The Conservation Alliance Plans Next Backyard Collective For Boulder

The Conservation Alliance will hold their next Backyard Collective Friday, August 26th, in Boulder, Colo.

Boulder, Colo. (August 24, 2011)
— The Conservation Alliance will hold their next Backyard Collective Friday, August 26th, in Boulder, Colo. With the help of the Colorado Mountain Club and volunteers from area member companies, the Backyard Collective will include trail maintenance and habitat restoration in Eldorado Canyon State Park. Osprey Packs, American Recreation Products, Inc., Backpackers Pantry, Outdoor Industry Association, La Sportiva, Nite Ize, Leisure Trends and

SCARPA are all sponsors of the 3rd annual Boulder Backyard Collective.

Volunteers will work throughout the day on trail maintenance projects and invasive plant species removal. With help from Whole Foods all participants will be provided a catered lunch.A volunteer celebration, with refreshments generously donated by New Belgium Brewing Company, and Grantee Fair will take place at the end of the event. Colorado Mountain Club, Colorado Environmental Coalition, The Colorado 14ers Initiative, and The Access Fund will be tabling at the Grantee Fair and introducing BYC volunteers to additional ways they can support environmental initiatives in Colorado.Participants are also encouraged to attend the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, hosted by the Colorado Mountain Club, starting at 7:00 p.m. at Neptune Mountaineering. All BYC volunteers will have the opportunity to purchase a discounted ticket to the film festival.

The Conservation Alliance is a group of outdoor industry companies that disburses its collective annual membership dues to grassroots environmental organizations. The Alliance launched the Backyard Collective Program in January 2009 to connect individuals in the outdoor industry with the work of organizations that receive financial support from the group.The Backyard Collective moves that action to the field, and gives people a venue to get their “hands dirty” for the sake of conservation.

For more information about this event please contact coordinator, Deanna Lloyd at or (530) 344-0100.

About the Conservation Alliance:

The Conservation Alliance is an organization of outdoor businesses whose collective contributions support grassroots environmental organizations and their efforts to protect wild places where outdoor enthusiasts recreate. Alliance funds have played a key role in protecting rivers, trails, wildlands and climbing areas.

Membership in the Alliance is open to companies representing all aspects of the outdoor industry, including manufacturers, retailers, publishers, mills and sales representatives. The result is a diverse group of businesses whose livelihood depends on protecting our natural environment.

Since its inception in 1989, the Alliance has contributed more than $9.5 million to grassroots environmental groups. Alliance funding has helped save over 50.5 million acres of wildlands; 28 dams have either been stopped or removed; and the group helped preserve access to more than 18,500 miles of waterways and several climbing areas.

For complete information on the Conservation Alliance,

About the Colorado Mountain Club (

The Colorado Mountain Club is the premier outdoor conservation, education, and recreation organization in Colorado. Founded in 1912, CMC reaches an annual constituency of over 40,000 citizens, including 5,000 youth, providing a comprehensive and diverse range of programs and activities. Programs revolve around education, conservation, science, history, policy, recreation, arts and culture. CMC offers a wide range of opportunities for the public to explore, observe, and learn about the Southern Rockies, while simultaneously leading efforts to protect the species, habitats, and wildness of our public lands.