Carter Presents "Building Nature: An Inspiring Initiative" At COSA

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spreading a message

Our Associate, Carter Marshall, PLA, presented at the 20th Colorado Open Space Alliance Conference in Steamboat Springs last month. You’ve come a long way baby! The conference has grown to be one of the premier Colorado public lands gatherings every year.

an inspiring story

The topic of this year's presentation for Carter was “Building Nature: An Inspiring Initiative”, a thorough explanation of our recently completed Sanchez Nature Play Kids Discovery Zone & Inspire Trail project. A joint presentation with Rob Burdine, Open Space Superintendent from the City of Lafayette, it was one of several nature play related session topics. This trend in community park design is here to stay!

about this group

Colorado Open Space Alliance (COSA) is a statewide organization of publicly funded local and regional open space programs, working cooperatively to share information, create public awareness and foster partnerships needed to protect and preserve the special places of Colorado. Attendees from as far as Utah joined the fun, inspired, and dedicated group.

Sanchez Nature Play Kids Discovery Zone


Carter also presented at the 2011 COSA Conference in Glenwood Springs on a “Visitor Safety Communications Framework” he helped develop for the U.S. Forest Service.