Volunteer opportunities frequently come up on short notice.  We would like to reach out to the CCTU chapter membership and sign up a list of people that would like be contacted when volunteer opportunities appear quickly.  Frequently these events happen on weekdays and they often require carrying, lifting, scrambling up and down stream banks or wading in strong flows.  For example, the Greenback Cutthroat Recovery restocking asks for individuals that can carry a 40 lb. pack for a couple miles on a steep mountain trail.

Upcoming events of this nature include…

  • Greenback Recovery at Rock Creek, located South of Jefferson CO
    • Wk of 8/28 – Carcass removal when a section of stream is poisoned to make way for Greenbacks. Dead fish must be removed to prevent the return of Whirling disease.
    • September – Fish stocking in Phase I (Lost Creek Wilderness). Pack in backs of fish for 1-2 miles. This is the second stocking of this area.
  • Bear Creek
    • 9/12 – Electrofishing with Colorado Parks & Wildlife biologists on urban Bear Creek downstream from Bear Creek Dam in Lakewood. Must be able to wade confidently on slippery bottom and get in and out of the stream easily.

If interested, please contact Jim Rasmussen at jiber2@msn.com or George Franklin at georgefr@aol.com.