In 1974, Evergreen area art enthusiasts formed and incorporated the Evergreen Arts Council as they pursed a plan to build a visual arts/community center. Their intention was to provide mountain area residents with a place to acquire high quality art instruction, view a wide variety of art exhibitions, and engage in art activities. In November 2003 that building became a reality with the lease of a 3,500-square-foot facility in Buchanan Park, partnering with the Evergreen Park & Recreation District.
The Evergreen Audubon Society was founded first as the Evergreen Naturalists, Inc. in 1968, for the purpose of conserving and protecting the natural environment, and informing the community about the natural environment. In 1978 it became a chapter of the National Audubon Society. In agreement with the Evergreen Park & Recreation District, the Evergreen Nature Center was opened in the warming hut on Evergreen Lake in the Spring of 2008 as a way for the Audubon to reach out the community and visitors.
We welcome anyone and everyone who is interested in the natural world. For more information, please visit the Evergreen Audubon website.
As we like to say, Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability + You make it EAS+Y. Our mission is to foster actions that build resilience in our community. Our vision is a mountain community in which all beings thrive and prosper in social, environmental, and economic harmony by honoring the interconnection, interdependence, and inclusivity in all of nature’s healthy systems. We see all human activity integrated with nature’s balance.
Every time you visit a park, walk on a trail, or paddle a kayak course, you’re seeing Colorado Lottery dollars at work. More than $2.3 billion has been returned to the state for parks, recreation, open space, conservation education, and wildlife projects since the Lottery started in 1983.
Profits from the sale of Lottery products are mandated to be distributed according to this formula:
10% to The Colorado Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation
40% to the Conservation Trust Fund
50% to the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Trust Fund (GOCO funds are capped at $35 million, adjusted for inflation, and funds in excess of $35 million go to the Colorado Department of Education, Public School Capital Construction Assistance Fund)