SMA members on a forest health tour with the United States Forest Service

We believe that one of the most important environmental issues of the day is to instill a conservation ethic in the next generation. We can continue to fight the destruction of wild lands, the pollution of clean air and water, but unless we teach our children about the connection that we all have to a healthy environment, our victories will only be temporary.

Our goal is to inspire stewardship, environmental science exploration and place-based connections to the land in the future generations of activists, decision makers and general public. We intend for this to become a larger focus in years to come.

We are pleased to be working with the new AP Environmental Sciences Program at the Telluride High School to bring the River Watch Program back to the San Miguel River Watershed. River Watch is a water data collection program designed to bring field science opportunities into Colorado classrooms and make available water quality data to assist ensuring the health of our rivers.

SMA is working to bring the classrooms in our watershed together to monitor the full length of the river. In addition, we are raising funds for an environmental scholarship for a student who intends to pursue environmental education. Please contact SMA for more information.

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