Rocky Mountain Field Institute Leads Stewardship Projects in Southern Colorado

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Amber Martin Graduate Student, Full Sail University ALMartin2@fullsail.edu Colorado Springs, Colo., Jan. 17, 2016 ­­— The Rocky Mountain Field Institute is looking to engage volunteers interested in conservation and stewardship of public lands in the Southern Rocky Mountain Region of Colorado. The Rocky Mountain Field Institute is a non-profit organization based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The organization is dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of public lands in Southern Colorado. Projects are year round and anyone can register online or call the volunteer coordinator to schedule a workday. Volunteers can enhance the ecological health and resources through projects that focus on watershed restoration, forest health, and sustainable recreation areas. Southern Colorado is filled with beautiful mountains, forests, and high plains. It is a premier location for hikers, mountain bikers, rock climbers, and outdoor enthusiasts. There are 53 state parks in Colorado. A lot of hard work and care goes into the maintenance of these parks and outdoor recreation areas. The Rocky Mountain Field Institute is a large part of the effort that helps maintain the beautiful Colorado landscapes and recreation areas. The organization relies on dedicated and generous volunteers to help with its restoration and trail project goals. “We’re looking at a really robust year of projects coming up . . . we like to engage volunteers of all background and demographics, anyone who has got any type of environmental stewardship and wants to give back to the public lands . . . hikers, mountain bikers, equestrian, rock climbers, those that are out there using the trails and love to enjoy these open spaces,” said Molly Mazel, Volunteer Coordinator at the Rocky Mountain Field Institute. Rocky Mountain Field Institue's vision is to create a world where their work fosters vibrant and healthy natural systems that are respected and cared for by the public. The organization has over 11 current projects that they are focused on. About the Rocky Mountain Field Institute The Rocky Mountain Field Institute was founded in 1982 as the American Mountain Foundation. After noticing the impacts of climbers and other outdoor recreationists an Executive Director of the organization put a group of friends and fellow climbers together to help restore areas that were impacted by climbers and recreationists. The Rocky Mountain Field Institute developed from these efforts and has expanded to create a community-based stewardship program. Volunteerism lies at the heart of the Rocky Mountain Field Institute’s mission. For more information about the Rocky Mountain Field Institute please visit https://www.rmfi.org/about-rmfi

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