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Summit Stewards seek volunteers

FRIENDS OF THE DILLON RANGER DISTRICTspecial to the dailySummit County, Colorado
Special to the DailyAt FDRDs and FENWs partner project on June 6, celebrating National Trails Day, volunteers will build drainage structures, including water bars and check dams, to help control erosion and its negative impacts on the Acorn Creek Trail. This is one of over 110 efforts you can learn about and participate in on the Summit Stewards 2009 Volunteer Calendar.

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District has compiled and distributed the Summit Stewards 5th Annual Summit County Summer 2009 Volunteer Calendar, a collaborative effort of various local organizations dedicated to natural resource management. The calendar features over 110 volunteer projects of 31 organizations and serves to inform community members of various opportunities to support these organizations in 2009. Included below is just a sampling of these events this summer, as you enjoy all that our great county has to offer and ask, What can I do to give back to these amazing resources? June 6 Friends of Dillon Ranger District and Friends of Eagles Nest Wilderness – Acorn Creek Trail Project. Contact Maggie Gaddis at, or at (970) 262-3449 June 9 Friends of Breckenridge Trails – Lower Flume Trail Maintenance Day – contact Tony Overlock at, or at (970) 453-2251 x1116 June 11 Summit County Seniors/FDRD – Mesa Cortina Adopt-A-Trail contact Bonnie Guthrie at or (970) 468-0485 June 13 Continental Divide Land Trust – Giberson Ranch Centennial Celebration & Hoe-Down. Contact Leigh Girvin at or (970) 453-3875We all live here because of Summits amazing natural resources. Its important to give back to these lands we love so much to ensure our continued enjoyment of them, said Scott Fussell, FDRD Project Coordinator. The calendar offers you convenient access to these stewardship efforts. At these events, I guarantee youll meet wonderful people, have lots of fun, and make a big difference to Summits natural resources! Copies of the calendar are available at the Dillon Ranger Station and at all FDRD summer events. You can also view the calendar at, available in June. This calendar fosters collaboration with various organizations in Summit County, in an effort to increase the effectiveness of, and support for, their various volunteer efforts throughout the county. Participating in one of these projects can be the highlight of your summer in Summit County, said Linda Tatem FDRD Super Volunteer. Youll get a great opportunity to see new places and make new friends. As you look over the calendar choices, you will find not only lots of opportunities to improve our vast trail system, but also many ways to learn and share your knowledge. With a copy of this calendar in hand, Summit Stewards will be sure to have a rewarding and productive summer. Our natural resources NEED your stewardship efforts please join us in giving back to them this summer! For more information on FDRD, including membership, board member and steering committee participation, and volunteer opportunities, including those on the Summer Calendar, contact Guff Van Vooren at, or at (970) 389-6058.

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