Why join GARNA?
GARNA is the Arkansas River Valley’s only local broadly focused conservation and educational institution with non-profit status. Since 1996, GARNA has been assisting the Bureau of Land Management, the US Forest Service, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (including the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area), Chaffee County and local municipalities to accomplish specific projects. GARNA also provides services to the public including publishing and selling local guidebooks and history titles, organizing programs and field trips, and providing interpretive information throughout the region. GARNA also serves as administrator for the Chaffee County Heritage Area / Collegiate Peaks Scenic & Historic Byway under guidance of an appointed Heritage Area Advisory Board.
Although GARNA’s funding comes from contributions from its partner public agencies, tax-deductible membership fees, publication sales, and from grants, much of its actual work is done by volunteers who have given thousands of hours of their time in support of specific activities.
Meet the current GARNA board of directors and staff.
Whether you are a long-time resident or a newcomer, GARNA is a great place to express your support for:
- Preserving and protecting natural resources through support of land management agencies
- Identifying and promoting the region’s natural, historical and cultural Heritage
- Educating citizens on local environmental issues
- Promoting a thoughtful, balanced view of conservation and development
- Local evening programs and field trips
- GARNA’s chapters like the Friends of Fourmile
Membership includes these on-going benefits…
- GARNA Gab periodic email newsletter
- 20% discount on all items at all times in GARNA book and map outlets
- Invitation to "member only" Special Interest Groups - Birding trips and tours, Summer hiking group, Earth-friendly book club, and Photography club
- Advanced notification to special activities
- Opportunities to volunteer in meaningful ways
- Invitation to our Annual Meeting and opportunity to share views on GARNA's direction
Join online below or if you prefer to join via check and regular mail, please join us by printing and filling out this form and sending it along with your membership fee check made out to “GARNA” to the post office address below. When we receive your membership, we will mail you a welcome letter and a membership card. Thanks and welcome aboard!
Join GARNA using our secure online payment system using paypal (note: you do not need a paypal account, only a credit card)
|$10.00 - Student|
|$25.00 - Individual|
|$40.00 - Family|
|$75.00 - Supporting|
|$100.00 - Business/Group|
|$250.00 - Patron|
|$500.00 - Benefactor|