Upcoming Events in the Land Trust Community

Save the date for LTUA’s 3rd Annual Family Picnic for Members

Leslie Champ, Mark Zander and Jim McGannon take advantage of the beautiful late-afternoon June weather during the 2015 Annual Family Picnic for Members. We hope to see you again this year on June 22!

Leslie Champ, Mark Zander and Jim McGannon take advantage of the beautiful late-afternoon June weather during the 2015 Annual Family Picnic for Members. We hope to see you again this year on June 22!

Please save the date for our Third Annual Family Picnic for Members, which will will take place on Wednesday, June 22.

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. The event coincides with Colorado Land Conservation Appreciation Week, and this is a laid-back and enjoyable way to commemorate the week.

The picnic for members and their families will take place from 5:30-8 p.m. at the barn at Jamie and Drew Peternell’s property in Salida. Please call the office for more information at 539-7700.

Please join us!


 

Monarch Spur Trail summer work begins June 1

A season of continued improvements on the popular Monarch Spur trail in downtown Salida begins on Wednesday, June 1, with a volunteer work day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. along the trail.

Volunteers will learn about proper weed eradication techniques and then help pull weeds and pick up trash with the Salida Trail Ecological Restoration Project (STERP), a joint effort created to restore the trail to a natural habitat, where native plant and wildlife species can thrive alongside residents’ recreational use of the trail.

LTUA hired Project Coordinator Buffy Lenth through funding provided by Salida-area Parks, Open-space and Trails (SPOT) to manage work activities along the trail.

Interested volunteers are encouraged to contact Lenth at STERPcoordinator@ltua.org for more information about Wednesday’s work day.

STERP is a partnership among LTUA, SPOT, Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA), the City of Salida and Chaffee County. For more information about the summer trail schedule, call the office at 539-7700. We hope to see you out on the trail this summer!