About VOC For the past ten years, volunteers have removed hundreds of thousands of oxeye daisy flowers and seeds at the East Portal access point to the James Peak Wilderness. These efforts have kept this aggressive and highly destructive (although pretty) weed from advancing into the Wilderness Area. Diverse ecosystems in the area are now healthier, and a variety of native plants are making a comeback.
Valued for its remote feel and breathtaking beauty, James Peak Wilderness encompasses 14,000 acres to the south and west of the town of Nederland, not far from the tiny community of Rollinsville. It is home to high alpine lakes, wildflower meadows, and most notoriously James Peak, the area’s 13,294-foot namesake.
What will I be doing? Pulling up and digging out the oxeye daisy plant before it flowers and produces seeds will prevent it from advancing into areas of James Peak Wilderness, helping maintain this incredible natural landscape. On this half-day project, volunteers will continue the effort and pull and dig oxeye daisy at the trailhead and nearby areas. Gloves, hand tools and a light lunch, will be provided.
Questions? Email Lauren or contact her via phone or text: 920-471-7101. This FREE trip is open to all high school students. There are spots available to younger kids as well. If you would like to reserve spots for a younger group, please contact Lauren.
Are you in? Sign up here!
The requirements Please complete the two waivers below for both VOC and CYL to reserve your spot on this trip. All waivers are required before volunteering!
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29 Jul 2017
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM