Recreation in Summit County is busier than ever before and FDRD’s mission is increasingly important to both our community and visitors.  We were able to accomplishment a lot in our 2022 field season.  We wouldn’t be able to be as productive without our amazing volunteers.  We had volunteers that have been volunteering with us for 10+ years and new volunteers learning the trade of trail work.  Volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization, and we are so grateful for every single one of them!  A big thank you to everyone that volunteered this summer, whether it was for a trail maintenance or forest health project, fundraising event, or leading an educational hike.  We would also like to thank our community partners for bringing out volunteers as well.  Here are accomplishment highlights from this summer.

Grand totals

  • 60 field projects
  • 1200 volunteers
  • 6,074 Volunteer hours

Ranger Patrol

  • 100 volunteers
  • 2,000 volunteer hours
  • 11,330 people contacted

Educational Hikes

  • 38 education hikes/events
  • 383 volunteer hours
  • 2,004 people educated

Adopt a Trailhead

  • 380 Bags of trash collected

Field projects

  • 70 ft turnpike constructed
  • 450ft Buck and rail fence constructed
  • 2810 ft trail maintained
  • 30,000 native seeds collected
  • 94 drainage dips
  • 30,000 sq ft forest thinned

Youth Forest Stewards

  • 110 volunteer hours
  • 260ft Buck and Rail Fence Constructed
  • 150 aspen trees planted
  • 250ft trail maintained

Written by Lizzie Morrison