Chaffee Green

About Us

Thanks for your interest in Chaffee Green Sustainability Program. We are a grassroots organization that was launched after citizens from North & South County met at Envision Chaffee County in 2017. We shared concerns about the impact of growth on our environment, inspired by the ongoing work of Sustainable Salida, Sustainable Buena Vista, & the Ark Valley Environment Huddle.

Early 2019, Chaffee Green became a Program of GARNA, recognizing our synergistic missions and the possible mutual benefit of joining efforts. And we’re glad we did!

For more information & to get involved, please join GARNA & note your interest in Chaffee Green. Or contact Jacy Doumas at for more information.


  • To be responsive & responsible stewards of the natural resources of Chaffee County in partnership with GARNA.


  • To identify environmental concerns; educate ourselves and the community; and propose solutions.


  • To increase awareness of environmental concerns among residents, nonprofits, municipalities, businesses, and visitors to care for our County and our natural environment.
  • To share possible solutions & take action in the areas of zero waste, renewable energy, & overall environmental health.
  • To develop a plan for a systems approach to countywide Solid Materials Management that will be included in the 2019-2020 Chaffee County comprehensive plan