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FRIENDS OF THE DILLON RANGER DISTRICT A ...

FRIENDS OF THE DILLON RANGER DISTRI...
CROWDRISE : Oct 09, 2012
Tax ID: 20-2343008
BASED: Silverthorne, CO, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: www.fdrd.org

FRIENDS OF THE DILLON RANGER...

Our Mission

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What is a Dillon Ranger District?

If you have a great memory off your time in Summit County, Colorado, chances are it had something to do with National Forest lands. The Dillon Ranger District (DRD) of the White River National Forest shares the exact boundary of Summit County, and includes 75% of the land in the county. The lands managed b the DRD provide world-class recreational opportunities, comprise one of the most importnat watersheds in the United States, and sustain our local economy.

Why does it need friends?

If you were a fragile mountain ecosystem roughly equivalent to the size of Teton National Park (487 square miles), had enough multi-use recreational trails to stretch the length of I-70 that runs from Colorado's western border to its eastern border (450 miles), had the equivalent of the population of the Boston Metro area (4.5 million) visiting YOU every year to enjoy being outdoors, you'd probably need some friends. Forests don't have opposable thumbs, and are powerless against the tide of erosion and environmental degradation that occurs when you have that many people utlizing a resource. Squirrels like our local forest and they have opposable thumbs, but squirrels don't do trail work or plant trees. That's up to people. 

What is a friend of the Dillon Ranger District?

We work with over 1,000 volunteers a year, and most of those volunteers are either part-time or full-time residents of Summit County. Our organization works with the Forest Service and plans volunteer outdoor stewardship projects (trail improvements, tree plantings, etc.) to help improve the sustainability of our local National Forest lands. Many of our friends can't get out on our projects, but support us with money so we can run our projects. 

Tax ID: 20-2343008 • www.fdrd.org

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