FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway Mountain Branch
Contact: Wyvonne Phillips, Byway Manager
dagwood@trinidadusa.net
135 W Main Street, Trinidad, CO 81082
email: dagwood@trinidadusa.net
719-846-5645

February 1, 2004

PRESS RELEASE- Mountain Branch receives grant for watchable wildlife signage.

Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway Mountain Branch received a grant from the Colorado Division of Wildlife to add watchable wildlife interpretive signage. The $6,000 grant will fund signage on the Comanche National Grasslands at Picketwire Canyonlands and will be located at the entrance gate to the trail head of the Dinosaur Tracksites. Another wildlife viewing area at Timpas Creek is being planned by the group as well. Partners in the matching funds grant are the Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway- Mountain Branch, the U S Department of Agriculture, Forest Service and the Comanche National Grasslands.

The Mountain Branch of Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway has funded many interpretive signage projects throughout Southeastern Colorado. Among them the Purgatoire River Walk in Trinidad, Trinidad Lake State Park, along I-25 on the Raton Pass, along Highway 350 and Highway 50 for the Santa Fe Trail Auto Tour.

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