$5.1 million GOCO grant award ceremony July 17

A special presentation was held July 17, at River Bluffs Open Space in Fort Collins to celebrate a $5.1 million grant from Great Outdoors Colorado to implement the Poudre River Corridor and Regional Trail Initiative.

The award, made to Larimer County, the cities of Fort Collins and Greeley and the towns of Windsor and Timnath, represents nearly full funding of the partners’ proposal. The project will significantly enhance recreation and conservation in the lower Poudre River Corridor, and move the Poudre River Trail to within five miles of completion. Project partners, elected officials and board members from Great Outdoors Colorado will be on hand to discuss the project and its importance to the communities of Larimer and Weld counties.

Once constructed, this paved trail will provide for recreation and transportation along its full 45-mile length between Bellvue, north of Fort Collins, and Island Grove Park in Greeley.

This special event had originally been scheduled for June 20, but was rescheduled due to the High Park fire.

To learn more about Larimer County’s parks and open spaces, visit www.larimer.org/naturalresources.

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