Colorado outdoor projects get $9.6 million in grants
DENVER, Colorado – Conservation projects designed to preserve nearly 44,000 acres of open space and boost more than 35 community recreation projects are getting grants from Colorado Lottery proceeds.
Great Outdoors Colorado or GOCO announced grants totaling $9.6 million on Monday.
GOCO distributes proceeds from the state lottery for projects that protect and improve wildlife, parks, rivers, trails and open space.
The GOCO board planned to award $8 million in this round but increased the total, citing the need for local recreation in a tough economy when people can’t travel as much.
The largest grant is $618,500 for open space in Dolores and Montezuma counties.
Detailed list of grants: ohttp://www.goco.org/Portals/0/General%20Public/Statewide%20Grant%20Release%20June%202009.pdf