Archive for February, 2013

Conservation Committee News

February 3, 2013

Conservation Grants in 2013

April 1 is the deadline to submit proposals to receive a CMC Conservation Grant. These grants support trail and ecological restoration projects on public land in areas used by the CMC Boulder Group. Agencies and groups other than CMC may apply for grants, but participation of CMC members in the projects is highly encouraged. To learn more about the grant program and to download an application, please visit http://www.cmcboulder.org/conservationProcess.html

Since its founding in 1912, the Colorado Mountain Club has been an unwavering advocate for the protection of Colorado’s wild, remote, and quiet places. The CMC was instrumental in landmark achievements such as the designation of Rocky Mountain National Park, Dinosaur National Monument, and the passage of the Wilderness Act. Today, the CMC continues this tradition by working with land management agencies, partner orga­nizations and coalitions.

The total available for grants varies each year depending on the Bob Farley Memorial Fund and conservation funds collected through membership fees, but grants range between several hundred to several thousand dollars. Visit the web site to see details about past grant recipients.

Join the Conservation Committee

Dave Sutherland has accepted the chair of the conservation committee in 2013 and is seeking active members. The committee will review applications for CMC Conservation Grants in April and make recommendations to the council on which projects to fund. Committee members will help keep the club abreast of important efforts and news about conservation on the lands we love so much, and may help formulate club responses on local conservation issues.

For more information, or to throw your name in the ring, please email Dave at conservechr@cmcboulder.org.

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