Please join LPOSC for burgers, beers, and fireflies on Wednesday, July 19th. The viewing party will be generously hosted by Jerry and Karen Zink on their conserved property, Sunnyside Farm. Fireflies only appear in SW Colorado for a few weeks each year, so this gathering will provide a unique opportunity to view the fireflies before they leave in late July while enjoying food, drinks, and good company.
When: Wednesday, July 19th,7:30-9:30pm Where: Sunnyside Farm What to bring: layered clothing, a chair or blanket to sit on, and footwear that can get wet
Space is limited! Please RSVP by Tuesday, July 18th to claim your spot.
$10 suggested donation supports LPOSC’s efforts to conserve land and water in Southwest Colorado, like this unique wetland firefly haven.
Ska Brewing will hold their 28th Anniversary Party & Brewer’s Invitational on September 9, 2023, and you are invited! The event will take place at Ska’s World Headquarters in Durango, and there will be breweries, friends, family, and great live music. This event has become one of the premier fall events in Durango and this year is shaping up to be the BEST yet!
All proceeds from this event will benefit La Plata Open Space Conservancy’s work to protect land and water in Southwest Colorado. Sponsor or attend this great event to support our mission!
Interested in sponsoring?
Read on for sponsorship levels and their perks. Please email sponsorship inquires to Adrienne at email@example.com.
$3,500.00 Sponsor– Entry in all marketing including logo on poster, full page ad in digital event program, social media posts, advertising banner placed at the event, 10 Anniversary Party tickets and 10 commemorative glasses. Recognized in follow up e-mail to all attendees.
$2,000.00 Sponsor– Entry in select marketing, advertising banner placed at the event, 2 social media posts, digital ad in event program, 6 Anniversary Party tickets and 6 commemorative glasses.
$1,200.00 Sponsor– Entry in select marketing, advertising banner placed at the event, ½ page ad in digital event program, 4 Anniversary Party tickets and 4 commemorative glasses.
$750.00 Sponsor– ½ page ad in digital event program, advertising banner placed at the event, 2 Anniversary tickets and 2 commemorative glasses.
$500.00 Sponsor– Advertising banner placed at the event, logo in program, 2 Anniversary Party tickets and 2 commemorative glasses.
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IRS Safe Harbor Notice
The Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act, passed and signed into law in December 2022 to combat syndicated easements, contained a “Safe Harbor” provision. This provision directed the IRS to create Safe Harbor language for extinguishment/proceeds clauses and boundary line adjustments in conservation easements. The IRS has issued the Safe Harbor language and landowners now have until July 24, 2023 to amend their conservation easements to substitute the Safe Harbor language for provisions the IRS has determined are not acceptable. Conservation easements executed between 2008-2023 may be affected. This notice only impacts landowners who took a federal deduction when donating their conservation easement. LPOSC recommends landowners work with their lawyer and/or CPA to determine if their conservation easement may be impacted. LPOSC has sent a separate notice to conservation easement donors for whom it has current contact information and who may be impacted.