Wild about Nature: Celebrating 42 years of Open Space: PLAN Jeffco Annual Dinner with the Commissioners

 Wild about Nature: Celebrating 42 years of Open Space

PLAN Jeffco Annual Dinner with the Commissioners

The Vista at Applewood Golf Course,  14001 West 32nd Ave., Golden 80401

 Thursday, May 8, 5:30 p.m. to Midnight

Speaker Ian Billick, PhD, executive director of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Crested Butte and Gothic: “Science and Land Conservation: Building a Better Tomorrow”.

 PLAN Jeffco invites the public to attend the 2014 annual dinner with Jefferson County Commissioners to celebrate 42 years of Jefferson County Open Space.

The event will start at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 8 at The Vista at Applewood Golf Course, 14001 West 32nd Ave., Golden. The speaker will be Ian Billick, executive director of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Crested Butte and Gothic, who will be speaking on “Science and Land Conservation: Building a Better Tomorrow

Tickets are $40 and include a cocktail (cash bar) and an hors d’oeuvres reception, buffet dinner and dessert.  Purchase online at planjeffco.org or call 303-835-0979 to make a reservation.

PLAN Jeffco is a nonprofit citizen organization formed in 1972 to campaign for a one-half percent sales tax to purchase scenic lands for public benefit. It serves as a watchdog and a source of inspiration to the Jeffco Open Space Division, which acquires property and manages 51,000 acres of public land and parks.

In 2000, Billick joined the RMBL in Crested Butte, where he lives. The RMBL was founded in 1928 as a living scientific laboratory in the abandoned mining town of Gothic. Thousands of students and scientists have studied and documented the ecosystems around Gothic, making RMBL an internationally renowned center for scientific research and education. Billick is interested in the interface between science and policy.

For information contact Michele Poolet, PLAN Jeffco board member, ContactUs@PLANjeffco.org, 303-835-0979.





About the author /

Michelle Poolet

PLAN Jeffco Board Member. Michelle Poolet is a relative new-comer to PLAN Jeffco, but not to the world of volunteer work. She has been on the Board of PLAN Jeffco since 2008, and in that time has worked hard to ensure the success of various PJ conferences and events. She is part of the PLAN Jeffco web content subcommittee, and liaisons between the PLAN Jeffco Board and the Open Space Advisory Committee. Her “day job” is as President and Chief Enterprise Architect of Mount Vernon Data Systems, a BBB A+ accredited database consulting company. Michelle lives on Lookout Mountain, in unincorporated JeffCo, with her best pal, TessaRose the collie, with whom she enjoys daily trekking in the forests.

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