Colorado National Monument to Receive $58 K in Recovery Act Funds
Colorado National Monument will receive $58,000 in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
This is part of a $750 million investment in nearly 800 projects throughout the National Park Service, which was announced by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar earlier today in Washington, DC.
The money will be used to perform preventative maintenance of heavily used park trails with new seasonal trails workers. More than 160,000 people hike the Monument’s trails each year and they are in need of attention.
Monument Superintendent, Joan Anzelmo, expressed appreciation for the new funding that will provide much needed trail improvements. “Visitors to the Monument will directly benefit from this work during the coming summer and fall season.”
Did You Know?
Colorado National Monument is located near the northeast corner of the Colorado Plateau, an arid semi-desert region located between the Rocky Mountains and the Great Basin of Nevada. The average elevation of the entire Colorado Plateau is over 5,000 feet! More...