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Summit County Make a Difference Day – Clean Up the Shores of Lake Dillon

On Saturday, October 13th Make a Difference Day is returning to Summit County after a 2 year hiatus. Make a Difference Day is a national event inspiring volunteers to give back to their local communities. This year 4 different non-profits will be hosting projects in each town. We would like to encourage volunteers to join us for the Annual Make a Difference Day on October 13th from 9 am until noon, with a lunch to follow at The Frisco Day Lodge.

In Frisco, prepare to get wet and muddy as we volunteer with SOS Outreach to take advantage of the low water levels and clean up the items that have fallen overboard into Dillon Reservoir.  Bring muck boots, waders and any other shoes that can withstand the muddy shorelines. Canoes and kayaks will be available on a first come first serve basis to help clean the islands and shoreline. Meet at the Frisco Bay Marina office deck at 9am for coffee, burritos and supplies. Show up or sign up Facebook. After the clean up, warm up at the Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge with a free lunch at noon.

“With low water levels it is the perfect time to make lemonade out of lemons and clean up the freshly exposed shorelines.  Come out and join SOS outreach and your fellow community members to tackle this project and clean up the Reservoir.  Many hands make light work we can accomplish more together.  It is great to see so many volunteers together to help our local non-profits and accomplish these projects is a true sense of the word community!” said Jenn Shimp, Marina Office Manager.

Breckenridge will be cleaning up the Valley Brook Cemetery – 900 Airport Road, in support of the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance. Please dress for outdoor work with gloves and closed toe shoes and please share with anyone who lives in or loves Breckenridge! Space is limited to 20 adults. Kids are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.

In Dillon come help High Country Conservation Center build a Shed at the Dillon Valley Community Garden.  Volunteers will meet at The Community Garden at Dillon Valley Elementary School for some harvest season volunteer fun with a goal to complete construction of the new garden shed and tent weights. This directly impacts HC3’s Grow To Share Program.

Meet at Willow Grove Open Space in Silverthorne to volunteer with Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and The SPORT committee of Silverthorne at The Willow Grove Open Space for some fall and harvest season volunteer fun!

In Fairplay come volunteer helping at Farview Horse Rescue!

For further information, please contact Miranda Fisher at or 970-453-2234

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