Rocky Mountain Flycasters - Volunteer Opportunities
There are frequently opportunities to volunteer in various capacities to help meet our mission goals. In addition to the Eagle’s nest project, the Narrows cleanup, the Poudre River cleanup, and Youth Outreach, there are several other opportunities to contribute to the conservation, protection and restoration of local trout fisheries and watersheds. Be sure to check this page often.
Rocky Mountain Flycasters’ members are enthusiastic in their contributions to support our programs. In our fiscal year 2010-2011, we contributed nearly six thousand hours—equivalent to about $124,000 in work hours. It’s fun, it’s productive, and the work often provides an opportunity to fish.
- Watershed Restoration
During the past few years, our watersheds have suffered devastating destruction due to massive fires and floods. “Boots on the ground” work has begun this summer of 2015. Opportunities are listed on our Conservation page.
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- Rocky Mountain Flycasters
We can always use members who are willing to make a contribution to the organization. Whether you use your executive skills to contact and organize, your muscles to swing a pick axe, your knowledge of ecology, biology, and/or fishing to present a program, RMF could use your skills. There are occasionally Trustee positions that need to be filled and the Leadership Council can always use help with running the many programs we sponsor. Contact a board member at one of the monthly general meetings or use our list of Board of Directors.
If you have skills that you think we might be able to use, please contact either Dennis Cook (970- 372-9229) or President Wil Huett (232-9833) to discuss your possible interest.
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- Youth Outreach
Our Youth Outreach programs have been expanding for the past few years. Our Fly Fishing Day Camp got off to a great start in 2010 continue into 2016. The Trout in the Classroom (TIC) program is doing well. We contribute an exciting program at Greeley, Loveland, and Fort Collins Water Festivals for elementary students.
Each of these programs can use volunteers to make each program run smoothly. To see how you can contribute a small or large part, please contact Youth Information and refer to these pages:
Each year RMF hosts a six-day camp for youth near the end of July. Volunteers are needed in a variety of capacities from session leaders to student mentors. See the Youth Camp Volunteers page for details.
Children’s Water Festivals
A wonderful opportunity to help introduce children to the concepts of cold water conservation and the ecosystem of rivers. See the Water Festival page for this year’s schedule of events.
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- Eagle’s Nest
There is a need for volunteers to assist in maintaining the trails at Phantom Canyon. Many times after trail work is done, volunteers are able to use artificial flies on barbless hooks to catch and release “samples.” Potential volunteers should see the Phantom Canyon page. Additional information about Phantom Canyon and the Nature Conservancy, see www.nature.org/colorado/.
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Rocky Mountain National Park:
Help with providing park users with information or assist wildlife biologists with research. Options are wide-ranging and open to suit your needs. The field work schedule is generally open from mid-June through the end of September with the schedule becoming available in the spring.
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