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Wildlands Restoration Volunteers

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is a non-profit volunteer-centered organization, established in 1999, that organizes high-quality ecological restoration projects on public lands in the United States. The WRV mission is to foster a community spirit of shared responsibility for the stewardship and restoration of public and protected lands. WRV organizes more than 100 volunteer projects per year, completing a wide variety of important habitat restoration and conservation work; some projects are completed in a single day or longer. Projects lasting more than one day allow for spectacular camping opportunities in scenic mountain settings. Attendance averages 60 volunteers, but ranges from 10 to over 100. During most projects, the group provides meals to its volunteers. WRV has offices in Boulder and Fort Collins and works across Colorado and southern Wyoming. Www.wlrv.org www.cmc.org www.lnt.org www.voc.org www.wildconnections.org www.conservationcenter.org

Johnny Parsons

John Wayne Parsons is an American racecar driver. Johnny Parsons is Arza Parsons, his parents divorced, Johnny was raised with half-brothers Dana and Pancho Carter, the product of Arza's marriage with Duane Carter. The Carters grew up racing quarter-midgets in Indianapolis, his first is spelled differently. Though not his legal name, he was sometimes referred to in the media as "Johnny Parsons Jr." to distinguish him from his father. Parsons started twelve Indianapolis 500 races, his last Indy 500 start was the 1996 race. His best finish was fifth in 1977 and 1985. Parsons finished second in the 1977 USAC National points. Parsons has twice finished second in the USAC championship dirt cars. Parsons won 29 midget car features, including major wins at: the 4-Crown Nationals midget car feature twice, the 1979 Hut Hundred, the 1986 Copper World Classic midget feature, he has won two Silver Crown and five sprint car features. When Davey Hamilton decided to come out of retirement to run in the 2007 Indy 500, Parsons replaced him as the driver expert for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network's broadcasts of race activities.

Parsons was inducted in the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 1994