Bluff Lake Nature Center is a nonprofit agency that owns and manages a unique urban wildlife refuge and outdoor classroom in northeast Denver. The refuge is home to an abundance of animals and native plants, which thrive in a variety of habitats.
Each year, nearly 5,000 area elementary students visit Bluff Lake as part of our mission “to foster environmental education and stewardship at Bluff Lake, a unique urban wildlife refuge.” We are always adding more programming for all ages that’s fun, educational, and consistent with our mission.
Thousands of additional visitors come to Bluff Lake each year to enjoy a few moments of solace and connection to nature.
Prairie Dog Population Control is Under Way!
The response to our recent call for volunteers to help humanely and safely manage our prairie dog population at Bluff Lake was a great success! Two separate trainings for individuals who kindly volunteered to spend 60-90 minutes a week at the site helping to keep prairie dogs in areas that are good for the overall health of BLNC went well. Watch for periodic updates on the status of our furry friends. A big thank you to the many volunteers who are making this commitment to keep BLNC a great place to visit for humans and animals alike! Please contact Jeff Lamontagne, Executive Director at Bluff Lake Nature Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-517-6368 for more information.
Another Fun Video at Bluff Lake!
Take a look at this video from Fireside Production‘s service day at Bluff Lake! A group of volunteers helped pick up trash and beautify the park. Thank you to Fireside Productions and ALL of our volunteers for your contributions! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzYizpiKwtk&feature=youtu.be
Five Star Grant Win for New Science INVESTigators Program
Click here to learn more about our recent grant win for our new, more rigorous science program, Science INVESTigators. The program will be starting soon, with partners Achieve Academy of Mapleton Schools, Earth Force, and Sand Creek Greenway. Please check back for periodic updates on this exciting new project.
Largest Grant Win in History of Organization!
Bluff Lake Nature Center was recently awarded over $500,000 for The State of Colorado’s Lowry Landfill Superfund Site Natural Resources Damages (NRD) Fund. This is the largest grant win in the history of the organization, and helps us take a huge step towards getting water in the lake year-round. The funds will go towards reinforcing the lake’s 100-year-old dam, preventing significant leakage from the lake that can often leave it dry for parts of the year. Click here to read the full press release.
See What Bluff Lake is Like!
Check out our video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= HWSNHaGMyJk&feature= plcp&w=320&h=240]
Saturday, April 5 – Join Us for our Monthly Bird Walk
Bluff Lake Birders - Please plan to join us on Saturday, April 5 at 8 a.m. for our monthly walk. Great-horned Owls have recently been spotted nesting at the site! Contact Chris Rurik with questions about the Bird Walk.
Saturday May 10 – Save the date for the NE Walk Fest
Bluff Lake Nature Center is one of many community sites hosting this free community walking event. The day will include activities for all ages, giveaways, and much more! Schedule and registration will be up soon. Download a flyer here, or for more event information, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Site Stewards help maintain the site through a variety of activities, including habitat restoration and preservation, planting native species, removing noxious weeds, trail construction and trash pick up.
Now meeting on a week-to-week basis, typically on Wednesdays from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Please contact Chris Story for more information.