Plant trees with us on Grand Mesa on Friday, August 19th!
In continuing with our tree planting projects of 2021, WSCC is excited to announce a tree planting stewardship day on the Grand Mesa. In coordination with the National Forest Foundation, US Forest Service and Seek Outside, participants will join us planting trees in an old timber sale on Grand Mesa. Activities will include using a tree planting tool to plant young trees in the forest in areas where logging has taken place. Sign up at https://westernslopeconservation.org/2022treeplanting/
Can you help us out at Pickin’ in the Park?
Do you love PIP as much as we do? And do you tend to stay until the very last song of the night? If so, we could use some extra hands collecting the recycling and trash bins at the end of the night. You’ll likely see one or more of our staff on the job, sporting headlamps to cut through the dark. Bring a headlamp and pitch in if you are so inclined - - or, leave the headlamp at home and stumble around in the dark with bags of recycling like we did last week 🤣
Saturday, Sept. 3rd: Plant Walk up the Inter-Ocean Pass with Ewelina Badgie
This is an all-time favorite Mike's Hike! Participants will be introduced to the local flora that is in season in the beautiful montane forest and shrubland ecosystem below the Inter-Ocean Pass on the Crawford side. Bring a pencil and paper, as there will be lots of great information that you'll want to retain. Sign up at https://bit.ly/3NRxJrs
Monday, Sept. 26th: Dark Canyon Through Hike with Mike Burkley and Tim Shortell
Enjoy peak fall colors and the wild beauty of the Raggeds Wilderness on this strenuous, 14-mile day hike from Horse Ranch Park to Erickson’s Springs. See more info and sign up at https://bit.ly/3vRBIOx
WSCC Art Walk Call for Submittals
Open call for painting, drawings, photos or other types of art inspired by dark skies, night, sunrise or sunsets. Also a call for wild and wonderful stories about you being “Out All Night.”
WSCC will be participating in the Final Friday Festivities/Art Walk at the end of September with an open house at our office [204 Poplar, Paonia]. We invite our talented and adventurous members to participate. If you have a short story about an adventure in the great outdoors or a piece of art that you would like to show off, you should be part of this event! Please feel free to stretch the theme to suit your needs if you’ve got a good one to share with the rest of us.
Please take a photo of the piece of art you would like to display along with the measurements of the piece. We can accommodate a few large pieces. Please let us know if you would consider selling the piece of art and donating all or a portion of the proceeds to WSCC. This is not a requirement. You may have more than one piece in the show.
If you have a story you would like to tell, please send a quick outline of the story or leave a short message at 970-424-1402. The stories must be family friendly, and no longer than 6 minutes in length. The stories will be told twice during the art show, so that you can tell your friends and neighbors when to be there.
If you have something you are just itching to share, please contact event organizer (and beloved Board Member) Allison Elliot at 970-424-1402 or firstname.lastname@example.org