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The History of US Public Lands with Walt Dabney

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come celebrate Earth Day by learning about the history of the US Public Lands from former National Park Service Superintendent and Texas State Park Director, Walt Dabney! This event will also serve as our annual member celebration/meeting, with light refreshments provided.

Monday, April 22; 6-8 pm at A Church (419 D St.) in Salida.

More information and free registration here

About Walt Dabney:

Walt Dabney graduated from Texas A&M (TAMU) in 1969 with a degree in Recreation and Park Management. He began his career with the National Park Service the summer of 1969 as a student trainee (ranger-Naturalist) at Old Faithful District of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.  He worked in numerous other National Parks, including time in Alaska and the Everglades and directly supervised the NPS Branch of Fire and Aviation Management at the National Fire Center in Boise, Idaho. He was selected to become the National Park Service Chief Ranger stationed in Washington D.C. and held that position for 5 1/2 years. Dabney began his permanent career with Texas Parks and Wildlife as the Director of State Parks in 1999 after having spent 30 years with the National Park Service. He helped bring significant organizational changes to the agency. After 43 years of park work, he retired in 2010. Dabney now lives in Buena Vista.


April 22
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Buena Vista Community Center
715 E Main St
Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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Your registration is secured upon receipt of payment, as long as there space is still available in a program. If you prefer not to register online (recommended), you may mail a check, made out to “GARNA” to the address below or stop by the office. Please include a note with the program you are registering for. Be aware, some programs sell out quickly, and we cannot confirm your spot with a mailed registration.

PO Box 1522
Salida CO 81201

Cancellation policy:

If we are notified of your need to cancel by 24 hours of program date, your program fee will be refunded except for a $3.00 administrative fee. No refunds within 24 hours or after the event (but most events are transferable). If minimum enrollment has not been met 2 days before program date, programs will be cancelled and we will refund the full amount.

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