Animas River Corridor Revitalization Project
The Animas River Corridor Revitalization Project (ARCRP) is a collaborative and highly participatory rural community partnership project formed to improve environmental and recreational resources along a 2-mile section of the Animas River in the Town of Silverton, Colorado.
By restoring environmental damage and creating an accessible recreational opportunity, the ARCRP will provide critical economic development and enhance livelihoods in this rural community. The goals of this project are to complete the two mile section of trail within the ARCRP, including wetland protection and restoration, interpretive signage, and art installations.
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Phase 1 Project Partners
Mountain Studies Institute, Town of Silverton, San Juan County, Animas River Stakeholders Group, Alpine Environmental Services, Mine-Scarred Lands Working Group
Phase 1 - Funders
- US Environmental Protection Agency Mine-Scarred Lands Initiative - $15,000
- Bureau of Land Management - $10,000
- In-Kind Services donated by the local governments, community members, and government agencies - $12,000
Phase 2 Project Partners
Mountain Studies Institute, Town of Silverton, San Juan County, National Park Service-River Trails Conservation Assistance (RTCA) Program, San Juan Public Lands Center-Bureau of Land Management, Durango to Silverton Narrow Gage Railroad, SWCA Environmental, and artist Shan Wells.
Other stakeholders: Silverton Mountain School, Animas River Stakeholders Group, San Juan County Historical Society, Silverton School, San Juan Economic Development Association, Silverton Chamber of Commerce, and the Silverton Snowmobile Club.
Phase 2 - Funders
- Laura Jane Musser Fund - $25,000
- Coutts & Clark Western Foundation - $5,000
- Town of Silverton - $1,000
- San Juan County - $1,000
- Silverton School/El Pomar Youth-in-Community Service Program - $759
- Forty (40) community members providing $7,792 worth of volunteer labor
- Local businesses providing $4,995 of donations
- Colorado State Trails Program / GOCO Planning Grant - $20,000