PLAN Jeffco Celebrates 45th Anniversary
Name: PLAN Jeffco Celebrates 45th Anniversary
Date: August 29, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM MDT
PLAN JEFFCO CELEBRATES 45TH ANNIVERSARY ONWITH SUMMER PICNIC IN THE PARK
Public Picnic and Guided Tours at Lookout Mountain Nature Preserve Open to All Ages
DENVER – PLAN Jeffco is pleased to announce it will host a Summer Picnic in the Park to celebrate its 45th Anniversary onfrom All ages are invited to attend the celebration at Lookout Mountain Nature Center and Preserve, located at 910 Colorow Rd. in Golden. The event will be free to attend and open to the public.
Guests can pack their own picnics, or will be able to purchase BBQ, vegetarian cuisine and ice cream from gourmet food trucks on-site at the Nature Center. Guests are encouraged to bring picnic blankets and chairs to relax and enjoy the gorgeous landscape throughout the evening. PLAN Jeffco’s Summer Picnic in the Park will be held rain or shine, as an indoor location is accessible inside the Nature Center as needed.
Additionally, three 30-minute guided hikes will be available for attendees to enjoy, including:
- Bird-watching: Led by PLAN Jeffco Board Member and Audubon Society Technical Specialist Ann Bonnell, participants will enjoy a hike with a discussion and view of the birds of the area.
- History: Led by Andrea Keppers and will discuss the history of Lookout Mountain while enjoying a hike on a portion of the mountain’s trails.
- Bio-diversity: Led by Jefferson County Open Space Education Specialist Alicia Vermily, this tour will discuss the surrounding environment and how that impacts what grows in the area.
“We are incredibly proud of everything that PLAN Jeffco has accomplished over the past four and a half decades,” says Margot Zallen, PLAN Jeffco President. “Through our work with residents, Jefferson County Open Space, County Commissioners, and national and local land trusts, we have assisted in the preservation of 55,000 acres of open space for the generations to come.”
Mary Ann Bonnell, Jefferson County Open Space Visitor Services Manager and Park Ranger #1, will provide a keynote lecture atBonnell will discuss the stewardship of the land and its inhabitants, including the increase in some unwanted visitors such as coyotes, rattlesnakes and moose in Jefferson County.
Founded in 1972, PLAN Jeffco works to preserve and conserve key lands as open space, with a goal to provide citizens with enhanced quality of life.
Advance registration for PLAN Jeffco’s Summer Picnic in the Park is strongly encouraged and registration is open via Eventbrite:
For more information, visit www.planjeffco.org.
About PLAN Jeffco
PLAN Jeffco is a nonprofit volunteer-led organization of open space advocates based in Jefferson County, CO that works to preserve open space by educating and motivating citizens, monitoring and cooperating with government agencies and working with aligned associations and citizens. In 1972, PLAN Jeffco initiated a ballot resolution that created the Jefferson County Open Space Program. The resolution provided for a ½ percent sales tax in Jefferson County that established its award-winning program. PLAN Jeffco believes that publicly owned and preserved open space is the cornerstone of any land use policy with a goal to provide citizens with enhanced quality of life. This provides economic benefits for the County and the Denver Metro area. For more information, visit www.planjeffco.org.