What is Colorado Public Lands Day?
In May 2016, Colorado became the first state in the nation to establish a holiday recognizing the value of public lands within the state. From now on, the third Saturday in May will be known as Colorado Public Lands Day celebrating the significant contributions these lands have to our state. Be sure to get outside this Saturday, May 20 and enjoy your public lands! Learn more general information about Colorado Public Lands day here: copubliclandsday.com.
Sheep Mountain Alliance-Sponsored Valley Floor Cleanup
Join SMA on the Valley Floor river corridor from approximately 10 AM to 1 PM on Saturday, May 20. This is a great opportunity to check out the new meanders (Meander, incidentally, is the title of new short film about the VF), and help spruce up the Valley Floor for her big 10th birthday party in about three weeks.
It’s BYO watercraft, warm gear, gloves, helmet, and PFDs if you have them. SMA will have a few SUPs and and duckies to borrow, and there will be a shoreside cleanup crew walking the river. Closed toe shoes (such as old sneakers) are required, but SMA will provide snacks and things to clean up with! Join SMA afterward at the Telluride Brewing Company for a beer. Meet at the nordic parking lot (North of Shandoka) at 10 AM, Saturday May 20th. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Norwood Bike Jamboree: POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE 3 & 4
Join the San Miguel Bike Alliance and the West End Trails Alliance June 3 & 4 in Norwood at the new Burn Canyon Trails. For more information, email email@example.com.
Ah Haa, 4th Annual Literary Burlesque
Join Ah Haa School for the Arts on Saturday, May 20 from 8 PM to 11 PM (doors at 7 PM) for their annual Literary Burlesque. “The theme is also a Yes! and a nod to Wallace Stegner’s “Geography of Hope,” a phrase that public lands advocates invoke in the ongoing effort to protect our last, best wild places. After all, we’re performing on May 20th, Colorado’s Public Lands Day. Meaning we’ll caress contours. Tease topographies. We’ll erode and expose. And we’ll peel away playfully the projections that seek to reduce us and the beautiful earth upon which we stand to mere resources for the taking.” Tickets are $15, cash bar will be available. Learn more here.