Get Outdoors Leadville/Rocky Mountain Youth Corps/GARNA partnership

Funding from CO Parks & Wildlife/CO Parks & Recreation Assocation Partners in the Outdoors grant allowed GARNA to partner with Get Outdoors Leadville! (GOL!), Lake County’s GOCO Inspire Initiative, to pilot a partnership with Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC) during the summer of 2016. We worked with Loretta McIlheney of the USFS and Mineral Belt Trail (MBT) Board to determine service, ecological and learning goals for a restoration project on the MBT. During two weeks in July, two different RMYC youth crews worked on restoration projects on the trail and GARNA provided an educational component. The Mineral Belt Trail is a community connector and serves as a living laboratory to explore human impact and ecology through historical and natural areas.