Jun 26, 2020

Lottery honors Larimer County for their work on the Poudre River Restoration and Resilience Project.

The project transformed the reach of the Poudre River into a healthy and resilient ecosystem by using creative and innovative techniques to re-connect the river to its floodplain, create wetland and riparian habitat, improve flood resiliency, and promote natural river function. It was made possible in part with a GOCO Habitat Restoration grant in the amount of $100,000. 

Nearly $5 million in Lottery funds are represented in 11 winning projects distributed statewide through grants via Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), the Conservation Trust Fund (CTF), Colorado Parks & Wildlife, and Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST). 

"With so many projects funded with Lottery dollars, it's sometimes easy to forget all the different types of outdoor projects that result from Lottery revenue,” said Tom Seaver, director of the Colorado Lottery. “This year's Starburst Awards showcase the diverse uses of Lottery money -- ballfields, bike parks, playgrounds, riparian zones, and of course, massive land purchases.
These Starburst awards demonstrate just a fraction of the ways Lottery dollars are going to work wherever and however Coloradans like to play."

Colorado Lottery Starburst Awards recognize excellence in the use of Lottery funds for community and conservation projects.

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