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Awards for Excellence Spotlight: Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust (RiGHT)


During our annual statewide conference in Black Hawk, El Pomar Foundation awarded $175,000 in grants to five outstanding nonprofits from across the state through the Awards for Excellence program. Over the next few weeks, we plan to highlight the impact these organizations have on the people of Colorado.

Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust (RiGHT) was honored as a 2013 Awards for Excellence outstanding non-profit organization through El Pomar Foundation. The award includes a $25,000 grant.

The mission of the Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust, founded in 1999, is to work with private landowners, public agencies, and other conservation organizations to preserve the natural beauty and ecological values of the area and to promote a sustainable agricultural lifestyle, that can still be experienced today in Colorado’s San Luis Valley. RiGHT seeks to protect and support working ranches and farms, water resources, wildlife habitat, scenic landscapes, and inspire a culture of conservation in the San Luis Valley.

Check out the video that honored RiGHT during the 2013 Awards for Excellence ceremony!