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PLAN Jeffco announced a series of events in September & October 2016 to celebrate the beauty of Jefferson County Open Space parks—

PLAN Jeffco is excited to announce a series of events in September and October 2016 to celebrate the beauty of our open space - In Plein Sight. Click to learn more and become a sponsor today!

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About PLAN Jeffco: 1972–2015

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  • An all-volunteer, non-profit citizen organization based in Jefferson County, Colorado.
  • An advocate for the formal conservation of key lands as protected open space since 1972.
  • Authored and successfully campaigned for the Open Space Resolution ballot initiative that established a half of one percent sales tax in Jefferson County, which funds open space acquisition.
  • Laid the groundwork to establish the award-winning Jefferson County Open Space program.
  • Spearheaded the 1998 Bond Election that resulted in the doubling of Open Space acreage.
  • Continually provides citizen monitoring and impetus for new Open Space program directions.
  • Believes that publicly owned and preserved open space is a cornerstone of any good land use policy.
  • Provides an important citizen educational function.
  • Has hosted conferences, annual meetings and citizen workshops on many topics including one that focused on the economic benefits of open space protection and what future impacts should be considered during the next 40 years of conservation.
  • Routinely produces articles about signifi can't county, state and national conservation issues that appear in social media, on our website and in our quarterly newsletters.

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  • To relentlessly advocate for Jefferson County’s Open Space Park system, now 55,000 acres strong, with more than 220 miles of trails and still growing.
  • To engage directly with county staff, elected offi cials and other citizen groups, to ensure that local government continues to respect the wishes of the voters who, in 1972, voted to tax themselves so that they could protect and enjoy some of the most beautiful and ecologically important lands in the Central Rocky Mountain area.


We envision a Jefferson County that preserves and connects open spaces which benefit wildlife, ecosystems, recreation, economic vitality and quality of life.


PLAN Jeffco works to preserve open space in a manner consistent with our core conservation values by educating and motivating citizens, monitoring government agencies, advocating and working with aligned associations and citizens.

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* PLAN Jeffco is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization; all contributions to PLAN Jeffco are tax-deductible. Proceeds from your sponsorship of In Plein Sight™ will help PLAN Jeffco continue its successful efforts to conserve our open space lands.

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Sponsorship Packet

Artists - call for entry

Press Release (Aug 23)

Golden Transcript (Sept 27)

Denver Westword article (Sept)

5280 article (Oct 3)

Denver Post article (Oct 6)

Golden.com article (Oct 7)

Canyon Courier article (Oct 12)

Wheat Ridge Transcript (Oct 13)

Meet the Artists

KDVR (September 29, 2016)

Invitation from Margot Zallen, President of PLAN Jeffco

Event Details

- The Opening Event

Art Exhibition

September 19, 2016

- The Staging Event

Plein Air Painting at Parks

October 4th – 8th, 2016

- The Main Event

Art Gallery and Sale

October 8th – 9th, 2016

Event Photo Gallery

- Art Exhibition Photos

- Plein Air Painting Photos

- Art Gallery and Sale Photos

About PLAN Jeffco: 1972–2015

Sponsorship Levels

Sponsorship Form

Our Sponsors

- Legacy Sponsors

- Park Sponsors

- Conservation Sponsors

- Scenic Sponsors

- Vista Sponsors

- Peaks Sponsors

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