A new “coffee table book” about Weld County is being released in September by Colorado’s renowned nature photographer John Fielder. The project was commissioned by the Weld Community Foundation as a gift to the community in celebration of the Foundation’s upcoming 25th anniversary.
Weld County: 4,000 Square Miles of Grandeur, Greatness & Yesterdays features more than 175 images of farms and ranches, the Poudre, Platte and St. Vrain rivers, the grasslands and Pawnee Buttes, old towns and buildings, Weld County celebrations, and wildlife. It will also showcase then & now photographs of historic Weld County. Weld’s de facto official historian, Peggy Ford Waldo, is contributing the text.
Rand E. Morgan, CEO of the Community Foundation stated, “We reached out to John Fielder with the seed of an idea in 2016. We are thrilled with how this small seed has flourished over the last four years. The pictures truly honor this great place where we live. As is the case with healthy growth, we know our community is on the cusp of dramatic change in the coming years. This book captures and celebrates the beauty of the county we know and love as it’s seen today.”
For 24 years, the Weld Community Foundation has helped the people of Weld County navigate the ever-shifting currents of philanthropy; providing connections, resources, and expertise so they can spread the good and strengthen the bonds of community. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the Foundation surpassed $36 million in assets and distributed almost $1.8 million to our community in 2020.
Read more about the book and make your purchase here on John Fielder’s website.