Earth Briefs

Fire-making workshop to be held Oct. 27

Durango Nature Studies will host a fire-making workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 27 at the nature center in Bondad.

The workshop is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. Naturalist Megan Campbell will teach primitive fire-making with a spindle and fireboard.

To register, call 769-1800 or email

‘Water 101 Seminar’ to be held Oct. 26

The San Juan Citizens Alliance and the Water Information Program will sponsor a “Water 101 Seminar” from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 26 at Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.

The seminar qualifies for seven continuing-education credits for lawyers and eight continuing-education credits for real estate agents. The seminar will feature qualified speakers, including keynote speaker Colorado Supreme Court Justice Gregory Hobbs. In addition, representatives from federal, state and local water agencies will provide a basic understanding of water and related issues in the area. The fee is $35 before the event or $40 at the door. The fee includes lunch, snack and information packets.

For more information or to register, call 247-1302.

Botanical society names board members

The Durango Botanical Society recently approved these new board members: Darrin Parmenter, president; Jeff Wagner, director of education; Melanie Palmer, director of the docent program; Lisa Bourey, director of horticulture; Sandy Bauman, secretary; Kathleen Adams, board facilitator and event director; Camilla Potter, director; Dave Potter, director; Sharon Johnson, strategic planning adviser; Jenny Wrenn, grant facilitator; Shari Rochford Figgs, administrative assistant; and Cindy Smart, executive director.

The society is developing its education program this winter. The Durango Public Library Demonstration Garden is almost complete, and the group is looking for new projects.

To make a suggestion for a garden development project, email

Herald Staff

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