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From Chemical Weapons to Conservation

The Rocky Mountain Arsenal was built 1942 to manufacture chemical weapons. The site was designated a national wildlife refuge in 1992 and underwent a costly environmental cleanup in order to remove pollutants. The refuge is now home to more than 300 species including raptors, deer, coyotes, white pelicans and black-footed ferrets. On this tour, you will visit Denver's largest park, Rocky Mountain National Wildlife Refuge, and discover how it has been the inspiration for local conservation efforts to re-introduce nature into this highly urbanized neighborhood.

Participants will learn about the State's "Inspire" program to get kids back into nature and how this has funded many new natural spaces and programs in this underserved Denver community.