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Mesa Verde Foundation
Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado is in need of a little TLC. Iconic structures like Cliff Palace are in danger of collapsing due to weather, gravity and time. The federal government has been cutting funds to the national park so it is in need of assistance (as are all national parks and monuments). This is where private non-profit groups like the Mesa Verde Foundation come in. They raise funds from private citizens and organizations to supplement the dwindling amount the park gets from the federal government. They need more help though as time is not on the park’s side. My interest in this and other parks and monuments of the region led me to the foundation’s work. We cannot loose these awe-inspiring treasures.