Xcel Energy Awards The Access Fund $5000 to Conserve Colorado Climbing Areas

Date: 7/5/2011

We are pleased to announce that Xcel Energy has awarded the Access Fund $5000 as part of its Environmental Foundation Grants Program. The funds will be used to protect and improve climbing areas at Golden Cliffs Preserve in Golden, CO and Unaweep Canyon, near Grand Junction, CO.

In addition to the on-going maintenance for protecting these areas such as trash removal, toilet upkeep and insurance compliance, Access Fund will apply these funds to organize Adopt a Crag events in collaboration with the Western Colorado Climbers Coalition and the Colorado Mountain Club. Stay tuned for information on these upcoming events as we’ll need help from our wonderful volunteers to make the most of these work days where we’ll be removing invasive species, reseeding native plants, and removing graffiti at Golden Cliffs. And thanks again to Xcel for their generous support!