MPLT Fundraiser protecting the Fraser River landscape |

MPLT Fundraiser protecting the Fraser River landscape

GRANBY – What sounds better than good music, amazing food, and supporting a cause that effects all of us that live and visit Grand County?

The Middle Park Land Trust (MPLT) will host such an evening on Friday, March 30 at 6:00 p.m. at Alberto’s restaurant in Winter Park to support the Fraser River Initiative, a bold project to help protect the Fraser River landscape.

“This is going to be a very special evening and a gathering of support for the Land Trust’s efforts to protect the land along the Fraser River,” said MPLT Marketing and Communications Manager Marie Hedrick. “We all want to do our part to protect the Fraser River and this is a perfect opportunity to join the cause.”

Boulder musician, Gregory Alan Isakov and Austin folk singer, J. Wagner will entertain guests with a blend of acoustic harmonies and deep, introspective lyrics. Both national recording artists are well known and respected throughout the folk music industry. Along with the music, the evening will include a special menu from Alberto’s chef Al Sapien and an opportunity to meet and mingle with others who support the MPLT’s conservation efforts.

The Fraser River Initiative is an audacious, but achievable project to help preserve this critical and precious landscape by helping willing landowners protect their land and water through the donation or sale of some or all of their development rights to the land trust to ‘hold’ in perpetuity with conservation easements. The Land Trust will work in partnership with landowners, communities and local, state and federal agencies and conservation organizations to achieve these goals.

From its headwaters on Berthoud Pass, the threatened Fraser River flows for 32.5 miles entirely in Grand County to its confluence with the mighty Colorado River just outside of Granby. The Fraser River is a main tributary of the Colorado River and offers not only recreational opportunities to Grand County residents and visitors, but also provides critical wildlife habitat and amazing scenic views.

Middle Park Land Trust, a state certified land trust based in Granby, is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit non-governmental conservation organization servicing Grand County since 1995.

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