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Roxborough State Park is recruiting volunteers
Roxborough State Park is recruiting volunteer naturalists. Volunteers who complete 48 hours of service during the calendar year will receive a comprehensive four-week training course, periodic brush-ups and a Colorado State Parks Annual Pass. Prospective volunteers must be at least 18 years old, and enjoy working with children and the outdoors. The next training will not be until 2013. For more information and to register, call the park at 303-973-3959. For more information on Colorado State Parks or to purchase an annual pass online, visit www.parks.state.co.us.
Colorado State Parks’ lifetime pass for seniors available
Colorado State Parks is selling the new Aspen Leaf Lifetime Senior Pass for $300, and it will be valid for the lifetime of the purchaser. The pass will be available to Colorado residents age 64 and older. It will be sold at all Colorado State Parks, the Colorado State Parks Denver office, the Littleton office among others. For a complete list of retail outlets, visit http://parks.state.co.us/ParksPasses.
Little Fledglings Preschool Nature Hour
Little Fledglings Preschool Nature Hour will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. the first and third Wednesday of every month at the Audubon Center at Chatfield State Park. Children ages 3-6 (and parent/guardians, too) will discover wildlife and the natural world through themed stories, crafts and activities each month. Cost for members is $5 per child and their adult, and $2 each additional child. Cost for non-member is $8 per child and their adult, and $4 each additional child. Registration required. For information or to register, call 303-973-9530, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.denveraudubon.org.
Lookout Mountain Nature Center events
To register for a program, visit http://lmnc.jeffco.us and use the registration link, or call 720-497-7600. Be sure to look for directions to the park, what to bring and where to meet when you get there. If you have questions, call 720-497-7600.
Volunteers needed for Columbine Memorial
The Columbine Memorial Foundation is looking for volunteers to assist with basic maintenance and upkeep duties at the memorial. Tasks include trash pick-up, sweeping, weeding and general cleaning. This is an ideal community service project for school groups, Scouting groups, church groups and service organizations. For more information or to volunteer, call Rod Hunley at 303-519-0758.
Trains rides at the Railroad Museum
Make your Saturday special with a ride in the Goose No. 7 or in a 19th-century passenger coach pulled by Locomotive No. 4 at Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden. Departures are every 20 minutes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. Train fare is $4 for adults and seniors and $2 for children. The museum depot is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call 303-279-4591 or 800-365-6263 or visit www.coloradoRAILROADMuseum.org.
Seedling trees available for reforestation
Landowners interested in reforesting mountain properties recently ravaged by insect infestation or wildfire may be eligible for low-cost seedling trees from the Colorado State Forest Service. The CSFS nursery offers a variety of native seedling trees ideal for restoration, including lodgepole pine, Douglas fir, ponderosa pine and aspen. To purchase seedling trees from the CSFS, landowners must meet the following criteria: use the seedlings for conservation purposes only; purchase seedlings in minimums of 30 to 50 (depending on species and size); agree not to use seedlings for landscaping or resale. Seedling orders are being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, visit www.csfs.colostate.edu.