In 2017, the Colorado River Headwaters Chapter of Trout Unlimited, a Learning By Doing partner, led the re-vegetation component of the Fraser Flats project by donating volunteer time and resources to prepare the planting design and coordinate three volunteer work days. In total, 2,700 willow stakes were harvested from nearby Ranch Creek and replanted along the banks of the Fraser River to improve riverbank stability, reduce solar influence on the water’s surface and provide cover for trout. Over the three workdays, 150 volunteers from communities in Grand County and on the Front Range came out to participate, which is a testament of the mutual passion and care expressed for the health of the Fraser River and the work that LBD is undertaking.

On May 19th, June 2nd, and June 3rd, Trout Unlimited and volunteers from across the state will be harvesting and revegetating the banks of Ranch Creek, a Fraser River tributary. If you are interested in volunteering or would like additional information on this event, please click here.

Image of volunteers from 2017 event on Fraser River.