Non Profits

Montrose West Recreation, Inc.
Short Description
Local non profit organization since 1978. We organize all kinds of recreational opportunities in our community, including sports, outdoor adventures, arts & theatre, equestrian, to name a few!
Contact Name
Tiffany, our MWR Executive Director
Phone
(970) 417-2529
Address
PO Box 281
Nucla CO
Tri-County Health Network
Short Description
Tri-County Health Network provides many community service programs such as food resource assistance, nutrition education, health insurance guidance, enrollment assistance, mental health therapy and education courses, multicultural advocacy, care coordination and many more!
Phone
(970) 708-7096
Address
238 E. Colorado Ave., Ste 8
Telluride, CO 81435
West End Dark Sky Alliance
Short Description
West End Dark Sky Alliance (WEDSA), a non- profit organization, was formed to help the towns of Nucla and Naturita adopt dark-sky friendly lighting ordinances, and then to make one application for both towns to become a certified Joint International Dark Sky Association (IDA) Community. After a rigorous year and 1/2 application process, the two towns were jointly certified on May 6th, 2021 as the 35th IDA Community in the world, and the 25th in the U.S.! We are one of the darkest places on the planet! This is a great and special honor, but the privilage of certification has to be maintained. IDA board members who voted for us are all highly qualified in the sciences, lighting engineering, astronomy, etc... Their vote of faith in us to keep our dark skies dark was not given lightly. We worked hard to achieve this certification and will work hard to keep it! WEDSA's mission now is "...to preserve our dark sky resource and reduce light pollution through public education and advocacy." IDA requires outreach, and lighting retrofits each year, among other things, to show progress is being made. A light pollution measurement program, required since the application process was started, has been developed and data recorded since 2020. We are selling our Logo merchandise, writing grants and planning events and programs to involve our communities and school so we can raise awareness and financial support to preserve our starry skies heritage. We want our kids to grow up seeing the MilkyWay even from town!
Phone
970-864-7754
Address
PO Box 283
Nucla CO, 81424
West End Pay It Forward Trust
Short Description
The West End Pay It Forward Trust is a simple and lasting way for you to make a difference in the West End. The trust is a permanent charitable fund to improve the West End now and for future generations. The trust was established in 2013, and after many years of fundraising was able to make its first grant in 2018. In 2019, the Trust held its first competitive community grants process, and is excited to continue grant making year after year. The trust serves Nucla, Naturita, Paradox, and Bedrock areas.
Phone
(970) 865-2440
Address
PO Box 171
Naturita CO, 81422
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