The mission of FLCPOL: to care for and promote awareness of Larimer County parks and open spaces financially and educationally, and as active partners and volunteers with the Natural Resources Department, through a commitment to protect and preserve public lands for future generations.
Environmental Education Program:
The FLCPOL shares information about the outdoors such as hosting educational lectures featuring guest speakers, providing a low-cost publication of a local plant and flower guide, and educating visitors about key stewardship messages at trailheads and boat ramps.
Special Initiatives Program:
FLCPOL reviews and approves additional funds for Larimer County’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) through the special initiatives program. DNR staff submit requests for financial support for one-time special project requests that are not fully covered in their budget.
In 2021, funds were provided for the professional filming of multiple videos focused on recreational water and trail safety and trail reconstruction improvements at several of the county’s most popular open spaces. In past years, funds have been directed for wildlife viewing equipment, educational tools, visitor study publications, and so much more!
Grant Support Program:
Every year, a portion of funds from FLCPOL are used as matching grant dollars as part of applications seeking additional land purchases and improvements to existing Larimer County parks and open spaces. Examples include the Sky View Campground at Carter Lake Reservoir, land acquisitions west of Red Mountain Open Space that preserves the migration corridors for elk, deer, and pronghorns, and future trail construction of the Poudre River Regional Trail that by 2023 will connect 45 miles of trails from Bellvue to Greeley. Other funded projects LCPOL supported were campground enhancements at Horsetooth and Pinewood Reservoirs and additional trails at Devil’s Backbone and Hermit Park.
Friends of Larimer County Parks and Open Lands
P.O. Box 2715
Loveland CO. 80539-2715
Tax ID: 20-2699989