Lecture offers a focus on the Milky Way

Central Colorado Conservancy works to protect land, water and wildlife but we also love the night sky. Come hear Dark Skies President Jim Bradburn talk about how his Westcliffe organization has been instrumental in making the Wet Mountain Valley a dark sky success, and the first in Colorado to be certified an International Dark Sky Community.

Bradburn and his nonprofit’s efforts have been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, CNN and The Today Show. It all started with an effort to install shielded lights in a hospital parking lot and the question: “How can we protect our beautiful Wet Mountain Valley’s rural charm from being lost to big-city problems like light pollution?”

Find out how they did it by attending the Conservancy-hosted event. Bradburn speaks on Sept. 28, from 7-9 p.m. at the meeting room of Salida's Mount Shavano Manor, located at 525 W. 16th St. Cost is $3 for Conservancy members and $5 for non-members. Contact Julie Richardson at [email protected] or call 539-7700 to sign up.

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