How we are moving forward — and how you can help

A Letter From Kelly NordiniExecutive Director

Dear Conservation Colorado community,

During this unprecedented time I hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. Our lives have been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic and this is a stressful and uncertain time for many of us. In times like these, we turn to our community to support each other and to find purpose in work with each other.

And even as we face the challenges of this pandemic, we know that addressing the climate crisis and winning at the ballot box is work that cannot stop. If anything, the COVID-19 pandemic shows what happens when science and the experts are ignored and the institutions we rely on to protect us are weakened. Once again, as has happened so many times before, frontline communities are likely to bear a greater impact. We’ve been working in these communities to bring these voices to the forefront for years. We will use every resource and every tool we have to continue our work. 

You — our dedicated community of members, volunteers, donors, and partners — are the backbone of Colorado’s conservation movement. Although COVID-19 has shifted timelines and decision makers have moved online, our work to protect our climate, air, lands, waters, and communities continues. The policies that we have been working on are still in play and our advocates are keeping a close watch on decisions being made at the Capitol and across government.

I know you care deeply about protecting Colorado and our team is working with purpose and creativity to harness new and old tools to ensure that staying home does not mean staying silent. In the days and weeks ahead we will be keeping you up to date on how best to engage in the issues we care about as we are all adjusting to the ongoing changes being brought about by the pandemic.

Here are some of the ways you can help right now: 

  • Support your community. Governor Polis recently said that “our state is better when we come together to overcome unique challenges – it’s just how we do things in Colorado.” You can donate to or volunteer with the Colorado COVID Relief Fund launched by Governor Polis earlier this week.
  • Stay in touch. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get timely updates, or email us at if you have any questions. Our team of community organizers and fundraisers are spread across the state and want to be in touch. 
  • Take action online for Colorado’s communities and environment. Visit our Online Action Center to take an online action on one of our current campaigns. 
  • Support us financially. We are committed to continuing to lead during this unprecedented time — in protecting our community, addressing climate change, and winning at the ballot box. In trying times, your financial support is incredibly meaningful. 

In times like these, we turn to our community to find support and purpose. Know that our Conservation Colorado community is leading to emerge from the pandemic more focused, more effective, and better connected to each other and our shared values. Stay tuned for more specifics!

Thank you so much for your dedication to this movement and I hope you and your loved ones continue to stay well.


Kelly Nordini, Executive Director

How to make a difference while social distancing

As our community’s health and safety remain top of mind, we can’t lose sight of decisions that are being made with significant consequences for Colorado’s people and environment. With that in mind, we’ve developed an Online Action Center so that you — our dedicated community of members, volunteers, donors, and partners — can stay involved, as it fits with your life. 

If you are able, please take a look to see how you can make a difference in the fight for clean air and water, public lands protections, and a just, equitable future for Colorado!

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic poses new challenges, we are resilient. Every day, we’re seeing examples of our communities working together and showing empathy to loved ones, neighbors, and all who call Colorado home. All across the state, we’re staying physically distant, staying active, and staying connected.

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Although we have changed our routines to protect our communities, we can still work together to build on incredible progress to protect Colorado’s people, climate, air, lands, and water. Staying involved in ways you are able will be crucial in the coming months, because big decisions will be made about climate change, oil and gas, and, of course, the 2020 election.  

Our team has worked hard to build opportunities to help you stay involved while staying at home, at every step of the way. Please visit our Online Action Center to stay up-to-date on how you can make a difference, even at a distance.