Holiday Fog in Larimer County
 
> News & Community Info > News Releases > 2017 Small Grants Support River Restoration, Bison, Bluebirds, Other Projects

News Release

2017 Small Grants Support River Restoration, Bison, Bluebirds, Other Projects

Department: Natural Resources
Release Date: Mar 6, 2017

Contact Information:

Jennifer Almstead, Fund Development and Special Projects Specialist, (970) 619-4569


The 2017 Small Grants awardees received their awards last month during a ceremony with County Commissioners Tom Donnelly and Steve Johnson and staff from Larimer County Department of Natural Resources. Photo by Sandy Werkmeister.
LOVELAND, Colo. – Larimer County Department of Natural Resources proudly awarded $19,217 in grant funds to support 13 community and neighborhood projects that help connect people to the land.
 
The awards were given to a variety of individuals and organizations in Larimer County through the department's Small Grants for Community Partnering program. They were presented to grantees by county commissioners and staff during a ceremony at last month's Open Lands Advisory Board meeting in Loveland.
 
The 13 grantees, projects, amounts and locations include:
 
Grantee
Project Name
Award Amount
Location
Audubon Rockies
Habitat Hero
$2,000.00
Loveland/I-25
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Larimer County Bluebird Project
$1,200.00
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, Devil’s Backbone Open Space and other locations in Larimer County
Colorado Youth Outdoors Charitable Trust
Swift Ponds Invasive Weed Project
$1,000.00
Fort Collins/Windsor
Estes Land Stewardship Association
Estes Land Stewardship Assoc. (ELSA) Weed Booklet
$1,300.00
Estes Valley
Estes Valley Community Garden
Estes Valley Community Garden Gathering Area
$1,300.00
Estes Park
Glacier View Meadows Subdivision
Crellin Canyon Weed Mitigation Project
$423.29
Livermore
Kate Wilkins
Effects of Bison Reintroduction to Grassland Birds, Mammals and Vegetation in the Laramie Foothills
$1,994.00
Soapstone Prairie Natural Area and Red Mountain Open Space
Overland Mountain Bike Club
Diamond Peaks Mountain Bike Patrol
$2,000.00
Northern Larimer County
Red Feather Lakes Community Library
Library in the Landscape
$2,000.00
Red Feather Lakes
Rocky Mountain Cat Conservancy
Communities, Cameras and Conservation
$1,000.00
Hermit Park and Chimney Hollow open spaces
The Growing Project
Young Farmer Training Program
$2,000.00
North Fort Collins
Trails at Vista Bonita Homeowners Association
Baker Lake Improved Access Project
$1,000.00
Northeast Fort Collins
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
North Fork Big Thompson River Revegetation Project
$2,000.00
County Road 43 (between Drake and Glen Haven)
 
Small Grants for Community Partnering is an initiative of Larimer County Department of Natural Resources to disperse a portion of Help Preserve Open Spaces sales tax dollars for projects that help connect people to the land. Annually, $20,000 is set aside from the tax funds for grant awards up to $2,000 per project per year. Since 2008, Larimer County has awarded $267,153 for 181 community and neighborhood projects.
 
For more information about the program, contact Jennifer Almstead, grant program coordinator, at (970) 619-4569 or jalmstead@larimer.org, or visit www.larimer.org/openlands/smallgrants.htm.
Background Image: Holiday Fog III, AJ Schroetlin . All rights reserved.