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August 2014

St. Elmo Walking Tour

August 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,

GARNA, in cooperation with Historic St. Elmo / Chalk Creek Canyon is presenting a tour of the historic town of St. Elmo. Melanie Roth, local historian and Chalk Creek Canyon resident, will lead an walking tour of the National Historic District of St. Elmo and highlight preservation efforts in the area. Melanie will take participants on a “cob web” tour of the interior of Stark Bros. Store and Home Comfort. St. Elmo has been on the National Register of Historic…

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Dinosaur Discoveries

August 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Salida Middle School,
520 Milford St, Salida, CO 81201 United States

GARNA has invited experiential educator John Hankla to bring a few cast dinosaur skeletons to Salida and present a program about recent discoveries in Utah. Attendees will get up-close and see the “murderous monster” Terataphoneus and the bizarre Cosmosceratops. John will present a slideshow that will share the importance of these new dinosaurs being discovered at the Grand Staircase National Monument in southern Utah. In September, John will be joining the team from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science…

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Captain Zipline Canyon Aerial Course Fundraiser

August 22 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Captain Zipline,
1500 CR 45, Salida, CO 81201 United States

Captain Zipline and GARNA have come together for the 2nd year to offer a chance to experience the thrill of our local Aerial Course at a great price while supporting GARNA. There are 9 different courses in the park and they are coded by difficulty levels similar to the ratings used at ski areas. A “Smart Belay” system keeps you clipped to the safety cable at all times. The self-guided adventure lasts approximately 2 1/2 hours, including about 30 minutes…

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Wildscapes 101 Workshop

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Salida High School,
26 Jones Ave, Salida, CO 81201 United States

Learn how—and why—to garden in a water-wise way and provide habitat for pollinators and songbirds. Plant biologist and award-winning author Susan J. Tweit will explain how to grown a healthy and vibrant landscape that nurtures butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators, and songbirds. She’ll talk about weeds and weed control, native and regionally adapted plants, reducing chemical use and restoring and creating habitat. Followed by a short “field trip” on the Salida Trail around Monarch Spur Park. Bring your garden questions…

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September 2014

Walk for Wilderness

September 6
Leadville Fish Hatchery,
Leadville, CO United States

A local “Walk for Wilderness” will take place on Saturday, Sept. 6 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson signing the Wilderness Act establishing our National Wilderness Preservation System. Efforts are underway to commemorate this anniversary around the country throughout the year. The US Forest Service, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, GARNA, the Upper Arkansas Wilderness Volunteers (a Chapter of GARNA) and the Friends of the Leadville Fish Hatchery are jointly sponsoring this event. Stay tuned for…

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Ark Valley High Rollers Bout

September 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chaffee County Fairgrounds,
10165 County Road 120, Salida, CO 81201 United States

GARNA is the community sponsor for the Ark Valley High Roller’s bout on Saturday, September 6! The High Rollers will be skating against the Durango Roller Girls. This is also AVHR’s 2nd annual Chili Cookoff and pre-party at Elevation Beer Co. Stay tuned for much more information.

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Fourmile Hike to Davis Meadows

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,

Help celebrate National Public Lands Day and join members of GARNA’s Friends of Fourmile Chapter on their annual guided hike to Davis Meadows. Participants should wear hiking boots, a hat, and sunscreen and bring lunch but no pets. The hike will be from approximately 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. This program is free but donations to the Friends of Fourmile are appreciated. Please email info@garna.org to register and to receive more information about meeting times, location and carpooling.

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PO Box 1522
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Cancellation Policy

If we are notified of your need to cancel within 24 hours of the program date, your program fee will be refunded except for a $3.00 administrative fee. If minimum enrollment has not been met, programs will be cancelled 2 days before the schedule program date and your fee will be fully refunded. Please register early!