Don’t miss the talk by Dr. Ian Billick on how science and land conservation should be used to bring a better tomorrowr at our annual dinner. Something that all of us interested in land conservation should learn and think about.
Join us for an interesting evening with other open space supporters, the County Commissioners, Open Space Staff, Open Space Advisory Committee and its Director.
Both the Democratic and Republican County Commissioner candidates, John Flerlage and John Rosier will be there. A great opportunity to tell them your concerns and get your questions answered.
Details about the dinner are below. Go to planjeffco.org to make your reservations NOW. If you are already signed up, please bring a friend and send this information on.
Wild about Nature: Celebrating 42 years of Open Space
PLAN Jeffco Annual Dinner with the Commissioners
Thursday, May 8, 5:30 p.m.
The Vista at Applewood Golf Course, 14001 West 32nd Ave., Golden 80401
Speaker Ian Billick, PhD, executive director of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Crested Butte and Gothic: “Science and Land Conservation: Building a Better Tomorrow”.
Tickets are $40 and include a cocktail (cash bar) and an hors d’oeuvres reception, buffet dinner and dessert. Purchase online at planjeffco.org or call 303-835-0979 to make a reservation.
PLAN Jeffco is a nonprofit citizen organization formed in 1972 to campaign for a one-half percent sales tax to purchase scenic lands for public benefit. It serves as a watchdog and a source of inspiration to the Jeffco Open Space Division, which acquires property and manages 51,000 acres of public land and parks.
In 2000, Billick joined the RMBL in Crested Butte. The RMBL was founded in 1928 as a living scientific laboratory in the abandoned mining town of Gothic. Thousands of students and scientists have studied and documented the ecosystems around Gothic, making RMBL an internationally renowned center for scientific research and education. Billick is interested in the interface between science and policy.
For information contact Michele Poolet, PLAN Jeffco board member, ContactUs@PLANjeffco.org, 303-835-0979.