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2017 Small Grants Support River Restoration, Bison, Bluebirds, Other Projects
3/6/2017
Credit:
Larimer County News Release
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.