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About Our Auction
The Elks Breakfast Fundraiser will take place on Sunday, March 25th from 9:00am - 12:00pm at the Summit County Elks Lodge. This year we've decided to try something different and allow people to bid on our silent auction items online, ahead of time. The online auction will run from March 1st - March 24th at noon, and then we will transition it over to an in-person silent auction at the breakfast on the 25th. So remember, if you're winning an item online, there is still a chance you will get outbid at the breakfast. Elks Breakfast tickets are $10 ahead of time from a FDRD board or staff member or at the Dillon Ranger District office, and $12 at the door. ($5 for kids under 12.) Folks who are not in Colorado or not able to make it to the breakfast are more than welcome to bid on any item, but please note that some items cannot be shipped and the recipient will be charged for shipping fees.
This particular silent auction will raise important funds to cover costs of our upcoming projects in the summer of 2018 as well as our public education series, working to enrich and educate the lives of both the Summit County community and visitors alike.
Projects we have on the docket for this summer that you will help fund by bidding on an item:
Quandary Peak – Summit County’s only 14,000’ peak, Quandary, continues to get loved to death through overuse. In 2018, FDRD has committed four work days on our lone, beloved 14er to help with the sustainable care of this majestic gem.
Salt Lick Re-Route – After years of repeated, unlawful mountain bike entry into the Eagles Nest Wilderness, FDRD will partner with the USFS to assist in a crucial re-route of a trail that will avoid wilderness boundaries. Over two miles of beautiful new trail will be added for the enjoyment of Summit County visitors and residents.
Masontown Overhaul – We’ve heard the cries for help on this popular Frisco trail, and help is on the way! FDRD will install over 150 feet of new, sustainable walkways, to ensure an enjoyable experience on this forested trail, while protecting a fragile ecosystem.
Extended Youth Programs- We are excited to once again offer SnowSchool to our local youth this winter. During SnowSchool, kids are introduced to topics in winter ecology, avalanche education and snow science, while exploring the forest on snowshoes. We are also adding Family Trail Days to the calendar in the summer of 2018. Parents will have a chance to mingle and get their hands dirty working on the trail, while kiddos participate in fun and educational activities with environmental educators.
About Friends of the Dillon Ranger District
Our mission is to partner with the White River National Forest's Dillon Ranger District in Summit County to provide opportunities for the community to play a more active role in the sustainable management of the local forest and to enhance the experiences of all who recreate here by: Conducting high quality projects to build and maintain trails, plant new trees, and promote watershed restoration; developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships between the Forest Service and a diverse group of local individuals, organizations, and stakeholders; and creating excellent educational programs for our visitors, residents and youth to promote, protect and preserve our National Forest.