Volunteer with New Planet Beer

Join the New Planet Beer team on October 2nd for a full day of work restoring a trail in the foothills of Boulder County. Afterward celebrate with free food and New Planet’s Gluten-free Beer.

Part of New Planet Beer’s mission is to “do good things for the planet”. Each of our beer labels has a name that invokes an action we can take to help our planet. The 2010 recipient of Tread Lightly Ale’s proceeds is Wildlands Restoration Volunteers (WRV). New Planet Beer, as a Corporate Sponsor, has specified the funds go to support the restoration of the popular Betasso Preserve west of Boulder.

The New Planet Beer team will be joining 80 other WRV volunteers to revegetate a mile of unsustainable social trails on Boulder County Parks and Open Space’s recently purchased Benjamin property. This 391 acre parcel is adjacent to the extremely popular Betasso Preserve Open Space, and jointly they protect 1175 acres of important wildlife habitat in the lower montane life zone.

In 2009, WRV volunteers revegetated over a mile of social trails on the property. Working in partnership again this year with the Boulder Mountainbike Alliance, another mile of the most eroded, unsustainable, and hazardous of the social trails will be revegetated. In conjunction with restoration efforts, the construction of a new multi-use trail will move users away from the sensitive wildlife areas within the preserve. The new trail combined with existing trails will provide hikers, mountain bikers, trail runners and equestrians with opportunities to access approx. 8.7 miles of secluded, varied and rugged forest terrain within a 20 minute drive of Boulder while leaving much of the preserve untouched.

You can expect a full day restoring habitat, reducing soil erosion, and sharing in the stewardship community while having fun in the mountains just west of Boulder. As a member of our team, we’ll give you a New Planet Beer t-shirt. This area is close to but not affected by the 4 Mile Canyon Wildfire area.

To sign up select the link below and select the New Planet “group”.  The New Planet Beer group is limited to 10 people so register now!

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Wildlands Restoration Volunteers engages volunteers in very high-quality ecological restoration projects in areas of great ecological significance. In its ten-year history, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers has completed 200 restoration projects including road closures, wetland revegetation and invasive species control while involving more than 30,000 volunteer hours. Not only does Wildlands Restoration Volunteers do spectacularly effective ecological restoration. It also designs and conducts projects so that the volunteers fall in love with restoration and have a life-changing experience.

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