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  • Colorado National Monument Association» Blog Archive » What do you love about national parks? Help NPF share the best of the best
    projects to small programs that make a big difference discover the many ways the National Park Foundation is supporting the national parks and how you can help Start by visiting the new Support Parks area of nationalparks org Designed and created by STRATMARK just a few of the unique features of www nationalparks org include Parks Near You Wherever you are instantaneously discover the national parks nearest you with nearly 400 parks in the system you may be surprised to discover one right around the corner What s Your Favorite Park Everyone has a favorite what s yours Easily select yours and discover news photos videos and even the real time weather at your favorite national park destination Parks By The People With one click learn the latest about your national park destination from other park visitors and supporters Photos videos tips news and even up to the minute Facebook and Twitter tidbits direct from the National Park Service find it all in one place on nationaparks org park pages Share Your Story Have an amazing national park photo story or video Let your experience inspire others by sharing it with the world and other national park fans like you National Park Marketplace Now you can shop online and support your national parks at the same time Visit the new National Park Marketplace and discover great NPF merchandise and other products that go to support the national parks ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION You are the owner of 84 million acres of the world s most treasured memorials landscapes ecosystems and historic sites all protected in America s nearly 400 national parks Chartered by Congress the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks We work hand in hand with the National Park Service to connect

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  • Colorado National Monument Association
    soon be here The Spring 2012 Walks Talks programs promise to be better than ever this year There are of exciting programs for varying interests and skill levels Check out the list here and sign up by calling 970 858 3617 Read full article Comments Off Volunteer Opportunity Wilderness Volunteers Posted by CNMA March 22nd 2012 Wilderness Volunteers is a nonprofit group that organizes and promotes volunteer service in partnership with Colorado National Monument In 2012 Wilderness Volunteers and Colorado National Monument are hosting a trail maintenance volunteer vacation April 29 May 5 For information on volunteering see Wilderness Volunteers Read full article Comments Off Free Public Screening of The City Dark Posted by CNMA March 20th 2012 A Search for Night on a Planet that Never Sleeps Thursday March 29 at 7 30 PM Saccomanno Lecture Hall Room 141 Wubben Science Building Colorado Mesa University THE CITY DARK asks a simple question Do we need the stars Blending a contemplative tone with cutting edge science and poetic footage of the night sky documentary filmmaker Read full article Comments Off Road Update West Side of Rim Rock Drive open at 4 30 Posted by CNMA March 15th 2012 Thursday March 15 2012 at 4 30 p m Colorado National Monument will reopen the west section of Rim Rock Drive between the west Fruita entrance station and the Visitor Center to all traffic Earlier today that portion of the road had been closed due to public safety concerns and the necessity to bring down a large Read full article Comments Off Older Entries Newer Entries Stay In Touch Search About CNMA Meet the Board Meet our Staff Rim Rock Shop Become a Member Rim Rock Business Partners Plan Your Visit Local Attractions Safety Tips Contact Us Monument Calendar National Park Designation

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  • Colorado National Monument Association» Blog Archive » Spring at Colorado National Monument
    The Visitor Center is also the place to obtain information about exploring the Monument The staff and volunteers are always happy to answer questions about the area and about hiking camping and other activities in the Monument Hiking a trail is one of the best ways to appreciate the majestic beauty of the Colorado National Monument There are a variety of short walks and longer backcountry trails ranging from short flat trails along the canyon rim to rigorous treks up and down the canyons One of the most popular short hikes is along Otto s Trail just a short distance from the Visitor Center Otto s Trail is a gently sloping trail that leads to an overlook with dramatic views of several sandstone monoliths The overlook is a great place for taking photographs Otto s Trail is one half mile each way Another popular short trail is Canyon Rim Trail It starts right outside the back door of the Visitor Center and follows the cliff edge for ½ mile above spectacular Wedding Canyon If you want to learn about the natural history of the area then head for the Alcove Nature Trail just across the road from the Visitor Center This is a self guided nature trail with stops along the way to point out geologic formations plants and animals of the monument If you have a few hours to spare then take the time to explore one of the longer trails Monument Canyon Trail leads into Monument Canyon where many of the monument s spectacular rock monoliths including Independence Monument Kissing Couple and the Coke Ovens tower overhead Monument Canyon Trail is six miles in each direction and may be entered from either the top or bottom of the canyon Another hike popular with local residents is Serpents Trail

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  • Colorado National Monument Association» Blog Archive » Spring Walks & Talks
    Enjoy Comments are closed Stay In Touch Search About CNMA Meet the Board Meet our Staff Rim Rock Shop Become a Member Rim Rock Business Partners Plan Your Visit Local Attractions Safety Tips Contact Us Monument Calendar National Park Designation Product Submission Guidelines for Artists and Vendors Donate Donate Now to Support CNM Recent News Big hearted Dakota members CNMA announces entry deadline for 2017 Colorado National Monument calendar Happy

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  • Colorado National Monument Association» Blog Archive » Volunteer Opportunity: Wilderness Volunteers
    Touch Search About CNMA Meet the Board Meet our Staff Rim Rock Shop Become a Member Rim Rock Business Partners Plan Your Visit Local Attractions Safety Tips Contact Us Monument Calendar National Park Designation Product Submission Guidelines for Artists and Vendors Donate Donate Now to Support CNM Recent News Big hearted Dakota members CNMA announces entry deadline for 2017 Colorado National Monument calendar Happy Holidays from CNMA Time to mail

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  • Colorado National Monument Association» Blog Archive » Free Public Screening of “The City Dark”
    science and poetic footage of the night sky documentary filmmaker Ian Cheney unravels the myriad implications of a globe glittering with artificial lights including increased cancer rates disrupted wildlife habitats and migratory patterns and a generation of children without a glimpse of the universe above Featuring stunning astrophotography and an eclectic cast of scientists historians ecologists and lighting designers THE CITY DARK is the definitive story of the disappearance of darkness and of our human relationship to the stars THE CITY DARK premiered in March 2011 and has garnered numerous awards This is only its second screening in The State of Colorado This event is hosted by the WESTERN COLORADO ASTRONOMY CLUB and underwritten by the COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT ASSOCIATION Share and Enjoy Comments are closed Stay In Touch Search About CNMA Meet the Board Meet our Staff Rim Rock Shop Become a Member Rim Rock Business Partners Plan Your Visit Local Attractions Safety Tips Contact Us Monument Calendar National Park Designation Product Submission Guidelines for Artists and Vendors Donate Donate Now to Support CNM Recent News Big hearted Dakota members CNMA announces entry deadline for 2017 Colorado National Monument calendar Happy Holidays from CNMA Time to mail your last

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  • Colorado National Monument Association» Blog Archive » Road Update: West Side of Rim Rock Drive open at 4:30
    west hill This rock slab had recently developed new and widening cracks which previously had been stabilized by injections of polyurethane resin in 2007 Due to the unpredictable nature of rockfall including the size and amount of material that was brought down motorists bicyclists and pedestrians were restricted from the closure section throughout the duration of the project starting at 8 a m today Construction of Rim Rock Drive started during the Great Depression 1931 and was completed in 1950 The path for the road ran through solid rock for most of its length which required drilling blasting and removal of the shattered rock Three tunnels were excavated through solid rock as well Tunnel 2 was completed during 1936 37 The work today was accomplished by U S Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration a local Grand Valley contractor and the National Park Service We thank the public and area residents for their patience during this removal operation Safety of the public and staff is always our top priority says Superintendent Lisa Eckert Click here to view the press release Share and Enjoy Comments are closed Stay In Touch Search About CNMA Meet the Board Meet our Staff Rim Rock

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  • Colorado National Monument Association
    our invitation to participate in a focus group session They shared their ideas regarding what they like about CNMA what we might do to better serve and engage our members and ways to gain greater visibility in the community and attract more members to join us in Read full article Comments Off Bighorn Sheep Facts Posted by CNMA February 2nd 2012 The Desert Bighorn Sheep are expert climbers and are at home in arid rocky country They are paler and smaller than the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep of the northern mountains The adult rams have large curved C shaped horns the ewe s horns are shorter and only slightly curved Thirty years ago they were reintroduced into Read full article 4 Comments Let Your Voices be Heard Posted by CNMA January 31st 2012 After a year long study the Colorado National Monument Citizens Community Committee has released its findings and is asking for public input in an online survey at the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce website This survey is being conducted by the citizens committee and not by the National Park Service or the Colorado National Monument Read full article 4 Comments 2013 CNMA Calendar Contest Posted by CNMA January 28th 2012 It s time for our annual photo contest Each year the Colorado National Monument Association publishes a calendar with beautiful pictures of the Monument The photographs in the calendar are selected from hundreds of images that are submitted each year If you would like to see your photograph in the 2013 calendar please click on the Read full article 1 Comment Older Entries Newer Entries Stay In Touch Search About CNMA Meet the Board Meet our Staff Rim Rock Shop Become a Member Rim Rock Business Partners Plan Your Visit Local Attractions Safety Tips Contact Us Monument

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