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Chaffee County to Focus on Recreation in Balance

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Executive Summary – Exploration of GARNA infolding Chaffee Green

DRAFT 1-14-19

Summary: Incorporating Chaffee Green as a Sustainability Program within the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA)

A series of meetings was held between 2 members of GARNA’s Board of Directors, GARNA’s Executive Director and four members of the Chaffee Green leadership team to explore the possibility of folding Chaffee Green into the GARNA organization.  The recommendations from those meetings have been summarized in a detailed Letter of Intent, following the McKinsey 7s Framework for Organizational Effectiveness. An executive summary of that effort is provided here, and a copy of the full Letter of Intent is available upon request.

How does this help Chaffee Green?

501c3 status. Establishing a new non-profit requires a tremendous amount of time and energy. Without non-profit status, Chaffee Green will be unable to solicit tax-deductible donations and many grants.

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GARNA Offers Thanks for 2018 Support

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GARNA Director featured in Gunnison Country Times

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GARNA provides hands-on learning for 590 students this fall!

YELP 2018- Fall Programs Update

Our fall season’s Youth Ecological Literacy Programming, YELP, has begun to slow down as the cold weather has settled in. This season was fantastically filled with educational programs for Chaffee and Lake County School Districts. We were able to reach 590 elementary through high school students through School-Based and Enrichment programs. In YELP Programs, students participate in hands-on activities related to various environmental topics to bring school curriculum to life and deepen students’ connection with the natural world. Thanks to the participating school districts, teachers, volunteers, and coordinators for making this season such a success! Here’s a snapshot of happened what this fall:


Salida’s Longfellow Elementary 3rd grade, Monarch Pass and Maysville trip 9/20/18

Salida’s 3rd graders embarked on a journey touring through various life zones on their ways up to Maysville and Monarch Pass.

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