Greater Arkansas River Nature Association

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 

Hike: Birding 101

Join GARNA for an outdoor introduction to Birding

Photo by C. Gail Hunter

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!

Nature Camp 2021

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

Virtual Lecture: Boreal Toad Status & Recovery Efforts

Join GARNA and Stephanie Shively, Wildlife Biologist for the US Forest Service Salida Ranger District, to learn more about the endangered boreal toad. 

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.

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.

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