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We're Moving!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 -- GOCO

But don’t worry, we’re not going very far.

GOCO is moving offices this week. Please update your records so the next time we see you, you’re not wandering around 17th Avenue looking for our old office. Our new address as of September 26th is as follows:

Great Outdoors Colorado
1900 Grant Street, Suite 725

Denver, CO 80203

Where Do You GOCO - July Projects

Friday, August 12, 2016 -- GOCO

Okay, where did summer go?! Fortunately, there's a silver lining for students at three schools - they'll have new playgrounds to enjoy on their first day back. We also had three land conservation properties close (just like buying a house...there's a lot to do after you committ the funding!) and saw the completion of flood recovery,  habitat restoration, and trail construction projects. Keep scrolling (or play around in the new interactive map feature!) to see what $1.5 million in Colorado Lottery revenues look like:

Where Do You GOCO - June Projects

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 -- GOCO

Summer keeps everyone busy with plenty of outdoor activities, and GOCO grantees are no exception! They've been hard at work investing more than $3.6 million in GOCO funding this month, with six projects wrapping up in June.

2016 Grant Writing Workshops and Listening Tour

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 -- GOCO

GOCO staff is hitting the road in August for our annual local government grant writing workshops. We're also looking for feedback from all of our grantees about what it's like to work with GOCO. The first two hours of the agenda are for prospective local government grantees to learn how to make their applications as competitive as possible; the second hour-and-a-half segment will be dedicated to asking about your experiences working with GOCO staff on grant applications and funded projects.

Where Do You GOCO - May Projects

Monday, July 11, 2016 -- GOCO

Nearly a dozen GOCO-funded projects were finished this spring, from land conservation in the most northwestern corner of the state to the completion of major "legacy" projects along the Front Range. Keep scrolling to see what our grantees got done with over $2.4 million in GOCO grants.

Bitter Brush

Faces of GOCO - Meet Jim Spaanstra

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 -- GOCO

Jim Spaanstra joined us in May as our new Executive Director after serving on our board for the last seven years. Get to know our new fearless leader in this edition of Faces of GOCO!

What did you do before you came to GOCO?

First #spotGOCO Winner of 2016 Announced!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 -- GOCO

We had some serious girl power this month with all of our June #spotGOCO entries coming from awesome outdoor ladies! @cassiekiwi came out on top with a whopping 90 likes for her picture at the bottom of the Incline:


#SpotGOCO Returns For Summer 2016

Monday, June 6, 2016 -- GOCO

All signs point to summer’s arrival – the trails are dry, your office is a ghost town by noon on Friday, school is out, and we (probably) won’t be getting any more snow. Summer’s return means our Instagram photo contest #SpotGOCO is back too!

Where Do You GOCO - April Projects

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 -- GOCO

A whopping $9 million in GOCO projects finished in April, with a majority coming from our partners at Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW). GOCO invests $30 million every year in programs at CPW. Keep in mind that just because they’ve “closed” in April doesn’t mean CPW isn’t still hard at work maintaining state parks and trails, helping wildlife, and making your experience in the outdoors great.