Vail Resorts wins conservation honor |

Vail Resorts wins conservation honor

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” Vail Resorts will be honored for it conservation work the National Forest Foundation at a ceremony at the Arrabelle Saturday.

According to the Forest Foundation, Vail Resorts has long supported conservation projects that protect and enhance watersheds, wildlife habitat, forests and outdoor recreation resources. Vail Resorts operates the largest on-mountain recycling program of any ski resort in North America, the foundation said.

For the second year in a row, in partnership with the National Forest Foundation, guests at Vail Resorts’ five mountains contribute $1 per season pass, online lift ticket and night at a Vail Resorts lodges to local conservation projects, the foundation said.

The program has generated $551,000 to which the foundation has added $275,500 for projects on national forests in Colorado and California.

Also being honored is the Coors Brewing Company for its clean water efforts, recycling, waste reduction and use of alternative fuels. Last August, more than 40 Coors employees and their families built erosion-control devices and planted shrubs in the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest, the foundation said.

U.S. Forest Service Chief Gail Kimbell is planning to attend Saturday’s ceremony.

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