Great Outdoors Colorado meets in Silverthorne |

Great Outdoors Colorado meets in Silverthorne

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

SILVERTHORNE, Colorado – Great Outdoors Colorado, which funds open space, parks and similar projects, will hold a public meeting in Silverthorne next week.

The organization, which is funded by the Colorado Lottery, wants help planning for the future.

The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 1, at the Silverthorne Town Center, 400 Blue River Parkway. Citizens and representatives of local governments, state agencies, land trusts and user groups are bring invited from Summit, Eagle, Garfield, Lake and Pitkin counties.

GOCO receives approximately half of Colorado Lottery proceeds – $54.3 million in Fiscal Year 2009. It awards grants to local governments and land trusts, and makes investments through the Colorado Division of Wildlife and Colorado State Parks. More than 3,000 projects have benefited from GOCO grants since 1994. All 64 counties in Colorado have received GOCO grants.

Demand for GOCO dollars continues to outpace funds available. In addition, current population projections for Colorado indicate that another 1 million people will move to the state by 2020 creating a need for additional outdoor recreation areas.

People with questions about the meeting can contact 303-226-4530.

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