Join us virtually March 21st, 3 PM to 5:30 PM, for WSCC’s 2021 Annual Meeting – featuring keynote speaker Bill McKibben.
On Sunday, March 21th at 3:00pm, the Western Slope Conservation Center (WSCC) hosts our annual membership meeting with keynote speaker, Bill McKibben, a contributing writer to The New Yorker and a founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org. After Mr. McKibben’s address, WSCC will celebrate our 2020 successes, discuss 2021 plans, vote on bylaw changes, introduce new board members and share thanks and farewells to members who are leaving, and announce 2020’s community conservation hero awards.
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WSCC has been building an active and aware community to protect and enhance the lower Gunnison watersheds’ lands, air, water, and wildlife for the past 43 years. What began as a group of community members organizing to protect the North Fork of the Gunnison River from being polluted has morphed into an organization with hundreds of members focused on advocating for the responsible stewardship of our public lands and watershed. WSCC aims to ensure the local communities will be characterized by intact and functioning ecosystems, clean and abundant water resources, well-managed lands with the highest level of protection that they deserve, and an informed and engaged citizenry who understands the connection between the vitality of both its ecological and social communities.
As a grassroots organization, WSCC works hard to educate all who are interested in conservation issues and provide on-the-ground stewardship opportunities on the western slope of Colorado. WSCC is known for creating the Paonia River Park by transforming an in-stream gravel mine into a community open space and then using that space to host community conservation events. Their River Watch program is well into its second decade of collecting stream data along the North Fork of the Gunnison River. And WSCC will be expanding its Mike’s Hikes program to connect community members with each other and the land while safely physically distancing in open spaces and wild places.
Members are encouraged to read the proposed bylaw changes to be voted on during the meeting.
All are encouraged to join. Not sure if you can make it? Register anyway for updates on the event agenda, and meeting minutes!