Love Our Land? Celebrate with us!

By Karley O'Connor 3 weeks agoNo Comments

Saturday, May 16 is our 4th annual CO Public Lands Day!

This year, join the WSCC for a Virtual Happy Hour on Friday, May 15 at 5pm to celebrate the public lands of the Lower Gunnison Watershed.

Participate in a fun public lands trivia game to see how much you know about the public lands in our area, followed by a quick call-to-action to hear about how you can advocate for them. Bring your favorite happy hour beverage and join us for an exciting evening!

REGISTER FOR THE EVENT HERE

Love Our Lands: Public Lands Day Happy Hour
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While Coloradans can and should continue to enjoy our public lands during the COVID-19 pandemic, please remember to do so responsibly.

In May 2016, Colorado became the first state in the nation to establish a state holiday for our public lands. Colorado Public Lands Day is a day to celebrate how our public lands are central to our economy and our quality of life. During this challenging time, the COVID-19 crisis is having a profound impact on Colorado’s communities and outdoor recreation economy.

We must adapt and celebrate public lands while remaining socially distant. Fill out the registration form for our happy hour below and be sure to refresh yourself on our social distancing guidelines for outdoor recreation before you go.

– Celebrate Smart –

Our outdoor spaces are essential resources for health and wellness. They are places where people can seek physical activity as well as peace and restoration. During this time of uncertainty, we need these places more than ever.

We encourage our communities to enjoy these spaces safely and responsibly. Best-practices for enjoying the outdoors in any form during the “safer at home” period include:

  • Stay local: ask yourself, where do I usually travel for groceries?
  • Keep a safe distance from others: maintain at least 6 feet between individuals
  • Minimize risk: use municipal parks at off-hours if possible; alternate outdoor activities with indoor exercises on occasion; avoid group activities and crowds

While Coloradans can and should continue to enjoy our public lands during the COVID-19 pandemic, please remember to do so responsibly. Please follow the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recommendations in order to protect yourself and those around you. To learn more about how you can recreate responsibly while social distancing, click here.

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