NFRIA-WSERC Conservation Center has received letters of support from the Paonia Town Council for two of its projects. The approval came at the Sept. 11 town council meeting.
NWCC director Sarah Sauter was present to explain the projects. The first letter of support was for a trail project grant at the Paonia River Park. The town had given a letter of support for this same project in the fall of 2011. That grant application was turned down by the Colorado State Parks State Trails Program. In its new application for this fall, NWCC is seeking the grant for trail design and to build the trails at the river park. Sauter said they had received excellent feedback on their first application and are optimistic about this application.
In the town's letter, Mayor Neal Schwieterman wrote, "The Board of Trustees of the Town of Paonia, supports the development of the river park trails for Paonia and area citizens. Projects like this are an improvement in our community and add to the quality of life found here in the North Fork Valley."
The second request was for the town's support in NWCC's application for a Great Outdoors Colorado-Funded Youth Corps Crew.
In this letter, Mayor Schwieterman wrote, "The Conservation Center has been successful in completing projects such as this in the past, and we fully expect them to continue developing the River Park for greater access and enjoyment by the public. We endorse this unique opportunity to employ young people, build recreational trails, and increase access to public lands and open spaces."
Sauter said ideally the youth corps would work up to two weeks on trail building. This could include opportunities for local youth.
The council voted unanimously to send both letters of support.blog comments powered by Disqus