Upcoming Events in the Land Trust Community

Visit one of Chaffee County’s natural preserves

The Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas invites you to attend a special field program on Thursday, Sept. 29, at our property in Pinon Hills north of Salida.

dsc_0028Join LTUA Naturalist Sally Waterhouse as she explores and explains the value of protecting this pinyon/juniper habitat. 

“Some hands-on exploration will help us appreciate this habitat and other unique values of this particular property,” Sally said.  

This is a special opportunity to visit a property that has limited public access. Participants will traverse across uneven ground and hike uphill during the event.

The program starts at 9:30 a.m. and will last for two hours. Pre-registration is required and specific directions will be given at the time of registration. The program is free for Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas members and $5 for non-members. The program is designed for adults and children over 12 years of age. To register call the Land Trust at 719-539-7700 or email info@ltua.org. 

Mark the date for LTUA’s Annual Event and Fundraiser!

LTUA’s Annual Event and Fundraiser is set for Thursday, Nov. 17, at Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort. We are planning a great event with a few special surprises!

This year’s speaker will be Jerry Tinianow, Chief Sustainability Officer for the City and County of Denver. Jerry started in this cabinet level position with Mayor Hancock. Before working for Denver, Jerry worked for Congressman (now Senator) Max Baucus of Montana to develop energy and agriculture policy. During law school, he clerked for the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund. He has also worked for the National Audubon Society and the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission. As Chief Sustainability Officer, he works on numerous issues including: energy efficiency, air quality, renewable energy, bike friendly communities, urban forestry, and much more. We are pleased to have Jerry join us and help relate how sustainability in Denver and the Front Range impacts all of Colorado.

We are thrilled to have a larger venue this year for our event. The event will be highlighted by Land Trust accomplishments during the year, a silent auction, and the presentation of the Conservationist Award.

Make sure to get the date on your calendar! Also, Mount Princeton will have rooms available to anyone who would like to take advantage of the first-class facilities, or plans to not drive home that night. Tickets to the event will go on-sale later this fall.

There are currently no additional events but please check back soon or follow us on Facebook for updates about all our activities.