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December 2014

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

Spruce Beetle Snowshoe Program

January 9, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Old Monarch Pass,

Alex Rudney, the silviculturist with the Pike/San Isabel National Forest, Salida Ranger District will lead a snowshoe hike around old Monarch Pass. The group will observe evidence and results of spruce bark beetle infestation and other insects and diseases affecting trees in our forests. Please bring your own snowshoes, they will not be provided. Cost: $5 for GARNA members, $7 for non-members Pre-registration is required. For online registration: You do not need a pay pal account, only a credit card. We…

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All About Pronghorns

January 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Salida-Discovery Room,
7 Poncha Blvd., Salida, CO 81201 United States

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 and local naturalist. Matthew is a self-proclaimed pronghorn fanatic and hopes you will gain a new appreciation for our local “speed-goats” during this fun and informational talk.…

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Geospatial Program for Adults

January 23, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Salida-Discovery Room,
7 Poncha Blvd., Salida, CO 81201 United States

Have you been ordered around by your car’s GPS and wished you could be the boss? This is your chance to tell your GPS where to go! GARNA and Chaffee County 4-H are offering an introductory adult GPS class to help you start to master the basics of GPS (Global Positioning System) technology. Participants will explore how the system works and the basic functions of the handheld GPS unit, then go outside and practice marking and finding waypoints and go…

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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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