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Don E.

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RED ROCK CANYON FOUNDATION
May 1, 2010

Out of my 11 years of involvement there is much I could write. But, I will just mention two recent experiences: Last year, despite the slumping economy, we had amazing success in raising money toward the purchase of the 45 acre 'White Acres' property adjacent to Red Rock Canyon. The Palmer Land Trust collaborated closely with us in this, offering valuable advice and support. Working with Palmer gave me a chance to get better acquainted with their outstanding staff. Through the dedicated efforts of geologist Ken Weissenburger and paleontologist Sharon Milito we are publishing the "Geologic Folio - Red Rock Canyon Open Space."

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the preservation of Red Rock Canyon itself, the construction of the Red Rock Canyon trail system, development of a series of educational 'Talks and Walks', and the preservation of 'White Acres.'

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

getting to know a few very special people.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

an outstanding, dedicated President who has consistently maintained a positive 'can do' attitude and volunteers who have been willing to do the hard (and for me, not particularly agreeable) work of building and maintaining trails.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have a real impact in bringing together a 'Weed Warriors' program to manage noxious weeds throughout the county as well as a new county-wide Parks Authority to make our park systems sustainable.

Ways to make it better...

I actually enjoyed working on trails, and if we had succeeded in preserving the Bock bomb shelter as a future interpretive center.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

bringing in new leadership to take over from those of us who will be moving on.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I was involved in the Red Rock Canyon Committee's effort to preserve Red Rock Canyon beginning in 1999 and have continued to be involved with the Red Rock Canyon Foundation (bda Friends of Red Rock Canyon) as editor and web master.