Fun in the sun (and wind) at the London Mine

 Watering a new tree at the London Mine tailings site

Watering a new tree at the London Mine tailings site

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!

Apply now for the 2014 David L. Bucknam Memorial Scholarship!

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.