Conserving agricultural heritage, wildlife habitat, and natural lands in and around
Join us for
on a Conserved
Date: Sunday May 19th
Time: 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Place: Avant Vineyards, on the Colorado River, East
Bring your favorite appetizer, salad, side dish or
dessert. MLT will provide entrée and beverages, including local beer, wine,
Arrive at 2:00 to tour the property. Avant wines will be
available for tasting & purchase. Food will be served at 3:00
To RSVP and receive directions, please contact us by May
17th. Call: 263-5443 or email:
If you’d like to raft the Colorado River to the picnic,
contact Ronnie (Rondo) Buecheler with Palisade River Trips & Paddle Boards
at 260-5848 or
firstname.lastname@example.org . The cost is
$35.00 per person & includes return transport to Palisade via van. Meet at
the boat put-in at River Bend Park then float to Avant Vineyards
for the picnic. Departure will depend on water level but the trip usually takes
1.5 to 2 hours. Reserve soon as the trip will cap at 20 people. If water
level doesn't rise, the raft trip will be cancelled. Deadline to register
Saturday, May 11th.
East Orchard Mesa may be full of
orchards and vineyards, but Galen Wallace, owner of a vineyard conserved
this spring, is probably the only self-proclaimed "Fruit Geek" in the area.
However, since apples don't fall far from the tree, he also inherited a love
of orchards and vineyards. Galen grew up on the "Home Five," his parents'
apple orchards on the adjacent property. Bought in 1947, the original
property was converted from apples to peaches in 1989. The family also owns
another six acres...click
here to read more
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If you need
help call Mary or Allison at 263-5443 and they’ll be happy to help you!
Trust & John Fielder:
Colorado's Great Outdoors: Celebrating
Years of Lottery-Funded Lands
Land Trust friends, family and supporters enjoyed a wonderful
evening with John Fielder.
John Fielder recently published
two new books dedicated to GOCO’s
20th anniversary. He presented his photos through a
slideshow at Colorado Mesa University and afterwards spoke with attendees
and autographed books and other publications. In addition to the slideshow
and special pre-meet and greet, Fielder taught a photography course on
a protected property to 10 lucky students!
The first trail on the Three Sisters Property has been completed!
early October, Mesa Land Trust partnered with COPMOBA on their annual Take a
Kid Mountain Biking Day to build the first trail on the Three Sisters Park!
The first section of trail is an extension of Kid’s
Meal. For many this was a great way to expose kids to trail building as an
important component of the mountain biking experience. The Land Trust
and COPMOBA received some wonderful
media coverage which can be seen
here. Participants celebrated with a BBQ and cake after the event!
Thank you to everyone in the community who has been a
part of supporting the Three Sisters Project. To learn more about
Three Sisters and other opportunities to get involved, please visit the
Three Sisters website.
Mesa Land Trust
Mesa Land Trust is a private, nonprofit land conservation organization based in
Mesa County in Western Colorado. We work to maintain the unique character,
agriculture and history of Mesa County through partnerships with voluntary
landowners, local governments, Mesa County, The Nature Conservancy and a variety
of outside funding agencies. We now hold over 140 conservation easements
and have conserved over 64,000 acres of land containing important orchards,
vineyards, cropland, large working ranches, and habitat for deer, elk and the
Gunnison Sage Grouse in addition to a variety of other species.
Here in Mesa County we have some beautiful vistas,
exceptional habitat and productive agricultural properties. We are all
fortunate that there are generous and concerned landowners who have donated
conservation easements on their properties. To learn more about some of these
Mesa Land Trust, 1006 Main
Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501
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