Two Ponds Preservation Foundation

The Two Ponds Preservation Foundation works with the US Fish and Wildlife Service to conserve and enhance the wetlands and wildlife of the Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge and provide an urban oasis for members of our extended community to learn about and fully experience our natural habitat.

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General Information

General
Official Name
Two Ponds Preservation Foundation Inc​​​​​​​
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Acronym
Help us build an educational pavilion and ranger station!
Date Established
1990
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
None
Tax ID
84-1160922
Addresses
Headquarters Address
PO Box 740748
Arvada, CO 80006-0748
Colorado Location
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Mailing Address
PO Box 740748
Arvada, CO 80006-0748
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Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
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Other Phone Number
(720)306-1992
Web/Email
Email
twopondspreservationfoundation@gmail.com
Website
twoponds.org
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Mission Statement

To enable an immersive environmental education experience at the Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge, fostering a lifelong love of nature.

Organization History

The Foundation was founded in October of 1990 and is a registered non-profit Corporation in the State of Colorado. The Foundation is a 501 c (3) which gives it the ability to raise funds to enhance the Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge and expand its facilities to support environmental education in our community. While there's plenty that the government can do and must do to protect and preserve the environment there's a lot that government can't do and that's where the Foundation and it's active members come in. In recognition of these efforts the Foundation was awarded the Environmental Protection Agency's Outstanding Achievement Award in 1991. This was to acknowledge the excellent example of what concerned citizens can accomplish in protecting natural areas. Since 2000, the Foundation has been recognized for its efforts to enhance the Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge.
Awards:
1991 Oustanding Achievement Award-US Environmental Protection Agency
1992/93 Volunteer Service Award-US Department of Interior
1993 Outstanding Contribution Award (Take Pride in America Campaign)- US Fish & Wildlife Service
1999 Land Leadership Award-US Fish & Wildlife Service-Mountain-Prairie Region

The Foundation launched its first major fund raising effort in 2000 and since then has raised over $250,000 from private donations, grants and in-kind contributions. These contributions have built kiosks at the three refuge entrances, trails, paving bricks, benches at the east entrance and the two pedestrian bridges over the canals. The funds have also supported environmental education projects including the prairie garden plantings with plant ID signs, a noxious weed brochure, interactive sketch table, a refuge tour brochure and a traveling environmental trunk which is used in schools throughout the metro area. The Foundation hosts the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest in Colorado, participates in Arvada's Trails Day and Sand in the City event, and is a member of the Arvada Chamber of Commerce.

Testimonials

"For the last twenty years the Two Ponds Preservation Foundation has worked to preserve and protect urban wildlife and habitat and provided opportunities for environmental education at the Refuge and this Foundation is committed to providig a sanctuary for wildlife for all to enjoy." Marc Williams, Mayor City of Arvada, April 2nd 2012

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