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October 15, 2016
Experience Wildlife Close to Home at Refuge Day on October 15!
Get into the “wild” at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge at a free, annual Refuge Day celebration for the entire family on October 15, 2016, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Visitor Center.
Discover Refuge wildlife including bison, deer, hawks, black-footed ferrets (an endangered species), and more as part of National Wildlife Refuge week. Join us at the Visitor Center for wildlife activity booths, arts and crafts, Nature’s Educators with live falcons, Colorado State Bee Keepers Association, face painting, and the chance to handle and assemble a bison skeleton from head to tail. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite Refuge photo and have your picture taken with our black-footed ferret mascot! All activities are geared for family fun! Best of all, the event is free and no reservations are needed!
All of the excitement doesn’t end at the Visitor Center. Refuge Day officially opens the expansion of our “wildly” popular Wildlife Drive so you can see more of the Refuge at your own pace in your vehicle, including driving through the bison pasture, wetlands, prairie and wooded areas.
So mark your calendar for this special day and let the fun begin! Come experience one of the largest urban wildlife refuges in the country that more than 300 resident and migratory animals call home. You’re sure to have a “wild” time! For more information please call the Refuge Visitor Center at 303-289-0930 or visit us online at www.fws.gov/refuge/rocky_mountain_arsenal/
Directions to the Refuge: The Refuge is located at 6550 Gateway Road. From I-70, exit Quebec Street going north. Turn right at Prairie Parkway/64th Avenue. Turn left at Gateway Road. Follow Gateway Road through the Refuge entrance gate. The Visitor Center is straight ahead at the crest of the hill.