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Seeking Residents for KCR’s Volunteer Patroller Program

Seeking Residents for KCR’s Volunteer Patroller Program

Jan. 14, 2021

Ken-Caryl Ranch Park Rangers started the Volunteer Patroller Program in 2012 with three volunteers. It has since grown to 30 volunteers in 2020 with over 380 hours volunteered on the trails! Registration for the 2021 Volunteer Patroller Program is currently open and runs through the end of February.

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 April. Details forthcoming on exact date.

The basic requirements are to perform at least two trail patrols per month 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 are interested and would like more information, please call Matt Ōven at 720-599-3261. You may download the application and letter of commitment from our Open Space Volunteer page. All applications/letters of commitment can be dropped off at the Ranch House or the Ranger Office.

A special note of thanks to Volunteer Patroller Joel Pankow for all of his hours and dedication to this program. According to Ranger Supervisor Matt Oven, Joel has contributed more than 150 hours on his own to helping educate residents and in protecting our open space.

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