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April 2021

Biocontrols for Noxious Weeds – Free Virtual Workshop

April 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) promotes the use of biological control in pest management since the 1940s. The Palisade Insectary is home to the Biological Pest Control Program which manages about 20 different species of biologic control agents for use against both noxious weeds and insect pests.
Join us to learn about what these predatory bugs can do for your noxious weed problem.
Just Email or Call to Register. Heather@DouglasConserves.org, (303) 218 - 2622.

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Annual Plant Sale – Customer’s Plant Pick Up Day

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Douglas County Fairgrounds – Kirk Hall, 500 Fairgrounds Drive
Castle Rock, CO 80104 United States
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Pick up your new plants at the Annual Plant Sale. Orders are taken from October to April. This sale is the District's primary fundraiser, with proceeds going to local conservation programs. Thank you for your support!

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Earth Day!

April 22

Celebrate Earth Day Plant a tree!

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May 2021

Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Supervisors

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Supervisors is held every fourth Monday of the month unless noted here. Meetings are open to the public and available via free Zoom. Contact the District Manager at (303) 218 - 2622 or Admin@DouglasConserves.org to participate.

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June 2021

Wildflower Walk at Sandstone Ranch

June 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Join Jackie Sanderson, a Natural Resource Specialist in Douglas County and a Native Plant Master Trainer for an easy hike to identify native wildflowers and habitats at Sandstone Ranch. The course is outdoors on an Open Space trail. Please wear appropriate shoes and bring water. All class materials will be provided.

When/Where to Meet: Students will be given instructions about where to meet on Sandstone Ranch Open Space prior to the class.

For the health and safety of all participants, social distancing and masks are encouraged.

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Local Agriculture Workgroup Meeting

June 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
CALFs Lowell Ranch Castle Rock CO, 2330 S. I-25, East Frontage Road
Castle Rock, CO 80104 United States
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Please join us on Friday, June 18, at 5:30pm for the Local Agriculture Workgroup Meeting. We need to hear from the community about your conservation priorities and resource concerns on…

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Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Supervisors

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Supervisors is held every fourth Monday of the month unless noted here. Meetings are open to the public and available via free Zoom. Contact the District Manager at (303) 218 - 2622 or Admin@DouglasConserves.org to participate.

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July 2021

2021 Youth Conservation Camp – POSTPONED TO 2022

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
CALFs Lowell Ranch Castle Rock CO, 2330 S. I-25, East Frontage Road
Castle Rock, CO 80104 United States
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Camp is at CALF’s Historic Lowell Ranch in Castle Rock. This hands-on learning experience is for kids ages 7 - 14 years old. Kids get to play and learn outside with educators from our natural resource agencies, local scientists, and professionals from our Board of Supervisors. We strive to plant the seeds of stewardship to grow future conservationists. Bring a sack lunch, water bottle, sunscreen, sun hat, and closed-toe shoes for walking in the creek. Space is limited and registration is required.

This camp is free of charge.

CALF's Lowell Ranch is at 2330 EAST Frontage Road, Castle Rock, CO 80104. Most GPS apps take one to the WEST Frontage Road, however CALF is on the EAST Frontage Road.

COVID precautions will be in place. Please send a mask in case we are inside. Register with Sign Up Genius here Sign Up Genius.

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Camp Rocky 2021

July 11 @ 8:00 am - July 17 @ 5:00 pm

Camp Rocky is an educational, week-long residential camp for 14 through 19 year olds who enjoy the outdoors and are interested in natural resources!

Camp is located outside Divide, Colorado. Camp Rocky’s professional staff helps participants learn about their environment through hands-on experiences. Students work in teams, making new
friends from across Colorado.

Each year, new and returning students choose one of the following resource fields for their area of focus:

Rangeland Science
Forestry Management
Soil and Water Science
Fish and Wildlife Management

At the end of the week, students will use their group learning plan to complete a management project.Additional camper activities include volleyball games, hiking, a campfire, group challenges, nightly natural resource presentations, and a talent show!

Sponsored by the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts, with the help of other natural resource conservation partners.

WHEN: JULY 14 - 19, 2021

WHERE: DIVIDE, COLORADO

HOW MUCH: $350

CONTACT HEATHER@DOUGLASCONSERVES.ORG FOR LIMITED SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABILITY.

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Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Supervisors

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Supervisors is held every fourth Monday unless noted here. Meetings are open to the public and available vie free Zoom. Contact the District Manager to participate (303) 218-2622 or Admin@DouglasConserves.org.

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