Thanks to forest stewards and volunteers | SummitDaily.com

Thanks to forest stewards and volunteers

SPECIAL TO THE DAILY

Due praise and appreciation goes out to Friends of the Dillon Ranger District’s (FDRD) Forest Stewards and Friends of the Eagles Nest Wilderness’s (FENW) Wilderness Volunteers, who kicked off their 2008 efforts of these on-going programs with their first training session.

These volunteers gained knowledge on the Dillon Ranger District, FDRD, FENW, and the programs’ various efforts. As well, they were educated on GPS use and TREAD Lightly, Leave No Trace, Wilderness, and Authority of the Resource principles. Seventy-six volunteers will participate in trail maintenance, trail and trailhead patrol, campsite rehabilitation, and invasive species identification in order to improve the quality of our natural resources and the quality of the visitors’ experiences on our Local National Forest lands.

FDRD and FENW are very thrilled to work with these amazing volunteers this summer. A special thanks goes out to Blue Moose Restaurant, Subway Sandwiches, MiZuppa, City Market, Safeway, Lin Denham, and the Keystone Science School, for providing our volunteers with delicious food and wonderful training facilities throughout the day. And kudos goes out to the Summit Daily News, Krystal 93, and KSMT-The Mountain for helping us get the word out to our wonderful volunteers.

FDRD’s Forest Stewards Program is funded by the National Forest Foundation, The Summit Foundation, Copper Mountain Resort (Founding Corporate Sponsor), Alpine Bank, Vail Resorts, Towns of Frisco, Breckenridge, Silverthorne, and Dillon, Colorado State Parks-Trails Program-GOCO Fund, USDA-FS, and FDRD members.

FENW Wilderness Volunteer Program is sponsored by The Summit Foundation, the National Forest Foundation, A-Basin Employee Environmental Fund, Towns of Breckenridge, Frisco, and Silverthorne, Colorado State Parks-Trails Program-GOCO Fund, Abbeys Coffee, USDA-FS, and FENW members.

For more information on FDRD’s Forest Stewards Program, visit http://www.fdrd.org or contact Maggie Gaddis at fdrd.maggie@gmail.com or (970) 389-7229.

For more information on FENW’s Wilderness Volunteers Program, visit http://www.fenw.org or contact Cyndi Koop at (970) 468-6699


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