2013 – New Year – a new era for conservation in Colorado. Conservation Colorado makes its debut today. This is the beginning of an exciting, next chapter in protecting Colorado’s air, land, water and people.
Colorado is a place we are lucky to call home. Our stunning mountains, roaring rivers, clear blue skies, and spectacular landscapes make Colorado a fabulous place to live, work and play. Our mission is to protect the Colorado we love and the people who live here. My promise to you is that we will bring passion, energy, smarts, and an old fashioned “get it done” ethic to our work.
Take a look at our brand new website, ConservationCo.org, to get a sense of what we are going to be working on and how we plan to win.
Here’s the rub though – we can only succeed by working in partnership with you. Our strength and ability to win victories in the Legislature, the Congress, or with other key decision makers comes from our supporters, donors, activists, and allies.
In the coming months we will talk with you in the all the ways we know how to – via emails such as this, on Facebook and Twitter, at our events, and in one-on-one conversations.
We will advocate for our decision makers to finally tackle climate change, demand Congress and President Obama protect our last remaining wildlands, work to keep our rivers flowing free and deep, renew the state’s leadership in clean wind and solar power, and fight to minimize the impacts of oil and gas drilling.
Our work starts now. And we couldn’t be more excited to roll up our sleeves and get going. Look for a rollout of our legislative agenda soon and stay tuned for the latest developments on our wilderness and public lands campaigns.
In the meantime, poke around on our new website: ConservationCo.org. We love it and hope you will too. While you are there, take your first action with Conservation Colorado and tell Governor Hickenlooper that drilling and neighborhoods don’t mix and Colorado needs common sense safe guards to protect our air, water, and people.
Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook so you can get the latest information first and magnify your voice.
We could not be more excited about this new chapter in the conservation movement in Colorado. Thank you for all you do you for Colorado’s environment and quality of life. We look forward to forging many victories together in the months and years to come.
Because the Future is Worth the Fight,
Pete Maysmith and the entire Conservation Colorado team