“It’s pretty amazing to see 100 people working out here and the amount of work we’re going to get done in three hours,” said Lisa Wallace, member of the Truckee River Watershed Council.
Each year, local non-profit organizations are invited to submit projects to be considered for Echo Day. The project was selected by resort employees as an opportunity to give back to the community. Vail Resorts gives a cash grant to the non-profit to help cover the cost of tools, supplies and more for the project.
“It’s awesome to see how fast and how committed everyone is. We’re thrilled to work with the Truckee River Watershed Council and it’s just been a beautiful day on the river,” said Bill Rock, chief operating officer at Northstar. “The camaraderie and teamwork – it’s been so much fun. I’m sure next year’s project is going to be bigger and better than this one. I definitely encourage people to come out and help.”
The Truckee River Watershed Council brings the community “together for the Truckee.” The organization focuses on collaborative solutions for the protection, enhancement and restoration of the Truckee River Watershed.
“If you’re interested in participating in Echo Day, and you’re working at Northstar, it’s really a surprisingly good corporate project – good to bring the family to,” said Wallace.
Launched in August 2010, Vail Resorts Echo Day is an annual, company-wide volunteer day for Vail Resorts employees and their families. Focused on projects that are meaningful in the local resort communities where the company operates, Vail Resorts Echo Day hosted seven events for employees and their family and friends this past weekend, with nearly 1,100 employees participating in the projects from Tahoe to Jamaica, equating to 4,950 hours of volunteer service.
For more information about Vail Resorts Echo and the company’s corporate sustainability program, visit www.vailresortsecho.com.
About Northstar California Resort
One of the finest year-round mountain resorts in North America, Northstar is host to a base area village featuring unique shops and restaurants, a conference center, 9,000 square foot outdoor skating rink, movie theaters, on-site lodging, special events and more. A winter sport enthusiast’s paradise, Northstar offers 97 ski trails spread across 3,170 acres, award-winning terrain parks and snow sports including alpine and Telemark skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tubing. Summer activities include mountain biking, golfing, scenic lift rides for sightseeing and hiking, fly-fishing and more.
Northstar is located on Highway 267, just six miles north of Lake Tahoe and six miles south of downtown Truckee. For more information, call 1.800.GO.NORTH (1.800.466.6784) or visit www.NorthstarCalifornia.com.
About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the