Hike to benefit Colorado Open Lands 

Each year, staff at Tryba Architects support a local non-profit through a Silent Auction at the firm’s holiday party. Tryba team members bid on items and events donated by their colleagues, with all proceeds going directly to a local non-profit selected by staff. This year, the firm’s 3rd Annual Silent Auction raised money to support Colorado Open Lands – an organization dedicated to protecting Colorado’s land and water resources.

One of many donated items and experiences included a 10-mile round-trip hike to 12 Mile Lake, guided by David and Stephanie Tryba. The group set off on their hike on a beautiful summer day in late June, stopping at the lake to enjoy the scenery and a picnic lunch. Once the hikers felt sufficiently rested and refueled, they headed back to the Tryba cabin for a BBQ dinner.

“Day to day, we are focused on the development of sustainable urban spaces with strongly integrated landscapes,” says John McIntyre, principal, who attended the hike with his son. “This was a great opportunity to get together and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors, while supporting a local non-profit dedicated to preserving open lands. It’s a natural extension of our work and values and this idea of creating sustainable community and connecting people and the environment.”

Additional auction items included a brunch & beehive inspection, round of golf, bonsai lesson at the Denver Botanic Gardens, and Colorado Avalanche tickets.

Tryba employees’ generous donations and bids raised $5,275 for Colorado Open Lands. After three auctions, Tryba staff has raised $14,610 for worthy causes, another of which is The Greenway Foundation.

About Colorado Open Lands: Colorado Open Lands is a 501(c)3 nonprofit land trust that exists to protect Colorado’s land and water resources. We work primarily with private landowners to place voluntary agreements called conservation easements on their property. The process is driven by the wishes of the landowner with the goal of protecting open space, water, and wildlife habitat – forever. Learn more at coloradoopenlands.org.