Friends of the Dillon Ranger District seeks truck donation

Daily News staff report

The Forest Service and its nonprofit arm, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, are busy working on the land that surrounds Summit County’s inhabited areas – but they need more resources.

Typically, the Forest Service lends its trucks for use during summer trail projects, but the fleet is in high demand this summer, leaving Friends of the Dillon Ranger District playing the new, challenging game of how many wheelbarrows can fit into one truck.

The nonprofit has more than 70 projects running this summer, meaning even more demand for vehicular resources, so it’s looking for someone to donate their old mountain ride for the organization’s exclusive use.

The vehicle can be used or new, must be reliable, non-exorbitant mileage and must have adequate space for hauling. Donations would be tax-deductible.

Trucks, vans with roof racks, SUVs with roof racks, and flatbed trailers will be considered. May be subject to a mechanic’s evaluation.

Contact program manager Sarah Slaton at or call (970) 262-3449 with additional questions or information.

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