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Estes Valley Land Trust 3rd Summer Breakfast Program

Preserve Our Land…Benefit Our Economy is the theme of this members only annual meeting and breakfast to be held Saturday, August 18 at 8 a.m. at Hidden Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Estes Valley Land Trust invites you to become a new member, so you can share your love for this beautiful mountain community by supporting stewardship efforts on conservation easements…for now… and for future generations!
Peggy Chiu, senior counsel for The Trust for Public Land, will speak on the economic value of land conservation. She will explain how privately owned lands provide economic benefits in conjunction with a multitude of public services including water supply, flood control, recreation, wildlife habitat, scenic views, among other benefits. Jessica Sargent, Director of Conservation Economics for The Trust for Public Land, conducted an analysis of the state’s financial return on public investments in conservation easements. She will discuss her dramatic findings, including a dollar value placed on public benefits.

Following the presentation, a brief business session will be held for the election of EVLT board members. In 2012, Chuck Levine has been nominated for the ballot as a new board member. Curt Gleaves and Marsha Yelick are up for a 2nd term as members of the board.

Hidden Valley is tucked away in the majestic beauty of the park, but perfect for this gathering with ample parking and facilities. From the Beaver Meadows entrance station, drive six miles up Trail Ridge Road. Turn right at the sign for Hidden Valley. Breakfast will be served by Catering for All Occasions. Breakfast is $15 payable at the event. Please make your reservations by Monday, August 13 by calling EVLT at 970-577-6837 or by email at Provide the names of those who will attend for nametags. Your reservation will be confirmed. Bring your park entrance pass, lawn chair, a hat, sunscreen and water. Enjoy an informative morning in a beautiful setting!

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