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RFOV honors top volunteers

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. Roaring Fork Outdoors Volunteers, the volunteer-driven group which helps to maintain area trails for public use, recently honored the top 2006 RFOV volunteers. These hardworking volunteers and many others worked on 10 different trail maintenance or habitat rehabilitation projects from Rifle to Aspen.The 2006 RFOV Volunteer of the Year is Basalt resident Michael Thompson, who has volunteered with the organization since its start 11 years ago. The RFOV Pulaski Award winner for 2006 is Glenwood Springs resident Jamin Heady-Smith. The Pulaski honor, named after the firefighting tool used on trail projects, goes to the volunteer who participates in the most work days. The RFOV Crew Leader of the Year honoree is Eileen Wysocki of New Castle. In addition to being an energetic crew leader, she serves on the board and volunteers for a committee. RFOV New Crew Leader of the Year award winner is Billy Barbour of Basalt. A volunteer for several years, Barbour now leads safe volunteer crews who build sustainable trail sections. RFOV Project Partner of the Year honoree went to Forest Service employee and Basalt resident Jon Thompson, who helped to implement a number of trail projects including Forest Hollow in Glenwood Springs, Crater Lake/West Maroon and Basalt Mountain. RFOV Food Sponsor of the Year award winner is Ken Smith, brewmaster at the Glenwood Canyon Brew Pub, for his fabulous and consistent support.RFOV has been promoting stewardship of public lands and trails since 1995 with almost 100 projects to date. For more information, call RFOV at 927-8241 or visit http://www.rfov.org.Post Independent, Glenwood Springs Colorado CO

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