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We had a good time planting Engleman Spruce, Limber Pine, and Bristlecone Pine trees at the old London Mine tailings reclamation project last weekend. With a large crew from Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) and volunteers from the Colorado Department of Reclamation, Mining & Safety (DRMS), everyone planted nearly a thousand trees on Saturday! These trees will help to provide erosion control and wildlife habitat on the site, which was once a mine waste pile. Thanks to Erica Crosby at the DRMS for organizing the event; we hope to take part in more fun environmental projects like this in the future, so stay tuned!
We’re going up to the historic London Mine near Alma on Saturday, June 28th, to help revegetate part of the site that’s being reclaimed. It’s a great chance to get out of town and head up into the hills! Get all the details on our event page here!
Majoring in environmental science, geology, range science, biology, or other related fields? Our $2,000 scholarship can buy a lot of Rite-In-The-Rain field books. Or help pay for that great field trip to Patagonia. Or fund exam-time burritos. Whatever you need, we want to help someone outstanding get their degree. Check the application page for details and apply by March 14th!
Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 David L. Bucknam Memorial Scholarship!
This $2,000 memorial scholarship, established by friends of David Bucknam, honors David’s passion for the out-of-doors, learning and living. The Bucknam Memorial Scholarship will provide financial support to a junior or senior undergraduate student majoring in a field related to mine reclamation/restoration such as biology, botany, geography, geology, hydrology, environmental, range or soil science.
For eligibility and application guidelines, visit the application page. Application deadline is March 14, 2014.
Great Breakfast at ELK and Eggs! DLB Board members supported Environmental Learning for Kids. Joining forces and building alliances to create opportunities for youth in natural resources.
Environmental Learning for Kids 4th Annual Breakfast. ELK connects our Kids to the environment. Friday October 11, 2013 7:30-9am at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO RSVP with ELK at 303-291-7503.
30 of you went underground with us, into the Edgar Mine in Idaho Springs, and we all had a great time. And afterwards, enjoyed some delicious pizza and beverages at Beau Jos. And we raised nearly a thousand dollars for the scholarship fund! Thanks for coming out and supporting us, and we hope to see you next time!
BEDBUG goes underground this year, with a tour of the historic Edgar Mine in Idaho Springs! Never fear, though, there's plenty of fun to be had at the park after the tour as well, including beverages from Tommyknocker's Brewery (rated "Best Root Beer" by one of our younger tasters). Check out the event here.
We're pleased to introduce a new and improved website for the David L. Bucknam Memorial Scholarship Fund! The site should be quicker to load, look better on smaller screens, and allow for more interaction between us and our community (that's you!). Please don't hesitate to let us know what you think of the site, and how we can make it better!