What a Night!

“Never shut a door, never burn a bridge, and build the best relationships you can because it’s relationships that matter and it’s relationships that will get you through the tough times.” 

Nancy Lewis

2019 Southern Colorado Conservation Awards Honoree (posthumously)


On Thursday, October 3, we welcomed nearly 400 people to the 10th anniversary of the Southern Colorado Conservation Awards where we honored five of Colorado's greatest conservation champions. Our evening together was a celebration of the land and the people committed to protecting it and a night I personally won't forget.  Thank you to our 27 sponsors who helped to underwrite the expenses associated with this event. We could not do this important event without you.

We at Palmer Land Trust have a vision that bold conservation results in stronger communities, healthier people, and a stronger economy.  We have a vision of moving conservation out of the dusty and overlooked corner of regional priorities and positioning it as a tool for community transformation. Your participation in conservation events like the Southern Colorado Conservation Awards, or otherwise, is just that. By choosing to come together to celebrate, honor, and inspire one another is a courageous act. And is exactly how we will move forward together to create the action plans for on-the-ground impact, find answers, and perhaps most importantly, push each other to think bigger and bolder. 

During our awards event program, Ed Roberson, conservation director with Palmer Land Trust, paid tribute to Wallace Stegner with this quote: “We are each motivated by affection, by such a love of place that you want to preserve it and remain in it.” Our common ground is our love of the land and Palmer is honored to be able to bring us together in this way through our annual awards event. 

Thanks to each of you and the myriad ways you contribute to preserving our wild and scenic, working, and recreational lands. 

Rebecca Jewett
Chief Executive Officer
Palmer Land Trust
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