MVR Board Directors (l to r, back row) Vice President Lizzy Scully, Secretary Clara Martinez, President Tim Hunter, Brad Finch, Patricia Burke and Kim Campbell. (l to r, inside row) Marie Chiarizia, Rachael Marchbanks, Treasurer Dan Whitehead, and Administrator Kim Cox.)
Dear Friends of MVR:
MVR makes an enormous impact in our community and the numbers don’t lie!
Currently we have 19 sponsored projects, which collectively marshaled 400 volunteers who expended a total of 12,891 volunteer hours and served approximately 13,673 people in 2018!
As a 501 (c) 3, MVR serves as a the fiscal umbrella to our 19 projects allowing them to apply for grants, special-use permits as well as accept tax-deductible donations. Additionally, MVR provides insurance coverage, tax advice, hands on workshops, financial and administrative support, while also promoting and marketing our projects and their events and activities.
But we need your help to keep the momentum going!
Our organization exists through grant funding and special events which allows us to handle daily operations. MVR makes it possible for our projects to fulfill their missions! Your tax deductible contribution can help us to continue to serve Mancos and its most vulnerable residents as well as continue to preserve and enhance the cultural, historical, recreational, and educational assets of the Mancos Valley.
How can you donate?
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Write a check to MVR and mail it to P.O. Box 204, Mancos, CO 81328.
This group of happy folks served as the volunteer trails crew at Mancos State Park on a gorgeous Trail Work Day in October.
One of the best things about Mancos is the abundance of outdoor recreational activities, especially the amazing hiking trails right outside our back door. One MVR project has made it their mission to promote trail stewardship and etiquette for all trail users in the Mancos Valley. The Mancos Trails Group was started in 2012 with the introduction of the Town of Mancos Trails Master Plan. According to MTG Board Chairman Robert Meyer, “The Master Plan is a very professionally done plan with all the goals and objectives for a lifetime of work.” After 5 years of assisting the Town of Mancos Parks Department with the Cottonwood Park Enhancement Project, MTG reestablished its goals and made plans for the future. In May of 2017, MTG partnered with the US Forest Service (USFS) to help maintain the Mancos Spur Trail, a link to the Colorado Trail, by installing new signage and doing light maintenance.
MTG is in the early stages of working with the Mancos School District RE-6’s Project Based Learning program to develop a guided walking trail through town which will connect Boyle Park and Cottonwood Park. “We are hoping to develop the next generation of land stewards,” said Meyer. The Mancos third graders will be developing artwork for the signage and naming the trail. Other MTG projects include the development of a Mancos River Trail, Paths to Mesa Verde, and a trail proposal on the BLM Aqueduct. “We are a small town focused on BIG projects on the public lands surrounding us,” Meyer explained.
MTG is not all about work as they gather for casual hikes on trails around Mancos with a focus on sharing their love of nature and wildlife. The group is always looking for volunteers and has a strong dedicated base of individuals who have helped contribute over 1100 hours to help construct, improve, and maintain trails in the Town of Mancos and the Mancos Valley.
Members of MTG on their group hike to Sharkstooth Pass.
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Winter Holiday Market Mancos Community Center
December 1 from 10 am – 4 pm
Mancos Olde Fashioned Christmas Rudolph Fun Run followed by Tree Lighting at Pioneer Park, Santa visit at the Community Center, and Christmas movie for the kids at Mancos Public Library.
December 6 from 5 pm – 7 pm
Gallery walk, a winter holiday pop-up market, music at the Raven House Gallery, chili tastings at downtown galleries, a Christmas scavenger hunt, and an ugly sweater contest at Fenceline Cider.
December 14 from 10 am – 4 pm
Mancos Valley Dragonfly Preschool Open House 7844 Road, 41, Mancos
December 8 from 9 am – noon
Mt. Lookout Grange Holiday Kickoff Community Potluck Holiday Dinner
Rosa Sabido’s tamales, juice and dessert
For your after dinner treat, the movie “Mancos Watershed”
December 8, 6 pm
MLK Jr. Breakfast Mt. Lookout Grange, January 21, 2020 from 9 am – 12 pm
MVR Board Retreat January 25, 2020
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