Blue Grama Awards

Every year the Colorado Open Space Alliance acknowledges outstanding projects through the Blue Grama Awards.

2019 Award Winners

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Outstanding Visitor Engagement Program
City of Fort Collins Natural Areas
ROOTS Club
Outstanding Achievement in Ecological Restoration
Boulder County parks & Open Space:
Lower Boulder Creek Ecological Restoration
Outstanding Achievement in Ecological Restoration
Rocky Mountain Field Institute
Waldo Canyon Burn Scar Restoration
Outstanding Achievement in Community Partnership and Collaboration
Jefferson County Open Space
Jeffco Adventure Club
Outstanding Achievement in Community Partnership and Collaboration
Interagency Boulder Mountain Bike Patrol
Boulder Mountain Bike Patrol
Outstanding Achievement by an Organization
City of Loveland
Open Lands and Trails

Past Award Winners

Outstanding Achievements by an Organization

2018 High Line Canal Conservancy
2018 City of Greeley Forestry, Natural Areas, and Trails
2016 El Paso County Fountain Creek Master Plan
2015 Eagle/Pitkin County
2014 Fort Collins - Black Footed Ferret Project
2013 Urban Drainage and Flood Control District
2012 Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
2011 Colorado Office of TPL
2010 Arapahoe County - South Platte Working Group
2009 Great Outdoors Colorado and Adams County - South Platte Heritage Project
2008 Boulder County IGA
2007 Yampa River

Outstanding Achievement by an Individual

2016 Larry Kueter and Bill Silberstein
2015 Ron Stewart - Boulder County
2014 Rick Anderson - Adams County
2013 Rich Koopman - Boulder County
2012 Lise Aangenbrug - GOCO
2011 John Swartout - CCLT
2010 Ralph Schell - Jefferson County
2009 K-Lynn Cameron - Larimer County
2008 John Litz - Jefferson County
2007 Jim Crain - City of Boulder

Outstanding Ecological Management Program

2018 Swan River Restoration, Summit County
2016 CPW - Aquatic and Fisheries
2015 South Suburban P&R Dist. - Rehabilitation South Platte Park
2014 Ft. Collins Natural Areas Department Resource Mgmt. Work Group - Cache La Poudre Restoration
2013 Rocky Mountain Field Institute Volunteer Restoration Projects
2012 Devil's Backbone Restoration Project - Larimer County
2011 Breckenridge - Cucumber Gulch
2010 Bryon Shipley - Rattlesnake Research (Denver Zoo)
2009 Boulder County - Platt Rogers Stream Restoration
2008 Ramsay Shockey - Larimer County (Forest Mgmt.)

Outstanding Outdoor Recreation or Environmental Ed. Program

2018 City of Colorado Springs, Trails Open Space and Parks, Park Ranger School Programs
2016 Native Plant Master - Barbara Fahey
2015 City of Boulder - Classical Music Nature Hikes
2014 CPW - Schools and Outdoor Learning Environments
2013 Ag. Division of Boulder Co. Parks and Open Space - Ag. Tours
2012 City of Boulder - Access to Trails Videos
2011 Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
2010 Castle Rock P&R - Colorado Bluebird Project
2009 Saddle Rock Golf Course - Native Plants, Aurora Parks and Open Space
2008 Preda-Tour, Aurora Parks and Open Space