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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, or visit

Published on: 
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 5:00pm
Contact Details:

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

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