Park City Employees Support Local Water Quality Projects for Company-Wide Volunteer Day

21 September 2015
  • Local Park City employees assist with various water quality projects along East Canyon Creek near Mormon Flats, the Spring Creek Trailhead and surrounding areas.
  • Over 2,000 Vail Resorts employees gathered across the country for EpicPromise Day, company-wide day of volunteerism.
PARK CITY, Utah. – Sept. 21, 2015 – This past Saturday, Sept. 19, approximately 200 Park City employees gathered to support various water quality projects along East Canyon Creek near Mormon Flats, the Spring Creek Trailhead and surrounding areas. Working in partnership with Swaner EcoCenter, Trout Unlimited and the East Canyon Watershed Committee, the volunteers represented a portion of 2,000 Vail Resorts employees giving back that day in locations across the country as part of Vail Resorts’ annual EpicPromise Day.
 
Originally established in 2010, EpicPromise Day brings together employees, their friends and their families, to support a local community need. Since its founding, the annual EpicPromise Day has allowed over 6,700 volunteers to give nearly 26,000 hours of time to local projects.
 
“Each year, EpicPromise Day is an opportunity for our employees to directly support the communities where they live and where we operate,” said Bill Rock chief operating officer for Park City. “We are grateful for their commitment to this program and appreciate the opportunity to partner with Swaner EcoCenter and Trout Unlimited to support local environmental projects that improve Park City’s water quality and aquatic habitats.”
 
Over the last six years, Vail Resorts has consistently demonstrated a commitment to sustainability through environmental and community support. Through EpicPromise, the company contributes $7.8 million in charitable donations to 250 nonprofit partners, organizes 20,000 hours of company-sponsored employee volunteer time, and executes on a variety of environmental initiatives each year.
 
As part of this year’s EpicPromise Day, Park City employees planted over 1,600 willow trees near eroding stream banks by lower East Canyon Creek at Mormon Flats. Volunteers also built beaver analog structures in a small spring that flows into East Canyon Creek to create 3 artificial beaver ponds. In the Swaner Preserve and Newpark area, Park City employees collected over 40 trash bags of litter and thistle seed heads, participated in macrophyte removal to improve stream health and placed 100 recycled Christmas trees in the stream to help prevent erosion.
 
For Epic Promise day photos click here.
 
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Media Contact:
Jessica Miller
(435) 615-4843
jmmiller@vailresorts.com
 


 
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and two urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Perisher, Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. The Company owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

 
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