Colorado Garden Foundation Awards $8,000 Grant to San Isabel Land Protection Trust

San Isabel Land Protection Trust was awarded an $8,000 grant by the Colorado Garden Foundation to further beautify and enhance The Bluff Park, located at the west end of Main Street in Westcliffe. Plans for the money will include the planting of perennial, drought-tolerant flower and shrub gardens to complete the landscaping at the Park.

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In June 2014, San Isabel Land Protection Trust received ownership of the Bluff Park parcels totaling 5.3 acres. They comprise most of the lawn area for the park, the site for many events in the valley including the High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass festival. The property was donated to the Land Trust by Richard and Audrey Stermer.

As a partnership between San Isabel Land Protection Trust and the Town of Westcliffe, the Park is available for group rentals, events, and of course, daily use and enjoyment by all. Contact the Town of Westcliffe for more information on rentals and usage.

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San Isabel will host two spring volunteer work days for the planting and installation of the new gardens and is seeking volunteer assistance. More information to follow in the coming months. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kristie at San Isabel at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 719.783.3018.

2015 marks San Isabel’s 20th anniversary. As a 501(c)3 non-profit accredited land trust, San Isabel has protected nearly 40,000 acres by working with private landowners to protect ranch, farm and forest lands, wildlife habitat, and scenic views for public enjoyment, throughout Custer, Fremont, Pueblo, and Huerfano Counties. To learn more about San Isabel visit or stop by their office at 59000 Hwy 69 North, in the back of the Wet Mountain Valley Trading Building.


We have protected more than 42,000 acres through 134 conservation easements.

Conservation easements guarantee long-term protection – through generations of landowners.