MALT Awarded a GOCO/Colorado Youth Corps Grant!
Mountain Area Land Trust (MALT) is pleased to announce that it has received a grant valued at $28,410 from the Colorado Youth Corps Association (CYCA) and Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO)! Crews from the Southwest Conservation Corps will spend three weeks on MALT’s Sacramento Creek Ranch property during the summer of 2021, completing numerous
stewardship projects including fence removal, tent pad construction, forestry management, invasive weed removal, trail maintenance, campsite renovations and outdoor classroom construction.
The Colorado Youth Corps Association shared that 250 Colorado young people will get jobs in 2021 working on critical outdoor recreation and land conservation projects throughout the state. These projects will enhance Colorado’s trails, parks, open spaces, and wildlife habitat in 21 counties throughout the state. Funds for this project were awarded by Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), which receives a portion of Colorado Lottery proceeds, to the Colorado Youth Corps Association for use by accredited conservation service corps.
The goal of the program is to employ youth and young adults throughout the state on critical outdoor recreation and land conservation projects in partnership with local governments and open space agencies. In June 2020, the GOCO Board announced that GOCO would invest $1,000,000 of funding in conservation service corps projects in 2021. GOCO has approved the disbursement of approximately $500,000 for local governments and $500,000 for open space organizations.
MALT has worked with Colorado Youth Corps Association and the Mile High Corps for trail work at Floyd Hill Open Space. Learn more about that collaboration and the young people who worked on that project, “The Land is a Launching Pad” MALT is grateful for the opportunity to partner with the Southwest Conservation Corps next year to continue to advance it’s stewardship and conservation efforts in this high priority region in Park County.