COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. – April 22, 2014 – Copper Mountain’s parent company, Powdr, a leading mountain resort owner and active lifestyle company, today, Earth Day, announced ‘Protect Your Playground’ Copper Mountain Community grant recipients. Copper Mountain’s Green Team selected local residents that were empowered and inspired to develop solutions for environmental issues that affect their local natural playgrounds and communities.
Copper Mountain rewarded community individuals like Summit High School’s, Mindy Regner. With funding from Protect Your Playground and assistance from High Country Conservation Center, Regner plans to build a Summit High School Green House with the long term goals of support a year-round farm to table culinary program. “Over 800 students and 60 faculty members working together to grow fresh food for the schools Catering Room, this project will only take 2-3 weeks to build and will last a life time,” said Regner.
Additionally Copper Mountain employee, Ryan Trump was selected to receive funding through Powdr’s Protect Your Playground. Trump plans on replenishing the Copper Mountain Summer pedestrian friendly village with hummingbird feeders to revitalize the hummingbird population during the summer months.
Throughout the four month submission process Summit County individuals submitted ideas for funding to protect their local environments. All grants are reserved for individuals – no money was rewarded to nonprofits or corporations.
For additional information, please visit protectyourplayground.org.
Powdr is a leading mountain resort and actions sports camp owner and operator and active lifestyle company. Headquartered in Park City, Utah, Powdr currently owns and operates nine mountain resorts including Park City Mountain Resort and Gorgoza Park in Park City, Utah; Copper Mountain Resort in Summit County, Colorado; Killington Resort and Pico Mountain in Killington, Vermont; Mt. Bachelor in Bend, Oregon; Boreal Resort and Soda Springs Resort in Donner Summit, California; and Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort near Las Vegas, Nevada. Powdr also owns and operates Woodward Camps, with four locations in the United States including Camp Woodward in Woodward, Pennsylvania; Woodward West in Tehachapi, California; Woodward Tahoe at Boreal Resort in California; and Woodward at Copper in Summit County, Colorado. For additional information, please visit http://www.powdr.com.