Pueblo, Colorado

Pueblo Plug into Nature Project

GP RED worked with Design Concepts, Tapis Associates, and Place Matters to complete the Pueblo Natural Resource Environmental Education Council’s “Plug in to Nature” analysis of an 18 square mile low-moderate income census block within the City of Pueblo to determine the current levels of connectedness that youth and families have to the outdoors and nature.

The goal of the project was to reveal gaps and barriers that may prevent such connections and identify opportunities to link more people within the project area to nature. The work included surveys, community meetings, and focus group interviews as well as an inventory and assessment of current access to outdoor programs and facilities.

The Project partners included Pueblo City-County Health Department, Pueblo Zoological Society, Bessemer Neighborhood and Eastside Neighborhood Associations, Environmental Center, City Parks and Recreation Department, Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

View the final report here.