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Rocky Mountain Field Institute, Inc.

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Causes: Amateur Sports, Environment, Environmental Beautification, Land Resources Conservation, Sports

Mission: Rocky Mountain Field Institute promotes the conservation and stewardship of public lands in the Southern Rocky Mountain region through volunteer-based trail and restoration projects, environmental education, and restoration research.

Results: Over the last twenty years, RMFI has: - Raised $5.5 million from public and private sources - Worked with 21,000 volunteers - Recorded 230,000+ volunteer hours - Repaired over 100 miles of trail - Constructed thousands of rock steps - Restored miles of riparian habitat - Contributed over $4.8 million worth of volunteer time for the stewardship of our public lands

Target demographics: conserve and protect our treasured natural landscapes that are visited by millions of people each and every year.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 2,300+ volunteers, 230+ volunteer workdays, 12+ project areas,

Geographic areas served: public lands and open space that define the Pikes Peak Region and Southern Colorado (Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, Waldo Canyon Burn Scar, Black Forest Burn Scar, Barr Trail, Shelf Road, Turkey Rocks, Bear Creek, and more!)

Programs: volunteer-based trail and restoration projects, environmental education, and restoration research. RMFI is committed to protecting and enhancing the ecological health of our land and water resources by completing projects focused on watershed restoration, forest health, and sustainable recreation areas. By prioritizing the involvement of community volunteers and youth, RMFI envisions a world where our work fosters vibrant and healthy natural systems that are respected and cared for by the public.

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Rating: 5

I volunteered for a work day cleaning up Fountain Creek in Manitou Springs, CO. I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of information provided by the very knowledgeable staff before we began the work. Some groups spend too much time standing around and some groups don't give you any background - RMFI was perfect. Everything was well organized and the people (staff and volunteers) were great. I hope to be able to do more projects with them soon.