Open space party Jan. 23 |

Open space party Jan. 23

Daily News staff report

SUMMIT COUNTY – Continental Divide Land Trust (CDLT) will hold its annual Friends of Open Space party beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Summit County Community and Senior Center near Frisco.

Many local nonprofits working in the natural resource field will be on hand with booths to provide information about their programs and sign up volunteers.

The Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, Breckenridge Open Space and Trails, Colorado 14ers Initiative, Continental Divide Land Trust, Friends of Eagles Nest Wilderness, Friends of the Lower Blue River, Frisco Recreation Open Space and Trails, Sierra Club – Blue River Group and others will participate in the event.

“This is the land trust’s biggest event of the year, and one of our most important fundraisers,” said CDLT director Leigh Girvin. “We’d love to see huge support like we had last year.”

This year’s speaker will be Ed Marston, former publisher of High Country News, who combines humor, practical wisdom and common sense in his talks.

The evening’s entertainment also includes a slide show of Summit County’s open spaces, a silent auction, door prizes, a kids’ activities table, dinner and beverages.

Ticket sales will be limited this year. Prices are $18 for adults; CDLT members will receive a free gift.

The CDLT is seeking volunteers to help with the event, sponsors to help defray the event expense and donations to the silent auction. If interested, or to reserve a ticket, contact the CDLT at (970) 453-3875 or e-mail

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