Who We Are
The Nature Conservancy’s 13ers Young Professionals Group brings together Coloradans who share a love of nature, a concern for the environment, and a belief that hope and action are indispensable for making a difference. Our goal is to ensure that our peers, and the next generation, get involved in conservation at a local, regional and global level. The 13ers Young Professionals Group is open to Coloradans ages 21-40 who enjoy the outdoors and want to protect it.
In mountaineering in the United States, a fourteener (or "14er") is a mountain peak that exceeds 14,000 feet in elevation. Colorado has 53 peaks that meet this feat. The name “The 13ers” is a play on Colorado’s prominent 14ers. The 13ers is a group for young professionals, for emerging leaders who are eager to do more. It’s for those of us who still have a bit more climbing left to do in life.
What We Do
By hosting events throughout the year, the 13ers provides opportunities to learn more about the work of The Nature Conservancy and its partners. We want to bring other like-minded individuals together and find ways to make a difference, on behalf of nature, in our communities, in Colorado and around the world. From happy hours and educational lectures to volunteer days and recreational activities, there is a 13ers event for everyone. Interested in joining The 13ers and learning more? Check out our upcoming events and join the movement!
RiverSweep (April 21)
Join The Nature Conservancy's volunteer team at RiverSweep! Volunteers of all ages will help Denver Parks and Recreation by picking up trash, removing weeds + other plant debris, repairing trails, painting park fixtures and getting our parks ready for summer! Register
Science Chat I: Future of Water (June 13)
Celebrate the longest day of the year with a science chat about the future of Colorado's water. After the chat, stay for networking with other young professionals and those who live the urban life and/or care about participating in the conversation around maintaining Colorado's lifestyle long into the future. Register
Phantom Canyon Farm to Table Lunch (September 8)
Join us for recreation, a hike + a community meal! This members-only event will take place at our premiere preserve, Phantom Canyon, outside of Fort Collins. Completely surrounded by private property, Phantom Canyon boasts 5 miles of pristine river on the North Fork of the Cache la Poudre, miles of hiking trails, wildflowers, birding and more wildlife than you can imagine. Register
13ers Science Chat: #OktoberForest (Date TBD)
90% of your beer is water. 50% of water begins in forests. Join our discussion and learn more about the importance of protecting the whole system, from headwaters to tap, and how you can do your part to conserve water. Bring a friend and cheers to conserving our Colorado rivers. Registration information coming soon!
In addition to all the benefits of being a Nature Conservancy member, you will also be welcomed into our active community of dedicated conservationists. We look forward to seeing you at future events!
Get to know the dedicated group of board members that lead The 13ers.
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