Stewards, in partnership with Denver Audubon, hosted 3 Spring Bird Walks in Kinney Run (see photos taken by Dirk and Kathy Jordan in the gallery below). Both experienced and newbie birders, equipped with binoculars and cameras, walked the Kinney Run trail to observe and learn about dozens of birds! One of the events was attended by Girl Scout Troop 1859. Check the Cornell eBird Hotspot site (ebird.org/hotspot/L3664908) to see the birds observed on May 8th, May 22nd and June 5th.
Watch your email for more scheduled bird walks!
Thank you to Karl Brummert from Denver Audubon and Laurel Starr and Donna Myers from Stewards for their expertise and participation!
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 complete report including significant findings and recommendations is available on the Accomplishments page. Click the button below to view.
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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