TWO PONDS NATIONAL
WILDLIFE REFUGE PARTNERS WITH ARVADA
AND MAJESTIC VIEW NATURE CENTER TO CELEBRATE LOCAL TRAILS
Two Ponds National
Wildlife Refuge in Arvada, Colorado will help celebrate this year’s
“Arvada Celebrates its Trails,” an annual community-wide event to
highlight Arvada’s recreational trail network. The focus of this year’s
celebration is the natural environment, and the many opportunities
Arvada’s trails offer to nature and outdoor enthusiasts.
Two Ponds, the City
of Arvada, and the Majestic View Nature Center are hosting a free
event at two locations on
Saturday, June 4, 2005.
Activities begin at 9:00 am with a guided 22-mile bicycle ride, sponsored
by the Denver Bicycle Touring Club. Riders should meet in the
Nature Center parking lot at 8:45 am.
Later in the morning,
at 11:00 am, Two Ponds will host a nature walk that begins at Majestic
View Nature Center and ends at Two Ponds.
Free shuttles will
run regularly between the refuge and the nature center. A variety of
educational and entertaining programs suitable for the whole family will
be ongoing at both the refuge and the nature center. At Two Ponds
National Wildlife Refuge, visitors can take a
self-guided nature tour, view a contraband wildlife display, check out the
“Mad Science” station, see live raptors up close, and enjoy performances
by “Mr. Bones” and “Teddy Roosevelt.” Local nature organizations will
also have information booths at the event.
Majestic View Nature
Center will feature live presentations by the raptor organization
HawkQuest, trail walks, bird walks, environmental activities just for
kids, information about the Arvada Trail system, and materials about water
conservation and landscaping ideas.
Also featured at this
year’s event is the Trails Photo Contest, with cash prizes awarded in two
categories: Adults and Children. The Children’s division will be for ages
11 and under. The photos can be of any scenes and/or activities at Two
Ponds National Wildlife Refuge, Majestic View Nature Center, or throughout
Arvada. The photos will be displayed at Two Ponds National Wildlife
Refuge. Only one photo per person may be submitted and photos
cannot be returned. Entries may be submitted the day of the event at Two
Ponds by 11am.
Arvada Celebrates Its Trails: a free, family event to highlight
recreational trail system
and the many opportunities Arvada’s trails offer to
nature and outdoor enthusiasts.
Saturday, June 4th, 10:00a.m.
Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge, 9210 W. 80th Ave.,
Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada, CO
more information, please call Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge at
or the Majestic View Nature Center at 720-898-7405.