SMLC News

Thanking Linda Knufinke

October 25, 2022

On a beautiful October afternoon in S. Platte Park, SMLC President, Pat Cronenberger, presents retired board member, Linda Knufinke, with the SMLC Eagle Award.  Thank you, Linda, for your years of service to SMLC!

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SMLC Participates in “Meet, Greet, and Eats”

October 25, 2022

SMLC enjoyed participating with the City of Littleton’s “Meet, Greet and Eats” throughout the summer.  Here we are at Berry Park in August.  Once again, the South Platte Park rangers and their nature van and the live aquatic animals were a big hit.   Brother and sister, Harry and Ruth, enjoyed hanging out at our table…

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SMLC Neighborhood Gathering at Powers Park

August 5, 2022

SMLC, in partnership with the City of Littleton, held a neighborhood gathering at Powers Park on July 27th to show neighbors the Powers Park drawings and answer questions.  Neighbors also got a chance to fill out an application for a free tree.  The City applied for a grant to purchase trees for the northeast neighborhoods as…

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South Suburban Parks and Recreation is Updating its Master Plan

August 5, 2022

South Suburban Parks and Recreation is updating its Master Plan.  Be sure to weigh in by taking the survey. You can access it by going to https://www.ssprd.org/ SMLC also invites you to read the comment letter that we sent to SSPR regarding the Master Plan update. You can find it below.

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South Metro Land Conservancy Annual Newsletter 2022

July 5, 2022

SMLC’s annual newsletter is out!  It’s been a great year and we are busy with new projects that will benefit our local environment, create better parks, connect kids to nature and serve our community. Please take a moment to read it.

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Meet Greet and Eats at Ketring Park

June 22, 2022

It was a great time at the City of Littleton’s “Meet Greet and Eats at Ketring Park”.  Here are the South Platte Park Naturalists with their Nature Van.  They also brought crawdads for everyone to get up close with!

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South Suburban Parks and Recreation Candidates Answer The Questions

April 8, 2022

South Metro Land Conservancy posed 5 questions to all eight South Suburban Parks and Recreation candidates.  Their responses appear below unedited, exactly as they were received.  SMLC is extremely appreciative of the time they took to address these questions and we thank them! For more information about the May 3rd election and candidate bios, please…

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South Metro Land Conservancy Annual Newsletter 2021

January 25, 2022

Dear SMLC Supporters: You have always been deeply appreciative of our community’swonderful parks, trails and open spaces close to home. If it weren’tfor these, a difficult year would have just been too hard to bear formany of us. Thank you for all you have done through the years tosupport the acquisition and development of these…

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2021 Meet, Greet & Eats

October 1, 2021

SMLC was thrilled to be a part of the highly popular Littleton City Council “Meet, Greet and Eats” events during the summer of 2021. SMLC sponsored the South Platte Park naturalist staff to provide family nature activities at each of the three parks where the “Meet, Greet and Eats” took place. The ranger naturalists helped…

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SMLC founder Bobbie Sheffield retires from the Board

January 27, 2019

Founder and long-time Board member Bobbie Sheffield retired from the South Metro Land Conservancy (SMLC) Board of Directors in December 2018.    Bobbie, along with a group of other like-minded citizens, formed SMLC in 1993 because of their concern with the rapid loss of open space in the south metro area. The first project the…

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