Residents invited to participate in Make a Difference Day Saturday |

Residents invited to participate in Make a Difference Day Saturday

Residents around the county are invited to participate in Make a Difference Day this Saturday, taking part in one of several community service opportunities set up around the area. Make a Difference Day is a national event meant to inspire volunteers to give back to their local communities.

This year four different nonprofits will be hosting projects in Frisco, Silverthorne, Dillon and Breckenridge. In Frisco, volunteers will get muddy and wet helping SOS Outreach take advantage of low water levels on the Dillon Reservoir to clean up the shoreline. Volunteers should bring boots or waders to withstand the conditions. In addition, canoes and kayaks will be available to help clean up the islands. Volunteers should meet at the Frisco Bay Marina office deck at 9 a.m. for breakfast and supplies.

“With low water levels it is the perfect time to make lemonade out of lemons and clean up the freshly exposed shorelines,” said Jenn Shimp, marina office manager.

Volunteers in Dillon should meet at The Community Garden at Dillon Valley Elementary School where they will help the High Country Conservation Center build a new garden shed. The shed will directly impact HC3’s Grow To Share program.

In Silverthorne, participants will gather at the Willow Grove Open Space to work with Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and The SPORT committee of Silverthorne for harvest season volunteering.

In Breckenridge volunteers will be cleaning up the Valley Brook Cemetery in support of the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance. Guests should dress for outdoor work with gloves and closed toe shoes. Space is limited to 20 adults, though children are welcome if accompanied.

“Many hands make light work, and we can accomplish more together,” said Shimp. “It is great to see so many volunteers together to help our local non-profits and accomplish these projects.”

Interested parties should sign up via Facebook events.

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