ClearCreekLandConservancy

Sharing the Beaver Brook Trail with the Nation

Every year the Land Trust Alliance, the national organization representing land trusts across the country, holds Rally, a fantastic conference that brings together thousands of land conservation professionals from around the country and world.  This October, Rally took place in Denver, and CCLC volunteered to show a group of 21 attendees one…...

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Land Trust Alliance Rally 2017 – Denver

by Michelle Poolet – CCLC Board Member Imagine sitting in a darkened room with 2,000 of your closest land conservation allies, listening to a woman who has seen our planet from space as she captained the Space Shuttle to and from the International Space Station. Listen while she describes how…...

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New Board Member Corner: Niall O’Connor

My name is Niall O’Connor and I’m a new board member with CCLC.  I’ve been really enjoying my early meetings in my first year with Claire and the board because it’s clear CCLC is in good hands with lots of different personalities bringing unique skills to bear on the issues…...

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Introducing the CCLC Membership Program

Clear Creek Land Conservancy is proud to announce its new Membership Program.  For the past 31 years CCLC has been a low-profile organization, working diligently and effectively to preserve land, mostly out of the public eye.  But now, because development and recreational pressures are building throughout the Clear Creek watershed,…...

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The Value of Open Space

by Glenn DeRussy / CCLC Board Member The stress fades almost immediately. It becomes quiet.  Things seem to slow down. You’ve just entered a sanctuary of peace and beauty.  In our fast-paced world taking the time to slow down can refresh your mind, which allows you to take your mind…...

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Colorado Gives Day 2017 – December 5th

Are you ready for Colorado Gives Day 2017 on December 5th?  CCLC is excited to participate for our 3rd time this year! For Giving Made Easy, Donate Online! Visit CCLC on ColoradoGives.org, a year-round online giving website that features more than 2,000 Colorado charities. Learn about our programs, how we are…...

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History of Clear Creek Canyon

People have lived in and enjoyed Clear Creek Canyon for its beauty and natural resources for thousands of years. Its geology rivals that of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and its history of conservation stretches back more than 100 years. Learn more about Clear Creek Canyon’s legacy....

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Canyon Recreation

Clear Creek Canyon boasts world-class hiking, biking, rafting and kayaking, winter sports, and more. Find out about these activities in Denver’s backyard, see trail maps, and more....

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Canyon Widlife

The Clear Creek watershed area stretches from Loveland Pass to Golden, drops more than a mile in elevation, and features species found in almost every area of the state. Learn more about the plant and animals that call the canyon home....

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Today, much of the land in Clear Creek Canyon has been preserved. Thousands of acres in Clear Creek Canyon have been set aside in protected open space through both public and private action. CCLC owns over 650 acres and holds conservation easements on more than 2,000 acres. Your ongoing support is critical…...

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