Friends of the Dillon Ranger District

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District Our Mission: To promote stewardship of the White River National Forest in Summit County through partnerships, volunteer service, education and support.
Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, a 501c3 non-profit organization, promotes stewardship of the White River National Forest in Summit County through partnerships, volunteer service, education, and support.
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Our 2019 #COGivesDay fundraising campaign has officially exceeded our expectations AND our fundraising goal... We receiv...
12/16/2019

Our 2019 #COGivesDay fundraising campaign has officially exceeded our expectations AND our fundraising goal... We received almost $31,000 in donations! THANK YOU, from the bottom of our hearts - we couldn't have done it without you!

Today is the day... It's #COGivesDay! THANK YOU to everyone who has given so far - we are over two thirds of the way to ...
12/10/2019

Today is the day... It's #COGivesDay! THANK YOU to everyone who has given so far - we are over two thirds of the way to our $30k fundraising goal! Help FDRD meet our goal by donating here: coloradogives.org/FDRD

It's #GivingTuesday! That means we're one short week away from #COGivesDay - one of our largest fundraisers of the year....
12/03/2019

It's #GivingTuesday! That means we're one short week away from #COGivesDay - one of our largest fundraisers of the year. Last year we raised $30k and were able to buy a new work truck! This year, we are putting #COGivesDay donations towards a very special, multi-year project aiming to make the Sapphire Point trail more accessible to people with disabilities. Schedule your donation today at: coloradogives.org/FDRD THANK YOU for your support!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at FDRD!!! We are especially thankful for YOU this holiday season... Our voluntee...
11/29/2019

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at FDRD!!! We are especially thankful for YOU this holiday season... Our volunteers that help fulfill our goals, our financial supporters that help fund our projects, and our fans that help spread our mission. THANK YOU - we couldn’t do it without you!!

Tis the season! Christmas tree permits are now on sale at the Dillon Ranger District visitor center, Breckenridge Welcom...
11/15/2019
Friends of the Dillon Ranger District :: Cutting Down a Christmas Tree in Summit County

Tis the season! Christmas tree permits are now on sale at the Dillon Ranger District visitor center, Breckenridge Welcome Center And Museum, and Sanders True Value!! Click the link below for 5 easy steps to follow when cutting down your tree this season.

Everything you need to know about cutting down your own Christmas tree in Summit County.

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District's cover photo
10/04/2019

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District's cover photo

What an amazing and empowering weekend with Wildlands Restoration Volunteers!!! We had a blast with this incredible crew...
09/18/2019

What an amazing and empowering weekend with Wildlands Restoration Volunteers!!! We had a blast with this incredible crew of women, AND got a ton of work done on the Masontown Trail.

This past weekend, WRV hosted a wildland women's weekend for female-identifying stewards, continuing last summer's work on a popular Summit County trail that has been loved to death. What a successful, fun, and INSPIRING weekend!

Thanks to Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, the Town of Frisco, and REI for helping make this event possible!

Attention Summit County Ladies!Come out this weekend (Saturday 9/14-Sunday 9/15) to work on bridges, boardwalks, and res...
09/11/2019
Trails: Masontown Finale - Women's Project

Attention Summit County Ladies!
Come out this weekend (Saturday 9/14-Sunday 9/15) to work on bridges, boardwalks, and restoration with FDRD and Wildlands Restoration Volunteers on Masontown trail in Frisco.

Click the link below to sign up through WRV!

Great day yesterday working on new trail construction with Summit Association of REALTORS!  Thanks for the great photos!
09/05/2019

Great day yesterday working on new trail construction with Summit Association of REALTORS! Thanks for the great photos!

Today a group of members got to volunteer with the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District to help build a new section of trail in the Salt Lick trail system. Can’t wait to take a hike or bike on the new trail!

Vote for us! We’ve been nominated for Best Nonprofit and Best Place to Work (under 20 employees)!!! Click the link in ou...
09/04/2019

Vote for us! We’ve been nominated for Best Nonprofit and Best Place to Work (under 20 employees)!!! Click the link in our profile, then go to the “Community“ section to vote!

How many 14ers have you hiked?! Hiking a 14er is a quintessential Colorado achievement, but they've become so popular th...
08/23/2019
14 for 14ers: August 17 - 24 - National Forest Foundation

How many 14ers have you hiked?! Hiking a 14er is a quintessential Colorado achievement, but they've become so popular their trails are taking a beating. However, there's still time to participate in the National Forest Foundation's $14 for 14ers campaign! You could help leave a positive impact on Colorado's crown jewels for just $14 a month! (That's about how much you'd spend on just one lunch at chipotle.) Click the link below to find out more!

Support Colorado's iconic peaks today.

Want to leave your legacy on Summit County trails? Join Wildlands Restoration Volunteers this weekend for two days fille...
08/19/2019

Want to leave your legacy on Summit County trails? Join Wildlands Restoration Volunteers this weekend for two days filled with camping, good company, and some good old-fashioned trail construction on the Hippo trail! Visit www.wlrv.org/volunteer for more information and to get signed up!

FDRD's Executive Director, Mike Connolly, joined some FENW folks for a weekend backpacking trip up to Gore Lake to compl...
08/12/2019

FDRD's Executive Director, Mike Connolly, joined some FENW folks for a weekend backpacking trip up to Gore Lake to complete some trail maintenance and disperse illegal campfires along the lake.

Happy 75th Birthday, Smokey!!!
08/09/2019

Happy 75th Birthday, Smokey!!!

Smokey Bear turns 75 years old August 9th! We’d love to hear you sing the ‘Happy Birthday’ song for him today! Use #SingForSmokey and we’ll share Smokey’s biggest fans. #SmokeyBear75

Check out this great article about our volunteer project a few days ago, at one of the most popular trails in the county...
07/29/2019
Summit Daily News

Check out this great article about our volunteer project a few days ago, at one of the most popular trails in the county! Now if only we could get people to stop feeding those chipmunks....

Volunteers from FDRD joined the forest service on Saturday morning to perform trail maintenance and make improvements to amenities at Sapphire Point.

There are still a few spots open on tomorrow morning's FREE wildlife hike with Colorado Parks and Wildlife! Don't miss o...
07/25/2019

There are still a few spots open on tomorrow morning's FREE wildlife hike with Colorado Parks and Wildlife! Don't miss out on this tremendous opportunity to explore wildlife habitat with a local expert! Visit www.fdrd.org/calendar for more info and to register.

**Disclaimer - We cannot guarantee an actual moose sighting on this tour, but here's to hoping!**

Enjoy a selection of photographs from a few of this years' participants! Thanks again to Bill Linfield for sharing his k...
07/24/2019

Enjoy a selection of photographs from a few of this years' participants! Thanks again to Bill Linfield for sharing his knowledge and hosting yet another photography workshop for FDRD. Dedicated volunteers like Bill are what keeps FDRD going year after year!

Enjoy a selection of photographs from a few of this years' participants! Thanks again to Bill Linfield for sharing his knowledge and hosting yet another photography workshop for FDRD. Dedicated volunteers like Bill are what keeps FDRD going year after year!

Happy #NationalForestWeek! Join us in celebrating the importance of our National Forest lands, today until July 14th. Na...
07/08/2019

Happy #NationalForestWeek! Join us in celebrating the importance of our National Forest lands, today until July 14th. National Forests provide Americans with 193 million spectacular acres of wildlands, including our 450+ miles of trail on the U.S. Forest Service - White River National Forest, right here in Summit County! Check out the National Forest Foundation page for ways to celebrate and to enter the National Forest Week photo contest.

Volunteer at Keystone's Bacon & Bourbon festival, and get an unlimited bacon sampling wristband, bacon bucks, or a drink...
06/12/2019
2019 Bacon & Bourbon Festival

Volunteer at Keystone's Bacon & Bourbon festival, and get an unlimited bacon sampling wristband, bacon bucks, or a drink ticket for your time!! PLUS you'll be helping FDRD fundraise... it's a win win! Sign up here: https://signup.com/go/sZNWdFb

SignUp.com makes it easy to coordinate school events & classroom activities, fundraisers, snack schedules, potlucks & more!

We had a very successful National Trails Day project this past Saturday! We cleared corridor, dug drainage dips, constru...
06/11/2019

We had a very successful National Trails Day project this past Saturday! We cleared corridor, dug drainage dips, constructed turnpike, and put some finishing touches on a new section of trail. THANK YOU to everyone who joined us!!

We had a very successful National Trails Day project this past Saturday! We cleared corridor, dug drainage dips, constructed turnpike, and put some finishing touches on a new section of trail. THANK YOU to everyone who joined us!!

06/10/2019

Did you know that FDRD provides volunteers for the Keystone Bacon and Bourbon Festival?? We still have a handful of shifts to fill, and each volunteer will get bacon bucks, an unlimited bacon sampling wristband, or a drink ticket for their time!! Help us fundraise, by signing up here: https://signup.com/go/sZNWdFb

Calling all Summit County parents! Only two weeks remain of the 2018/19 school year. What are your kiddos doing this sum...
05/22/2019
rmyc | Ages 11-13 Service Learning Crew

Calling all Summit County parents! Only two weeks remain of the 2018/19 school year. What are your kiddos doing this summer? We still have a few spots left in the Service Learning Crew - a two-week community service program for local 11 to 13-year-olds beginning on Monday, June 10th. Check out the link below to learn more and apply today!

This past Saturday we hosted our first ever Lake Dillon Shoreline Cleanup, (in a blizzard, no less) and it was a HUGE su...
05/21/2019

This past Saturday we hosted our first ever Lake Dillon Shoreline Cleanup, (in a blizzard, no less) and it was a HUGE success! Our dedicated volunteers braved the snow and collected over 50 bags of trash, as well as loads of scrap metal, tires, anchors, rugs, and other large, (random) items. WAY TO GO, TEAM! Summit Shuttle Summit County, Colorado Town of Frisco Dillon Colorado Pug Ryan's Lakeside Tiki Bar Dillon Junior Sailing Summit Resort Group Island Grill at Frisco Bay Marina FirstBank Summit County Sheriff's Office

We wanted to extend a huge THANK YOU to Outer Range Brewing Co., The North Face Keystone, and everyone that came out and...
05/14/2019

We wanted to extend a huge THANK YOU to Outer Range Brewing Co., The North Face Keystone, and everyone that came out and purchased FDRD Memberships this past Saturday!!! The FDRD cans are SO cool and the event was a huge success - we raised over $2,000!

It’s not always all hard work here at FDRD...(Especially when we get a powder day in May!) 😛
05/01/2019

It’s not always all hard work here at FDRD...(Especially when we get a powder day in May!) 😛

We love Groove Subaru of Silverthorne!!! They raised $6,425 for FDRD through their "Share the Love" event this past wint...
04/24/2019

We love Groove Subaru of Silverthorne!!! They raised $6,425 for FDRD through their "Share the Love" event this past winter... We are so excited to put these funds to good use, maintaining trails, restoring the forest, and educating the public! THANK YOU, GROOVE SUBARU! Subaru of America, Inc.

“Every walk with nature one receives far more than (s)he seeks.” -John Muir Happy Earth Day!
04/22/2019

“Every walk with nature one receives far more than (s)he seeks.” -John Muir

Happy Earth Day!

These warm & sunny days have melted feet of snow from our forest & fields in the past couple weeks... Please remember th...
04/09/2019
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Collection and Possession of Shed Antlers

These warm & sunny days have melted feet of snow from our forest & fields in the past couple weeks... Please remember that even though the ground may be dry, it is ILLEGAL to search for, locate, collect, or stash ANY antlers on our public lands until May 1st!! Questions? Check out the Colorado Parks and Wildlife article below.

In 2018, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission voted unanimously to prohibit shed antler and horn collection on all public lands west of I-25 from Jan.​​ 1 through April 30, annually. 

04/02/2019
Cascade Crossroads - Trailer

Join us this Thursday for a free screening of Cascade Crossroads! This documentary film about building bridges, both literal and metaphorical, chronicles the amazing story of seemingly opposite interests joining forces to restore a critical wildlife corridor while improving Washington state’s vital transportation corridor over the Cascade Mountains.

More information about the event here - https://www.facebook.com/events/222169648648468/

A documentary film about building bridges, both literal and metaphorical. Cascade Crossroads chronicles the amazing story of seemingly opposite interests joining…

03/27/2019

Skiing off to War - 10th Mtn. Division Presentation

WE'RE HIRING a summer seasonal, Youth Programs Coordinator! Find the full job description & details here: https://bit.ly...
02/25/2019

WE'RE HIRING a summer seasonal, Youth Programs Coordinator! Find the full job description & details here: https://bit.ly/fdrdjob

CALLING ALL BACON LOVERS: Volunteer registration for Keystone Festivals' 2019 Bacon & Bourbon Fest is now open!!! :) (Ju...
02/22/2019
2019 Bacon & Bourbon Festival

CALLING ALL BACON LOVERS: Volunteer registration for Keystone Festivals' 2019 Bacon & Bourbon Fest is now open!!! :) (June 22-23) Check out the jobs and sign up early here: http://signup.com/go/mFyYQLg
*Each volunteer will receive a free t-shirt, and either bacon bucks, a bacon sampling wristband, or a drink ticket for their time!*

SignUp.com makes it easy to coordinate school events & classroom activities, fundraisers, snack schedules, potlucks & more!

Photos by Bill Linfield
02/13/2019

Photos by Bill Linfield

Photos by Bill Linfield

CONTEST TIME!!! Win a pair of tickets to Casino Night on Thursday, Feb. 7th, 6-9pm at the Silverthorne Pavilion. TO ENTE...
02/05/2019

CONTEST TIME!!! Win a pair of tickets to Casino Night on Thursday, Feb. 7th, 6-9pm at the Silverthorne Pavilion. TO ENTER: Share this post & tag some buddies you'd like to go with in the comments. Winner will be announced tomorrow (2/6) at noon!!

Who wants to score a deal on 4 lower level Nuggets tickets for next Monday's game!?!? Bidding starts at $150, and you ca...
02/04/2019
4 Tickets to Monday Feb. 11 Nuggets vs. Heat Game

Who wants to score a deal on 4 lower level Nuggets tickets for next Monday's game!?!? Bidding starts at $150, and you can bid online every day until Thursday! :)

Auction item '4 Tickets to Monday Feb. 11 Nuggets vs. Heat Game' hosted online at 32auctions.

Time to get excited for FDRD's 2nd Annual Casino Night! We're just over a week away from the event and we've posted sele...
01/30/2019
2019 Casino Night Online Auction

Time to get excited for FDRD's 2nd Annual Casino Night! We're just over a week away from the event and we've posted select items from our silent auction online ahead of time. To start we have put 12 items online (out of over 100!) Click on our logo below to check them out and start bidding!
*Please note: the online auction will transition to the event, so make sure you have tickets to attend!*

Photos by Collins Photography of Summit County
01/25/2019

Photos by Collins Photography of Summit County

Photos by Collins Photography of Summit County

Happy New Year from all of us at FDRD - We hope to see you on the trails in 2019!!!
12/31/2018

Happy New Year from all of us at FDRD - We hope to see you on the trails in 2019!!!

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District's cover photo
12/12/2018

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District's cover photo

While 2018 draws to a close, the hardworking FDRD elves (a.k.a staff) are busy planning 2019 trail projects! Take a look...
12/12/2018

While 2018 draws to a close, the hardworking FDRD elves (a.k.a staff) are busy planning 2019 trail projects! Take a look at what we have in store...

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Silverthorne, CO
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Hi, I heard a rumor of a future MTB friendly connector trail from the upper salt lick trails into Frisco. Wondering if the rumors are true, and what/when volunteer opportunities exist for it?
What kind of big fellow made this track? I think I am glad I didn't cross paths at the same time.
Just wanted to let you know, you're the leader, by far, in this year's Share the Love event at Groove Subaru of Silverthorne. One month in and two weeks to go.
just donated in honor of doozie
The Breck 100 Mountain Bike Race this weekend in Breckenridge (super excited)! It's going to be a blast! 🚴🏽🚴🏼‍♀️🏅 We are still in need of volunteers. If you're interested in volunteering this Friday and Saturday! Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0549aead23aaf49-volunteers Raising money for Friends of the Dillon Ranger District! Thank you!