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Founders & Friends of Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge


Founders & Friends of Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is a passionate group of Arvada citizens who helped to preserve the Two Ponds NWR over two decades ago. Founders & Friends is now working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to further the Service's goal of “making wildlife conservation more relevant to American citizens and foster their engagement in and support of the NWR System.”  Founders & Friends is an official “Friends” group approved by the Service.


Our mission is to support the Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge through efforts to:

  • conserve and restore native habitat and wildlife,

  • provide the public of a major metropolitan area with opportunities to experience wildlife and nature, and

  • promote awareness and appreciation of the National Wildlife Refuge System.


To learn more about what we do and how you can support the Refuge, view our Programs and Support Us pages.


Two Ponds NWR is an oasis for wildlife located in an urban area.  It covers 75 acres with various species of native flora and fauna.  Each year, thousands of visitors enjoy wildlife-dependent recreation on the Refuge while developing a greater appreciation and awareness for conservation. Two Ponds is managed by the Service as part of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Complex in the Denver Metro Area. 


For more information about the Refuge and what is happening there, go to Explore the Area and Events. Photos of the Refuge can be seen in the Galleries.


Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge NWR - Veterans walk

There's always something happening at Two Ponds. Check out upcoming events for how you can participate!

Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge NWR - Supporter bricks and benches

Whether it's maintenance, programs, or new wildlife conservation initiatives; we don't grow without you! Learn how to make a donation, volunteer and/or become a Corporate Steward.

Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge NWR - The main pond in fall

Interesting facts about Two Ponds, maps of the area and how to get here.

Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge NWR - Volunteers

There are many ways to become engaged with nature at Two Ponds--from attending an event to working on a a service project, or from viewing wildlife to improving their habitat. Check out our programs to view the active scope of activities at Two Ponds.

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