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Community Commitment | Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado


EKS&H is proud to participate in environmental stewardship with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC), a nonprofit dedicated to motivating people to become involved in caring for Colorado’s natural resources. On Saturday, Aug. 15, 12 volunteers from EKS&H built a trail at St. Vrain State Park in Longmont, Colorado.

Since 1984, VOC has made it possible for more than 100,000 people of all ages and backgrounds to become involved in restoring Colorado and has created a donated labor value of approximately $20 million. From March to October, VOC offers hands-on volunteer opportunities, including trail construction and restoration, gardening and tree planting, and invasive weed removal.

“It’s great to give back to an organization that cares for an environment that we all enjoy,” says EKS&H Audit Partner Brad McQueen. “We are proud to be a part of their efforts in stewarding Colorado’s natural resources.”

According to McQueen, VOC has credited the EKS&H team for getting more work done in a day than any other 12-person team it has had. McQueen has served on the board of VOC for four years and has partnered with the organization on several service projects in the past.

VOC has customized volunteer projects for families, youth and corporate groups. Last year, VOC volunteers gave more than 35,000 hours restoring Colorado, an estimated value of $935,000. Training courses through VOC’s Outdoor Stewardship Institute Training Program, which trains volunteer leaders, are available to the public.

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