Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center

Integrating the Arts and Natural Sciences

Integrating the Arts and Ecology

Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center is a non-profit residency in the Arts and Ecology.

We provide and protect into perpetuity a place where practitioners can pursue and manifest their vision through exploration, reflection, research and collaboration.

Looking for new ideas or a way to sharpen your writing skills? On May 8th, Join Lorena Williams, writer, educator, woodland firefighter, the San Juan National Forest’s Partnership Coordinator-Public Affairs Specialist, traveler, and Willowtail Springs’ Alumni.  In this workshop we will explore the craft of description and detail, helping you render luminous scenes and rich settings. You’ll walk away with fresh drafts, new skills, and a keen writer’s edge.

 

TIME: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm 
(Zoom Link and workshop information sent after registration)

COST: $40 per person before 4/30/2021
Last minute purchase (5/1-5/7) will be $50

*Only 12 Spots Available!            *$5 of registration fee is non-refundable.

In 2019, WE EXPANDED OUR ORGANIZATION AND ARE NOW
100% NOT FOR PROFIT.
PROCEEDS FROM CABIN RENTALS GO DIRECTLY TO SUPPORT OUR NONPROFIT OPERATION AS EARNED INCOME.

OUR MISSION

“Enriching our community by building a creative network of practitioners in the arts through inspiration and place.”

FEATURED ARTISTS

Congratulations to three artists who were awarded by New Face Productions Scholarship at Willowtail.

📷  by Jacob Brooks

Annie Brooks (La Plata Resident)
https://www.thewellsmakery.com/

Sponsored by New Face Productions

📷  by Trudy Bequette

Cindy Coleman (La Plata Resident)
https://www.duckgirlart.com/
Sponsored by New Face Productions

Rosie Carter (Montezuma Resident)
https://www.rosiecarter.com/
Sponsored by New Face Productions and Willowtail

Testimonial

“This is a place that is timeless. The only voice you hear is the stillness and quiet, the present. Inspired by the wilderness and the creatures that inhabit it, the sounds of the breeze and the view of the setting sun. In nature we gain deeper understanding of ourselves and our place on this earth. This knowing comes from the land, is apparent to almost anyone who arrives. It’s immediate and almost magical. Only poetry can best describe what is felt in this place. To some it may feel sacred, to others it’s a connection lost. There is a growing list of retreats and residencies available in this graceful setting”. 

~Margy Dudley, artist and photographer

Land Acknowledgment

“Willowtail Springs is located on Diné Bí Kéyah, traditional Navajo land, near the escarpment of the northern sacred mountain, Dibé Ntsaa. It is also part of the open range of the Ute people, now living on the Ute Mountain Ute and Southern Ute Tribal Allotment reservations to the southwest and southeast. Additionally, Mesa Verde and the surrounding lands in Montezuma County and the Four Corners Region were occupied by the Ancestral Puebloan People a thousand years ago. We honor the past, present, and future indigenous people residing in this region and recognize them as long standing stewards of this land, amplifying our work by their historical presence and their living contributions to land preservation efforts across this region.”