$45,000 grant to jump-start planning for Waldo Canyon Trail restoration

Five and a half years after a devastating wildfire followed by floods and mudslides, Jennifer Peterson can deliver some good news about the Waldo Canyon Trail.

The Rocky Mountain Field Institute received a $45,000 planning grant for the trail and canyon from Colorado Parks and Wildlife State Trails Program, Peterson, the nonprofit's executive director, announced Friday.

"Because of the hard work of so many (since the Waldo Canyon fire), we can begin to look toward the future of the entire Waldo Canyon area to provide new opportunities for outdoor recreation and public access," she said.

The funding comes five months after the U.S. Forest Service reopened the burn area accessible from Rampart Range Road.

(Shared from Gazette, Liz Forster)

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