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Students Build Friendships, Explore Colorado

One of the core goals of the Chris Mikesell Foundation is to support Western State University students. Chris attended the University and participated in Wilderness Based Orientation and Wilderness Pursuits. The experiences in those programs helped Chris build friendships and … Continue reading

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Botanical gardens preserve nature’s beauty at the Bartlett Arboretum

Just 20 miles east of Chris’ hometown, you’ll find the Bartlett Arboretum. A local treasure now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, it was established in 1910. Chris loved to explore the beautiful botanical gardens, hidden away at the … Continue reading

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Work begins on Gunsight Bridge in Crested Butte

More than 130 years of harsh weather with bitter winter cold and heavy spring run-off has taken its toll on Gunsight Bridge, which serves as a connection between the most popular trails in the Gunnison Valley and the town of Crested Butte. … Continue reading

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Thank you – Crested Butte Land Trust

Thank you for your generous gift of $3,000 toward the Crested Butte Land Trust’s Gunsight Bridge replacement. We are truly grateful that you have chosen the Gunnison Valley’s local land trust as a recipient of your continued generosity in memory of … Continue reading

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Thank you – Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Dear Kendall, Sherry & family – We are honored to be carrying out the Earth Partnership for Schools Program this coming year with funds from the Chris Mikesell Foundation and doing so with Chris’ exuberant and environmentally sensitive spirit in … Continue reading

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Kansas Students Experience Hands-on Environmental Learning

The Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, located in Hesston, Kan., trains K-12 teachers to restore prairie gardens on school grounds as a part of their Earth Partnership for Schools Program. Teachers and students study the model prairie and then plan, … Continue reading

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