Friends of the Dillon Ranger District wins $15,000 grant |

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District wins $15,000 grant

The Friends of the Dillon Ranger District (FDRD) has received a $15,000 grant from the National Forest Foundation to hire a consultant to draft a strategic plan, hire a part-time executive secretary and pay for nonprofit status application fees. FDRD is the district’s partner to support the management of recreation and natural resource programs. FDRD is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Dillon Ranger District office in Silverthorne. Anyone interested in being a board member is invited. The board will consist of volunteers with organizational skills who are concerned about the national forest in Summit County and are willing to offer their time and skills to help the Dillon Ranger District attain its goals of providing quality customer service and natural resource protection.The board will work with the Dillon Ranger District and concerned citizens to determine where to concentrate efforts. Efforts include fund-raising, grant writing, planning and volunteerism.If interested, contact Guff VanVooren at or Ken Waugh at (970) 262-3446 or

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