Stewards was pleased to have Mary Ann Bonnell, Natural Resources Director for Jefferson County Open Space, be our guide for a wildlife trail walk through Kinney Run on July 11th. Mary Ann taught us about wildlife habitats, animal scat, and dwellers of rock formations and riparian areas.
We hope you were able to join us for this first time event! Watch this space for future events with Mary Ann Bonnell.
The 2023 Kinney Run geology and bird watching tours were a big success!
10 people joined Geology Professor, Dr. Donna Anderson, to learn about the geology and history of the Kinney Run area.
Stewards hosted 3 bird watching tours this Spring (one was canceled due to bad weather). A local girl scout troop plus 2 other bird enthusiast groups joined Stewards' knowledgeable tour leaders. Karl Brummert, Executive Director of Denver Audubon, co-hosted one of the tours and added his expertise.
Thank you to all who joined us!
See some of the beautiful photos captured by Laura Sheets on the Kinney Run page.
The PRAM Board for Golden City Council approved $150K for Phase 2 of the Open Space Master Plan at the December 15 meeting. An additional $150K was approved for an update to the city Parks and Rec master plan. PRAM will list Phase 2 of the OSMP as a 2023 goal in their work plan.
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.
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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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