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Nederland Parks, Recreation, Open Space Advisory Board awarded the Great Outdoors Colorado Resilient Communities grant!

Please join us in congratulating the Nederland Parks, Recreation, Open Space Advisory Board for being awarded the Great Outdoors Colorado Resilient Communities grant!!

Nederland Shoreline Trails and Stewardship Project, $181,029 grant to Town of Nederland

Town of Nederland will create new trails and improve access to Barker Reservoir, which saw an influx of users last summer. This spike in recreation has created multiple maintenance issues, including the creation of undesignated trails, erosion, and water quality concerns. The Town will partner with local youth services nonprofit TEENS Inc. to deploy a stewardship crew to build and restore trails, as well as assist in the construction of a nature play structure along the reservoir’s western shoreline. A portion of the property is a former sludge pond reclaimed from the nearby water treatment plant. It will be transformed into a natural meadow complete with native plants, benches, and fencing. The Town will also install dog waste bins and interpretive signage to encourage responsible recreation.

GOCO board commits $8.2 million in funding through Resilient Communities, Generation Wild, Fellowship, and RESTORE programs Press Release: https://www.goco.org/news/goco-board-commits-82-million-funding-through-resilient-communities-generation-wild-fellowship?fbclid=IwAR3cqbixyW68e2El6TizJaDYHf54HsAlbjJQ0eoK_bsmg6r_xjSogkIYfK4

Visit the Town of Nederland website to learn more about the Nederland Shoreline Trails & Stewardship Project: https://nederlandco.org/goco-resilient-communities-grant/