FIRESTONE, Colo. – St. Vrain State Park  is currently home to 10 fishing ponds with a wide variety of plant and animal species found within each one. Pond ecosystems are full of extraordinary creatures with equally fascinating adaptations. Come learn about life below the surface in this fun nature program on Saturday, July 16 at 3 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 Mallard 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 Parks and Wildlife gets 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 Parks and Wildlife 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

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