Aspen Skiing Company’s Environment Foundation announced yesterday that, in its 20th year, it’s giving out more than $90,000 in grants.
The funds support environmental initiatives in the Roaring Fork Valley and across the state. The biggest beneficiary is Conservation Colorado’s renewable energy initiatives at $15,000.
Local organizations receiving funds include Wilderness Workshop, Roaring Fork Conservancy and the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club.
The U.S. Forest Service will get $11,500 to put toward a new permit system at Conundrum Hot Springs, and, after a particularly deadly year for climbers on Capitol Peak, the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative will receive $5,000 for mountain safety education videos.
The Environment Foundation is funded largely by employee contributions.