15 people joined Donna Anderson and Paul Haseman for a morning geology/history tour of Kinney Run on May 29th.
Kinney Run Open Space is a gem in Golden’s Open Space inventory. Designated as open space in 1998, it was formally recognized in 2005 as a unique geologic and environmental area in Golden. The walk highlighted the geology, mining, and land-use history of the area.
Donna and Paul have published an eBook titled Golden Rocks: The Geology & Mining History of Golden, Colorado. Get a copy of the free eBook here.
Many people, including the Girl Scouts, joined Stewards' bird experts for an early morning bird walk along the Kinney Run trail in May.
Watch for more bird walks next Spring!
Photo above by Dirk Jordan
See more of Dirk's photos in the gallery below!
Tom Schweich is a renowned botanist, Golden resident and shares his expertise as a member of the Stewards' Advisory Committee. Tom has been an active participant in many Stewards' initiatives. He has done extensive collecting and identification of native prairie plants in the North Washington Open Space as well as other Golden open space locations. Renaming the North Washington Open Space "Schweich Hill" is a well deserved honor! Congratulations, Tom!
Check out Tom's plant ID website at www.schweich.com.
The What - Our Mission Statement
Stewards of Golden Open Space is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit formed by Golden residents to provide the community vision and voice to understand, protect and preserve Golden’s precious open space resources, their assets and the values they represent with transparency and inclusivity.
From the Golden Vision 2030 -
"We value the natural beauty of unique geologic features, extended stretches of the foothills, and unbroken stretches of natural environments that define Golden as a place."
Residents of Golden consistently express strong support, appreciation and priorities for our open spaces, as important Golden resources. Much of this open space contains wildlife, vegetation, historical, cultural, geological, hydrological, archeological and other elements, like buffers from urban landscapes, that are valued by the Golden community.
As a result of Stewards' advocacy the City of Golden is now beginning the development of an Open Space Master Plan to provide a formal structure and public guidance for preserving, protecting, and managing the use or future of our open space. The risks to these resources include increasing urbanization, development pressures, recreational desires, neglect, unauthorized uses and intrusions. Development of an open space master plan has been a major goal of Stewards since its inception.
We welcome the support and participation of all who support our mission. See our accomplishments!
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Stewards of Golden Open Space
P.O. Box 822
Golden, Colorado 80402
Lubahn Trail before Spring rains
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