First things first, we have some exciting news! We are pleased to share La Plata Open Space Conservancy’s new logo with you all.
After spending months brainstorming a fresh look for the organization, LPOSC staff & board brought their ideas over to the creatives at Dryside Design Co. and Cabbage Creative to fashion a new logo. We feel that this visual representation speaks to our evolution as Durango’s local land trust, symbolizing where we’ve been and where we are going as we work to permanently protect open lands for the benefit of the community and the general public.
Keep an eye out for this fresh image on all platforms as we transition into this new look!
Ska Party Fun
Ska’s 27th Anniversary Party & Brewer’s Invitational was a blast! A huge thank-you to Ska Brewing for generously funneling proceeds from this event to support our efforts to conserve land, water, and your Southwest Colorado way of life. We had a great time staffing the Open Space booth and getting to visit with attendees of this fun event. Congratulations to the winners of the “Have Fun” Paddle Board and camping gear package! And big thanks to Colorado Paddle Company and Pine Needle Mountaineering for their generous raffle donations. It takes a village, and last weekend our village showed up and showed out!
Generous support from the above organizations made this year’s Ska Anniversary Party possible.
In the News
Six Myths and Truths about Conservation Easements
Are you interested in putting your land under conservation easement? Are you a farmer or rancher with land already conserved? Read and share this opinion piece discussing widespread misinformation on conserving land and the truth behind how conservation easements actually function.
We are honored to be one of many amazing Durango organizations receiving social impact grant funding from the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado.
Local organizations representing the environmental and food security sectors have come together in cohorts to create environmental education opportunities in our community. Fellow environmental sector grantees include Mountain Studies Institute, San Juan Mountains Association, Great Old Broads for the Wilderness and Southwest Conservation Corps. Stay tuned for exciting projects from these impactful collaborations!
Speaking of the Community Foundation….
We would like to extend a big thank you to the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado for bringing us all together for the Community Concert Series this summer. Each involved organization established valuable community connections and walked away with more funding for environmental work in Durango. Yay for music and community!
Thank you to Sandra Heller, Create Art and Tea and Pause Yoga & Pilates Studio for their generous contributions to La Plata Open Space Conservancy last month. We couldn’t do this work without their support!
La Plata Open Space Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Your gift may be tax deductible. Our EIN number is: 84-1204273.