MALT Receives Land Manager of the Year Award
In a virtual presentation Thursday, November 12th, Mountain Area Land Trust received the Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado’s “Land Manager of the Year” award for the 2020 season. MALT was recognized for the trail work projects on MALT’s property at Sacramento Creek Ranch near Fairplay.
“It was a joy to partner with MALT on the Sacramento Creek Ranch project and our staff unanimously agreed MALT should be recognized,” said Kate Barrett, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) Projects Coordinator.
Twenty-five volunteers from VOC kicked off the first of two project weekends on August 21st at Sacramento Creek Ranch to begin work constructing the new trail. A 1.5 mile Sacramento Creek loop trail already existed on the property. Over the weekends of August 21st and 28th volunteers donated 406 hours to build 1.5 miles of new trail through the woods. MALT is grateful for financial support from the South Park National Heritage Area (SPNHA) and Summit Foundation who both provided grant funding to complete the trail building projects.
Each year, VOC recognizes the outstanding contributions of volunteers and partners at their annual Volunteer Awards & Appreciation Night. In addition to MALT, four individuals and one organization were recognized for their achievements in outdoor stewardship during VOC’s PPE (Pandemic Project Era) season.
MALT will be working again with VOC in 2021 to add additional trails at Sacramento Creek Ranch.