Conservation Awards

JCOS Conservation Awards

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ASPEN AWARD recognizes outstanding service by a volunteer in their first three years. Meet this year’s nominees.

Congratulations to Ian Francescato, this year’s recipient of the Aspen Award.

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN JUNIPER AWARD is presented to an individual for outstanding service with a stewardship project or education initiative. Meet this year’s nominees.

Congratulations to this year’s recipient of the Rocky Mountain Juniper award, Tom Ging.

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DOUGLAS FIR AWARD recognizes an organization that is an outstanding partner advancing conservation in Jefferson County. Meet this year’s nominees.

This year’s recipient of the Douglas Fir Award is Mountainsmith.

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BLUE SPRUCE AWARD is presented to an organization that creates programs or initiatives that connect people to healthy nature-based experiences. Meet this year’s nominees.

Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) is this year’s recipient of the Blue Spruce Award.

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GAMBEL OAK AWARD is presented for pioneers in preserving open space and park lands in Jefferson County.

Congratulations to Denver Mountain Parks, this year’s recipient of the Gambel Oak Award.

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JOHN LITZ AWARD is our most prestigious award that recognizes an individual for significant and longtime volunteer contributions to JCOS and conservation in Jeffco. The award is named after a man who helped found our organization in 1972 and has been involved as a volunteer ever since. He has served on the Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee for 26 years and still regularly volunteers to do just about anything to advance our mission.

Congratulations to Jan Wilkins, this year’s recipient of the John Litz Award!