The San Luis Valley Conservation Fund (SLVCF), a partnership between Colorado Open Lands, Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust, Western Rivers Conservancy and the LOR Foundation, announced its third round of grant awards for organizations working in Colorado’s San Luis Valley.
A total of $540,000 was awarded by the SLVCF this week to bolster conservation efforts within the valley and to help preserve the region’s rich cultural heritage while enhancing livability for local communities.
Save the Date! The 2018 Headwaters Hoedown will be on Saturday, September 15
The 2018 Headwaters Hoedown will be on the beautiful Cross Arrow Ranch home to the confluence of the Rio Grande and the Conejos Rivers. This year's event promises to be another great day with tours of the surrounding areas (stay tuned for details), hayrides for the kids, great music by local musicians Chris Arellano as well as Mariachi San Luis! The silent auction is looking to have some great items as well! Tickets will be $30 before September 7th, after that they will be $40. More information coming soon.
We are pleased to welcome Steve Crosby as our new Associate Director! Steve comes to us with a wide range of experience that includes executive leadership development, outdoor and environmental education, organizational development work and small business development. He brings a strong passion for collaboration and conservation work and a deep love of the San Luis Valley and it's diverse communities and geography. Steve moved to Colorado in 1988 when he arrived to take a 23-day alpine mountaineering course with the Colorado Outward Bound School in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. He spent a couple of years at the University of Auckland in New Zealand getting a Master of Education focusing on leadership education and has also worked in higher education. We look forward to Steve's positive energy and the highly diverse skill set that he brings to RiGHT and the San Luis Valley Community.
Come see us and a variety of birds at the scenic Garcia Ranch on May 19th! RiGHT board member and master birder Doug Clark will lead our annual bird watching tour on the ranch, and it's always a blast. The Garcia Ranch is in Conejos County, just east of Antonito.
Please call the office at (719) 657-0800 or email email@example.com to RSVP and get your directions to the property. Spots are limited because we want to ensure a unique, quality experience and to not spook the birds, so act fast!