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Project Initiative/Award Awardee Status Date
Mesa Verde National Park National Parks Initiative Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition Complete Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park

Invoking the spirit of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, Mesa Verde National Park worked with Southern Colorado Clean Cities to cut harmful emissions. In 2012, the park eliminated inefficient vehicles that traveled nearly 400,000 miles and added four new propane pickup trucks and a propane lawn mower. A propane fueling station was also installed for park use. Project partners executed a comprehensive idle-reduction outreach campaign for staff, concessioners, and the park's 500,000 annual visitors. Mesa Verde National Park continues to use three of the propane pickup trucks funded by the Clean Cities National Parks Initiative.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.