The Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic hit the Northwest Colorado region full force. More than 1.5 million acres of forest in Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming have been affected. Routt County has over a million forested acres, and about 350,000 have been affected by the beetles, killing nearly all of the mature lodgepole pine trees in our region. In our third year of planting, YVSC, with the guidance of Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) and the City of Steamboat Springs, is focused on replacing trees killed by the epidemic as well as increasing the diversity of trees on our local public lands. Planting locations this year include:
On June 9, YVSC will host the event in downtown Steamboat Springs. After planting trees at one of our planting locations, you can enjoy a BBQ, beer, and live music by Trevor G. Potter and the Rural Wreckage on the Historic Courthouse lawn. New to the event this year, The Sustainability Expo will be held on 5th Street, in conjunction with the Farmers’ Market, and will include local artists, Beetle Kill products, logging demonstrations, cell phone recycling and lots of activities for the whole family! Don't forget to bring your old cell phones.
In the theme of "Closing the Loop" this year, we are including an Organics Drop-off (Yard Waste) for residential homes. Twin Enviro will be Wells Fargo Upper Parking lot from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm. Bring your yard waste by on your way to plant trees.
Want to Help?
Volunteers of all ages are needed to make this event a success. School, work, church and scout groups are all encouraged to participate. Online preregistration for volunteers is requested - click Register Now link below. You can volunteer to help plant trees, lead planting groups, or at the Sustainability Expo!
FIRST 150 REGISTRANTS RECEIVE A FREE TREE TO TAKE HOME!
Raise Funds for ReTree
YVSC is raising funds to purchase trees for ReTree Steamboat 2012. You can donate directly or create your own fundraising challenge by CLICKING HERE. Prizes will be awarded at the Expo to top individual and top group fundraisers.
Sponsor the 2012 ReTree event
Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is seeking sponsors to help pay for trees, equipment, volunteer appreciation and event coordination. In return for your sponsorship contribution, your business will receive recognition and visibility at the event and in the community. CLICK HERE for sponsorship information.
Participate in the ReTree Steamboat Expo:
The ReTree Steamboat Expo is open to local artists and woodworkers. CLICK HERE if you are interested in participating in the Expo.
For more information
If you have questions, please contact Sarah Jones, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.388.6981.
Before you register, please read waiver & release
Please review the ReTree Steamboat Volunteer Agreement and Waiver/Release from Liability. After reading you may continue the registration process and click "I Agree" on the registration page when asked if you agree to the terms.
Participants under the age of 18 must bring a signed copy of the form the day of the event.
To download and view this form CLICK HERE.