Friday, November 30, 2007

Palmer Land Trust honored

This press release just in:

Palmer Land Trust has won the 2007 El Pomar Award for Excellence in the Environmental Category. The Awards for Excellence program was established in 1989 to recognize and reward Colorado nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individuals that serve their communities with distinction and excellence.

For over 30 years, Palmer Land Trust has worked to preserve open space, natural areas, and agricultural lands in southeastern Colorado. To date, Palmer has permanently protected over 60,000 acres in 10 Colorado counties.

These include 11 public open space areas that offer recreation and nature study, including Red Rock Canyon Open Space, Stratton Open Space, Paint Mines Interpretive Park, Red Mountain, and Catamount Ranch.

“We owe this distinction to a number of visionary citizens and supporters who recognize that land protection is not just an environmental cause,” said Scott Campbell, the organization’s executive director. “When we protect important lands for future generations, we ensure a high quality of life for our region and maximize its economic potential.”

Palmer Land Trust was awarded $15,000 along with the recognition.

As a new resident of the area and a frequent user of local open space, a tip of my touk.

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