Project Name: Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore Community Awareness Campaign: Helping the Valley Go Greener and Building Affordable Homes

Project Description: Thanks to Habitat’s ReStores, community members have diverted more than one million pounds of materials from landfills. In 2016, we will build and open a 50,000-sq.-ft. consolidated ReStore. We invite you to partner with us in using the launch of our permanent home to maximize valley-wide recycling/repurposing opportunities and generate income to build affordable homes.

Project Name: RFCCL Community Confluence

Project Description: This project is to reach out to (the marketplace) local non-profits and individuals with the Community Confluence – volunteer matching service that is hosted by the RFCCL website to align – and ultimately connect – leadership opportunities with people in the valley. Imagine loading in your basic personal information and interests – and then having volunteer leadership opportunities suggested to you!  You don’t have to spend time researching on-line. All you have to do is complete your profile of interests and the database will make the connection.  You can choose to get an email notification, too.

Project Name:  Think Outside the Bank: A Riparian Campaign

Project Description:  The importance of riparian vegetation to stream health is often unknown or overlooked. A lawn extending to the banks of the river often replaces integral streamside vegetation. To help raise awareness and initiate change, RFC is seeking partnership in a Riparian Vegetation Education Campaign to raise awareness and initiate change by engaging landowners, realtors, and landscapers.

Project Name: Volunteer Drivers for Valley Seniors

Project Description: Partner with Pitkin County Senior Services and Eagle County Senior Program in El Jebel to develop a sustainable system for recruiting valley-wide volunteers to transport seniors.  The primary need is for rides to and from medical appointments and other critical needs – mostly within the valley, sometimes to larger medical centers

Project Name: Teenkonnector

Project Description: To give teenagers throughout the Roaring Fork Valley a resource for finding service opportunities, jobs, mentorships and apprenticeships with local mentors and organizations that have expertise in the teens’ areas of interest.

Project Name: WindWalkers in the Saddle Sensory Trail

Project Description: A sensory riding trail is a rich learning environment of a path that consists of slopes, turns, varied footing, natural sights and sounds, and man-made “activity stations.” This integrated environment challenges the students’ balance, stimulates their senses and encourages them to interact with the world around them.