Blogger, Molly Killien, Chamber Staff Member

The Steamboat Springs community is looking for individuals who are interested in helping plant nearly 20,000 trees in Routt County this summer. That’s right! Nearly 20,000 trees to be planted in ONE DAY. The “Re-Tree Colorado” project is a community wide tree planting planned for Saturday, June 26, 2010. This tree planting is designed to raise awareness on a local and national scale as to the state of our forests during the bark beetle epidemic. This project is the brainchild of Steamboat Springs local Tristan Frolich, who in July 2009, submitted the idea of a large scale tree planting project/event to a national competition called “The Green Effect: Small Steps to Create Large Change,” sponsored by National Geographic and Frito Lay and was awarded $20,000 to see his project through.

Tristan was one of five winners out of a pool of nearly 2,500. Learn more about this great project and how to get involved by visiting http://bit.ly/drpiqL or checking out retreecolorado.com.