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December 2014

GARNA Nature Friday

December 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Ages 5-7 Students will use the outdoor classroom and learn about wildlife and wildlife habitat through crafts, journaling and games. All sessions meet at Chisholm Park in Salida, 9:00 -11:00 am $5 fee but scholarships are available. Participants must register through Salida Rec, 539-5703. Four Fridays, September 19, October 3, November 7, and December 5

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Colorado Gives Day

December 9

Support GARNA on Colorado Gives Day! Colorado’s largest one-day online giving event, presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, is coming up and we need your support. On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, thousands of donors will come together to support Colorado nonprofits like ours. Last year, a record-breaking $20.9 million was distributed to Colorado nonprofits. About Colorado Gives Day Colorado Gives Day is powered by ColoradoGives.org, a year-round website featuring nearly 1,500 nonprofits. ColoradoGives.org encourages charitable giving by providing comprehensive,…

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First date: Ski with a Naturalist Tour at Monarch Mountain

December 19 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Monarch Mountain,

GARNA is again partnering with Monarch Mountain and the US Forest Service Salida Ranger District to offer locals and resort guests a free on-hill ski naturalist tour. Participants will learn about the history of recreation on Monarch Pass, ski area-USFS partnership, Monarch’s green mission, and forest and wildlife ecology. Next time you’re enjoying skiing or boarding at Monarch Mountain, enhance your experience by attending a Ski Naturalist Tour. The tour departs every Friday at 1:00 pm. The group meets at…

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Moonlight Monday for GARNA

December 22
Moonlight Pizza,
242 F St, Salida, CO 81201 United States
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Moonlight Pizza & Brewpub generously donates 10% of all sales every Monday to a different local organization. On Monday, December 22, the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA) will be the beneficiary. All sales including dining in and take-out will go to benefit the upper Arkansas River’s nature association. Enjoy a beverage, let Moonlight do the cooking one night during the busy holiday season and support GARNA!

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January 2015

All About Pronghorns

January 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,

Join GARNA for an in-depth look at one of North America’s most amazing creatures. Pronghorn have been roaming North America for over a million years and possess fascinating characteristics that make them one of the most rare and unique creatures on the planet! The talk will be presented by Matthew Coen, Wildlife Technician, with Colorado Parks & Wildlife. Matthew is a self-proclaimed pronghorn fanatic and hopes you will gain a new appreciation for our local “speedgoats” during this fun and…

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February 2015

2015 GARNA Environmental Presentation & Annual Meeting

February 5, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SteamPlant Event Center,
220 W Sackett St, Salida, CO 81201 United States

We are excited to announce this year’s environmental presentation speaker: Richard P. Reading, PhD Vice President for Conservation Denver Zoological Foundation Richard Reading, PhD is the Vice President for Conservation and founder of the Department of Conservation Biology at the Denver Zoological Foundation. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver and Adjoint Senior Research Professor at the University of Colorado – Denver. Dr. Reading earned his PhD in Wildlife Ecology from Yale University in 1993. Rich serves…

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