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 AUGUST 2019

Welcome to the Metro DNA Monthly Newsletter, The Connection!
This newsletter aims to encourage collaboration among partners, keep YOU informed about upcoming events and opportunities, and share partner highlights and project updates.


Regional Conservation Assessment Update

We are well on our way toward co-creating a Regional Vision for People + Nature! Based on stakeholder input and the energy and leadership of Metro DNA partners, The Nature Conservancy and Biohabitats, we convened the first in a series of stakeholder and technical advisory team meetings on Monday to inform a regional habitat connectivity analysis. This work is a core component of Metro DNA's future and will chart a course toward more strategic, equitable, and conservation-forward land use decision-making in our region.

Project updates are available @




Metro Vision Idea Exchange

Metro DNA is proud to be hosting the September 5 Metro Vision Idea Exchange with Denver Regional Council of Governments and University of Colorado Denver

Mile High Advantage: The Region's Dynamic Outdoor Environment

Thursday, Sept. 5
7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Metro Vision Idea Exchange

Lawrence Street Center, Terrace Room (second floor)
1380 Lawrence St.
Denver, CO 80204

Speakers will include:

Jackie Miller, Director of Programs, Great Outdoors Colorado - GOCO
Samantha Albert, Deputy Director, Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office

Nature Narratives Podcast #5
How Do YOU Define Nature?

We talk about nature every month - after all, this is the Nature Narratives podcast. But what does that word mean? It turns out, it means different things to different people. Follow along as Alex and Nikki collect and share definitions of nature from 32 professionals in the Denver Metro region that work with nature every day. What you hear may surprise you!
Click here to listen!
A BIG THANKS to the organizations
that participated in this month's podcast:

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, The Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership, Groundwork Denver, Biohabitats, City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks, Metro DNA, Broomfield Open Space & Trails, Denver Parks & Recreation, The Greenway Foundation, Mile High Flood District, Heart of the West Counseling, Jo Burns Consulting, Taddiken Tree, Arapahoe County Open Spaces, Environmental Learning for Kids, Climate Courage, Jefferson County Open Space, The Butterfly Pavilion, National Wildlife Federation, Lincoln Hills Cares, Adams County Parks & Open Space, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, South Suburban Parks & Recreation District, Environmental Protection Agency, Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute, Rocky Mountain Wild, and Boulder County Parks & Open Space.


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Future episodes will focus on individuals, organizations, projects, and people + nature themes, highlighting a diversity of voices, perspectives, places, and ideas.


Denver Zoo works to Conserve Local Wildlife with Ongoing Conservation Projects

Bison roaming freely, pikas popping up every so often, and billowing grass. This is just part of the Colorado Front Range, an ecosystem within a few hours’ drive for the average Denverite. The Denver Zoo’s Field Conservation Department works with government organizations and the community to preserve environmental spaces for people and wildlife.    

Stephanie Stowell, departing (we will miss you!!) Vice President of Learning and Engagement at the Denver Zoo, explains that, “Underneath it all, we are a conservation and education organization” with a goal to “engage and inspire people to have a deeper sense and understanding and care and empathy for animals”.

Read more... 


Map your project on the NEW Metro DNA project map!

This survey provides a platform for you to highlight your projects — recently finished, current, and future — in the Denver Metro Region. As you enter the information into the simple survey, it will automatically link to a map that shows all of our projects. Share what you’re doing, and check out what's happening around you!

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