Visit the newest of Central Colorado Conservancy’s conservation easements by joining Conservancy Naturalist Sally Waterhouse for a special field program on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at a private property on the South Arkansas River in Poncha Springs.
Participants will learn about the riparian landscape along the South Arkansas River during this two-hour program, walking through large cottonwoods and talking about the land’s history, ecology and future restoration work along river.
The property was placed under conservation easement by owner Lilian Bender early this year. The land is home to songbirds, turkey, deer, trout, and an occasional bear. This is also an active ranching property supporting working agriculture.
The field program, designed for adults and children over 12 years of age, will meet at 8:40 a.m. at the Poncha visitor’s center. Participants should arrive prepared to walk across wet ground, with water, sunscreen and other necessities. Free for Conservancy members and $5 for non-members. Group size is limited to 12 participants and is expected to fill up quickly. To register, contact the Conservancy office at 539-7700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.