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Vine Creek Ranch at Death Valley National Park. Steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.
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Secretaries Salazar, LaHood, and Governor Hickenlooper to Make Major Funding Announcement about Colorado's Rocky Mountain Greenway
Will also Celebrate Recent Expansion of Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge
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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – On February 18, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will join Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to make a major announcement about the Rocky Mountain Greenway.
The Rocky Mountain Greenway is a proposed trail and open space network that will connect hundreds of miles of trails in the Denver metropolitan area. Part of President Obama's America's Great Outdoors Program, the Greenway will create an uninterrupted link between three urban national wildlife refuges – Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Rocky Flats, and Two Ponds – as well as Rocky Mountain National Park and community trail systems.
The event will also be a celebration of a recent expansion that added 1,200 acres of vital wildlife habitat to Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge.
WHO: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper
Local Officials and Partners
WHEN: Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 2pm MST
WHERE: Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
6550 Gateway Road
Commerce City, CO 80022
From 1-70: Take Quebec Street exit north. Turn right on Prairie Parkway. Turn left on Gateway Road and follow to Refuge entrance.