?

Happy 2017 to All!

Why not put your best foot forward to kickoff the new year!? Visit our website to make a donation today!

And join the conversation on twitter @cleantrails!

CleanTrails.org

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Still pondering your new year’s resolution? Adopting a trail may be the solution!

Adopt a Trail

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Photo: Instagram/cleantrails

This year, make a resolution to keep the land you love litter free!

Adopt a trail today!

Just follow these simple steps:

1. Pick your trail & let us know

2. Do a monthly spotter & catcher sweep

3. Have fun

Adopt a Trail

99 Million Year Old Dinosaur Tail Found!

Read the National Geographic Article by Kristin Romey

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According to a report in Current Biology, a segment from the feathered tail of a dinosaur was found preserved in amber. This is the first time scientists can clearly associate feathers with a dinosaur.

Photograph by R.C. McKellar, Royal Saskatchewan Museum

Colorado Embarks on Experimental Predator Control to Save Dwindling Deer

Read The Denver Post Article by Bruce Finley

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Despite wide-spread opposition, the Colorado Wildlife Commission voted to spend 4.5 million dollars to revive the state’s deer population by euthanizing mountain lions and bears.

Photo: Aspen Daily News (file)

How Three Hikers Helped Clean Up America’s Long Trails

Read the Backpacker Magazine Article By Carolyn Webber

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The Clean Trails Mission in Action! After coming across a queen size mattress on the Appalachian Trail, a team of dedicated hikers set out to haul thousands of pounds of trash off the trails they love most!

Photo By Paul Twedt

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Happy New Year

from the Clean Trails Team!

Meet the Clean Trails Team

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We want to keep our outdoors looking great, in 2017 and every year!

Clean Trails is an all-volunteer organization that aims to increase community involvement through education and action. Our team consists of many talented people, all dedicated to contributing their skills and passions to our grass-roots efforts.

This month, we’d like to recognize all of our supporters and volunteers that are out and about, working hard to keep our beautiful trails clean.

Thank you, for all you do! Here’s to a safe, healthy and clean 2017!!

There are dozens of ways you can get involved!

Please contact us to learn more.

CleanTrails.org

Clean Trails is a charitable 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that promotes harmony with the land by encouraging stewardship and providing mechanisms to keep the trail systems that lead to our wild spaces litter-free.

Thanks for Joining Us!

Clean Trails, 7331 Monica Lane, Evergreen, CO 80439