Michele Frishman joined GOCO this fall as our Open Space Program Manager. We threw her right into things, sending her out on site visits her first week in the office and diving right into our fall open space grant cycle. Michele has lived to tell the tale and is our latest blogger for Faces of GOCO. Read more about Faces of GOCO - Meet Michele Frishman
REI's Opt Outside campaign inspired Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), GOCO, and the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office to help get people step away from Black Friday madness and spend some time outdoors. GOCO picked up the tab at all 42 state parks in Colorado, making access free for anyone that wanted to get outdoors on November 27. The result? Read more about Your Fresh Air Friday
The third prong of GOCO's new strategic plan is Protect, an initiative aimed towards protecting large swaths of open space as Colorado's population continues to grow. But why does land conservation matter? You may think protecting land doesn't affect people, but Alamosa's Rio Grande Health Living Park (RGHLP) shows us just how personal conservation can be. Read more about Conservation For People: Rio Grande Healthy Living Park
We're way overdue on Madison's blog - she's about to hit her one year anniversary with us! Madison is our Local Government Program Coordinator. In addition to handling grants for projects that build parks, playgrounds, and trails all over Colorado, she also handles our Youth Corps grants that employ dozens of young Coloradans on projects that help keep our state beautiful. Read on to find out more about Madison: Read more about Faces of GOCO - Meet Madison Brannigan
The third prong of GOCO's new strategic plan is Protect, an initiative aimed towards protecting large swaths of open space as Colorado's population continues to grow. But why does land conservation matter? You may think protecting land doesn't affect people, but Alamosa's Rio Grande Farm Park (RGFP) shows us just how personal conservation can be.
Andrea joined the GOCO team this summer as our Controller. She spends a lot of time in Excel making sure all of GOCO's finances are in check, and has helped us build a new cash-flow model to better predict when we'll be paying out grants we've awarded. Read on to go behind the spreadsheets:
What did you do before you came to GOCO? Read more about Faces of GOCO - Meet Andrea Conrad
Jonathon Stalls founded Walk2Connect shortly after completing an eight-and-a-half month, 3,030-mile walk across the United States in 2010. He was kind enough to share his walking philosophy and expertise with us on the GOCO blog. Read on for more about Walk2Connect, why walking is an integral part of life, and how Walk2Connect hopes to address barriers that keep us from getting outside. Read more about Connecting Coloradans: Life at 3 MPH
Peter joined GOCO earlier this year as our new COO, meaning he keeps us all organized and makes sure that all things GOCO are running smoothly and in the right direction. Read on the get to know the man under the bike helmet:
What did you do before you came to GOCO? Read more about Faces of GOCO - Meet Peter Ericson
Heather Rochfort, known to many from her blog Just A Colorado Gal, and her canine companion Tally lend their best advice for safe adventuring with your four-legged friend. What do you do to keep our dog safe outside? Let us know in the comments!
Summer is coming to a close, which unfortunately means #SpotGOCO is winding down too. We've got a great round of pictures for you this month, so get voting! You have until tomorrow, September 1, at noon to help your favorite insta win our prize pack full of free swag from GOCO, Lottery, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Read more about #SpotGOCO Finale - Pick Your August Winner!