Partnership Program
Google partners with Boulder County

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


  • Commit to at least one volunteer project each year
  • Each project is 4-6 hours
  • Bring 8 or more volunteers
  • Have fun while giving back to the community and environment

Get Started

The first step in becoming a partner is to sign up for a custom project.

Request A Custom Project

Types Of Projects

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.

Seed Collection

Seed Collecting
Enjoy the peace of open space while collecting native seeds.

Forest Restoration

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.

Weed Wrangling

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

Our partners do so much to help us care for our open space and trails. These are just some of the 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.

  • 2016: Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures for their stewardship of the Canyon Link trail at Betasso Preserve and so many other county trails
  • 2015: CU – Program for Writing and Rhetoric for their stewardship of many county properties
  • 2014: Redstone Cyclery for their stewardship of Hall Ranch and Heil Valley Ranch
  • 2013: Level 3 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.

  • ABT Associates
  • Alexander Dawson
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Backpacker Magazine
  • Behind the Red
  • Boulder Area Trails Coalition (BATCO)
  • Boulder Climbing Community
  • Boulder County Horse Association (BCHA)
  • Boulder Country Day School
  • Boulder Mountainbike Alliance (BMA)
  • Boulder Trail Runners (BTR)
  • Boy Scouts of Boulder County
  • CA Technologies
  • CenturyLink
  • Community United Church of Christ
  • Corden Pharma
  • Defenders of Wildlife
  • Dell/EMC2
  • E Source
  • Elion Labs
  • Emerson Automation Solutions
  • Epsilon
  • Foothills United Way
  • Geocachers
  • Google
  • Hygiene Community Association
  • Mapleton School District – Global Leadership Academy
  • miRagen Therapeutics
  • NetApp Solidfire
  • New Vista High School
  • Olde Columbine High School
  • Oncore Manufacturing
  • Popsockets
  • Qualcomm
  • Recurly
  • Redstone Cyclery
  • REI Adventure Projects
  • Rosemount DP Flow
  • Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures
  • Tetratech
  • Ultrarunners
  • University of Colorado Boulder – MBA Program
  • University of Colorado Boulder – Program for Writing & Rhetoric
  • vAuto Stockwave
  • Volunteers for Outdoors Colorado
  • WILD Foundation
  • Wildland Restoration Volunteers
  • Zeal Optics

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

  • Altona Middle School
  • Boulder County Audubon Society
  • Boulder County Nature Association
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  • Environment for the Americas
  • Fort Collins Natural Areas
  • Longmont Astronomical Society
  • McGuckins Hardware
  • Patagonia


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


Contact Us

Parks & Open Space

Karen Imbierowicz