Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC), celebrating their 30th year as one of Colorado’s Statewide Volunteer Organizations, with the Town of Breckenridge and Summit Counties Government officials, will be helping volunteers complete Turk’s Trail this weekend. Turk’s Trail is near Breckenridge and part of the French Gulf Trail system.
Volunteers, 12 years of age and older are being asked to help construct a single-track trail. This trail will be showcasing some of the tremendous views of one of our most stunning counties. There are also a number of bridges which will need to be constructed along the trail.
This project will be amongst one of nine of VOC’s Commemorative Projects they will be completing to celebrate their anniversary, which will hopefully carry them into their next 30 Years. They have also had a long lasting relationship with both the Town of Breckenridge and other Summit County Communities which is expressed in the following comments by Ann Baker Easley, VOC’s Executive Director; “VOC has long partnered with Summit County communities to maintain and expand recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike. We look forward to continuing our 10+ year partnership with the Town of Breckenridge and Summit County in this exciting project during a special year.”
Scott Reid, the Open Space Planner for the Town of Breckenridge made the following comments about VOC and the volunteers, who have helped with many projects in and around their communities; “We really appreciate the VOC volunteers who have helped create the amazing trail network in and around Breckenridge. “VOC weekends always inspire our community to show up and help build and maintain our trails.”
This is sure to be a fun time for all. Along with the trail work, volunteers, who do not need to have any form of trail building experience, will enjoy live music, food, which will be provided Saturday through Sunday night, happy hour and raffles. Free camping will be provided for registered volunteers.
There are many organizations who need to be recognized for their support of this project, through funding or other means, which include; Xcel Energy, REI, Lockheed Martin, The Boeing Company, National Forest Foundation, Freeport-McMoRan Foundation, and Climax Molybdenum Company.
Volunteers are asked to register in advance to ensure adequate quantities of tools, supplies and food. Register via the Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado volunteer project calendar at www.voc.org/projects or 303-715-1010.
About Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC)
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) is a statewide nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to motivating and enabling people to be active stewards of Colorado’s natural resources. Celebrating 30 successful years in 2014, VOC’s award-winning volunteer, youth, and leadership training programs have engaged nearly 100,000 people of all ages in caring for Colorado’s outdoors – a total donated labor value of over $19.4 million. Such volunteer efforts have made a lasting impact on Colorado through hands-on work in wildfire land restoration, trail building and maintenance, tree planting and re-forestation, and much more.
About Town of Breckenridge
The Town of Breckenridge protects, maintains, and enhances its sense of community, historical heritage, and alpine environment. It provides leadership and encourages citizen involvement.
About Summit County
Summit County is located among the high peaks of the Colorado Rockies, just on the west side of the Continental Divide. Perhaps the county’s most majestic characteristic is its towering altitude, from a low of 7,947 feet above sea level at Green Mountain Reservoir to a sky-scraping 14,270 feet at Gray’s Peak.