Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Inspire Partnership!

Find out more about Project RIO (Recreation inspired by the Outdoors), a GOCO funded effort to get Orchard Mesa and Riverside Youth outdoors in their own backyard and in the back country!

Mesa Land Trust is pleased to partner with City of Grand Junction Parks & Rec, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, Mesa County Health Dept., Colorado Canyons Association, Riverside Education Center, Orchard Mesa’s Dos Rios Elementary and Middle School, Riverfront Commission, and other local communities and organizations. RIO is a community driven effort to inspire these neighborhood youth to ride bikes, hike trails, learn about the river, become burgeoning scientists, and reap all the benefits of outdoor activity. Research across the country demonstrates that youth getting outdoors improves test scores, classroom performance, physical and emotional health, and greatly enhances family experiences.

Thank you GOCO for funding this great project for our kids!