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."
I became acquainted with Red Rockl Canyon years ago when John S. Bock was a student of mine at Colorado College. He kindly allowed access (!) for my structural geology and field geolgy classes to learn mapping technique. I greatly enjoy the place- I told John that he lived in a veritable
As a member of the original 'Red Rock Canyon Committee' I was involved in the drive to organize community support for the acquisition of the 700+ acre Bock Property for a public 'open space' area. I assisted in outreach & coordination with the planning & development community to avoid the total privatization of the property as a planned/gated community. I also advocated various agencies for the public purchase of the property
Through their efforts I have been able to enjoy the trails and hiking that otherwise would not be accessible to my family and I! I think this is a wonderful organization that is highly motivated, conscientious and inspiring.
This is a wonderful, dedicated group of people who work very hard for the place they love. I always feel valued for my contribution.