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JOIN THE BEAVER COLONY

DO YOU CARE ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT?

DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF A FRIEND OF BEAVER PONDS?

PLEASE BECOME AN INAUGURAL MEMBER OF THE BEAVER COLONY!

Members of this special giving society believe in the power of stewarding our earth by committing to a gift of $1,000 or more in a year to support the Beaver Ponds mission.  That breaks down to donations of only $83 or more a month.

In addition to the wonderful feeling you’ll have in your heart from supporting our unique environmental education center, you’ll enjoy an annual Beaver Colony celebration with other core supporters at an intimate behind-the-scenes get together and tour, as well as special recognition in our annual report.

You are welcome to make monthly payments.

You know how important it is for individuals of all ages to have the tools and knowledge necessary to become better stewards of the earth.  With your help Beaver Ponds will be able to continue providing children, community groups, college students, scientists, senior citizens, and many more partners the opportunity to learn about sustainability on our 70-acre field classroom located at 10,200 feet along Sacramento Creek in Park County, Colorado.

2016 INAUGURAL MEMBERS

Terry & Al Hershey, Founders

Anonymous

Rick Eisenberg

Jean & Jack Ference

Susan & Stew Fisher

Cindy & Brent Hart

Patty & Jerry Hauptman

Polly & John Loewy

Kelly Voss

[Imagine Your Name Here]

Your commitment as a Beaver Colony member will help ensure that visitors take what they learn at Beaver Ponds and incorporate it into their lives, thereby helping instill in our Beaver Pond friends a balanced and respectful understanding of the intricacies of our earth’s interrelated systems.

Events & Programs

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

#GivingTuesday
November 27
#GivingTuesday pledge day for #ColoradoGivesDay on December 4th. How can you get involved in the fun of ‘fun’draising? Contact Amity Vargas, ED for more information at avargas@beaverponds.org or (719) 838-0143.


Beaver Ponds Winter Solstice Celebration
Saturday, December 22nd - 3:30pm - 7:30pm
FREE for all ages

Join us for an evening of sharing and learning under the full solstice moon. There will be seasonal crafts, live music, guided tours and so much more! Fun for the entire family.

Click HERE for a downloadable PDF filled with ALL the information you'll need for this festive event.


Open Ski & Snowshoe Days at Beaver Ponds
December 29th, 2018 - 9:30am to 4:30pm

Come enjoy the unique beauty of Beaver Ponds the last Saturday of every month from December 29th, 2018 - March 30th, 2019. We are collecting our 2019 Liability Waivers. CLICK HERE to download the waiver. For more information, contact Briana Legaspi at blegaspi@beaverponds.org or call (719) 838-0143. Or CLICK HERE to download a printable PDF with all the information you'll need!


Nature Immersion Programming Series
Engagement in the natural world and social interaction between peers and skilled mentors of nature and ancestral skills for youth. Schedule in development. Please contact Lori Whipple, YGC for more information at lwhipple@beaverponds.org or (719) 838-0143.


Snowschool Winter Program
winter-based curriculum to introduce kids to the joy of exploring winter wildlands. Schedule in development. Please contact Kristin Barrett, PC for more information at kbarrett@beaverponds.org or (719) 838-0143.

 

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PO Box 995
2234 Busch Run Road
Fairplay, CO 80440
info@beaverponds.org
719.838.0143

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