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Fun Fact

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Did you know that wetlands not only provide habitat for wildlife, but also help mitigate flooding by absorbing excess rain water?

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Turtle Day

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​On World Turtle Day, a local Friends group, Founders and Friends of Two Ponds NWR, held a contest to name the resident turtles on the Refuge. Holden Gillings won the contest by naming them Mo and Ethel. In addition to a gift certificate to Barnes and Noble and an official winning certificate, Holden's picture was taken with Refuge staff and Friends group president. His eager participation and passion for wildlife helped bring more awareness and appreciation for these wonderful reptiles. Mo and Ethel can often be seen poking their heads through the ponds or sunning themselves on a log at Two Ponds. Come visit them and their wildlife friends. Thank you Founders and Friends and the entire Gillings family!

Veteran's Walk

November 6, 2021 Veteran's Walk

Invite a Veteran on a walk to enjoy the natural landscape while reflecting upon our many freedoms, and say “Thank you” to those who served our country. Sponsored by Founders and Friends of Two Ponds NWR in partnership with Majestic View Nature Center, the Veterans Walk will begin this November 6th at 9:00 am in the parking lot of the Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge.

Duck Stamp

Colorado Junior Duck Stamp

Colorado BOS 2020

The 2021 program has officially been judged! Last year, Colorado reached over 350 students and teachers throughout the state! All of them participated in the Colorado Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program - a free environmental educational activity designed for all public, private, and home schooled students in grades K-12 to learn more about waterfowl and habitat conservation through the arts. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced Rohit Pandit, an 18-year-old student from Fort Collins, took top honors once again by winning the “Best of Show” in Colorado. Rohit’s artwork was selected from a large number of amazing entries from across the state. His colored pencil rendition of a pair of Wood Ducks, entitled “Paired Perspective”, will represent Colorado and be entered at the National Junior Duck Stamp Competition in Washington, D.C. in April. Congratulations, Rohit! For more information on participation please click on the link below...

About the Complex

Rocky Mountain Arsenal

Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

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