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preservation foundation

Help us build an education pavilion and ranger station


To enrich lives and inspire wonder by providing an urban oasis for members of our extended community to learn about and fully experience our natural habitat.


Enable an immersive environmental education experience at the Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge, fostering a lifelong love of nature.

​The Foundation formed partnerships with Boy Scout Troops, Sierra Elementary School, Cogan Construction, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, Colorado State Parks, Colorado Division of Wildlife, Great Outdoors Colorado, Arvada Chamber of Commerce, the City of Arvada and other partners  too numerous to mention here to successfully complete many projects on the Refuge.

​The Foundation was awarded the Environmental Protection Agency Outstanding Achievement Award in 1991. This was to acknowledge the excellent example of what concerned citizens can accomplish in protecting natural areas. 


The Foundation launched its first major fund raising effort in 2000 and since then has raised over $50,000 from private donations, grants and in-kind contributions. These contributions have built kiosks at the three refuge entrances, trails, paving bricks, benches at the east entrance and the two pedestrian bridges over the canals. The funds have also supported environmental education projects including the prarie garden plantings with plant ID signs, a noxious weed brochure, interactive sketch table, a refuge tour brochure and a traveling environmental trunk which is used in schools throughout the metro area. The Foundation hosts the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest in Colorado, participates in Arvada's Harvest Festival, Trails Day, Take Pride in Arvada Day and is a member of the Arvada Chamber of Commerce.Type your paragraph here.

Two Ponds Preservation Foundation
P.O. Box 740748
Arvada, Colorado 80006-0748