FIRESTONE, Colo. – St. Vrain State Park wants your help in fighting invasive species, which are non-native organisms that wreak havoc on native ecosystems throughout Colorado. At St. Vrain State Park, there are over a dozen plants and animals that are invasive. In order to protect our ecosystems from these harmful organisms, we need to learn to identify and combat them where and when we can. Come learn how to be an eco-warrior with this fun and informative program! This event will take place on Friday, July 8 at 6 p.m.

Participants should meet at the camper services building near Mallard Pond. The event is free, but all visitors must purchase a parks pass before entering the park. All ages and abilities are welcome. This environmental education program will take place at the camper services building and will be followed by a nature walk around Pelican Pond. Visitors are asked to please dress in weather-appropriate clothing, bring plenty of water and bug spray and be prepared to spend about an hour outside.

No reservations needed. For questions or comments please call St. Vrain State Park at (303) 485-0186.

Colorado State Parks get everyone outdoors! Attracting more than 12 million visitors per year, Colorado’s 42 State Parks are a vital cornerstone of Colorado’s economy and quality of life. Colorado State Parks encompass 224,447 land and water acres, offering some of the best outdoor recreation destinations in the state. Colorado State Parks is a leader in providing opportunities for outdoor recreation, protecting the state’s favorite landscapes, teaching generations about nature and partnering with communities. Colorado State Parks also manage more than 4,300 campsites, and 63 cabins and yurts. For more information on Colorado State Parks or to purchase an annual pass online, visit www.parks.state.co.us.

Contact:
Samantha Eads, (303) 485-0186, st.vrainseasonal@state.co.us
Deb Frazier, (303) 866-3203 ext. 4342, deb.frazier@state.co.us

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