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A list of interesting links:

  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) - Colorado Parks and Wildlife was created in 2011 by the merger of Colorado State Parks and the Colorado Division of Wildlife, two nationally recognized leaders in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado's wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs.  Colorado's 42 state parks attract more than 11 million visitors per year, offering exceptional settings for healthy, fun-filled outdoor recreation with family and friends that promote stewardship of our natural resources.

  • Volunteering at Colorado State Parks - Register to become a volunteer at Castlewood Canyon (or any other Colorado State park).

  • Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) - Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education serves all sectors of the Colorado community by improving the collective effectiveness of environmental education.

  • Colorado Nonprofit Association (CNA) - Colorado Nonprofit Association works with and for all of Colorado’s nonprofits to create an impact in our communities. They do so by providing cost-saving member benefits, up-to-date resources and practical information to help nonprofits. The Association provides an important voice on behalf of the sector at the Colorado State Capitol as well as nationwide. CNA relies on the support of the members, foundations and the community at-large to provide these services.

  • Community Resource Center (CRC) - Community Resource Center creates opportunities, tools and strategies to develop nonprofits and community groups to strengthen Colorado.  CRC is a mission driven nonprofit that offers a continuum of services throughout the state of Colorado.

  • El Pomar Foundation - El Pomar is a grantmaker and program innovator, a community convener, a place where forward thinking and rich history go together and a Foundation for Colorado.

  • Go Hike Colorado - Just a great hiking website (tell Steve we said so).

  • National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) - National Environmental Education Foundation is the nation’s leading organization in lifelong environmental learning, connecting people to knowledge they use to improve the quality of their lives and the health of the planet.  Friends submitted a grant application to NEEF and was granted the funds by which we were able to develop and implement this website.

  • National Public Lands Day (NPLD) - National Public Lands Day is the largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands in the United States.

  • Raptor Education Foundation (REF)- The Raptor Education Foundation has been promoting environmental literacy since 1980 by providing schools, corporations, conventions, and gatherings of all sizes unique innovative programs and seminars that connect people with the natural world. REF utilizes an extensive cast  of live, non-releasable raptors to focus attention on environmental concepts and issues.

  • Environmental Education Virtual Field Trips for Nature Lovers   The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) believes it's vital for every child to learn about the environment. The government agency says that quality environmental education allows students to understand issues facing the environment, participate in finding solutions to these issues, and begin to take action to do their part to make the environment better. Environmental education also requires students to research issues and form their own opinion based on their research. It should help students hone their critical thinking skills and also become more involved in the world around them. Luckily, there are many resources available to aid educators in providing high-quality environmental education.

  • Hiking in Douglas County? Remember, we live with wildlife. A few tips can help you stay safe.  Did you know rattlesnakes are commonly found in many of Douglas County's Open Spaces and hiking areas?

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