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KUSA – A 17-year-old is on a mission to save one of Colorado's most endangered places.

Alison Koff has lived a block away from Sundial Plaza in Cranmer Park her whole life. Thanks to vandals and a crumbling foundation, the city needs to spend $1.5 million to fix it.

Koff decided to help, organizing a concert that brought in $47,000 --- and two matching grants are on the table to bring that total up to $100,000.

It's a small dent, but Koff said she hopes all the attention will help the community fix up Sundial Plaza by 2015.

"I grew up playing soccer and lacrosse here, I grew up climbing the sundial," she said. "It was so fun to climb to the top, that first day you get to the top! I grew up taking nightly walks here with my parents and my sister, so it's been a large part of my childhood."

Koff is graduated from Kent Denver this year, and plans on attending as many 'Save the Sundial' meetings as she can before heading off to college.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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