RMBL Field Trip

Join us August 19 field trip to the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Gothic, Colorado!

Annual GARNA Gala

Since 1996, the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association has provided life changing programs and opportunities in environmental education, stewardship, and sustainability across the Arkansas Valley. Join us on September 1 to celebrate the “Arkansas that Unites Us.”

Chaffee County Green Homes Tour

Join us for a tour of some of Chaffee County’s sustainable homes! Participants will have the opportunity to view a number of green homes in our county and learn about the process of green design.

Coffee with the Butterflies

Bring your mug and take a stoll along the Monarch Spur Trail with butterfly ecologist, Sara Simonson, and all of our local pollinators!

Join Team Toad!

GARNA is helping Denver Zoo recruit volunteers to participate in guided hikes to learn how to monitor toad habitat. 

Chaffee County Recycling Guide

The most updated information about how to reuse and recycle in Chaffee County, Colorado.

Greater Arkansas River Nature Association

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 through youth programming and environmental-focused clubs.


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 Brian McCabe.

Creating a community that is educated about place.

photo by: John McCarthy

photo by: Andrea Wilkerson 

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