Located in Edwards, CO , the new Eagle River Preserve is now open.? Boasting 72 acres of open space, this public land sits on the valley floor with great access to the Eagle River.? Although its been open for a few months, very few people seem to know that is available for public use and enjoyment.? I've only been there once, but I never see any cars in the parking lot.
Right in the heart of the Vail Valley and easily accessible by car, bike or walking, this open space has several small trails, a pond, and?thousands of feet of river frontage.? While its creation was a bit controversial, (was it a good use of public funds considering its central location to development?) now that its here, it is a nice amenity for residents and visitors of Homestead, Singletree, Edwards proper, and the entire Vail Valley.
To learn more about the Eagle River Preserve, call or email me anytime.
The Eagle Valley Land Trust, a private, nonprofit organization established in 1982, to preserve land that provides important wildlife habitat, scenic vistas and historic ranching heritage in Eagle County, is looking for local opinions.? So far the Land Trust has been able to protect almost 10,000 acres of land in Eagle County through conservation easements and land purchases.?
We all treasure the Vail Valley for a wealth of reasons; for the sheer beauty of the mountains, for the clean air, for the abundance of wonderful activities we enjoy season to season and for the important, enriching times we are able to spend with our families and friends in such a wonderful environment.?
The Land Trust has?preserved 1,800 acres of land that is now part of?Sylvan Lake State Park, the East Vail waterfall and three miles of?Colorado river frontage.?