ClearCreekLandConservancy

Spring 2013

Dear Friends of Clear Creek Canyon, as I write it is the first day of spring, although the weather report looks more like February with snow and below freezing temperatures predicted for the coming weekend. We have had three feet of snow (2.7” of precipitation) at my house in Golden…...

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Fall 2012

As I write this message, in late October, fall has come and winter is not far away.  Last week the canyon received about six inches of wet snow and while the moisture is very welcome, I suspect that in shady areas on the trails ice will remain all winter.  So…...

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Summer 2012

First, I’m sure all of us who live near Clear Creek Canyon, or walk its beautiful trails, feel a special sorrow for those who are enduring the High Park Fire.  As I write this, the fire has already consumed over 47,000 acres of timbered foothills west of Loveland.  The Board…...

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Winter 2011

October 30, Clear Creek Land Conservancy marked the 25th Anniversary of its founding with a big event at Mt. Vernon Country Club. Nearly 100 gathered to mingle and celebrate all that CCLC has accomplished. When CCLC was founded in 1986 by a group of forward-looking preservationists, Clear Creek Canyon was…...

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Summer 2011

It is now high summer in Clear Creek Canyon. The grasses are going to seed and the spring wildflowers have faded.  But the abundant afternoon summer rains have kept things lush, especially on the north-facing slopes.  I walked the Beaver Brook trail last week (late July) and was pleased to…...

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Spring 2011

The days are getting longer and much, much warmer. A few drifts of snow remain on the north-facing slopes along the Beaver Brook trail and soon the sand lilies and pasque flowers will be out and blooming, so we should all be thinking about canyon hikes soon to come.  There hasn’t…...

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Fall 2010

The Clear Creek Land Conservancy (CCLC) was originally founded by far-sighted conservationists to protect Clear Creek Canyon, especially the land along the historic Beaver Brook Trail.  Now, with the Beaver Brook trail fully protected by public parks and conservation easements, CCLC has expanded its land protection efforts to the whole…...

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