Join staff from Roaring Fork Conservancy and Pitkin County Open Space and Trails to explore 74 acres of open space by moonlight on snowshoes from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. Emma Open Space boasts lush wetlands, snowy fields, and a critical migration corridor for deer and elk to move across the valley. Meet at the Emma Schoolhouse parking lot. Event is free, but registration is required http://www.roaringfork.org/events. For info call (970) 927-1290.
Join Open Space Land Officer Paul Holsinger, Steve Child and Roaring Fork Conservancy staff on snowshoes through the Capitol Creek Ranch riparian area from 4-7:30 p.m. on March 7. Capitol Creek Ranch, an iconic property that is protected by conservation easement within the Pitkin County Open Space and Trails program, was originally owned by the late Bob Child, who was integral in many conservation efforts in the Roaring Fork Valley, starting in the 1960s. Bob Child’s book “My Life as a Child” will be available for purchase for $10. Snowshoes are required (please note if you need to borrow a pair). Bring a snack and a hot drink thermos if you wish and dress appropriately, as the hike will happen snow or shine. Meet at Highway 82 Park and Ride in Old Snowmass. This free event is underwritten by Pitkin County Open Space & Trails and registration is required at http://www.roaringfork.org/events. Please call (970) 927-1290 with questions.
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Burning Mountain Park in New Castle will illuminate Saturday evening at the town’s Holiday Tree Lighting and Chili Cook-off between 5 and 7 p.m.