Greater Arkansas River Nature Association

Hike: Boreal Toad Status and Recovery

Let’s take a hike into endangered boreal toad habitat. We will learn how to recreate near these reptilian friends and what we can do to mitigate impacts.

Nature Camp 2021

Registration is now open!
There will be 6 week-long sessions this year, 3 in Salida and 3 in Buena Vista!

Buena Vista Community Reads: Braiding Sweetgrass

Braiding Sweetgrass Summer Reading; GARNA presents the importance of wetlands and leads a cattail workshop.

Brett Beasley Memorial Scholarship

We honor our friend Brett Beasley by giving away scholarship(s) in his name, each year, to those pursuing post-high school education for a career in natural resources. 2021 applications are due March 31.

Creating a community that is educated about place.

photo by: John McCarthy

Friends of Public Lands

GARNA collaborates with public land agency partners to leave a legacy of responsible use of our natural environment.

Environmental Education

GARNA inspires a conservation ethic by providing educational opportunities and experiences.

Chaffee Green Sustainability

GARNA takes action to develop a plan for a systems approach to countywide Solid Materials Management solutions in the areas of zero waste, renewable energy, & overall environmental health.

photo by: Andrea Wilkerson