Camping With Black Bears in Summit County

By |2021-06-01T19:28:49+00:00May 31st, 2021|Environmental and Trails|

Camping With Black Bears in Summit County Camping in Summit County is wonderful... getting away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life to relax in the peace and tranquility of nature. However, camping here comes with some responsibilities that we might forget to think about when planning our

Join Our Team This Summer!

By |2021-03-25T17:43:43+00:00February 12th, 2021|Environmental and Trails, FDRD Events, Volunteer Opportunities|

Join Our Team This Summer! *THE SUMMER 2021 SEASONAL POSITION HAS NOW BEEN FILLED. PLEASE CHECK BACK NEXT YEAR FOR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES.* FDRD 2021 Seasonal Job Announcement Title: Youth Programs Coordinator Status: Full-Time/Seasonal (late May – end of September; 35-40 hours/week) Rate: $14-$16 per hour dependent on experience

Winter Backcountry Safety

By |2020-12-29T23:47:17+00:00December 18th, 2020|Environmental and Trails|

Winter Backcountry Safety This year has brought an exponential increase in demand for recreation in our mountain community and with the winter season well underway, we feel it's pertinent to get proper safety information out to the masses. Winter recreation, including but not limited to: hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, touring, snowmobiling

FDRD Scholarship Spotlight

By |2020-12-01T20:31:13+00:00November 30th, 2020|Environmental and Trails|

FDRD Scholarship Spotlight This spring FDRD had the honor of awarding a couple $1,000 scholarships to two local Summit High seniors. This was the first time we offered an FDRD Scholarship, but we will continue the tradition for years to come. We recently caught up with Jessica and Jeremiah, our

5 Steps to Follow When Cutting Down a Christmas Tree in Summit County

By |2020-11-24T19:10:16+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Environmental and Trails|

5 Steps to Follow When Cutting Down a Christmas Tree in Summit County Everything you need to know about cutting down your own Christmas tree in the White River National Forest's Dillon Ranger District. Step 1: You must purchase a Christmas tree cutting permit BEFORE you cut your tree

Summer 2020 Accomplishments

By |2020-11-23T19:10:51+00:00October 27th, 2020|Environmental and Trails|

Summer 2020 Accomplishments SUMMER 2020 ACCOMPLISHMENTS The Summer of 2020 brought in plenty of new variables that FDRD programming had yet to encounter, including face coverings, physical distancing, sanitization protocols, and group size restrictions. Our dedicated FDRD staff worked harder than ever to make sure we were still able

Spruce Creek Turnpike Construction

By |2020-10-06T15:25:48+00:00October 4th, 2020|Environmental and Trails|

Spruce Creek Turnpike Construction SPRUCE CREEK TURNPIKE CONSTRUCTION The Spruce Creek Trail in Blue River is highly trafficked by trail users on their way to the Mohawk Lakes basin. The trail crosses a number of wet, boggy areas. One particular section was seeing a high amount of resource

August 2020 Project Accomplishments

By |2020-08-31T23:24:31+00:00August 31st, 2020|Environmental and Trails|

August 2020 Project Accomplishments AUGUST 2020 PROJECT ACCOMPLISHMENTS August was a busy and successful month for us, after slowly easing back into public volunteer projects in July. Take a look at what we've been up to! Constructed over 2,000ft of new trail on the Groovy Uvi

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