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Summit County: Some TLC for local forests

Time to give Summit County forests some TLC with the Bristlecone Foundation's Legacy Forest campaign.

Tree-planting volunteers needed for June 4 Legacy Forest project

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — After a 10-year pine-beetle epidemic Summit County’s forests are in need of some TLC, and the Bristlecone Foundation is once again helping the restoration efforts with a countywide tree-planting day coming up June 4.

Volunteers are still needed for the foundation’s Legacy Forest planting day. Individuals or groups can sign up online to plant seedlings in all local towns. Check-in starts promptly at 9 a.m. at each planting site and the planting should finished by 12 p.m. All volunteers will receive a complimentary ticket to the Legacy Forest Bluegrass Jam and are also eligible for special lodging discounts.

The Bluegrass Jam starts at 6 p.m. at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center with local favorite Randall McKinnon Band followed by Denver-based Oakhurst.

Tickets can be purchased online for $12. Each ticket sold will also plant a seedling in Summit County. The Bristlecone Foundation Legacy Forest campaign started in 2010 to help support the home care and hospice patients of Bristlecone Health Services and also renew the forests of Summit County and the beauty of our mountains.

Seedlings can still be purchased for $20 and you can choose to pick up your seedling and plant it in your own yard, or designate where you would like your seedling planted.

For more information or to download a Legacy Forest order form please visit http://www.bristleconefoundation.org or contact the Bristlecone Foundation office at 970-668-8444. 

Tell others about the Bristlecone Foundation Legacy Forest campaign by visiting the Facebook event page or using #LegacyForest on Twitter.

Participants should bring work gloves, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, sturdy footwear and a filled water bottle.  All other tools and materials will be provided at each location.

Breckenridge
Meeting Location:  behind Town Hall, 150 Ski Hill Road, Breckenridge, Colorado 80424
Email to volunteer
970.453.2251 x 1116

Dillon
Meeting Location:  Dillon Marina Park, 176 Lake Drive, Dillon, Colorado 80435
Email to volunteer
970.262.3424

Frisco
Meeting Location:  Frisco Nordic Center, 18454 Highway 9, Frisco, CO 80443
Email to volunteer
970.668.8444

Keystone
Meeting Location:   Keystone Science School Campus, 1053 Soda Ridge Rd, Keystone, CO 80435
Email to volunteer
970.468.2098

Silverthorne
Meeting Location:  The Angler Mountain Ranch Trail Head–From Silverthorne, travel North on Highway 9 for approx. 2.1 miles. Just past the Golf Course look for Bald Eagle Rd. on the Right.  From here it is approx. .5 mile to the trailhead. Parking is on the Right.
Email to volunteer
970.668.8444

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