Donors to HCCA, and especially our High Country Heroes, were honored on July 31 during a special Thank You Party put on by members of HCCA’s Board of Directors.  Along with lots of good conversation, food and drink (all donated by town restaurants and members of the Board) there was some remarkable music.  Mead Metcalf, now a Crested Butte resident, told stories, played piano and sang hilarious songs from his days at Aspen’s Crystal Palace; and Lynne Abbey Lee, the harpist visiting Crested Butte for Mountain Theatre performances, played a medley of delightful songs rarely heard from a harp.  After a few introductions, two moving tributes to HCCAs impact were given by Lindsay Arell (our newest board member) and Charlie Kerr (a second homeowner and longtime HCCA supporter).  Alli Melton, Public Lands Progran Director provided an update on the Red Lady/VCUP situation, and then everyone got back to food and conversation.

High Country Heroes are people who have pledged to donate to HCCA each year for three years.  About half of the annual operating budget for HCCA comes from voluntary donations made by our members and supporters (the remainder comes from grants and special events).  As you can imagine, it is very helpful to the organization to be able to count on a certain level of donations each year.  If you would like to become a High Country Hero or renew your High Country Hero pledge, please contact any member of the Board of Directors, call Cassidy Tawse-Garcia at the HCCA office, or send us a note through this website.

On behalf of the Board and Staff I want to send you all a big Thank You.  Thank you for supporting the work of High Country Conservation Advocates.

Kate Vogel