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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Operating as usual

06/08/2020

Calling all flower lovers! Join plant expert, Dr. Jim Alexander for an informative presentation about the weeds that are invading our National Forests, and how you can help through Eagle Summit Wilderness Alliance’s (ESWA) WeedSpotter Program! The presentation will cover how to identify noxious weeds so you can help combat this biological wildfire that threatens our native wildflowers and plants. Join the session to learn more about weeds and how you might help!

FDRD had our first trail project of the season today - staff only so we can practice our social distancing and sanitizin...
05/29/2020

FDRD had our first trail project of the season today - staff only so we can practice our social distancing and sanitizing protocols!! We put in a good days work and successfully diverted this creek off of the trail. Check out the before and after!
@ Horseshoe Gulch

Spring has sprung in Silverthorne! Just 2 days left to purchase a FDRD Membership, ($50+) and receive a free Outer Range...
05/21/2020

Spring has sprung in Silverthorne! Just 2 days left to purchase a FDRD Membership, ($50+) and receive a free Outer Range Brewing Co. stemless teku glass! Just head over to the to go beer window at Outer Range to pick it up, and make sure to grab some beer while you’re there!! Purchase memberships here: https://fdrd.org/support/become-member/

Purchase a FDRD Membership at a $50 or higher value, between now and Friday, May 22nd and receive a free, Outer Range Br...
05/18/2020

Purchase a FDRD Membership at a $50 or higher value, between now and Friday, May 22nd and receive a free, Outer Range Brewing (ORB) teku glass, while supplies last! Purchase your membership here: https://fdrd.org/support/become-member/ and then bring your ID to ORB's beer ordering window to redeem, *by Sunday, May 31st.* We also encourage you to bring a canned good to ORB to benefit FIRC, and receive 20% off your beer purchase!!

Calling all wildflower lovers! Our friends over at Eagle Summit Wilderness Alliance are doing a virtual "Weedinar" via Z...
05/11/2020

Calling all wildflower lovers! Our friends over at Eagle Summit Wilderness Alliance are doing a virtual "Weedinar" via Zoom, tomorrow (Tuesday 5/12) evening. See below for details on joining!

WEEDINAR: Join us via zoom this TUESDAY for an introduction to noxious weed mitigation. This announcement appeared in today's Vail Daily and Summit Daily. To register, send an email to [email protected]

Today marks #GivingTuesdayNow, an international day of unity and giving brought on by the global pandemic. FDRD relies o...
05/05/2020

Today marks #GivingTuesdayNow, an international day of unity and giving brought on by the global pandemic. FDRD relies on fundraising events, donations, and membership dues to provide vital, unrestricted funds to our organization. Due to the pandemic, many of these funds are in jeopardy. Sign up for an annual FDRD Membership today and help fund our various trail maintenance and forest restoration projects, as well as our free educational programming throughout the summer. Thank you for your support, we appreciate you! https://fdrd.org/support/become-member/

We want to extend HUGE thanks to our partner, Copper Mountain for their continued support of FDRD and our mission of loc...
04/27/2020

We want to extend HUGE thanks to our partner, Copper Mountain for their continued support of FDRD and our mission of local, forest stewardship!! Now more than ever, these fundraising dollars are vital to our organization. If you'd like to support FDRD during these unprecedented times, please consider joining our FDRD membership program: https://fdrd.org/support/become-member/

Today, and every day, we are in awe of the power and beauty of nature. On this 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on Play Forever Fridays which launched this year and raised over $70k to support local organizations like the Blue River Watershed Group, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, Safe Passages Summit County and more! We believe in these non-profits and the work they do to protect our planet and community, and we thank you for your help supporting these great causes this year.

Learn more 👉 https://bit.ly/PlayForeverCopper

Family & Intercultural Resource Center @ColoradoRapidAvalanchDeployment Friends of CAIC Adaptive Action Sports High Fives Foundation High Country Conservation Center Friends of the Dillon Ranger District Blue River Watershed Group Summit County Safe Passages - Copper Mountain Environmental Foundation

Happy Earth Day! 🌎❤️ Photo taken at the top of Peru creek last summer.
04/22/2020

Happy Earth Day! 🌎❤️ Photo taken at the top of Peru creek last summer.

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District
04/10/2020

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District

03/27/2020
U.S. Forest Service - White River National Forest

We are all in this together! Please respect the restrictions that have been put in place, to keep us all safe. We will get through this.

We joined with the leaders of our neighboring ski areas to ask that you please stay home and recreate responsibly, respect our uphill access closures, and help us protect our local communities and first responders. We are all in this fight against COVID-19 together. Our mountain will always be here and we will ski and ride another day. Please stay safe during this time! Thanks @Arapahoe_Basin, @KeystoneMtn, @breckenridgemtn, @LovelandSkiArea, @CopperMtn

03/17/2020

Dear Friends,
In accordance with recent health and safety policies and recommendations from Summit County Government, and in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, The Friends of the Dillon Ranger District will cease all public and youth programs as well as office operations indefinitely. At this time, we are unable to accurately determine how long this suspension will be in place. We will continue to communicate with local health and government officials to determine our best course of action in the coming weeks. Please feel free to reach out to us via email if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your patience in these challenging times.
Stay safe & healthy,
-FDRD Team

Just a couple days left to buy your $99 Copper Mountain lift ticket to support FDRD! Every $99 online ticket, purchased ...
03/11/2020
Copper Mountain Resort

Just a couple days left to buy your $99 Copper Mountain lift ticket to support FDRD! Every $99 online ticket, purchased through the Copper Mtn. e-store for Friday, March 13th, will generate a $5 donation to FDRD. (Tickets must be purchased online in advance for March 13th only. Online sales cut off at midnight the night before.) Purchase tix here: https://book.coppercolorado.com/#/lift-tickets/c/lift-ticket

03/06/2020
Krystal 93

What a BEAUTIFUL day for a Ski with a Ranger tour at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area!!!! Thanks Krystal 93 for joining!

Ski ranger Ruth knows the White River National Forest, like just how fast male rams are running when they collide for the affection of the ladies. Hint: human top speed doesn't come close!

Learn all about our backyard forests by skiing with a ranger, every Friday at 4 local ski resorts with Friends of the Dillon Ranger District!

02/27/2020
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

Check out our Ski With a Ranger tour at A-Basin (or any Summit County Ski Area,) this Friday! Learn about wildlife, history, geography, and more from our local experts while you take in the gorgeous high country views. Thanks to Ian Zinner Photography & Arapahoe Basin Ski Area for this awesome video.
More info on Ski with a Ranger Tours here: https://fdrd.org/education15/tours/

Almost 100 percent of the area Arapahoe Basin inhabits is U.S. Forest Service land, and it features rich flora and fauna. Come learn about the natural and cultural history of our home with a ski ranger from Friends of the Dillon Ranger District. Every Friday through the end of March, the friends group is hosting free, one-hour ski and snowboard tours of our stunning landscape.

Every Friday, meet in Mountain Goat Plaza at 10:00 a.m.

No registration is required, but you will need a valid lift ticket and be able to ski or ride at an intermediate level to join the tour.

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.

Address

680 Blue River Pkwy, Suite F
Silverthorne, CO
80498

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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(970) 262-3449

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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?
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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!