PRESERVATION FUND DISTRIBUTION
At a meeting
of the Board on Saturday, December 28th, the Preservation Fund nominations for
2013 were reviewed and awarded.
There were seven nominations and Preservation Funds
available totaled $2165.75, the smallest amount the GTC has acquired in a long
time. The decision was difficult and the Board discussed how to best fulfill
our mission of historic preservation while still retaining some seed money for
2014. The board decided to allocate $1550.00 to the following requests
and retain $615.75 in the fund for next year:
$500 to the Rimrock
Historical Society in the Nucla/ Naturita/ Uravan area in southwestern Colorado
to preserve some of the buildings left at Uravan and work on the Hanging Flume
on the Unaweep/Taberguache Scenic Byway.
$500 to the South Park
National Heritage for a major project at the Paris Mill in Alma, CO. The funds
will be added to a matching grant to help put a roof on the cyanide wing and
rebuild a wall.
$500 to the Buffalo Peaks
Ranch (Rocky Mountain Land Library) in the South Park area toward replacing the
leaky roofs on the main house and the bunkhouse.
$50 for an Organizational
Membership donation to the Civilian Conservation Corps’ Heritage in Colorado in
Morrison to preserve the history of the CCC 's activities in building the Red
Rocks Amphitheater and other projects.