Media Gallery from L to R: examples of interpretive trail signage, an educational initiative incorporated into interpretive trail signage, and trail map.
In the summer of 2016 the UCCS Office of Sustainability’s “Green Action Fund (GAF)“ approved a $50,000 grant to assist Campus Recreation and the Trails Program in the reconstruction of the flooded and degraded Sherpa Trail. $10,000 of the total grant award will be dedicated to an educational initiative including interpretive trail signage highlighting the local ecosystems flora and fauna, trail history, trail geology, and a panoramic view from atop the Sherpa Trail. The remaining $40,000 will be utilized in the reconstruction of the trail. A description of the types of materials to be utilized in the reconstruction can be found in the below construction project documents. A variety of materials from the original Sherpa Trail will be upcycled in the reconstruction process.
GAF supports both small and large sustainable projects proposed by individuals, groups or departments by awarding grants to encourage greener living and operations. Applicants’ proposed projects are screened for various impact on the environment: reduction of ecological footprint, increased student involvement, education and outreach, long term feasibility and scope of impact at UCCS. For more information on the Green Action Fund visit: //www.uccs.edu/gaf
More information. Questions or comments about the Trails Program? Contact S.O.L.E, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719.255.7517.