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Mancos Conservation District receives grant

Colorado Parks and Wildlife award Partners in the Outdoors Grant
Natural Resource Technician for the Mancos Conservation District Jeff Fowlds, right, talks to Basin Salinity Technician David Smilnak at a stream in Mancos in 2018.

The Mancos Conservation District announced in a news release Thursday that it has been awarded a grant from Colorado Parks and Wildlife for 2023-2024.

The goal of the grant is to “cultivate partnerships that advance and balance outdoor recreation and conservation in Colorado, promote Colorado’s Outdoor Principles, and support the priority areas identified in our Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan,” Colorado Parks and Wildlife states.

A news release from the Mancos Conservation District said it would host activities related to conservation to achieve the goals of the grant funding. These include tours of both the lower and higher portions of the watershed in Mancos, a river cleanup on the stretch of the Mancos River that flows through town, and “quarterly stewardship activities,” the news release said.

The activities will allow the community to get involved in conservation efforts through hands-on opportunities.

“We are excited to offer these opportunities to the Mancos community while working alongside CPW,” the release stated.

Contact Sensa Wolcott, Mancos Conservation District Watershed Coordinator, at (970) 903-9882 or by email at mancoscd.coordinator@gmail.com with questions.