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Thanks for your interest in EVLT's latest news.  Read about these and other important updates below:
  • Ranch Tour - SAVE THE DATE - 7/16/16
  • Harrington's penstemon
  • Welcome Anna-Maria Ray
  • Abrams Creek Open Space
  • Vanishing land of the American West
  • Legacy Festival - SAVE THE DATE - 8/6/16
    • Volunteer!!!
  • And more
July 16th Ranch Tour & Gourmet Lunch Fundraiser
SAVE THE DATE - Meeting place TBA
Visit two iconic private ranches by bus and h ear personal stories about the challenges and rewards of ranching and the importance of our local ranching community. Learn about EVLT's role in protecting local family ranches and the food and fiber they produce.

Tickets are $100 per person and include a gourmet, catered lunch. 

Proceeds will help EVLT continue conserving land for future generations.


Eagle County Home to Unique Flower
Trust Our Land article by Jessica Foulis
For many, summertime in Colorado evokes images of vibrant vegetation and beautiful flowering plants carpeting our landscapes. One of the most rare and fascinating of these plants is harrington's penstemon, or Penstemon harringtonii.

Have you ever spotted one? The public is invited to join Eagle Valley Land Trust for a free, guided hike on Saturday, June 11, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. to explore the 478-acre West Avon Preserve conservation easement in search of harrington's penstemon.

Read the article by  clicking here.
Welcome new board member Anna-Maria Ray!
EVLT extends a very warm welcome to our newest board member, Anna-Maria Ray, who  came to the Vail Valley in 1974 with her family who maintained a second residence in Vail from 1974-1990. In 1990 her parents retired to the Valley as she continued her education at the University of Minnesota and William Mitchell College of Law. In 1994 she returned to the Valley and began work in the tourism and hospitality industry. She went on to marketing and PR and opened her own consulting business in 2009.
Over the last 40 years she has continually been involved in fundraising and philanthropic work throughout the US and Mexico. In the last decade she has served on many local Vail Valley boards and assisted in fundraising for most of them.

Anna-Maria enjoys community involvement and believes that giving back to the community is one of the most important things that individuals can do. She loves the outdoors, and is an equestrian, avid skier and loves hiking and gardening.  She feels that the peer action of a community is one of the most important things that a resident can do, not only in maintaining the internal structure and values of the community but it's natural environment as well. Without the nature and beauty that surrounds us we wouldn't be the community we are and its preservation is key to our overall success and happiness in living here!

Read more about our other board members by  clicking here .

Abrams Creek Open Space in Eagle is the newest addition to EVLT's Conservation Easement Portfolio!

The 172-acre Abrams Creek Open Space property was acquired on May 25th, in partnership with Eagle County Open Space, Town of Eagle and the Eagle Ranch Wildlife Committee. The property will be owned and managed by the Town of Eagle for habitat conservation and outdoor recreation. Eagle Valley Land Trust holds a conservation easement to ensure the land is protected forever! Thanks to everyone!

EVLT Out & About and Active in the Community!
EVLT Staff at Miller Ranch Open Space

Monitoring season has begun!

EVLT staff visited a few of the conserved properties in Eagle County to see firsthand some of the special places we can all enjoy forever.  

During the spring, summer and fall our stewardship staff visits every conserved property, meeting and working with landowners to ensure the places we love continue to be protected, forever.  
Did you know...

...America's west is vanishing at an astonishing rate and that every 2.5 minutes an area the size of one football field is lost to development?
Read more about our vanishing land in this fascinating article by clicking here.

This study is getting a lot of press. In 2011, human development covered 11.2% of the land in the county (120,633 acres). Between 2001 and 2011, the county lost 5,578 acres of natural areas to development. Do you agree with the findings of the study? Let us know what you think.
View the video by clicking here.

...EVLT's 3rd Annual Legacy Festival is Saturday, August 6th?
When:  3-7pm 
Where:  Eagle Town Park
What:   EVLT's Legacy Festival brings together our community's conservation-minded local agencies, non-profits, businesses, and people to celebrate our collective conservation successes in a festival setting featuring the wildly popular Cow Patty Bingo and Bah-Bah Bingo games.
How:  Open and free to the public.  Enjoy live music by Lake County Rain, food by Marc, family friendly activities, a silent auction, and our Conservation Expo!

EVLT needs help setting up and running the event...and we want YOU!

Contact the EVLT offices if you are interested by dialing 970-748-7654 or email Tom at twessel@evlt.org.

...you can see all of our upcoming events on our EVLT website?
For example, view the colorful and rare harrington's penstemon on our second Community Hike in West Avon Preserve on Saturday, June 11th. View all our events by  clicking here.
Ways to Give   
  • Donate online by clicking here
  • Call us at 970-748-7654
  • Check made payable to "Eagle Valley Land Trust" 
    • Mail to P.O. Box 3016, Edwards, CO  81632
The financial support of EVLT by people like you who care deeply about the future of our great community can help preserve more land for all to enjoy. 


Planned Giving Options   

Have you included Eagle Valley Land Trust in your will?
If so, please let us know so that we may thank you during your lifetime.
Thinking of leaving a legacy of land conservation?
Consider adding EVLT as a beneficiary of your IRA.
For other planned giving options please click  here.

Yours in conservation, 

Eagle Valley Land Trust

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