2019 Cheers for Conservation & George E. Cranmer Award
Pawnee Buttes was a proud sponsor of the “Cheers for Conservation” event that Colorado Open Lands hosted on June 6th at the historic Five Fridges Farm in Wheat Ridge, C.O. The property was conserved in the early 90’s and is currently managed by the wonderful folks over at Colorado Open Lands. This site, like many others organized and managed by COL, is permanently conserved for the benefit and education of future generations.
The evenings events included a charitable silent auction, featuring gifted goods from advocates of COL, hors d’oeuvres, and a bountiful farm table dinner; the highlight of the evening though was neither the food nor auction, but the reason for our gathering itself, which was to celebrate and honor a member of the Colorado conservation effort with the esteemed George E. Cranmer Award.
The winner and honor of this year’s event went to the Gunnison Ranchland Conservation Legacy, who over the past 23 years has been responsible for the preservation of over 45,000 Acres of ranchland. Because of their efforts, Colorado will continue to be one of the most breathtaking and bio-diverse regions of the Americas.