Boulder floats idea for nonresident trail fee
BOULDER, Colorado – Boulder is considering charging visitors from outside Boulder County to use certain trails, or converting more open space into agricultural production, to help raise money to buy more open space.
Those were among two suggestions mentioned Tuesday as the City Council and the Open Space and Mountain Parks Board of Trustees met to discuss how to set priorities and continue to fund open space purchases.
The city has spent $208 million to buy more than 45,000 acres of open space in the Boulder area since the late 1960s. It hopes to buy about 5,800 more acres for an estimated $100 million.
Open Space Trustee John Putnam says as many as 40 percent of all visitors to Boulder’s open space come from outside Boulder County.
Information from: Daily Camera, http://www.dailycamera.com/