Montezuma County is accepting applications for the Montezuma County Recreation Advisory Committee.
The committee will advise the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners on the planning, construction, land acquisition, operation and maintenance, and organized and coordinated activities related to recreation in Montezuma County.
“The goal of the committee is to keep long-term momentum for current and future recreation projects that serve the public,” said James Dietrich, public lands coordinator for the county.
Several projects are in the planning stages. The nonmotorized, 17-mile Paths to Mesa Verde Trail would connect Cortez to Mancos. The motorized RimRocker spur trail would connect the Sage Hen area of McPhee Reservoir to the Dolores River below the dam. Under the proposal, it would continue on to Montrose to join the motorized RimRocker Trail that connects to Moab, Utah.
Other proposals include building new trails on BLM lands near Mancos, and putting in a trailhead and room for parking at the Menefee and Weber Mountain Wilderness Study Areas.
People interested in serving in a voluntary capacity for the above named committee are invited to submit an application form, which can be found at www.montezumacounty.org under “Notices” or picked up at the Montezuma County Natural Resources Department 109 W. Main St., Room 280, Cortez, CO 81321.
Return the completed application on or before Jan. 4, following the directions found on the form. For more information, contact the Montezuma County Natural Resources Department at 565-7402.