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The Central Colorado Conservancy is hosting a geology lecture to explain and describe the physical processes that have created the majestic land formations in Central Colorado. The lecture is scheduled for 7- 8:30 p.m.,Thursday, Jan. 10 in the Salida Scout Hut, 210 E. Sackett Ave.

Central Colorado Conservancy board President and professional Geologist Cindy Williams will deliver the lecture titled “Geology, Fire and Ice – Amazing Geologic Events Shaping Local Landscapes”.

The lecture will take attendees on a virtual tour through the ions; explaining and identifying the geologic processes that led to the development of the terrestrial phenomena found in and around the Arkansas Valley, and what those land forms tell us about the past as well as the future.

Andrew Mackie, Executive Director of the Central Colorado Conservancy, says the lecture is more than worth the price of admission.

“It’s a very dynamic and interesting program.” said Mackie. “People who have gone to it have been very impressed. [The lecture] answers questions about the things we see out there; how did they come about? Why are the Chalk Cliffs there?”

“We did this last year in Buena Vista and sold out the community center. We had to turn people away.” Mackie recalled.

Not only will attendees learn about the history of the Ark Valley and its surrounding mountains, but they will also be supporting the work of the Central Colorado Conservancy; which is involved in numerous projects throughout the county.

Currently, Cindy Williams is a Co-chair of Envision Chaffee County with County Commissioner Greg Felt. For the past 18 months, Envision Chaffee County has been involved in planning processes for protecting natural landscapes and resources.

The Central Colorado Conservancy is also working with Colorado Parks and Wildlife on restoration projects in parts of the Sands Lake State Wildlife Area. These projects include the removal of invasive plants, planting native species, and improving wildlife habitat.

Though the lecture is open to all ages, Mackie suggested the material is suitable to those 12 and up in age. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 for Conservancy members and $12 for non-members. Tickets are only available for purchase at the door.