Greater Arkansas River Nature Association

Birding 101

Join GARNA to uncover the basics of birding, a fun hobby that you can do anytime and anywhere.

Photo Credit: Reed Dils

Hike: Monarch Pass Forest & Watershed Health Project

 Join GARNA and Arkansas River Watershed Collaborative Lead Forester Andy Lerch for an interpretive hike through the areas ARWC and the US Forest Service have worked so hard to protect

Hike: Birding 101

Join GARNA for an outdoor introduction to Birding

Photo by C. Gail Hunter

Nature Camp 2021

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

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.

Buena Vista Stream Explorers

Join GARNA and Trout Unlimited in exploring and learning about river ecology! This 4 day program will expose students to hands-on skills such as fly-tying and fly-fishing!

4 Consecutive Saturdays all for $1!

Earth Day Event on the Monarch Spur Trail

Join GARNA and many more for an Earth Day Event on the Monarch Spur Trail!

Photo Credit: Linda Gibas 

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