Non profit receives $2,500 for river restoration

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO)-- A local non-profit has been awarded $2,500 to help restore areas impacted by the Cameo fire.

That fire burned more than 25 acres in August of 2018 and was started by a cigarette butt.

RiversEdge West was awarded by the Conservation, Outdoor Recreation and Environment initiative to help restore the ecosystems that were threatened by the devastating fires.

The organization focuses its efforts on restoration of lands through education, collaboration and technical assistance.

Funds will go towards gathering seed and plant material that will be placed along the riverfronts that were impacted the most.

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