Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) has been instrumental in supporting the trail system and the community we cherish in the Roaring Fork Valley. Anyone living in this area knows the Valley is a truly special place because of its outdoor recreation opportunities, including a vast trail system and strong community. RFOV’s mission is to promote stewardship of our public lands so that we preserve the beauty of our amazing home. Every time I use trails in other areas, I appreciate the work that RFOV does and how much our community cares about our amenities.
From my first trail project shortly after moving to Colorado, to becoming a crew leader, to becoming a board member, I have been impressed by all aspects of the organization and proud of its achievements. One of our biggest success stories has been our youth program, which engaged more than 1,800 youth on outdoor projects this year alone. That’s about 1 in every 5 youth in our region that has worked with RFOV!
RFOV has built and maintained trails from Aspen to Rifle since 1995. Forest Service, BLM, County, and City lands have all benefitted from their work. Our communities of adults and children participate together to improve the areas we love. I am an avid trail user and I volunteer in order to give back to the people who worked before me. The more I learn about RFOV the more I become involved. RFOV employees and volunteers are all enthusiastic and committed to improving the outdoor experiences in our valley. We always have many miles of trails that need work!
I have been a volunteer crew leader for the past five years and recently became a board member for the Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers. I have always been impressed with the organization and it's mission to keep the hiking/biking trails in the Roaring Fork Valley in sustainable shape, while instilling stewardship of our public lands. The staff always seems to work above and beyond expectations and it's truly done on a shoe string budget! I am very, very proud to be associated with this amazing non-profit!