What is LoVa?

LoVa, the Lower Valley Trails Group, arose in 1999 from a group of citizens, public officials and business people concerned about quality of life and recreation opportunities in Garfield County. It is a non-profit, primarily volunteer, organization composed of civic and naturalist minded citizens of Garfield County. Numerous citizens and public agencies throughout Garfield County support LoVa's mission. LoVa has also received support from agencies of the State of Colorado and the federal government. Governance of LoVa is via a Board of Directors and a paid Executive Director who convene monthly in meetings open to the public. LoVa is funded by private individuals, business contributions and governmental grants.

LoVa has ambitious goals, as expressed in its mission and vision statements. LoVa also has the unique long-term outlook necessary to accomplish the very far-reaching and meaningful objectives it has established. When its work is complete LoVa will have profoundly benefited the citizens of Garfield County, and of Colorado, by acting to preserve, protect, and make available to all, one of our greatest natural resources, the Colorado River and its environs in Garfield County.

Larry Dragon, LoVa's Executive Director, has visions of commuting to work by bicycle along the beautiful Colorado River. A 23-year valley resident, Larry is also a professional mediator.
Mike Larime, of Glenwood Springs, is a retired businessman and LoVa Communications volunteer. Mike, and wife Barbara, are outdoors people who want to make a lasting contribution to their community.
Kevin O'Brien, a ten-year New Castle resident, is a charter member and LoVa's Treasurer. Kevin is a senior information technologist and avid cyclist, hiker, rafter and skier.
Tod Tibbetts is a founding member, the LoVa Board Chairman, and Mayor Pro Tem of the Town of Silt. As an avid biker, he sees this trail system as a valuable local asset for both recreation and transportation.








Lower Valley Trails Group

144 E. 3rd St.

Rifle, CO 81650


Master Plan     About Us     Newsletter     Past & Future     Contact Us     Volunteer     Vision Statement     Home

Lower Valley Trails Group
144 E. 3rd St., Rifle, CO 81650  -  Phone: 970-625-5658
E-mail to:
LoVainfo@LoVaTrails.org   www.LoVaTrails.org