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Mountain-Prairie Region

News Release

Help Us Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day Colorado 2013

For Immediate Release

June 4, 2013


Kayakers, Credit: Sierra Lauder / TEP

DENVER - Looking for a fun, free family event where you can bike, climb, paddle, learn, dance, and play all in the same day? Get Outdoors Colorado along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invites all to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day on June 8th at Denver City Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a fun, free active day for people of all ages, background and abilities!

Paddle into fun at Ferril Lake on kayaks and canoes, cast a line into the stocked fishing pond, climb rock climbing walls, learn to ride a bike, create nature art, and become a Junior Ranger for free! The event features live stage entertainment including a morning yoga session by Yoga Rocks the Park, music, 7NEWS 7Minute Jump for Heart with the American Heart Association and the Glendale Raptors Rugby Team. Appearances by Broncos Cheerleaders, Broncos alumni and players will occur throughout the day. Event giveaways include an iPad, camping gear, passes to the Denver Botanic Gardens, bikes, fishing poles, helmets and much more!

National Get Outdoors Day Denver is made possible by Get Outdoors Colorado, a diverse partner network dedicated to inspiring people of all ages to connect to nature and healthy active outdoor lifestyles. This network includes multiple nonprofits and agencies such as the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Denver Parks and Recreation and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Additional partners and sponsors of National Get Outdoors Day Denver include United Healthcare, Channel 7NEWS, Vail Resorts, Timberland, The North Face, Alice and The Mountain radio stations, REI Inc., and Colorado Parks & Recreation Association.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is a proud partner of National Get Outdoors Day which represents an important effort to make the connection between the urban environment and public lands.

“As stewards of America’s fish and wildlife, we believe it’s vital for young people to form a connection with the Great Outdoors,” said Noreen Walsh, Mountain-Prairie regional director. “Each year we join our partners to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day and share our conservation mission with future generations of natural resource managers.”

Find out more at: www.getoutdoorscolorado.org.
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The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie. Connect with our Facebook page, follow our tweets, watch our YouTube Channel, and download photos from our Flickr page.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Office of External Affairs

Mountain-Prairie Region

134 Union Blvd

Lakewood, CO 80228

303-236-7905

303-236-3815 FAX

www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/



Contacts

Connie Young-Dubovsky
303-236-4506
connie_young-dubovsky@fws.gov

Leith Edgar
303.236.4588
Leith_Edgar@fws.gov




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The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with Others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American People.
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