Retree Steamboat looking for volunteers |

Retree Steamboat looking for volunteers

Staff report

Kerry Guzek and Troy Lawrence help plant a cottonwood tree Sunday at the Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area as part of the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s ReTree Steamboat program. (Photo by John F. Russell)

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The ReTree Steamboat community planting event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Beaver Mitigation Project along the Yampa River at the Eighth Street Bridge.

ReTree is a program of the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council and its goal is to plant and care for native tree species that will, in turn, increase the diversity, structure, health and resilience of local forests and riparian areas.

The event and program is also a way to engage the community, and volunteers of all ages are welcome to participate.

This year, YVSC is working with Colorado State Forest Service and Colorado Parks and Wildlife on the project.

Retree Steamboat 2018

Beaver Mitigation Project 

9 a.m. to noon | Sunday, Sept. 30 | Beaver Mitigation Project around the Eighth Street Bridge

Volunteers and organizers will fence the young cottonwoods to provide more shade and stabilize the bank.

Community Planting

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Sunday, Oct. 13 | Chuck Lewis State Wildlife area

Volunteers and organizers will plant native trees along the Yampa River.

For more information or to sign up to volunteer, visit or contact Jaiya Ellis at

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