Greater Arkansas River Nature Association

Creating a community that is educated about place.

photo by: John McCarthy

Nature Camp - NEW small-group model and open registration!

GARNA is excited to re-open registration for 2020 Summer Nature Camps  – with 2 weeks in Buena Vista and 2 weeks in Salida. (Ages 7+)

GARN-id: Adventures, resources and links for COVID-19 Crisis

All kinds of ideas for reducing stress and connecting to nature during COVID-19 isolation.

Salida Walking Tours

Small groups, 100% outdoors with masked guides. Support a local business & hear some fascinating stories. Gift certificates are available!

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