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October 7, 2013
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Vail Daily letter: Thanks to Vail Resorts

ECO Trails and Eagle Valley Land Trust want to say a big thank you to everyone at Vail Resorts for all the hard work they put in on the Duck Pond Open Space during the annual Vail Resorts Echo Day held Sept. 21! It was amazing to see what an army of volunteers could accomplish in one day. More than 225 Vail and Beaver Creek employees, friends and families planted 250 trees and shrubs, removed over 60 cubic yards of noxious weeds, and performed trail work on over 2,600 feet of new public trails at the Duck Pond Open Space between Gypsum and Dotsero on Highway 6.

The Duck Pond Open Space is the newest permanent conservation area in the community. Purchased by Eagle County Open Space in late 2012, the amount of important work to reclaim and restore the property, as well as the work to build the Eagle Valley Trail through the property for bicycling and walking, was a tall order. We could not have done it without the hard work of over 225 volunteers from Vail Resorts and the wonderful team leaders and coordinators of the Echo program. Thank you.

If you’re interested is seeing photos of the volunteers in action, head over to facebook.com/evlandtrust. Everyone at the Land Trust and ECO Trails truly appreciates our partnership with, and support from, Vail Resorts and your employees. Thanks again!

Ellie Caryl

ECO Trails

Scott Conklin

Eagle Valley Land Trust


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The VailDaily Updated Oct 8, 2013 02:38PM Published Oct 7, 2013 04:45PM Copyright 2013 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.