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February 28, 2019

Friends of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Sign a Philanthropic Partnership Agreement

The partnership of Friends of the Black Canyon with the national park of same name was formalized this week by the execution of the Philanthropic Partnership Agreement by Bruce Noble, Superintendent of the park, and Joel Evans, Chair of the Board of Directors for the Friends. The agreement establishes the operating procedures for cooperation between the entities.

With the paperwork behind them, the partners will move forward on projects identified in recent weeks to improve campground sustainability and trail safety.

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January 18, 2019

Montrose Nonprofit Names Executive Director

The Board of Directors for the Friends of the Black Canyon is pleased to name Melissa Alcorn as the Executive Director as of January 16, 2019. Melissa resigned her position on the board at the January board meeting and was immediately voted into the position of Executive Director.

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Melissa has been active with the Friends of the Black Canyon since its inception in 2017. She is an avid public land user and national park enthusiast. Her prior nonprofit experience includes leadership roles with The Mountain School and Touchstone Youth Project—both organizations utilized climbing as a mentoring tool for kids—as well as serving on the board of directors for the Downtown YMCA of Oklahoma City. She also regularly volunteers with Telluride Adaptive Sports Program as a ski instructor. She will perform the Executive Director tasks initially on a part-time basis and unpaid. Her immediate focus will be on introducing the Membership Program and engaging in community awareness of the Friends.

The Friends of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to be a nonprofit partner with the national park. The Friends will provide financial, volunteer, and other support to the park for projects, special events, and community outreach.


January 19, 2019

Friends of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Launches a Membership Program

The Board of Directors of the Friends of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park approved a membership program during their January 2019 board meeting. For the first year of the membership program all members will be acknowledged as Founding Members. The annual memberships are available for family/individuals ($50), nonprofits/government entities ($150), and businesses ($250).  A donation of any amount will be a Friend. Those that commit to a monthly payment will be Founding Trailblazers.

Membership benefits will include acknowledgment of their contribution, Friends of the Black Canyon newsletter, and access to special events. As the program grows, additional benefits will be made available. Membership dollars will help build and sustain the organization and enable projects at the national park.

The Friends of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to be a nonprofit partner with the national park. The Friends will provide financial, volunteer, and other support to the park for projects, special events, and community outreach. All donations are tax deductible.


 

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