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

Last edited 4/27/2016

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.

MEDIA: Media are invited to cover the remarks.