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Get Involved: Chatfield State Park - Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Inspections

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Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Inspections


Do you have a passion for keeping Colorado waters clean of invasive species? We want you to join our team! Training will be provided and is REQUIRED prior to starting as an ANS volunteer. Volunteers will be trained to become certified Aquatic Nuisance Species inspectors and will assist Chatfield State Park staff with vessel inspections and the statewide seal and receipt program.

This is an important position for the protection of natural resources from non-native species that threaten wildlife, drinking water/irrigation and all water related outdoor recreation in the State of Colorado. Daily interaction with park visitors requires effective communication and public relations skills.


Specific volunteer responsibilities may include:

  • Serve in the park ANS (aquatic nuisance species) inspection station.
  • Conduct physical boat inspections and boater interviews.
  • Provide information and assistance to the boating public (distributes brochures, promotes ANS education, educates about State Park regulations, etc.)
  • Cleaning and light maintenance duties of interior and exterior of ANS inspection areas.
  • Accurate counting and recording of all boat inspections.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The position will perform physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs, as well as whole body movement. These activities include but are not limited to climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping and handling materials. Ability to discern color differences and to hear in-person and radio communications is required.

Time Commitment:

Regular commitment for scheduling purposes

Volunteer Benefits:

Allows you to get outside and chat with boaters about anything ranging from boat operation to the best fishing spots! Learn a lot about boats! Learn all about aquatic nuisance species! Spend your time with a welcoming team environment!

Outdoors and Community Science - Boating, Education - Ambassador, Customer Service - Greet and Orient Visitors, Customer Service - Customer Service/Visitor Information
Chatfield State Park

Ready to get involved?

Apply online to become a volunteer.

Questions? Contact Karsen Krier