End of the Year Giving

It’s the giving season! This holiday season, consider donating to GARNA to provide summer programming for middle schoolers!

GARNA Photo Products

The GARNA Annual Photo Contest Fun-raiser has come to a close, but there is still time to check out the photos and take them home!  Check out  the 2023 GARNA calendar, photo notecard collections, and more featuring staff and judges’ top picks.

Christmas Bird Count

The Salida Christmas bird count this year will be on Saturday, December 17th. This event is open to all levels of birders, just bring out your binoculars and bundle up!

Photo by Kathy Davidoff

Chaffee County Recycling Guide

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

GARNA Gala Thanks!

Thanks to our sponsors, silent auction donors, and of course our attendees for a successful Gala! We had a blast dancing on the beach with you all.

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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