We are raffling off two incredible prizes: a "Scout" Raft from Alpacka Raft and a day of Private Water Fly Fishing from Expedition Outside.
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A big thank-you to Expedition Outside and Alpacka Raft for their generous donations! All proceeds support La Plata Open Space Conservancy’s work to conserve land and water in Southwest Colorado. 
Southwest Stewardship Series
Soil Health Workshop 
We are pleased to sponsor Montezuma County Conservation Districts' Soil Health Workshop featuring Ray Archuleta (of the film Kiss the Ground) this Friday, May 20. Learn how to improve your soil health, reduce fertilizer costs, and increase your farm's profitability. Online registration is now closed, but same-day registration will be available at a reduced price. In addition, we have a few scholarships left for La Plata County landowners to attend. If the registration fee is an obstacle, please contact for a scholarship. Registration info here.
Pollinator Workshop 
We have just a few spots left for our popular Pollinator Workshop on a beautiful conserved property (and pollinator paradise!) south of Bayfield this Saturday, May 21. Check out the Herald's coverage of the workshop, or the registration link below for more info. This workshop is free and open to all, but registration is required. Register here.
Noxious Weed Workshop 

This weed mitigation workshop will be held on a conserved property near Durango. La Plata County’s Weed Control Manager, Ben Bain, will discuss identification and management best practices for common species in our area. Chemical, mechanical, and biological control methods will all be addressed. This workshop is free and open to all, but registration is required. Register here.

Big thanks to Great Outdoors Colorado for their support of our Southwest Stewardship Series!
Summer Solstice Benefit
We hope you’ll join us for a special evening at Destination Ranch featuring drinks, heavy appetizers, and Jeff Solon’s Swingin’ Big Band! Destination Ranch is almost entirely permanently conserved, and lies under the magnificent La Plata Mountains. Support our work to conserve land in Southwest Colorado while enjoying the incredible scenery and ambiance of this conserved property.
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Save the Date: 30th Anniversary Celebration
Although we were disappointed to cancel our Snowdown Cocktails for Conservation for the second year in a row, we're very excited to bring you a similar event on a conserved property near Durango on July 23rd. Even better, this event will be a celebration of our 30th year of work conserving your Southwest Colorado way of life. Mark your calendars now and keep an eye out for more information to come!
Art Show Benefitting LPOSC
Join us for a reception for Sandra Emmanuel Heller's One Person Show at Create Art & Tea. 10% of sales will go to La Plata Open Space Conservancy during the show, which runs from June 3 - 29.

Reception: June 3, 2022,  5-7pm, Create Art & Tea, 1015 Main Ave, Durango

Call for Volunteers
We are seeking volunteers to help us staff our booth at Animas River Days on Saturday, June 4. We have the following slots available:
  • 9am-12pm
  • 12-3pm
  • 3-6pm
  • 6-9pm (includes breakdown of booth)
Email if you would be interested in helping out!
Thanks for Joining Us!
Photo Credit: Eppich Photography, LLC
Thanks to those who attended our Spirit of the Southwest Gathering, and a special shout-out to Kellam Throgmorton of Crow Canyon Archaeological Center for leading a fantastic tour of the site. Thanks also to Carver's for donating beer and to landowner Helen Ruth Aspaas for creating fabulous table centerpieces.
 La Plata Open Space Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Your gift may be tax deductible. Our EIN number is: 84-1204273. 

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La Plata Open Space Conservancy
P.O. Box 1651
Durango, CO 81302

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