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Greetings Everyone,It is time for me to move on so Friday October 18 was my last day as Executive Director. I want to thank everyone for their support in the past and I wish LPOSC good fortune in the future. Off to new adventures.Scott
Tickets now on sale!
Baxter Black, Cowboy Humorist, appearing live on November 16, 2013 at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. Show starts at 7:30pm.
$50 for VIP - includes pre-show reception at 5:30pm at the Center for Southwest Studies, and preferred reserved seating
$30 for reserved orchestra and plaza seating
$20 for reserved balcony seating
Purchase tickets at the Durango Welcome Center, by calling 970-247-7657, or online at:
Baxter Black is a cowboy poet, former large animal veterinarian and entertainer of the masses. As he puts it, “he has a narrow following, but it’s deep!” For over 25 years he has traveled the U.S. and Canada, scattering his wit and left-handed observations to folks looking for a bright spot in their day.
His connection to the Western Landscape is a dear as the mountains meeting the sky. This will be Baxter's fifth appearance in Durango and prior shows have always sold out. Treat yourself to the VIP ticket with a pre-show reception with Baxter. Food, drink and one-on-one with Baxer will make it an evening to remember, before you even hit the concert hall for his full show.
Profits from this show directly benefit LPOSC and our work to permanently protect open lands that have significant agricultural, wildlife habitat, open space, recreational and/or historical/archaeological resources, for the benefit of the community and the general public.
Thank you Conservation Resource Center! LPOSC is grateful for your generosity in financially supporting our Stewardship and Monitoring Program. This support allowed us to purchase new GPS equipment which is essential for making maps of our conservation easement properties and the features of those lands that are of conservation value to our community.
Call for Artists!!
LPOSC is accepting submissions for the 20th Annual Snowdown Fine Art Exhibition, January 30th, 2014. Selected artwork will be auctioned at the Exhibition to raise funds for land conservation in Southwest Colorado. Artists receive 50% of proceeds from the sale of their work. The Snowdown Fine Art Exhibition showcases the work of many of our area’s best artists. We expect 350-400 people with a variety of interests to attend the Exhibition. It is an opportunity to support conservation efforts that keep Southwest Colorado beautiful, to show your work to art lovers, and to introduce your work to newcomers to art. Read more about this great opportunity here.
Celebrating the Land and Culture of Colorado's Wild West
Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the history and theatre of True West Railfest and support LPOSC in the process! We took some great photos of the weekend. Click here to view them on our Facebook page.
Oxbow Park and Preserve Work Week A Success
LPOSC and Southwest Conservation Corps partnered for a week of important restoration on Oxbow Park and Preserve at the end of June, removing invasive Russian olive and Siberian elm trees. The Durango Herald covered the restoration project, with great photos of the crews at work. Click here to read the article. Click here to read more about Southwest Conservation Corps.
Thank you to everyone who came together for the Members' Picnic at the James Ranch!
You can view photos of the day on our Facebook page.
Not a member? It's easy to join. Visit the Support LPOSC page, select a membership level that's right for you, and complete the process by clicking "Donate Now." Or you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-259-3415. Our members make the conservation work we do possible, so please consider joining today!
"When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect."