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Summit Stewardship – Volunteer opportunities

DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORTSummit County, CO Colorado
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Friends of the Dillon Ranger District has compiled and distributed the “Summit Stewards – 3rd Annual Summit County Summer 2007 Volunteer Calendar”, a collaborative effort of various local organizations dedicated to natural resource management. The calendar features over 160 volunteer projects of 38 organizations and serves to inform community members of the many opportunities to support these organizations throughout the 2007 season. Included below is just the beginning of these opportunities to participate in over the summer months, as you enjoy all that our great county has to offer and ask, “What can I do to give back to these amazing resources?” 5/19 (Sat.): Breckenridge-Dillon-Frisco-Silverthorne – Countywide Town Clean Up Day, contact each township

5/19 (Sat.): Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado – Ptarmigan Adopt-A-Trail Project, contact Matt Martinez at (303) 715-1010 or matt@voc.org or http://www.voutdoors.org 5/20 (Sun.): Summit County Off Road Riders, Summit County Open Space & Trails, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District – Oro Grande Trail Maintenance, contact Chuck Ginsburg at (970) 390-5600 or at chuckginsburg@comcast.net or on the web at http://www.scorr.org 5/26 (Sat.): Breckenridge Nature Series – Volunteer Naturalist Training, contact Carin Faust at (970) 453-3362 or at carinf@townofbreckenridge.com 5/27 (Sun.): Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado – Dillon Wheeler Adopt-A-Trail Project, contact Matt Martinez at (303) 715-1010 or at matt@voc.org or on the web at http://www.voutdoors.org

6/2 (Sat.): Friends of the Dillon Ranger District – National Trails Day Forest Restoration – Miners Creek, contact Troy Wineland at (970) 485-2961 troywineland@comcast.net 6/2, 6/9, 6/16 (Sat.): Summit County Open Space & Trails – Golden Horseshoe Adopt-A-Trail Days, contact Claudia Wiley at (970) 668-4092 or at claudiaw@co.summit.co.us 2-3 (Sat.-Sun.): Continental Divide Trail Alliance – Bartlett Gulch Project #3 – Leadville, contact Stephanie Friday (303) 838-3760 or at Stephanie@cdtrail.org.”Folks can tape a copy of the calendar to their fridge, to use as their volunteer resource throughout the summer,” said Guff Van Vooren, Executive Director of the FDRD. “At these events, I guarantee you’ll meet wonderful people, have lots of fun and make a big difference to Summit’s natural resources!”

Copies of the calendar are available at the Dillon Ranger Station and at all FDRD summer events. You can also view the web version at http://www.fdrd.com.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. “I hope everyone – both guests and residents – takes the opportunity this summer to get out and enjoy our great county and to also give back to our community, so that many others may enjoy this rich environment in years to come,” said Linda Tatem, FDRD Volunteer and Calendar Project Coordinator. “We hope to grow this collaborative effort, to help maximize synergy between, and impact and efficiency of, these organizations.With a copy of this calendar in hand, Summit Stewards will be sure to have a rewarding and productive summer! Join in on the Fun!For more information on FDRD, including membership, board member and steering committee participation, and volunteer opportunities, including those on the Summer Calendar, contact or (970) 389-6058.


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