Watershed Watch

Beaver Ponds is located at the headwaters of one of Colorado’s major rivers, so we take watershed protection very seriously. Our Sacramento Creek Protection Plan uses both science and community collaboration to promote stewardship, education and conservation.

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Recipe Roundup

Here’s a great summer recipe for sunshine carrots, sure to become a family favorite. They’re delicious and easy to make!

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Nature & Beautiful Ideas

Listening to the radio a week ago I heard a physicist having a conversation about beauty and nature. He asked the question. Does nature inspire beautiful ideas? A beautiful idea can come in many forms: a math equation, a poem, a sculpture, an educational approach, crafts, a song, a design, literature, social solutions, environmental solutions, a different perspective on reality, the possibilities are limitless. Different ideas may come from sitting by a stream or strolling through the woods than in other situations. Nature does inspire beautiful ideas.

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Kids Korner

Book of the Month A Kid's Summer EcoJournal: With Nature Activities for Exploring the Season A Kid's Summer EcoJournal invites kids to write about nature on pages exquisitely illustrated by Margaret Brandt. The author has included short entries from her nature...

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Healing Herbs and Plants

The Nodding Onion-Allium cernuum For our first edition of Healing Herbs & Plants I wanted to start with one that comes out early in the spring with the dandelions and yarrow, and persists through most of the summer at 10,500 feet elevation. A local medicinal,...

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Homes that reduce energy bills and cut carbon emissions? Sounds like something from a futuristic television show or a homeowner’s incredible dream. However, with the introduction of a ‘new and innovative’ kind of home known as a passive house, residents can now enjoy maximum comfort while knowing they are reducing their environmental impact, too. This concept isn’t new though, as it’s been popular in Europe and Asian countries for years but only made its introduction amid the multi-family passive housing market in 2012…

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How can getting out in nature contribute to your health?  Researchers are studying how the simple act of being in nature or “bathing” in nature influences mental health and physiological parameters such as blood pressure, anxiety, depression, and a host of other effects.  Many Asian cultures value and embrace this type of sensory engagement with the forest with an intention of healing engrained in the practice.

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Events & Programs

There's always something fun to do at Beaver Ponds.
Here are some upcoming programs and events.

Plant Walks - The 30th of each month
September 30, 10am - 12pm
Contact Eric Chatt for more information at (719) 838-0143

Plant Walks - The 30th of each month
October 30, 10am - 12pm
Contact Eric Chatt for more information at (719) 838-0143

Contact Us

PO Box 995
2234 Busch Run Road
Fairplay, CO 80440

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