Here at FDRD we’ve been hard at work brainstorming and coordinating some outdoor volunteer opportunities for our amazing community, that are safe to do during a global pandemic. Because we all know that giving back is good for the heart and soul! We understand that we are living in unprecedented times, and we feel that these opportunities allow volunteers to give back to their public lands while staying socially distanced from others, to mitigate risks of exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
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. This year is no different. We are seeing increased use at the trailheads as locals and visitors alike begin to relieve their “cabin fever” by getting outside and enjoying the beautiful weather we’ve been having here in Summit County.
As you are probably aware, the USFS personnel is focused heavily on clearing trails all over the county so users can enjoy the forest experience, free of climbing over downed trees that winter storms deliver. Additionally, much of the USFS resources are devoted to planning projects for the summer and maintaining our public land to the highest standard possible so the masses are able to recreate.
Because of this, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District would like to offer the opportunity to volunteers to “Adopt-a-Trailhead” this summer. We’re currently looking for volunteers that want to take an extra step in helping FDRD and the USFS keep our trailheads clean over the summer months.