Volunteer Opportunities at John Martin Reservoir

Looking to gain experience and/or give back to your community? Consider volunteering at the Reservoir! We are always looking for help with invasive species removal, habitat restoration, and other projects at John Martin. Volunteering is an excellent way to help the community and looks great on a resume.

For more information, click here and then enter your name and contact information. We'll let you know about upcoming volunteer opportunities! If the link doesn't work, send your name and contact information to: cespa-pa@usace.army.mil

For seasonal volunteer opportunities, visit: volunteer.gov

Previous Volunteer Events

National Public Lands Day

Volunteers from Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC), Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI), and members of the public removed invasive tamarisk from approximately 5 acres of the Black Bridge Recreation Area Sept. 24 and 25, 2022. They also removed 60 pounds of trash from the area. Click here to read more.

A sawyer from Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado cuts a tamarisk tree during the National Public Lands Day event at John Martin Reservoir, Colo., Sept. 24, 2022. NPLD is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands.

USACE park rangers removed 0.25 acres of invasive tamarisk from the Black Bridge Recreation Area, Feb. 12, 2022.

A USACE park ranger stands next to a pile of tamarisk that was removed from the Black Bridge Recreation Area, Feb. 12, 2022.

USACE and Colo. Parks & Wildlife rangers partnered with local volunteers to count 38 Bald Eagles around John Martin Reservoir during the annual Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey, Jan. 8, 2022. Click here to read more.

Volunteers listen to a park ranger during the 2022 Bald Eagle Survey at John Martin Reservoir, Jan. 8, 2022.

USACE staff at John Martin partnered with Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado to remove 24,500 pounds of invasive tamarisk from the stilling basin.

USACE staff at John Martin partnered with Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado to remove 24,500 pounds of invasive tamarisk from the stilling basin.

USACE partnered with local volunteers to remove over 4,500 pounds of invasive tamarisk from the South Shore. Click here to read more.

A volunteer removes invasive tamarisk at John Martin Reservoir.