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Loveland Open Lands and Trails recognized for work on natural areas and open space

Post Date:10/11/2017 5:09 PM

Contact:  Marilyn Hilgenberg, 962-2443

The City of Loveland Open Lands and Trails Program has been recognized by the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association with the Columbine Award for Innovation for Loveland’s Quick Win Trail Projects.

Loveland was able to provide public access and outdoor opportunities at seven new open land spaces owned by Loveland over the last year including trails at Mariana Butte, Morey Wildlife Reserve, Oxbow Natural Area, Kings Crossing Natural Area, Old St. Louis Natural and two new trails at River’s Edge Natural Area.

As a result of the “Quick Wins Program” there is new public access to 120 natural area acres and more than 4.3 miles of new soft-surface trails. This is a 13 percent increase in acres open to public access and a 22 percent increase in soft-surface trails in Loveland.

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