The Larimer County Conservation Corps received $58,674 from the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado’s Flood Relief Fund to support local flood restoration projects. The grant will directly benefit public lands affected by the recent catastrophic flooding. With support from the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, the LCCC will expand the number of crews in the summer of 2014. Through this funding support and an agency match, the LCCC will administer an additional Land Crew to hire 16 local youth, ages 16-19, to conduct this work.

In June, LCCC crews will focus their efforts in a selection or a combination of the following areas: Loveland and the canyon communities, natural areas, and the Big Thompson River region; the Arapahoe Roosevelt National Forest, including flood areas south of Colorado 14, and east of Comanche Reservoir; and the Rocky Mountain National Park. Projects include trail repair and reroute, bridge/puncheon construction, rock work, slope stabilization, mulching, planting and debris removal.

The LCCC will perform eight project weeks at the identified sites, for a total of 4,600 service hours devoted to flood recovery. Projects will be completed by Aug. 31.

For more information about projects or service opportunities with the Larimer County Conservation Corps, visit larimerworkforce.org

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