Sign up now to attend AgriSummit on Earth Day
New event on April 22 highlights local food production and tourism in agriculture
We are a sponsor of the inaugural AgriSummit taking place on Friday, April 22, at the SteamPlant Theater in Salida.
Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas Conservation Director Lucy Waldo will be a presenter at the event — a day-long conference focused on local food production and agri-tourism with opportunities for networking, discussion and learning.
“I will talk about how the Land Trust is helping landowners market products from their lands that we’ve helped them place under conservation easements,” Lucy said.
An example is agritourism at the Hutchinson Ranch, where kids learn about growing foods and caring for animals while developing an appreciation for farming.
The AgriSummit event includes a catered lunch with local foods and an early season farmer’s market, plus a screening of Symphony of the Soil, which will be introduced by the film’s director, Deborah Koons Garcia.
AgriSummit starts at 8:30 a.m. To register go to www.guidestonecolorado.org.
The Central Colorado Nature-a-thon is taking place May 14-22
The Nature-a-thon is a Land Trust annual event that is a fun way to raise money for our work protecting wildlife habitat in our service area.
Funds are raised by obtaining pledges or donations based on teams spending a maximum 24-hour period identifying as many bid, mammal, fish, reptile and amphibian species as possible. In addition to raising funds for wildlife conservation, the Nature-a-thon is a great way to learn more about wildlife.
We hope you will decide to get involved this year! We already have three teams formed and the competition is bound to heat up! You can also create your own team. For more information, and to make a team pledge or donate, please visit our Central Colorado Nature-a-thon page.
Save the date for LTUA’s 3rd Annual Family Picnic for Members
Last year, we enjoyed getting together at the Buena Vista Community Center to socialize and discuss recent achievements related to local land conservation and restoration. We hope you will join us again this year for the 3rd annual picnic on June 22, 2016. The event coincides with Colorado Land Conservation Appreciation Week, and this is a laid-back and enjoyable way to commemorate the week.
Please check back for more details about the picnic!