Partners after a cleanup on open space 

Open Space Partnership Program

Local businesses, schools, youth and recreation organizations are currently committed to helping us care for our open space and trails. Your organization can partner with us too.

Partner With Us

  1. It's Rewarding: We provide satisfying team-building projects that positively impact the community and the environment
  2. It's Fun: Projects are educational and offer opportunities for employee bonding and morale enhancement
  3. It's Easy: All tools, materials, supervision and guidance are provided

Expectations

  • Commit to at least one volunteer project each year
  • Each project is 4-6 hours
  • Bring 10 or more volunteers
  • Have fun while giving back to the community and environment

Types Of Projects

Volunteer performing trail maintenance

Trail Maintenance

Restore grade-dips, clean out water diversion structures, resurface the trail tread, and make other general trail improvements. Available April-October.

Volunteers collecting seed

Seed Collection

Enjoy the peace of open space while collecting native seeds.

Volunteers performing forest restoration work

Forest Restoration

Restore unhealthy forests, enhance aspen stands, and reduce the risk of wildfire by thinning small trees and building slash piles. Available year-round.

Volunteers pulling weeds

Weed Wrangling

Help fight noxious weeds. Your efforts will restore and protect vital wetlands, forests, and meadows. Available year-round.

Ways We Thank Our Partners

  • Sign acknowledging participation at the cared-for area
  • Large, framed landscape photograph
  • Acknowledgments on Facebook and Twitter
  • Mention in quarterly Images magazine
  • Annual Partnership Appreciation Event
  • Eligibility for the Partnership Award

Partnership Award

The award is given at the annual Land Conservation Awards and recognizes an outstanding Alpine Partner.

  • 2013: Level III for their stewardship of Heil Valley Ranch and many other county-owned properties
  • 2012: Colorado Geocachers for their stewardship of many county-owned properties
  • 2011: Amgen for their stewardship of Pella Crossing
  • 2010: Smartwool for their stewardship of Betasso Preserve
  • 2009: Boulder Mountainbike Alliance for their many years of trail building and maintenance

Current Partners

Thanks to our current partners for their commitment to preserving, maintaining and improving open space.

  • Alexander Dawson School
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Amgen
  • Backpacker Magazine
  • Boulder Area Trails Coalition
  • Boulder Climbing Community
  • Boulder County Horse Association
  • Boulder Mountainbike Alliance
  • Boulder Trail Runners
  • Boy Scouts of Boulder County
  • Corden Pharma
  • Covidien
  • Defenders of Wildlife
  • Eldorado K-8 School
  • Environmental Chemical Corporation
  • Geocachers
  • Google
  • Leisure Trends
  • Level III
  • Mapleton School District – Colorado Youth for Change
  • Merck Pharmaceutical
  • Naropa Institute ROOTS
  • Nederland Area Trails Organization
  • New Vista High School
  • Niwot Community Association
  • Only Natural Pet Food Store
  • Qualcomm
  • Redstone Cyclery
  • Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures
  • Smartwool
  • Stratus Consulting
  • Ultrarunners
  • University of Colorado – MBA Program
  • University of Colorado – Political Writing and Rhetoric Program
  • University of Colorado – Upward Bound Program
  • Vecchios Biccliterria
  • Volunteer Outdoors Colorado
  • Wildland Restoration Volunteers

Thanks also to the following businesses who contributed products and materials and recruited volunteers to help make the work a success.

  • Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti LLP
  • Boulder County Audubon Society
  • Boulder County Nature Association
  • Environment for the Americas
  • F.A.I.R. Farmers Alliance for Integrated Resources
  • McGuckins Hardware
  • Patagonia
  • Pearl Izumi
  • Qualcomm
  • REI
  • UPS
  • Xilinx

Read about all the great work we did last year in the Partnership Program Accomplishments.

Become A Partner

Sign up to become an Open Space Partner.

Partnership Program Sign Up

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Why Should You Partner With Us?

  • Rewarding: We provide satisfying team-building projects that positively impact the community and the environment
  • Fun: Projects are educational and offer opportunities for employee bonding and morale enhancement
  • Easy: All tools, materials, supervision and guidance are provided
"We love working with Boulder County Parks and Open Space, your team makes it fun and easy to serve our community”
-Karen Whittier, SmartWool

What Do We Expect of Our Partners?

  • Commit to at least one volunteer project each year
  • Each project is 4-6 hours
  • Bring 10 or more volunteers
  • Have fun while giving back to the community and environment

What Type of Projects Do Our Partners Complete?

  • Trail building and maintenance
  • Wildlife habitat improvements
  • Noxious weed removal
  • Structure maintenance
  • Seed collection
  • Forestry projects
  • And more

Ways We Thank Our Partners

  • Sign acknowledging participation at the "cared-for" area
  • Large, framed landscape photograph
  • Acknowledgments on Facebook and Twitter
  • Mention in quarterly Images magazine
  • Annual Partnership Event
  • Eligibility for the Partner Award

Partnership Award

The award is given at the annual Land Conservation Awards and recognizes an outstanding Alpine Partner.

  • 2013: Level III for their stewardship of Heil Valley Ranch and many other county-owned properties
  • 2012: Colorado Geocachers for their stewardship of many county-owned properties
  • 2011: Amgen for their stewardship of Pella Crossing
  • 2010: Smartwool for their stewardship of Betasso Preserve
  • 2009: Boulder Mountainbike Alliance for their many years of trail building and maintenance

Photos, Accomplishments & Videos

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Current Partners

Thanks to our current partners for their commitment to preserving, maintaining and improving open space.

  • Alexander Dawson School
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Amgen
  • Backpacker Magazine
  • Boulder Area Trails Coalition
  • Boulder Climbing Community
  • Boulder County Horse Association
  • Boulder Mountainbike Alliance
  • Boulder Trail Runners
  • Boy Scouts of Boulder County
  • Corden Pharma
  • Covidien
  • Defenders of Wildlife
  • Eldorado K-8 School
  • Environmental Chemical Corporation
  • Geocachers
  • Google
  • Leisure Trends
  • Level III
  • Mapleton School District – Colorado Youth for Change
  • Merck Pharmaceutical
  • Naropa Institute ROOTS
  • Nederland Area Trails Organization
  • New Vista High School
  • Niwot Community Association
  • Only Natural Pet Food Store
  • Qualcomm
  • Redstone Cyclery
  • Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures
  • Smartwool
  • Stratus Consulting
  • Ultrarunners
  • University of Colorado – MBA Program
  • University of Colorado – Political Writing and Rhetoric Program
  • University of Colorado – Upward Bound Program
  • Vecchios Biccliterria
  • Volunteer Outdoors Colorado
  • Wildland Restoration Volunteers

Thanks also to the following businesses who contributed products and materials and recruited volunteers to help make the department’s work, a success.

  • Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti LLP
  • Boulder County Audubon Society
  • Boulder County Nature Association
  • Environment for the Americas
  • F.A.I.R. Farmers Alliance for Integrated Resources
  • McGuckins Hardware
  • Patagonia
  • Pearl Izumi
  • Qualcomm
  • REI
  • UPS
  • Xilinx

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Sign Up to Become a Partner

Don't want to fill out the form? Contact Karen Imbierowicz directly at 303-678-6268.

Fill out the Partnership Signup Form.

Contacts

Parks & Open Space

Karen Imbierowicz
303-678-6268

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