Our Volunteers Make All the Difference!
The Two Ponds Preservation Foundation is a volunteer organization. The Foundation relies on volunteers to manage and operate the Foundation, maintain and develop the refuge, and solicit for grants to improve the Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge. Through the years, the Foundation has received many awards for its activities, and these accomplishments would not have happened without its dedicated members.
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all monetary donations are tax deductible.
Some of the fund raising activities of the Foundation have helped build the parking lot and the north entrance. The "Bricks for Bridges" program has enhanced the north entrance as well as raise funds to build the two bridges linking the upper and lower sections of the refuge.
Become a Member
You can become a member by donating any one or combination of time, talent, or treasure to the Foundation. From the inception of the Foundation it was the purpose to be inclusive, not exclusive. Easy membership means volunteer and/or donate and you are a member of the Two Ponds Preservation Foundation.
How Can You Volunteer?
You can serve as a board or committee member or become involved in many more Foundation activities such as environmental education programs, guided tours, or service projects which are available throughout the year. The second Tuesday of every month is devoted to maintenance and habitat improvement on the Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge. All you need to do is come to the refuge!
# of Volunteers
Time of Year
|Volunteers needed to help tend (paint, weed and water) our prairie garden during the Spring-Fall at Two Ponds.||Spring-Fall|
|Nature Program Leader|
|Volunteers needed to help create and lead nature programs of interest, including birding and/or photography tours, art activities, nature hikes, merit badges, outdoor skills, or environmental.||Year Round|
|Volunteers needed to help improve our wildlife habitat via invasive weed control and planting native grass seed and plants during Spring-Fall.||Year Round|
|Jr. Duck Stamp Volunteers|
| Volunteers needed to help promote and support this statewide program to students (K-12) throughout Colorado (January-March).|| January - March|
|Trail Monitors/Nature Hikers|
|Volunteers needed to help patrol the refuge and inform visitors of the wildlife-recreational opportunities and rules of Two Ponds.||Year Round|
|Volunteers needed to help update Two Ponds' kiosks and promote the Refuge and programs, including sharing materials and visiting libraries, schools, senior centers, and services.|| Year Round|
|Refuge Improvement |
|Volunteers needed to help improve Refuge infrastructure, including maintaining benches, trail markers, kiosks, amphitheaters, fencing, grounds, signage, vehicles and equipment.||Year Round |