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Eagle, Pitkin counties honored for collaborative open space efforts

Toby Sprunk, Director
Eagle County Open Space

Dale Will, Executive Director
Pitkin County Open Space and Trails

Sept. 17, 2015 – The collaborative effort that led to the conservation of more than 450 acres of contiguous, prime farmland in the mid-Roaring Fork Valley was recognized on Sept. 15 with the presentation of a 2015 Blue Grama Award for Outstanding Achievement to Eagle and Pitkin counties

The award, one of several presented during the annual Colorado Open Space Alliance conference, was accepted by Dale Will and Toby Sprunk, directors of the open space programs in Pitkin and Eagle counties, respectively.

The acquisitions that make up Glassier Open Space and this year’s expansion of the adjacent Emma Farms conservation easement were honored with an award that takes its name from a native prairie grass.  The conserved agricultural lands involved investment by the two counties, as well as Great Outdoors Colorado, the Town of Basalt and the Mid Valley Trails Committee. Aspen Valley Land Trust co-holds the conservation easement at Emma Farms.