The Friends of Breckenridge Trails is a program designed to provide an opportunity for locals and visitors to participate in the upkeep of the fragile habitats, open spaces and trail systems unique to the Town of Breckenridge.
Through volunteer efforts, Town open spaces, trails, historic sites and ecologically sensitive areas are maintained and restored, thereby creating fun opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities.
2016 Volunteer Events
June 4th: Tree Planting
Help reforest one of Town’s open space parcel in the Golden Horseshoe by planting fir, spruce and bristlecone seedlings.
June 18th: The International Mountain Bicycling Association Trail Care Crew
IMBA will lead its Trail Building School, which teaches volunteers how to build and maintain sustainable, fun singletrack. The school involves three hours in the classroom followed by about four hours in the field doing hands-on trail work and field instruction. Trail work will take place on the new Mineral Hill trail. Please sign up here.
July 9th: Weed Pull
Join us for a weed pull to help eradicate noxious weed in Cucumber Gulch Preserve, the town’s crown jewel open space.
July 23-24: Galena Ditch, New Trail Construction
Join Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) and Summit County Open Space to construct a new sustainable section of trail that will extend the Galena Ditch trail to the South Fork of the Swan River Valley.
August 6th: Mineral Hill, New Trail Construction
Help construct this new technical backcountry trail that will connect Minnie Mine and Side Door trail to the Golden Horseshoe.
August 27th: Mineral Hill, New Trail Construction
Lend a hand so we can finish this technical backcountry trail that will connect Minnie Mine and Side Door trail to the Golden Horseshoe.
September: TBA Make a Difference Day, Mineral Hill, New Trail Construction
Join in on a Community wide volunteer day and help us finish this new trail that will make an important connection to the Golden Horseshoe.
The Town also offers team building opportunities centered around trail construction efforts for businesses, families or other groups.
On the morning of the event, volunteers are encouraged to meet behind Town Hall (150 Ski Hill Road) at 9:00am for juice, coffee and snacks. A typical work day will end around 2:00 p.m. Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Participants should bring lunch, gloves, sunscreen, sunglasses, sturdy footwear and a water bottle. All other materials will be provided by the Town. The Town requests each Volunteer fill out a waiver prior to the trail work. Please print a copy of the waiver to sign and bring with you when you check in.
For more information, or to Volunteer for a Friends of Breckenridge Trails project, please contact Tony Overlock, Open Space and Trails Division, at (970) 453-3189 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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