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Date
05/01/2023 - 10/01/2023
Category
Forest Health
Description

Adopt a Bin Program: The Forest Service has provided over 30 fishing line recycling bins throughout Summit County, positioned in specific locations for convenient line disposal for anglers. When the line is not properly disposed of, local birds will often find and use the material in their nests. Bins need to be emptied and kept clean, so anglers are able to utilize them for their intended purpose. Used fishing line is collected by FDRD to send in for recycling. Our hope is to keep these bins clean and keep the line out of our shores, waterways, and wildlife!

If interested in adopting a bin for the season, please apply.


Date
04/12/2023 - 11/01/2023
Category
Forest Health
Description

Adopt a Trailhead Program: Each spring season, the winter snow slowly recedes back into the ground revealing all the treasures left behind by trail users from the fall and winter seasons. FDRD is offering the opportunity to volunteers to “Adopt-a-Trailhead” and take an extra step in helping FDRD, Summit County, and the USFS keep our local trailheads clean.

The Duties:

  • Sign up for an available trailhead by emailing lizzie@fdrd.org with your top 3 choices.

  • Visit your trailhead at least 2 times per month

  • Supply your own trash bags and gloves (FDRD will supply trash pickers upon request)

  • Pick up trash at your trailhead – Please report dangerous things like needles, rather than picking them up

  • Take pictures! Of you cleaning up, any damage at the trailhead, funny/gross items, etc… We will feature your pictures on our social media channels and website

  • Submit your visit report, including how many bags of trash collected, damage to the kiosk, anything else of note

If interested, please apply to adopt a trailhead.


Date
05/18/2024 - 10/01/2023
Category
Education
Description

Ranger Patrol Program: This opportunity is designed for hiking enthusiasts who enjoy interacting with fellow forest users and giving back to their local National Forest all at once! With visitation in Summit County increasing on an annual basis, the need for informed and dedicated volunteers patrolling our trails is at an all-time high. Each Ranger will be asked to complete (4) 4-hour hikes throughout the summer season (June-September). For each hike volunteers will sign up on the calendar, engage our trail users in a friendly manner and report back to the USFS with what they encountered on the trail that day. If you’re looking to give back to your local forest in a leisurely way and on your own schedule, this program is for you!

New volunteer training is on Saturday May 18th, 2024 and is mandatory for all new ranger patroller.  It will be in person at the Summit Senior Center with an option to participate virtually.