"Colorado's majestic landscapes are one of our most valuable assets, and it's important that we work to preserve these treasures." — Michael Bennet.
Whether you are a fan of the start of the holiday season or not, November is a great time of year to reflect on the things you are thankful for. One thing we are all thankful for as Coloradans is nature and the access to outdoor spaces, from local city parks to deep wilderness areas. There is no substitute for nature! And it is important we all Care for Colorado by practicing Leave No Trace and educating others about these important practices. This November we are asking the Coalition to encourage people to get out and enjoy Colorado's waters, lands and wildlife, while reminding them how to care for them too.
Yours in stewardship,
Tim Wolfe, Director, Colorado Tourism Office
Dana Watts, Executive Director, Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
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Care for Colorado Video
Leave No Trace Protect What You Are Thankful For
Leave No Trace: It takes all of us
Quick Guide to Colorado National Parks
10 Magical Moments on Colorado’s Public Lands
Colorado Outdoors: 4 reasons To Be Thankful You Live In Colorado
Celebrate Outdoor Classroom Day
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#CareForColorado social media posts and infographics
Share any of the posts below to encourage visitors to Care for Colorado on all their adventures. Don’t forget to tag @VisitColorado and @LeaveNoTraceCenter on all your posts.
- Turn Black Friday into a blue skies Friday, a green trees Friday, a white snow Friday … a Fresh Air Friday! #CPW #CareforColorado #LeaveNoTrace
- Studies show that spending time outdoors — no matter the activity — can improve one’s ability to focus, decrease fatigue and even help improve short-term memory! So whatever activity you choose, get out, give thanks and #CareforColorado. #LeaveNoTrace
- We all enjoy Colorado’s outdoors in different ways, whether it be on summer hikes to alpine lakes, winter skis in Colorado’s backcountry, mountain bike rides, or picnics with friends in parks. No matter how and where you get outside, we are all thankful for our state’s lands, waters and wildlife. Help protect the places you are thankful for by practicing Leave No Trace on every outing. #CareforColorado #LeaveNoTrace
Care for Colorado New Partners and Members
International Dark-sky Association: Colorado Chapter is a Colorado LLC, and an official part of the International Dark-sky Association. All IDA Colorado members are volunteers who are passionate about advancing dark-sky work in Colorado.
PATH Outfitter Operations: Getting your outfitter operations streamlined without the headache.
Rocky Mountain Guides Association: The purpose of RMGA is to promote the highest degree of competence and professionalism among persons who act as tour guides, tour managers and tour directors, and to provide ethical and professional standards for our members.
Stay the Trail: Our mission is to reinforce and highlight responsible OHV use, and to modify and mitigate irresponsible use in an effort to minimize resource damage on public land. We offer educational services and materials to land management agencies, OHV and OHV accessory dealers, educational and community institutions, and the general public.
Care for Colorado additional resources
Check out the above photos and more featuring all 7 Care for Colorado Leave No Trace Principles on the COLORADO.com home page!
New Stewardship Partner International Dark-sky Association — Colorado Chapter would like to share this webinar with the Coalition: “Dark Skies Over Public Lands.”
Questions about the Care for Colorado Coalition
If you have any questions about the Care for Colorado Coalition or would like to refer an organization, agency or business to be a Partner or Member, please email Barb Bowman.