When members of NFRIA-WSERC The Conservation Center meet for their annual meeting on Feb. 10, one of the agenda items is to vote on "a new name for a new era."
Among the choices are West Elk Conservation Center, Lands End Conservation Center, Western Slope Conservation Center, Gunnison Forks Conservation Center and any other name that might be nominated that afternoon.
The staff of WSERC have been trying to change the name of the organization for years, and not with success. In 2010, with the merger of Western Slope Environmental Resource Council and North Fork River Improvement Association, the organization opted for two abbreviations and added The Conservation Center for good measure. It was clear the extra long moniker would not last for too many years. Phones were already being answered "The Conservation Center."
This year's meeting is a celebration of "35 years of conservation here in western Colorado — and planning ahead for many more," the press release says.
The meeting takes place on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. in Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss.
In addition to the new name, members will hear updates from committees and staff on the various activities from last year.
Prior to the award presentations, a slate of board members will be presented for a vote. That slate includes Allison Elliot, Robin Nicoloff, Jeff Crane and Karen Ortiz. Additional names will be accepted from the members.
Randy Udall is the guest speaker. He will talk about "energy challenges related to coal, natural gas and water security in Delta County and the North Fork Valley."
Udall is an independent energy analyst who has served on many task forces and panels. He directed the Community Office for Resource Efficiency.
Following the business meeting will be a chili supper with salads, breads and desserts — all made by the members.blog comments powered by Disqus