Summit County's high school may soon have a new greenhouse, thanks to a grant from Copper Mountain's owner, Powdr Corp. The company this week announced that its Protect Your Playground program will help Summit High student Mindy Regner fulfill her vision of a year-round farm to table culinary program.
“Over 800 students and 60 faculty members working together to grow fresh food for the schools Catering Room, this project will only take 2-3 weeks to build and will last a life time,” said Regner.
Copper Mountain’s Green Team selected local residents that were empowered and inspired to develop solutions for environmental issues that affect their local natural playgrounds and communities.
Additionally, Copper Mountain employee Ryan Trump will also get funding for his project to replenish hummingbird feeders at Copper's base area to help bolster hummingbird populations during the summer months.
Throughout the four month submission process Summit County individuals submitted ideas for funding to protect their local environments. All grants are reserved for individuals – no money was rewarded to nonprofits or corporations. For additional information, visit Protect Your Playground.