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Meet Your Forest: Why Colorado Gives Day?

In 2015, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District celebrated 10 years of leveraging the power of donors and volunteers to make sure the health of the White River National Forest lands can be enjoyed by 4.5 million people each year and sustained for future generations.
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Coloradans come together to support favorite causes on a special day each year. This year it is Dec. 9 and the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District counts on your donation to grow our programs, to preserve the stunning beauty of our high-mountain environment, sustain an amazing variety of hiking trails and maintain other outdoor recreational opportunities right here in Summit County.

10 YEARS OF CARING FOR THE FOREST and HELPING OUR VISITORS

In 2015, we celebrated 10 years of leveraging the power of donors and volunteers to make sure the health of the White River National Forest lands can be enjoyed by 4.5 million people each year and sustained for future generations. Here are what some members of FDRD had to say:

Suzanne: “My absolute favorite experiences with FDRD are on Ranger Patrols with Kathy, my “Ranger Partner.” The perfect way to “give back” to our community is sharing information about wildlife, wildflowers, trail conditions and more with hikers. Once we were able to help someone with a broken leg, by calling the local rescue group.”

Daryl: “The most rewarding feedback I have received on a Ski With A Ranger tour at Copper was from two local residents of Summit County. They said that they ‘learned more in the one hour Ski With A Rangers tour than they learned after living here for 20 years.’ It certainly made all the effort worthwhile!”

Jill: “FDRD’s mission is to promote stewardship of the White River National Forest in Summit County through partnerships, volunteer service, education and support. They achieve this goal through fun and engaging volunteer and educational programs for kids and adults.”

Linda: “At times, I had fun volunteering with my daughter Katie, who is now 30, and she even had the great opportunity to lead Ski With A Ranger Tour at Keystone for two years. FDRD Volunteers — myself included — manned the site to sell permits to cut Christmas trees here in Summit County. After our shift, Katie and I took the dogs out for a great adventure and found our tree to take home.”

Doozie: “Contributions through CO Gives Day are invaluable to our organization. These funds are directly utilized to maintain and enhance programming throughout the summer and winter months. We very much value all those who share our vision of forest stewardship on the Dillon Ranger District.”

HOW CAN YOU HELP? GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE AND PLAY

Visit the Colorado Gives website at: http://www.coloradogives.org and type in “Friends of the Dillon Ranger District” or click the link on our home page (fdrd.org) COLORADO GIVES DAY Donate now through Dec. 8.

You can send a donation to: P.O. Box 1648, Silverthorne, CO 80498 or drop by the Dillon Ranger District office to donate.

FDRD is located at 680 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne, CO 80498.

Thank you, your donation makes all the difference!


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