Grand Targhee Resort is proud to announce a new addition to its “Targhee in the Community” program to provide additional incentive for valley residents to volunteer with several non-profit projects this summer. For each 6 to 8 hour shift worked, each volunteer will receive one 2010/11 winter season unrestricted full day lift ticket. Participants are eligible for up to two lift tickets per person, per summer season.
“Volunteers are an integral part of Teton Valley,” said Christina Thomure, Director of Sustainability at Grand Targhee Resort. “They help improve the health and well-being of residents, spur economic development, and enhance our local ecosystem which all lead to a better quality of life. We’re hoping that the opportunity to earn a complimentary lift ticket, as well as do good, will create an abundance of volunteers in the valley this summer.”
The following non-profit projects are participating in the first round of the program:
Friends of the Teton River has several projects throughout the summer including;
Electro-fishing assistance: June 14-July 12, Monday thru Thursday
10th Annual River Party assistance: July 10th
Teton and Trail Creeks restoration: June 1-August 31 & July 26- July 30
Contact Megan Hatch at 208-354-3871 or email at email@example.com.
Earthfire Institute, a wildlife sanctuary, needs help with trail maintenance and the development of a Small Animal Wildlife Garden during the month of June. Contact Linda Miller at 208-456-0926 or email at Linda@earthfireinstitute.org.
The Teton Valley Community School needs help with their outdoor youth education programs on June 12, 19, and 26. Contact Cyndi Fischer at 208-787-0445 or email at Cyndi@tetonvalleycommunityschool.com.
The Teton Valley Chamber of Commerce needs help with their Summer Festival and hot air balloon launch June 30- July 4. Contact Heather Gottemoeller at 208-354-2500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teton Valley Trails & Pathways needs help with trail restoration and maintenance June 12, July 10, and August 7. Contact Tim Adams at 208-201-1622 or email email@example.com.
Skiers and riders that volunteer for one 6-8 hour shift with the above-mentioned projects will receive a 2010/11 winter season unrestricted day lift ticket. Participants are eligible for up to two lift tickets per person, per summer season. Volunteers will sign up for lift tickets through the non-profit on the day they volunteer and Grand Targhee Resort will mail the tickets to the volunteer at the end of the summer season. Volunteers are instructed to contact non-profits directly to sign up for above projects. For details on project times and number of volunteers needed, please click here.
Grand Targhee Resort will also continue to pay their employees to volunteer for non-profits in the community.
If you are a non-profit in Teton Valley and have a project that you would like Grand Targhee Resort to consider for the “Targhee in the Community” program, please send a request for application to firstname.lastname@example.org or call #307-353-2300, X1375. For more information, please visit our website at www.grandtarghee.com.