John Fielder to highlight two decades of lottery-funded GOCO improvements

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Event book sales support Rocky Mountain Chapter

By Carol Carpenter
RMC Communications Team

Would you like the opportunity to meet one of the world’s greatest landscape photographers and also see and hear how state lottery funds have made Colorado a better place to live? If so, plan to attend “Colorado's Great Outdoors: Celebrating 20 Years of Lottery-Funded Lands” in Denver on Friday, Dec. 7.

World-renowned photographer, John Fielder, will showcase his incomparable landscape photography and highlight his preservation work with Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) over the past two decades.

Dave Read, Sierra Club Rocky Mountain Chapter (RMC) Fundraising chair, said the Denver area is fortunate to have John Fielder in person to entertain and educate the community.
“John Fielder is in high demand by various environmental and other nonprofit groups that know his unique and masterful photography speaks volumes of nature’s beauty and our undeniable connection to it,” Read said. “No one better displays work that touches and inspires us to enjoy, explore and protect our natural heritage. He is a Colorado treasure, and his time with us is a priceless, a one-of-a-kind opportunity for our members and supporters.”

Fielder will present a slide show of his photography, featuring images that document the wonderful preservation work GOCO is doing, using state lottery funds. He will showcase scenes and recount his impressions of GOCO successes in its mission to preserve, protect, enhance and manage the state's wildlife, park, river, trail and open space.

Fielder’s perennial calendars and books, including his two newest─”Guide to Colorado's Great Outdoors: Lottery-Funded Parks, Trails, Wildlife Areas & Open Spaces,” and picture book, “Colorado's Great Outdoors: Celebrating 20 Years of Lottery-Funded Lands”─will be available for purchase and signing before and after the presentation.

The event─co-sponsored by RMC and Colorado Clean Water Action (CCWA)─is also a celebration of the anniversary of the passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972.

As a gift to ongoing state conservation and advocacy efforts, Fielder will donate 30 percent of the night’s book and calendar sales to RMC and CCWA.

Read said attending this event, which includes a silent auction and refreshments, is the “perfect way” to celebrate significant triumphs in conservation and environmental protection policy.

“It will be a great time to relax and enjoy some beautiful photography and tales of conservation milestones with like-minded folks,” he said. “It is a chance to treat yourself or someone special to some truly great gifts while, at the same time, contribute to the ongoing, vital work of Sierra Club and Clean Water Action.”

Space is limited. Click here for details and tickets now!

Event Details

WHAT: Colorado's Great Outdoors: Celebrating 20 Years of Lottery-Funded Lands
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Unity Church of Denver, 3021 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO 80210 (map)
COST: Only $10/person. Please consider making a donation of $40 for this event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Clean Water Act.

For more information or questions, please contact Dave Read.


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