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FDRD thanks the community

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District representatives, Jason Looby (Family/Youth Steward), left, and Linda Tatem (Forest Steward), right, share with Kurt Steuer and Leigh Girvin, center, the many exciting FDRD summer volunteer opportunities at FDRD’s 3rd Annual Party and Membership Drive.

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District (FDRD) would like to thank the Summit County community for making our 3rd Annual Party and Membership Drive a huge success. The energy and enthusiasm that evening was a great kick-off to Summit County’s 2007 summer volunteer season.

Over 120 community members and 18 organizations dedicated to local natural resource management, participated in the celebration. These organizations included Friends of the Eagles Nest Wilderness, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Keystone Science School, Summit County Open Space and Trails, Frisco Recreation Open Space and Trails, Bicycle Colorado, Summit County Off-Road Riders, Summit County Environmental Education Roundtable, Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education, Breckenridge Nature Series, Friends of Breckenridge Trails, Friends of the Lower Blue River, Blue River Group of the Sierra Club, High County Conservation Center, Continental Divide Land Trust, Blue River Watershed Group, Colorado 14ers Initiative, and Colorado State University – Wildlife Master Program.

That evening, these participants became FDRD members, renewed their membership, and signed up for these organizations’ efforts this summer, including FDRD’s Forest Stewards Program and eight service projects. One participant became an FDRD board member.

Thanks to the evening’s local sponsors – Copper Mountain Resort, Vail Resorts, Backcountry Brewery, Hearthstone Catering, Mi Zuppa-Breckenridge, Subway Sandwiches, City Market, Safeway and Nobel Sysco – for providing exciting door prizes (season ski passes!) and tasty treats throughout the evening. In addition to FDRD’s 105 members, 1,154 volunteer service days, and over 70 local partners and sponsors, FDRD would like to thank The Summit Foundation, National Forest Foundation, Copper Mountain Resort, Town of Frisco, Alpine Bank and the Forest Service for their generous support of our organization and programs. We look forward to a fun and successful 2007 summer volunteer season with all our supporters!For more information on FDRD, including the Forest Stewards Program and service project volunteer opportunities, membership, and board member and steering committee participation, visit http://www.fdrd.org or contact Guff Van Vooren at (970) 389-6058.

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