What is the RIO Coalition?

Children today spend less time outdoors than any other generation. That's why Colorado Canyons Association is working with the Recreation Inspired by the Outdoors (RIO) Coalition to connect youth in the Orchard Mesa and Riverside communities to outdoor experiences, education, and employment opportunities.  

Creating outdoor opportunities for these communities will enrich education, provide health benefits, and inspire leadership in the outdoor heritage of Colorado. By developing strategies to make these connections with community guided decision making, the RIO coalition will provide services tailored specifically to the community and their specific needs and desires.  By engaging communities in the planning of programs that matter to their people we can inspire the next generation to recreate in the outdoors.  

Want to help get kids outdoors? Email Mari at riocoordinator@gmail.com.