Larimer County announced $21,419 in community grants for land projects – Loveland Reporter-Herald

Larimer County awarded $21,419 in grants to eight community and neighborhood projects that help connect residents to the land.

The Larimer County Department of Natural Resources on Friday announced awards under its Community Partnership Small Grants Program, which has given a total of $369,354 for 222 projects since its inception. The money comes from the Help Preserve Open Spaces sales tax, which is also used to acquire new land and maintain existing open spaces in the county.

For 2022, Loveland Youth Gardeners will receive $2,920 for a solar demonstration plot, and the YMCA of the Rockies at Estes Park will receive $3,000 for the Enger Family Nature Trail.

Other grants were: $1,817 for the Northern Colorado Wildlife Center for free community classes; $2,861 for Rocky Mountain Wild for community bat monitoring; $2,856 to the Terry Lake Recreation Association for an erosion control and education project in Fort Collins; $3,000 to Neighbor to Neighbor for a garden expansion and irrigation project in Fort Collins; $1,965.50 to the Trappers Point Homeowners Association for a wildlife restoration area in Fort Collins; and $2,999.50 to the Waterglen Owners’ Association for a project called Trees for Birds.

More information about the grant program is available at by contacting Jennifer Almstead at 970-619-4569 or

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