Land Trust Presents First Summer Breakfast: “Preserve Our Lands… Benefit Our Recreation”
Friday, June 15th is the kick-off of Estes Valley Land Trust’s summer breakfast series, which includes unique activities for all ages. So bring the kids! Hermit Park Open Space, located on Highway 36 just east of Estes Park, is the site of our first event, “Preserve Our Lands…Benefit our Recreation”…and there are plenty of recreational opportunities at Hermit Park, one of several EVLT conservation easements with public access. Hermit Park features 1,362 acres of fabulous beauty, wildlife, hiking trails, camping, cabin rentals, equestrian trails and…peace.
Our speaker will be Kerri Rollins, Open Lands Program Manager for Larimer County where she is responsible for land acquisition, fund development and education. Kerri leads the Colorado Open Space Alliance and is president of the board of the Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts. She will discuss a regional study and subsequent master plan on land conservation priorities in Larimer County. Kerri will also talk about progress and development plans in Hermit Park, recreational opportunities throughout the county’s open spaces, upcoming events, and how you can get involved.
Recreational adventure begins immediately after the presentation with an exciting array of tours and activities for adults and children coordinated by Rob Novak, community relations specialist for Larimer County Natural Resources. Bring the kids and join in on one of the activities listed below.
Hermit Park Home Improvements: A driving tour of some of the grant-funded improvements that have been made to Hermit Park Open Space.
Wildlife of Hermit Park Open Space: Presentation on the myriad of wildlife that calls Hermit Park home.
Tiny Trekkers – Hermit Park Style: This is a guided toddler program, perfect for kids ages 2-5. We ask that at least one parent participate with their child.
Wetland Wildflowers: Take a classic nature walk and stop and smell all the wild roses along the way.
Hike to Kruger Rock: Join LCNR staff for a guided hike along the Kruger Rock Trail.
Breakfast will be provided by Catering for all Occasions and served at 8:00 a.m. Reservations are required! $15 for adults, $5 for kids K-12 and preschoolers are free! The cost of breakfast is payable by cash in the serving line. Bring a hat, sunscreen and water for after breakfast.
Note that this breakfast is on a Friday, June 15th. Please RSVP no later than 5 p.m. Monday, June 11 by calling EVLT at 970-577-6837 (you can leave a message) OR by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your email address to receive your complimentary entrance pass. Also provide the first and last name for each reservation (for name badges). We will confirm your reservation.
Please join us for this morning of fun in Hermit Park, one of the special treasures of the Estes Valley.