GOCO meets in Carbondale

Oct 5, 2016

Cyclists ride along the Crystal Valley Trail, which was funded in part by a Great Outdoors Colorado grant.
Credit Courtesy of www.goco.org

The board for Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) meets in Carbondale on Thursday and Friday.  

The organization uses Colorado Lottery revenue to provide grants to projects that protect and enhance Colorado’s parks, trails, wildlife and open spaces. Since its inception in 1992, GOCO has given about $18.5 million to Eagle County, $10.2 million to Garfield County and $7.6 million to Pitkin County.  

In Carbondale this week, the board considers funding for trail connectivity throughout the state and has $10 million available. Pitkin County Open Space and Trails applied for a grant that would supply planning funds for the Crystal Valley Trail, which will eventually connect Carbondale and Crested Butte.

GOCO will announce recipients in December.