The NFRIA-WSERC Conservation Center voted to re-brand itself beginning with a new name, Western Slope Conservation Center. The new name became official at the organization's annual meeting on Feb. 10 at Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss.
The organization will continue to be found online at www.theconservationcenter.org.
The Western Slope Conservation Center has been involved in local issues for 35 years. It began as the Western Slope Energy Research Center and changed to Western Slope Environmental Resource Council and then following its merger became NFRIA-WSERC Conservation Center.
"Our new name better positions our organization to serve our entire community — Delta County and the North Fork Valley," said Sarah Sauter, executive director. "The new name honors our rich history while embracing new roles that we have taken to protect all the resources in our community—healthy rivers, lands and healthy lives."
Randy Udall spoke at the annual meeting about natural gas issues.
Prior to Udall's presentation The Conservation Centerpresented its Conservation Hero award to Pete Kolbenschlag, and Award of Appreciation to the departing Alex Johnson, and the Conservation Achievement Award to Tom Vessels of Vessels Gas, and Mike Ludlow of Oxbow Mining for the new methane gas capturing facility at Elk Creek Mine.
Following the business meeting was the organization's traditional chili supper with all the fixings.blog comments powered by Disqus