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Pitkin Hatchery Assistance


Volunteers at the Pitkin Hatchery assist with a variety of responsibilities and projects. You may assist with, but not limited to, the following projects: - Feeding fish by hand and by truck-mounted feed blower - Cleaning raceway screens - Cleaning fish excrement from tanks, nurseponds and raceways using brooms and gas-powered trash pumps - Removing dead fish and eggs from tanks - Set up / take down raceway dam boards and screens - Crowding and netting fish - Spawning cutthroat trout - Cleaning fish eggs - Assisting with fish health assessments - Mowing and trimming grass - Cutting woody vegetation - Sweeping, mopping and other general cleaning duties - Painting exterior of buildings using brushes, rollers and sprayers - Light carpentry and plumbing - Shoveling snow - Conducting interpretive tours to the public Requirements: - Volunteer must be able to lift 75 lbs. - Must be able to work in inclement weather at high elevation (9,200 ft) including snow, rain, sleet, wind, and subzero temperatures. - Must be willing to wade in water during all inclement weather. Waders and gloves will be provided. - Must exhibit safe practices and follow all safety Standard Operating Procedures. - Must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (provided).

Time Commitment:

Most projects require a minimum time commitment of 2 hours.

Volunteer Benefits:

Get hands-on experience with fish. Support angling and conservation in Colorado. Work in an environment with staff who are passionate about wildlife.

General - Ongoing Volunteering, Maintenance and Construction - Maintenance and Construction, Habitat and Trail Work - Habitat Improvement/Restoration, Customer Service - Greet and Orient Visitors, Wildlife - Fish Hatchery Assistance, Wildlife - Fish Spawning, Customer Service - Customer Service/Visitor Information
Pitkin Hatchery

Ready to get involved?

Apply online to become a volunteer.

Questions? Contact Chip Lamar
(970) 641-0265