$29.5M in lottery funds going to CO river projects | SummitDaily.com

$29.5M in lottery funds going to CO river projects

The Associated Press

DENVER – Nearly $30 million in Colorado Lottery revenue will be spent on eight projects along Colorado rivers and creeks.

Gov. John Hickenlooper and Great Outdoors Colorado announced the grants on Tuesday in Denver.

Five are being made to projects along the Front Range. The largest is $5 million and will pay for a project to improve the Poudre River trail corridor, including the purchase of 1,000 acres in Larimer and Weld counties.

The three projects getting money in western Colorado are focused on improvements along the Colorado River in both Eagle County and Fruita as well as the Yampa River.

Last year, the Great Outdoors Colorado board invited 17 projects to compete for the money.

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