Partnership Appreciation Picnic
Today we attended the Annual Partnership Appreciation Picnic. The picnic was an opportunity for the non-profit organizations in the grand valley to come together and honor the organizations they partner with. The non-profits were encouraged to bring a guest from an agency they partner with. The picnic gave organizations the opportunity to recognize and acknowledge the individuals at every level that make those partnerships work. The picnic was truly a community event with eac
$10,000 Grant from Xcel Energy Colorado
Xcel Energy Colorado is supporting Mesa County Partners' Western Colorado Conservation Corps (WCCC) with a $10,000 grant to help provide services to hundreds of WCCC Corpsmembers this year! Program Director Jeff Roberts and Partners Executive Director of Finance Jill Derrieux attend the check presentation with other Western Slope Community Partners. The grant was made through the Xcel Foundation and will go to helping youth and young adults in western Colorado. Thank you, Xce
Chocolate Chip Pancakes and Rafts...
Recently I visited one of our WCCC crews while they were working on a project in Crested Butte. The Crew was working at the Oh be Joyful Campsite putting in fire grates and boundary posts. They also had to buck up some downed timber that was across the river from the main campsite. This is where the raft comes into play. I had to rig up a system to ferry the crew with their saws across the river. I managed to do this very simply by rigging two tensioned diagonals across the r