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Public invited to direct lottery money used for outdoor recreation, conservation

Great Outdoors Colorado, which invests state lottery revenues in outdoor recreation, land conservation and wildlife, will bring its statewide listening tour to Silverthorne to gather input for its 2015 strategic plan.

The Silverthorne event — one of 14 interactive sessions planned around the state — is set for Friday, Aug. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Silverthorne Recreation Center. There will be refreshments and door prizes.

The public is invited to help GOCO set funding priorities for the next five to 10 years for the portion of Colorado Lottery proceeds used to help preserve and enhance the state’s parks, trails, wildlife, rivers and open spaces.

GOCO’s independent board awards competitive grants to local governments and land trusts, and makes investments through Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Created by voters in 1992, GOCO has funded more than 3,500 projects in all 64 counties without any tax dollar support.

The grants are funded by GOCO’s share of Colorado Lottery revenues, which are divided between GOCO, CPW, the Conservation Trust Fund and school construction. Visit goco.org for information.

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