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2022 Foundation Accomplishments

In 2022, 530 VOLUNTEERS contributed 12,200 hours preserving
The Colorado Trail, an astounding $384,422 worth of labor!

Adopt-A-Trail VOLUNTEERS • 206 Adopters, Helpers, & Training Attendees • 2,250 hours:

  • Maintained the 567-mile CT (as they do annually)
  • Three successful New Adopter Trainings
  • Eight additional Trainings for current Adopters
    Colorado Trail Foundation volunteers building a bridge

    Colorado Trail Foundation volunteers building a bridge

  • Cleared the trail of over 600 fallen trees
  • Cleaned over 1,000 drains to preserve tread and limit erosion
  • Installed over 100 new drains
  • Repaired, replaced, and installed signs (directional and confidence markers)
  • Cut back vegetation
  • Repaired rockslides
  • Reported Trail conditions to the CTF for planning & USFS coordination

Trail Crew VOLUNTEERS • 187 Crew Members • 5,633 hours:

  • 19 Trail Crews
  • One trail crew and team leader training
  • Four new crew leaders trained
  • Four new cooks trained
  • 187volunteers (including crew leaders, cooks, trail workers, Operations Manager, etc.)
  • 5633 volunteer hours contributed
  • Three bridges constructed or repaired
  • Avalanche debris cleared from several locations
  • Hundreds of drains cleaned and/or constructed
  • Four rock walls constructed
  • Took in and fed Trail users and educated them about the CTF
  • Approximately one mile of realignment or new trail constructed

Behind the Scenes VOLUNTEERS • 55 Board, Ops, & Other • 4317 hours:

  • Provided vision, planning, financial assistance, etc. (volunteer Board Members)
  • Made contact with new CT Friends by handing out business cards and brochures
  • Made and installed Trail signs
  • Made and donated unique store items (stickers and medallions)
  • Scouted, organized, and planned logistics for crews and special projects
  • Collaborated with Forest Service personnel on trail maintenance projects
  • Volunteered pro-bono, professional services in graphic design, marketing, editing, etc.
  • Mailed Tread Lines newsletter and other publications to 17,000 households
  • Helped prepare and deliver completion certificates to 469 completers
  • Handled accounting, investing, and financial oversight
  • Delivered thank-you notes to donors and volunteers
  • Partnered with many organizations including the USFS, BLM, CMC, Trails 2000, COMBA, CDTC and others
  • Helped mail hundreds of donor thank-you letters
  • Planned events including the Friends Picnic, Salida Gathering, and Holiday Party