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Volunteer Info

Private Open Space Volunteer Patroller Program

Ken-Caryl Ranch Park Rangers are seeking any residents who would like to join the Volunteer Patroller Program for the 2018 season. The program was started in 2012 and has grown to 24 patrollers in 2017 donating 172.5 hours last year! The Volunteer Patrollers serve as an extension of the Ken-Caryl Ranch Master Association’s Park Ranger Staff. Volunteer Patrollers provide rules education, trail use guidelines and private open space information. Volunteer Patrollers strive to achieve and maintain a positive relationship with different user groups and present a professional image. To be accepted into the program, you must submit a signed application and letter of commitment and complete a two to three-hour training in the last week of April, date and time to be determined on number of applications received.

The basic requirements are to perform at least two trail patrols per month, either hiking or biking mainly from May through October but can also be outside of these months too. Must be 25 years of age or older, attend trainings and be willing to make routine contacts checking residency and provide basic rules education. Patrollers will receive all related training and will be supplied with a yellow vest, volunteer ID, first-aid kit, and a packet with brochures, patrol log and quick reference sheet.

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Oven at matto@kcranch.org or 720-599-3261.

Ken-Caryl Ranch Trail Club

The Ken-Caryl Ranch Trail Club is a group of volunteers operating under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Master Association and a Joint Use Agreement with Willow Springs Open Space. Members of the Trail Club contribute 10+ hours of volunteer service annually and in exchange receive permission and an ID bracelet for hiking in private Open Space owned by Willow Springs. The Trail Club promotes stewardship, volunteerism and partnership with Willow Springs on Open Space issues. Trail Club volunteer projects, provided by the Ken-Caryl Ranch Rangers, primarily focus on improving and maintaining Ken-Caryl Ranch trails. Please see additional information about the Trail Club.

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