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.