Focus on the Forest
Focus on the Forest is dedicated to cleaning up OUR National Forests using alternative solutions to motivate and enable communities to keep OUR public lands clean. The FoF motto continues to be “ONE Piece at a Time” and this is how In 5 short years volunteers have removed over 425,000 lbs of trash, over 600 tires, completed mass cleanups with 200+ people, hotspot cleanups, removed abandoned trailers, created both a Graffiti Removal Team and also an Abandoned Campfire team. FoF partners with the US Forest Service and collaborates with numerous environmental groups and OHV clubs. FoF has over 3,400 followers on Facebook. and continues to still be 100% volunteers. FoF has expanded from Teller County to the surrounding counties (El Paso, Chaffee, Park, Douglas and Jefferson). Areas cleaned up include campsites, gun ranges, open forests, hiking and riding trails.
2021 Beneficiary: Teller Senior Coalition and Woodland Park Main Street
2020 Beneficiary: Woodland Park Wind Symphony and Woodland Park Main Street
2019 Beneficiary: Woodland Park Main Street
2018 Beneficiary: The American Legion Eric V. Dickson Post 1980, Veterans of Foreign Wars Thomas Kelly Post 6051, The Lighter Side of Christmas Parade
2017 Beneficiary: Woodland Park Pikes Peak Lions Club
2016 Beneficiary: Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds
2015 Beneficiary: Ute Pass Kiwanis
2014 Beneficiary: Ute Pass Symphony Guild
2013 Beneficiary: Woodland Park Community Cupboard
2012 Beneficiary: Girl Scouts of Colorado, Troop 249
2011 Beneficiary: Teller County Search and Rescue
2010 Beneficiary: Boy Scouts of America, Teller County
To apply to be the beneficiary of next year’s parade, please download the application. (40kb PDF) For additional information, please contact Tracie Bennitt at email@example.com 719-687-7375.