Upcoming Events in the Land Trust Community
Wetlands Program and Field Trip
Program: Tuesday,May 14, 7-8:30 pm, Salida Community Center
Field Trip: Saturday, May 18, 8:30-11:30am, near Salida, details given the night of the program
Join us for an exploration of wetlands. What are wetlands? Why are they so important? Why should we care? And what types of wetlands are found in central Colorado? Bill Goosmann will help us answer these questions. Bill has a Master’s of Science and is certified as a Professional Wetlands Scientist. He managed the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado Division of Wildlife wetland programs. Bill has also designed and implemented wetland creation, restoration, and mitigation projects.
We will start with a program on May 14th at the Salida Community Center (corner of Third and F Street) at 7:00pm. The Following Saturday (May 18) we will go out into the field to a wetland site just west of Salida. Raquel Wertsbaugh, a wetlands conservation biologist with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, will be joining us. Raquel manages all the non-game programs in the region. Andrew Mackie, Executive Director of the Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas will also be joining us. Andrew is an avid birder and wetland ecologist by training.
The field trip will put into practice what we’ll learn during the program. We will also search for and discuss the many species of wildlife that depend on wetlands.
Attending the May 14 program is mandatory to attend the field trip on Saturday. The program and field trip are free and open to the public. Please email or call the Land Trust to register. You can email email@example.com or call 719-539-7700.