News & Events

Property in Falls Creek faces uncertain future

Durango Herald – November 1, 2017 Photo by Durango Herald   Zink family, tired of trespassers, plans to sell 30 acres in Hidden Valley Have you ever enjoyed the serene view from atop Falls Creek Falls, sitting beside the cascading waterfall, looking out on the lush, pastoral Animas Valley? If you answered “yes,” whether knowingly

Ska Brewing’s 22nd Anniversary Brewers Invitational

We’re honored to be the non-profit beneficiary again this year for the annual-sold out early-  SKA Brewing Anniversary Party! Good Beer, Good People, supporting Good Causes. We can’t speak highly enough of SKA and the good work they do (not to mention the good beer they craft). We can’t wait for September 9th to party

Investing In Colorado – CSU Study Shows Economic Benefits of Land Conservation

A 2017 Colorado State University study on the economic benefits of land conservation in Colorado shows that residents of Colorado have received an estimated $5.5-$13.7 billion (US$2017) of economic benefits from land conserved by conservation easements while the State has invested roughly $1.1 billion (US$2017)– through approximately $280 million from GOCO and $772 million from the

Rochester Summer Concert Series in the Garden

Join the Rochester Hotel and the Community Foundation for a night of music benefiting La Plata Open Space Conservancy! Proceeds from the entire summer concert series are pooled and split between the ten participating nonprofits. Concerts occur every Wednesday between June 28th and August 30th from 5-7pm at the Rochester Hotel’s Secret Garden. Tickets are

Farmer’s Market, May 13th

Join us us as we attend the Durango Farmers Market to enjoy local veggies, foods, coffee and live music! When: May 13th 8am-noon Where: First National Bank of Durango

Need a hero?

Durango Telegraph, 02/02/2017 La Plata Open Space celebrates legacy of land-protection superstars. There’s a big difference between wanting to protect the land and being able to make it happen. The litany of legal lingo and financial mine-fields littering the path to land protection can be daunting, if not downright impossible to overcome. The key to

Annual Snowdown Event

Our Annual Snowdown Wine & Spirits Tasting & Silent Auction was a HUGE success! 2018 marked the 24th LPOSC Snowdown Event. We had a packed house, full of wonderful supporters in Mutu’s to sample and celebrate. Guests enjoyed sampling carefully selected varietals of wine by Animas Wine & Spirits, and craft spirits from local and