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Summit County’s Friends of the Dillon Ranger District call for volunteers

PROJECTS AND EVENTS OPEN TO PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

May

5: Returning ranger patrol training

18: Forest clean-up day

30: Legacy forest comedy show

31: Legacy forest tree planting

June

1: Ranger patrol training

2: Returning ranger patrol training

3: Twilight project - Frisco

3: Guided educational hike

6: Seniors forest restoration project

7: National trails day

10: Twilight project - Frisco

10: Guided educational hike

17: Twilight project - Frisco

17: Guided educational hike

18: Peaks Trail system (Breckenridge)

18: Doo Wop Denny fundraiser

19: Peaks Trail system (Breckenridge)

20: Shrine Mountain Trail

21: Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour

21: Golden Horseshoe Trail system

22: Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour

24: Twilight project - Frisco

24: Guided educational hike

28: Soda Creek Trail system

For more projects and events scheduled through September, visit fdrd.org.

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District is looking for help as it kicks off its 2014 volunteer season.

The nonprofit partners with the Dillon Ranger District, which manages the White River National Forest land that makes up three-fourths of Summit County, to inspire ecological stewardship.

The organization is looking for committed, passionate volunteers to join the Forest Stewards Program in any of the following initiatives:

Ranger patroller: Hike your favorite trails, or host a popular trailhead, in a Forest Service volunteer uniform to educate trail users. Applications due May 23 and training date scheduled for June 1.

Crew leader: Gain new skills and lead groups during trail and service projects. Applications due May 23. Training date to be determined.

Forest monitoring program: Help document current forest conditions and how they are changing to address forest health issues. This is a partner program with the Forest Health Task Force. Training dates May 24 and 28.

If you can’t commit to the Forest Steward Program but still want to help, check out the organization’s online calendar this summer at fdrd.org and register for one of the one-day projects.

For more information or to apply, visit fdrd.org or contact Scott Fussell, program manager, at 970-262-3449 or scott@fdrd.org.