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Larimer County Natural Resources is proud to announce $20,589 in grants to support seven community and neighborhood projects that help educate and connect people to the land. The awards were given to a wide range of organizations across Larimer County through the department’s Small Grants for Community Partnering program.

The 2020 grantees, projects, amounts and locations include:

  • Audubon Rockies, Northern Colorado, Habitat Hero Demonstration Gardens Enhancement Project, $3,000
  • Colorado Youth Outdoors, Windsor, Bridge reconstruction for Trails Programming at Swift Ponds, $3,000
  • The Growing Project, Fort Collins, FOCO Commons Garden Beds Seasonal Extension, $2,880
  • Hearts and Horses, Loveland, Trail of Discovery Interactive Extension, $3,000 
  • Raisin’ Roots Farm, Fort Collins, Soil Health & Production Improvements, $2,940
  • Traut Elementary/Poudre School District, Fort Collins, Outdoor Classroom, $3,000
  • Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, Northern Colorado, Planting the Seeds of Stewardship in Larimer County, $2,974

Small Grants for Community Partnering is an initiative of Larimer County Natural Resources to disperse a portion of Help Preserve Open Spaces sales tax dollars for projects that: 

  • Enhance natural areas
  • Create public linkages with existing open lands and parks
  • Offer opportunities for environmental education, outdoor recreation or nature interpretation
  • Provide opportunities for people to connect with the land through agriculture or increased access to open spaces and natural areas
  • Develop new research on Larimer County open spaces

Annually, $20,000 is set aside from the tax funds for grant awards each year. Since 2008, Larimer County has awarded $329,172 for 207 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/small-grants.

Ivy Stockwell Elementary outdoor classroom 2019 grantee
Published on: 
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 10:31am
Contact Details:

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

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