Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Alejandra Garza de Gutierrez (303)866-5288
Abigail Vacanti (303) 866-4882


DENVER— Senator Gail Schwartz (D-Snowmass Village)was awarded the Legislator of the Year Award by the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts (CACD). "It is important to remember we are only borrowing this land and must work to ensure our beautiful state and nation is preserved for future generations,” said Sen. Schwartz. “The Conservation Districts across Colorado understand this and are working every day as examples of collaboration and education to ensure our state stays magnificent. It gives me great joy to work alongside so many dedicated individuals in the fight to care for and protect our natural resources and state's genuine beauty"

Sen. Schwartz was awarded officially at the CACD Conservationist of the Year award at the banquet on Wednesday January 21, 2009. She is also sponsoring several major bills this session aimed at enhancing the “new energy economy,” while at the same time protecting Colorado’s important natural resources.

"The Colorado Association on Conservation Districts is pleased to recognize Senator Schwartz as the Association’s Conservation Legislator of the Year,” said Eric Jessen, director of CACD. “Senator Schwartz has been a powerful advocate for many issues supporting rural Colorado’s economy, including strong support for agriculture and the conservation community. She was instrumental in legislation ensuring the Tax exempt status for Colorado's 76 Conservation Districts"

The mission of Colorado’s 77 Conservation Districts is to provide leadership for the conservation of natural resources to ensure health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens of the state through a responsible conservation ethic. CACD works to educate, promote, help obtain funds, and provide information on issues and programs aimed at enhancing and protecting our natural resources. It works with private farm, ranch landowners and other suburban developments to assist in wise and proper management of natural resources.

To learn more about CACD visit: http://www.cacd.us/