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Support What you Love – Vote Yes on 1A

November 6, 2018

Last year, survey participants told us they wanted to see GARNA be advocates for public land issues. Now’s the time to turn advocacy into action!

October 6th is your chance to step up to support what we love about Chaffee County. A campaign rally at the Salida Scout Hut will feature former Governor Bill Ritter.  In November, Chaffee County voters will have the chance to protect what we love with ballot Issue 1A. The measure will raise funds to be used for “Strengthening Forest Health, Conserving and Supporting Working Ranches and Farms and Rural Landscapes, and Managing the Impacts of Growth” with a small increase in the sales tax (0.25 percent), spread out and supported both by residents and tourists. Funds will be overseen by a citizen advisory committee with final decisions made by our elected county commissioners.

GARNA encourages voters to vote YES on 1A!

  • This small investment promises a $3-$5 return on investment
  • Supports forest health projects
  • Supports rural land protections and
  • Supports restoring impacts from growth including visitor use impacts to our public lands

All of which serve GARNA’s mission of taking care of the resources of the greater Arkansas River region.

For more information and to donate to the 1A campaign, visit the website at https://thisischaffee.org

Please see and share the campaign flier and frequently asked questions. Come by the GARNA office if you’d like to pick up pre-printed fliers to disperse.

And most importantly, vote yes for the future of our natural resources by voting yes on 1A on November 6.



November 6, 2018
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Your registration is secured upon receipt of payment. If you prefer not to register online (recommended), you may mail a check, made out to “GARNA” to the address below. Please include a note with the program you are registering for.

PO Box 1522
Salida CO 81201

Cancellation policy:

If we are notified of your need to cancel within 24 hours of program date, your program fee will be refunded except for a $3.00 administrative fee. If minimum enrollment has not been met by program date, programs will be cancelled 2 days prior to the date and we will refund the full amount.