The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board announced today a $12,600 Youth Corps grant to the Town of Paonia for improvements to the popular Paonia River Park.
The grant will fund two weeks of work by Western Conservation Corps crews. Youth will triple the length of the existing trails at Paonia River Park, one of the only public access points to the North Fork of the Gunnison River. Corps members' work will not only increase public access, but also protect sensitive wetlands habitat in the park. Paonia River Park has previously received nearly $150,000 in funding from GOCO for park development and improvements.