DENVER – The Colorado State Non-Motorized Trails Program is offering seven grant writing workshops in September. The grants are awarded for non-motorized trail construction, maintenance and planning or support. For details and to register for the statewide and free training sessions, go to www.parks.state.co.us/Trails. The state trails program is administered by Colorado State Parks.

These three-hour workshops are limited to 25 participants and will be held in Ft. Collins, Aurora, Colorado Springs, Del Norte, Grand Junction, Steamboat Springs, and Fort Morgan. This year, the workshops will concentrate on changes to the application, why project applications do and don’t succeed, and an in-depth look at the criteria. There will be an extended question and answer period.

The Colorado State Non-Motorized Trails Program, a partnership among Colorado State Parks, Great Outdoors Colorado, the Colorado Lottery, the Federal Highways Administration Recreational Trails Program, and the Land and Water Conservation Fund, has, since 1971, actively encouraged the development of a variety of trails.

Colorado State Parks get everyone outdoors! Attracting more than 12 million visitors per year, Colorado’s 42 State Parks are a vital cornerstone of Colorado’s economy and quality of life. Colorado State Parks encompass 224,447 land and water acres, offering some of the best outdoor recreation destinations in the state. Colorado State Parks is a leader in providing opportunities for outdoor recreation, protecting the state’s favorite landscapes, teaching generations about nature and partnering with communities. Colorado State Parks also manage more than 4,300 campsites, and 63 cabins and yurts. For more information on Colorado State Parks or to purchase an annual pass online, visit www.parks.state.co.us.

Contact:

Nancy Matchett, (303) 791-1957, ext. 4128, nancy.matchett@state.co.us

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