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Dear {First Name},
This year - 2020 - marks our 25 th year of preserving and stewarding open lands within the headwaters of the Colorado River for agriculture, water, wildlife, and vistas, in partnership with landowners and for the benefit of all. We've had slow years, and we've had years of fortune. And this year has begun as a year of great fortune!

The final tally for our 2019 CO Gives Day campaign is:


107 donors
On CO Gives Day 2018 we raised just over $18,000. A good number, and we worked well with the donations we received: in 2019 we closed on an easement (with great assistance by Grand County's Open Lands, Rivers, and Trails Fund), and began the work on more projects to unfold in this and next year. We collaborated with partner organizations, including Grand County Historical Association, and co-hosted events around the county. We doubled our Board of Directors to a healthy number of 10, incorporating a diverse array of backgrounds, views, and goals.

Admittedly, I had been focusing on this next CO Gives Day as a big shindig, being our 25th anniversary. So by surpassing my initial goal for 2019's CO Gives Day by more than $10,000, you and your fellow land trust supporters have kicked the ball back to me, telling me to up my game if we want 2020 to look even better than 2019.

And believe me, I am readily accepting that challenge. Between continuing conservation projects throughout the county and initiating educational events and other partnerships, I believe 2020 will be a banner year for Colorado Headwaters Land Trust. And with your dedicated and ongoing support, every year following will have a bigger banner.

Thank you so much for all your support.
Happy New Year!

Jeremy D. Krones
Executive Director
CO Gives Day 2019 raised more than $39.6M for over 2,500 nonprofits, ranging the field from social justice to environmental conservation, including 22 nonprofits from right here in Grand County! You can learn more about Grand County Gives by visiting the GCG Gives Day page, or by checking out the GCG Facebook page.
A Bright Christmas!
We had a beautiful, joyous time at the 16th Annual Lions Club Festival of Trees on December 06 at the Grand Park Community Recreation Center! For our inaugural tree we went with A River Runs Through It , a beautiful display of the winding path of the Colorado River and its tributaries as they pass through Grand County.

Laden with plants and animals one might find along the banks of our waterways, this tree brought great compliments to the team of dedicated CHLT Board members, led by David and Hannelore Doty. Many thanks go to the entire team who spent their Friday working on the tree, and allowing us to make a splash at the festival by winning Third Place by community vote!

The River Tree, as it was called by a few spectators, was purchased by a dedicated community member, who then donated it back to the community for a family in need. With the snow still flying around us, we can all appreciate the warmth and happiness that comes from a bit of green in the white of winter.

We look forward to participating in the Festival of Trees next year! If you have ideas for future tree designs, or just want to be on the list to help out when the time comes, let us know!
Some photos from the day, taken by members of the Board:
The beautiful sign, now residing at the office.
David & Hannelore Doty and Paula Stuart working on the tree.
Steve Fitzgerald posing beside the tree.
We have fish a'plenty!
Cray Healy making his mark on the tree.
Diana Fitzgerald, Melinda McWilliams, and Cray decorating the skirt.
The beautiful crown to the tree, made from natural materials.
One of the ornaments on the tree.
And a cute little fox! He wasn't alone on the tree - there were lots of animals!
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).
December was an odd month for our social media, because instead of regular posts it was primarily about CO Gives Day and our other fundraising events. Follow us to see the quotes and photos return in January!
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