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December 10, 2019
Colorado Gives Day is a massive, state-wide fundraising day for all participating nonprofits. It began 10 years ago and continues to be a unifying event throughout the community, providing a single day (not to mention the run-up month) for everyone to show their generous support for the organizations and causes we each hold dear.

Head over to our CO Gives Day page to read more, and donate! Last year we raised over $18,000 - a new record for us. Help us beat last year's record and bring us to an even $20k! Every dollar will be increased proportionally from a $1.5 million 'Incentive Fund" by FirstBank, so even just $20 can go a long way.
As of this email we have raised nearly $5,000 in pre-scheduled donations, from 17 generous donors. Click Here t o pre-schedule your donation today and add your name to this growing list!
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Betsy Armstrong
Larry Christensen
John & Michelle Cowardin
Donald Dillehay
Ann Douden
Robert Drickey
Thomas Ehrsam
Julie Lang
Alice Lecinski
Justin Levy
Dan Nolan
Michael Phillips
Susan & Philip Sargent
Cindy Southway
Jean & Chuck Townsend
You can also give on the day itself: December 10! Be sure to put it in your calendar now to guarantee you don't forget!
Colorado Headwaters Land Trust is a proud member of Grand County Gives, as well, which is the county coalition of nonprofits working together to raise awareness for each of us, and all of us.

We had a great turnout for the Grand County Gives Rally on Tuesday, December 03! The group of 24 nonprofits went around the county, starting at Big Shooter Coffee in Kremmling (where Jeremy posed with our sign), spending lunch outside Deno's in Winter Park, and ending with happy hour at Brickhouse 40 in Granby, to raise awareness for each organization and the businesses that support us, as well as for Colorado Gives Day! You can find more information about Grand County Gives and the participating nonprofits by visiting the campaign's CO Gives Day page.
Do You Have Your Tree Yet?
Join CHLT staff and board in decorating our own tree for the Festival of Trees on Friday, December 06 !

The Festival of Trees is an annual event, and this year CHLT is participating! Local nonprofits decorate live Christmas trees/wreaths, for fundraising through a silent auction.

This is a free event for you and all of your friends and family. Appetizers and beverages will be served - and there's even a dessert auction provided by many of our fantastic Grand County restaurants. And finally, a raffle will be held to sell a magnificent package of goodies.

Where: Grand Park Community Recreation Center, 1 Main Street, Fraser
When: Friday, December 06
  • Decorations from 8:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Festival from 4:00PM - 8:00PM

Please contact the office to learn more and to volunteer!
Two New Board Members:
Please welcome Dr. Kelli Archie &
Lisa Leclair Waldorf to our Board of Directors!
This year we ran a recruitment campaign for our Board of Directors , and it was very successful! We are now at 10 members, ranging in experience, location, demographics, and conservation ethic. If you are interested in joining the Board in the future, please contact the office .
Dr. Kelli Archie  is an environmental social scientist, and has spent the past 12 years as an academic in New Zealand and the USA studying climate change adaptation and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Climate Change, Geography, Environmental Science, and Environmental Studies. She earned a PhD and MS in Environmental Studies from the  University of Colorado Boulder  and a BA in Economics from  Colorado State University . As a native of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, she is particularly interested in alpine and mountainous regions and she has worked around the world in the United States, the Indian Himalayas, Vanuatu, and New Zealand. Kelli is excited to be a part of the non-profit world where she hopes her work can make a more tangible difference. Kelli currently lives on the side of a ski run in Grand County, Colorado, with her husband Tim, their four young daughters, and one very old dog. When not on the road learning as much as they can about our beautiful planet, the Archies can typically be found on or near a trail: skiing, biking, hiking, or rock climbing.
Lisa Leclair Waldorf  grew up in New England and moved to Grand County in 1997 after a two-year stint in a teaching/travel program with a Boston-based company right out of college. After exploring teaching opportunities and finding no available positions for which to use her Liberal Arts degree, Lisa switched gears per the advice of a friend and obtained her real estate license in 1999. Lisa is a founding partner at Real Estate of Winter Park and has 20+ years of sales experience in Grand County. Lisa is an advocate for smart growth and open space and trails preservation; she and her family enjoy just about every outdoor recreation opportunity in the area, from skiing to biking to rafting. While much of Lisa and husband Steve’s free time now involves traveling with 12-year-old Henry and 10-year-old Janie to hockey games, practices, and tournaments, she still loves to volunteer with local non-profits as much as possible. She currently sits on the Fraser Valley Recreation Foundation Board and assists with grant writing and fundraising for a half-dozen other 501c3s, most of which are education and recreation-focused.
Do you know a high school senior in Grand County?
Are they interested in pursuring land and resource conservation and/or management in their college or professional careers?

If so, they should apply for the Carolyn Hackman Education Fund Scholarship! It is the privilege of the Colorado Headwaters Land Trust to offer a total of $2000 in scholarships to graduating Grand County high school seniors!
This funding is available due to a donor’s request to create the Carolyn Hackman Education Fund for students of Grand County who wish to increase their knowledge of land conservation and management and carry such knowledge into their adult years.

To apply, please speak to your school counselor, or email the CHLT office .
Follow Us on Social Media
We are active on Instagram and Facebook (and some on Twitter).
Here are some of our posts from November:
Nov 27 : Have a great Thanksgiving holiday! We are so thankful for having such a warm and supportive community, dedicated to the preservation and stewardship of our open lands in Grand County.
Nov 13 : Today is World Kindness Day, emphasizing the simple act of kindness - so of course we had to find a piece of #wednesdaywisdom that incorporated both kindness, and nature! This quote from aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart beautifully links the two.
Go outside today - it might be getting chilly, but our love for this land never ends, regardless of weather! There are blue skies above and open lands beyond for us to appreciate and explore.
Nov 11 : #COGivesDay  is now within a month! Save time on December 10 by pre-scheduling your donation now - link is in our profile.
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