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NEWSLETTERS BY YEAR

2018

2018 October Newsletter

2018 September Newsletter

2018 August Newsletter

2018 July Newsletter

2018 June Newsletter

2018 May Newsletter

2018 April Newsletter

2018 March Newsletter 

2018 February Newsletter 

2018 January Newsletter


2017

2017 November Newsletter:  Highlights of the Year and Colorado Gives!

2017 October Newsletter: Fall Events

2017 September Newsletter: Summer recap, interactive content and updates

2017 August Newsletter: Upcoming 5th Anniversary Shindig and updates

2017 July Newsletter: New Children’s Corner, High Mountain Quiz, and updates

2017 June Newsletter Fiber Workshops, Thank you Kevin, Greenhouse updates

2017 Earth Day Newsletter Earth Day 2017

2017 March Newsletter #stopthesquirrels, SnowSchool partnership, Earth Day 2017, and more!

2017 Jan/Feb Newsletter Meet Your New Beaver Ponds Executive Director and upcoming events!


2016

Final 2016 Newsletter – Message from the Alpacas plus a year in pictures!

2016 November Newsletter – 2016 accomplishments, a message from our founders, cut your own Holiday tree, we <3 our volunteers, upcoming events and more!

2016 October Newsletter artifact discovered at Beaver Ponds, archaeology in South Park, CO, raptor program, event calendar

2016 September Newsletter Four Year Anniversary Celebration ~ sponsored by Alpine Bank, increased visitors, meet Anastasia

2016 June Newsletter composting, pollinators, seed libraries, summer visiting hours,

2016 May Newsletter herbchronology, alpaca poop and wool, eggshell gardening, a tribute to Zeb

2016 April Newsletter dendrochronology, hugelkulture, chickens, and more!


2015

pdf Holiday Newsletter 2015 Notes from winter 2015

pdfVolume 4 Issue 3  Beaver abandon property

pdfVolume 4 Issue 2  Boys and Girls Clubs, summer Alpaca shearing, new Board member

pdf Volume_4_Issue_1 Meet Eric


2014

pdfVolume_3_Issue_2.pdf  Meet Kristin, forest management, employees, visitors

pdfVolume 3 Issue 1  Meet Kevin, Beaver Ponds Executive Director, interpretive trail, fiber, Duquesne smelter


2013

pdfVolume 2, Issue 3 Trail building and forest management

pdfVolume 2, Issue 2  New animals

pdfVolume 2, Issue 1  First workshop and new animals


2012

pdfVolume 1, Issue 1 Overview of Beaver Ponds

Events & Programs

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

 

Nature Immersion Forest Camp - November 19 & 20 9am-1pm
Ages 4-7  $75 per child

A place for unstructured, safe exploration in nature with a small group of friends. 

Forest exploration followed by lunch and nature-inspired art. For more information, CLICK HERE. 

To register please contact Briana Legaspi at blegaspi@Beaverponds.org or call (719) 838-0143
Or you can register online at www.Beaverponds.org

 

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.

#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.

Latest Articles

Healing Plants – Strawberries

One of the most delectable native plant foods has to be the strawberry (Fragaria spp).  A member of the rose family (Rosaceae), strawberry covers the understory of the forest with its creeping rhizomes shooting out laterally in search of more habitat.  Like roses they...

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Fire and Water Quality

Forest fires, as we saw recently, in South Park with the Weston Pass fire can be traumatic for people, livestock, wildlife, soil health, and water quality.  People discussed charred pine needles dropping out of the sky like rain.   Fire can be life threatening,...

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The Importance of Environmental Education

Our future leaders need to be equipped for tomorrow’s challenges and it is our role as educators, parents, and the community to properly prepare them to inherit this earth. This requires a commitment on all our parts when it comes to providing Environmental Education...

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Penstemon Salve

The beautiful Penstemon is another plant that can be utilized topically in homemade salves.  The whole plant is used by chopping it into fine pieces, using a food processor, juicer, or a blender.  One recipe from herbalist, Michael Moore, suggests using equal parts...

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Contact Us

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

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Beaver Ponds Environmental Education Center (BPEEC) helps people of all ages experientially learn about domestic livestock, horticulture, green energy generation and environmental conservation in a high-alpine, natural setting at Sacramento Creek Ranch near Fairplay, Colorado.

 

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