South Metro Land Conservancy has partnered with Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) on the Generation Wild initiative to encourage young people to reconnect with nature and have fun outside. For more information, including the List of 100 Things to Do Before You're 12 (which are also fun to do if you're older than that!), check out the Generation Wild website.
Longtime SMLC supporter Grayce Kramlich passed away on August 15, 2017. Her family has generously suggested that contributions in her memory be made to South Metro Land Conservancy. SMLC will use the donations to her memorial fund to further efforts to protect open space in Littleton and Arapahoe County. If you would like to contribute to the Grayce Kramlich Memorial Fund, please send a check to South Metro Land Conservancy, P. O. Box 456, Littleton CO 80120. To donate online, click here.
South Metro Land Conservancy has made a contribution to the Environmental Pool, a joint effort by Denver Water and the Greenway Foundation to add 500 acre feet of water to the environmental storage at Chatfield Reservoir. This pool of water rights will allow water to be released from the reservoir into the South Platte River during low-flow periods in order to support the environmental health, fish and wildlife habitat, and recreational use of the river through our community.
SMLC's contribution will add an acre-foot of storage to the environmental pool.
South Metro Land Conservancy is excited to announce that Patricia Cronenberger has been elected to our board of directors.
Pat is a long-time resident of Littleton and a prominent and dedicated public servant and activist. She worked for the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) for 7 years until retiring in 2014. She was involved in a wide range of policy and legislative matters relating to Metro Vision, the region’s long range plan addressing transportation, growth and development, and environmental issues.
Before joining DRCOG, Pat served as a Littleton city council member, mayor and mayor pro tem for 15 years. She was a founding board member and chair of Transit Alliance, a non-profit educational organization promoting transit as part of a balanced, multi-modal network.
Previously, Pat worked on the staff of a U.S. Congressman, as a historian with the U.S. Department of the Interior, and in marketing and business development for Denver architectural firms. She has her M.A. from George Washington University and her B.A. from Dickinson College.
“The South Metro Land Conservancy has been doing excellent work to enhance our quality of life for over 20 years,” Pat said. “And I am looking forward to being part of the team.”