March 28, 2012

FOCL Awarded Major Grant Funding!

Great news! The good folks over at Friends of Colorado Lagoon (FOCL) have pulled together yet again and secured major funding for restoration of habitat at the uber-degraded, soon to be restored, Colorado Lagoon!

On March 26, a handful of dedicated FOCLers trekked over to Bellflower and watched as the Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC) Board of Governors unanimously voted to approve FOCL's application for a $500,000 competitive grant (see? Told ya it was major funding!). Per the distributed press release, "the awarded funding comes from Proposition 84 and will be used to support a community-based effort to re-vegetate the intertidal and upland habitat of the Colorado Lagoon's Western Arm, as well as the installation of public trails and interpretive signage."

Those interested in participating in this project should contact FOCL's education program. To find out more about FOCL, click here to check out their website.

Way to go FOCL! Keep up the good work.