U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
134 Union Boulevard
Lakewood, Colorado 80228
Date: May 24, 2011
Contact: Kendra Barkoff (DOI) 202-208-6416
Eric Brown (Gov. Hickenlooper) 303-866-6324
Sherry James (FWS) 303-289-0659
AMERICA’S GREAT OUTDOORS: Secretary Salazar, Governor Hickenlooper to Unveil Priority Conservation and Recreation Projects in Colorado
Will Participate in Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Visitor Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Commerce City, CO—On Thursday, May 26, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Governor John Hickenlooper will attend a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new ARRA-funded Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center to announce pilot conservation and recreation projects being undertaken as part of President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative. Located ten miles from downtown Denver, Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR serves as an urban gateway to conservation for residents and visitors alike in the northern metropolitan area.
Following the ceremony, Secretary Salazar and Governor Hickenlooper will participate in a media availability.
WHO: Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
John Hickenlooper, Colorado State Governor
Nancy Sutley, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality
Stephen Guertin, Regional Director, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Steve Berendzen, Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Complex Manager
Paul Natale, Commerce City Mayor
Mark Mahoney, Director of U.S. Army Office of Regional Environmental and Governmental Affairs-West
Ray Collins, General Manager for Shell Oil Downstream
WHAT: Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge New Visitor Center Dedication // Media Availability
WHEN: Thursday, May 26, 2011
Rocky Mountain Arsenal New Visitor Center Dedication Ceremony
*media unable to attend in person, may listen-in via teleconference call.
11:45am MDT Media Availability
WHERE: Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Visitor Center
6550 Gateway Road
Commerce City, CO
*please find directions below
Take I-70 to Quebec Street. Go north on Quebec Street to Prairie Parkway. Turn right and take Prairie Parkway to Gateway Road. Turn left onto Gateway Road. The Visitor Center is just inside the Refuge entrance at the crest of the hill. To view a map of the refuge, please click here.