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  • The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds | A nonprofit Friends of the Park group supporting Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
    us for a Valentine s celebration beneath the Continue Reading Great Backyard Bird Count Friends of Florissant Fossil Beds to Host Great Backyard Bird Count Saturday February 13 2016 Florissant CO The Friends of Florissant Fossil Beds along with Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Continue Reading HELP Great News for the Friends of Florissant Fossil Beds In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service the Woodland Park Lighter Side of Christmas organization has selected Continue Reading The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds Inc is a 501 c 3 nonprofit dedicated to assisting the National Park Service in preserving protecting and interpreting the natural and historical resources of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument The Friends primary mission is to raise funds and provide assistance to projects that preserve the fossils of Florissant as well as to organize and promote programs and activities that support the Monument s educational conservation and scientific research objectives The Friends accomplish their goals through partnerships with a variety of local and regional organizations including the Pikes Peak Historical Society Colorado College the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education the Gold Belt Byway the Rocky Mountain Nature Association and the Lake George Rock Gem Mineral Club Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is a National Park Service unit located just outside the town of Florissant Colorado on the Gold Belt Byway a National Scenic Byway The park was established in 1969 by President Richard M Nixon after local citizens and concerned scientists petitioned for the site to be protected from development due to its scientific importance Join Us or Donate to Support the Friends Join the Friends of the Florissant Fossilbeds renew your existing membership or donate to support the Friends activities Click here for more information Piedra

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  • About | The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds
    million year old record for 30 year mortgages and the basements of the A frame ghettoes of the seventies is like wrapping fish with the Dead Sea Scrolls Florissant is best known for its giant fossil redwood Sequoia stumps but beneath the surface lie beds of shale the Florissant Formation deposited in an ancient lake about 34 million years ago about 31 million years after dinosaurs became extinct Between the layers of shale are beautifully fossilized fossils of insects plants and fish as well as microscopic algae and pollen Fossils of some mammals like the extinct rhinoceros like brontothere have also been found at Florissant and active scientific research continues today The Florissant Formation is a fossil site of great scientific significance showing the diversity of the late Eocene ecosystem and preserving important detail of the organisms even the structure of the fossil wood is visible under a microscope The park offers an online museum for anyone interested in learning more about the paleontology of Florissant Park paleontologist Dr Herbert W Meyer has also authored a book The Fossils of Florissant Smithsonian 2003 about the fossils Friends Accomplishments Since their founding in 1987 the Friends have accomplished countless projects to aid the park including Travel and research funding for the Monument s paleontologist Assistance in the purchase of an all terrain wheelchair for handicapped visitors Financial support for the University of Denver s fossil data Digitization Project Purchase of furniture for seasonal ranger and intern housing Planning funding and coordinating the Monument s 30th Anniversary Celebration 1999 Funding for other special Monument related celebrations and special events such as the dedication of the new stump exhibit area May 11 2002 and the T D A Cockerell Expedition Centennial Celebration June 10 2006 Funding for the summer Monument newspaper and park

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  • Blog | The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds | A nonprofit Friends of the Park group supporting Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
    with Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Continue Reading Posted in Activities Night Sky Program A Love Story Written in the Stars Posted on February 1 2016 by The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds Inc Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument to Host Night Sky Program A Love Story Written in the Stars February 13 On Saturday February 13 join us for a Valentine s celebration beneath the Continue Reading Posted in Activities Winter Ecology Workshop Posted on January 17 2016 by The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds Inc Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument to Host Winter Ecology Workshop on Saturday January 23 Have you ever wondered how the animals of our area survive our harsh Colorado winter Have Continue Reading Posted in Activities Hikes for your Health Program Posted on January 17 2016 by The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds Inc Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument to Host Hikes for Your Health Program Starting January 24 Is getting more exercising one of your New Year s Resolutions Do you enjoy outdoor activities such Continue Reading Posted in Activities We Won Posted on December 6 2015 by The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds Inc Here s our float for this year s Woodland Park Lighter side of Christmas parade And here s Linda and Michele with the award for Most Unique Float Click here to see more Continue Reading Posted in Uncategorized Post navigation Older posts Join Us or Donate to Support the Friends Join the Friends of the Florissant Fossilbeds renew your existing membership or donate to support the Friends activities Click here for more information Piedra Chamana Petrified Forest The Piedra Chamana Petrified Forest in Sexi Peru preserves a diverse assemblage of 39 million year old woods and leaves from the middle Eocene period Visit the

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  • Gallery | The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds
    Photos Wayne Johnston Friends Seminars 2015 Show slideshow Photos Roger Greenlaw Ute Dancers at Florissant Fossil Beds NM Show slideshow Photos Wayne Johnston Great Back Yard Bird Count 2015 Show slideshow Photos Wayne Johnston Heritage Days at Hornbeck Homestead 26 July 2014 Show slideshow Photos Wayne Johnston Friends Members Only Day at the Park 28 June 2014 Show slideshow Photos Wayne Johnston Discovering South Park s Native American Past 26 June 2014 Show slideshow Photos Wayne Johnston National Trails Day 7 June 2014 Show slideshow Photos Wayne Johnston Public Lands Day Trails 4 Teens Sep 2014 Show slideshow Photos Wayne Johnston Friends Annual Meeting 25 Oct 2014 Show slideshow Photos Wayne Johnston Join Us or Donate to Support the Friends Join the Friends of the Florissant Fossilbeds renew your existing membership or donate to support the Friends activities Click here for more information Piedra Chamana Petrified Forest The Piedra Chamana Petrified Forest in Sexi Peru preserves a diverse assemblage of 39 million year old woods and leaves from the middle Eocene period Visit the website here National Park Service Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Florissant Fossil Beds Webcam Harper s Ferry Center Partners Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education Colorado College

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  • Seminars | The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds
    one day seminar Reduced rates are available for members of the Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds Inc Pre Registration Is Required for all Seminars Teachers can earn undergraduate and graduate credit through the Division of Extended Studies of Adams State University Adams State charges 27 50 for a ½ graduate credit for a one day seminar BOCES recertification credit is available for 15 00 for ½ credit Undergraduate credit will also be available Pre registration is required If you are a member of the Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds Inc the seminar fee is 15 00 Seminar discounts are only available to current members or those who join with their seminar registration If you are no longer a member you may wish to renew You can become a Friends member here Join Us or Donate to Support the Friends Join the Friends of the Florissant Fossilbeds renew your existing membership or donate to support the Friends activities Click here for more information Piedra Chamana Petrified Forest The Piedra Chamana Petrified Forest in Sexi Peru preserves a diverse assemblage of 39 million year old woods and leaves from the middle Eocene period Visit the website here National Park Service

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  • Newsletters | The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds
    19 Jun 2013 eNewsletter 18 May 2013 eNewsletter 16 Apr 2013 eNewsletter 15 Apr 2013 eNewsletter 14 Mar 2013 eNewsletter 13 Jan 2013 2012 eNewsletter 12 Dec 2012 eNewsletter 11 Nov 2012 eNewsletter 10 Oct 2012 eNewsLetter 9 Sep 2012 eNewsletter 8 Sep 2012 eNewsletter 7 Aug 2012 eNewsletter 6 Jul 2012 eNewsletter 5 May 2012 eNewsletter 4 Mar 2012 eNewsletter 3 Feb 2012 eNewsletter 2 Jan 2012 2011 eNewsletter 1 Apr 2011 2010 2010 2 Nov 2010 2010 1 Jul 2010 2009 2009 2 Nov 2009 2009 1 Apr 2009 2008 2008 2 Sep 2008 2008 1 Feb 2008 2007 2007 2 Sep 2007 2007 1 May 2007 2006 2006 3 Sep 2006 2006 2 May 2006 2006 1 Mar 2006 2005 2005 3 Oct 2005 2005 2 Jun 2005 2005 1 Mar 2005 2004 2004 4 Dec 2004 2004 3 Sep 2004 2004 1 Mar 2004 2003 2003 3 Dec 2003 Join Us or Donate to Support the Friends Join the Friends of the Florissant Fossilbeds renew your existing membership or donate to support the Friends activities Click here for more information Piedra Chamana Petrified Forest The Piedra Chamana Petrified Forest in Sexi Peru preserves a diverse assemblage

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  • Get Involved | The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds
    of the Florissant Fossil Beds Inc today Your membership in the Friends of the Florissant Fossil beds helps to make possible the many programs and activities that support the Monument s educational conservation and scientific research objectives Membership Categories 1 year individual membership 15 00 Lifetime individual couple membership 300 00 2 year individual membership 27 00 Lifetime Installment Plan 3 x 100 00 See note below 1 year family membership 25 00 1 year corporate membership 200 00 2 year family membership 40 00 Lifetime corporate membership 1000 00 An installment lifetime membership consisting of 3 installments of 100 00 each in 6 month increments is available by downloading the membership application and the installment promissory note and mailing with the first installment to the Friends address below You can join now by selecting your membership category from the drop down list below and then clicking the Pay Now button After completing the transaction please click on the return to fossilbeds org link and take a moment to fill out our survey to help us better serve the park and our members Memberships 1 Year Individual 15 00 USD 2 Year Individual 27 00 USD 1 Year Family 25 00 USD 2 Year Family 40 00 USD Lifetime Individual Couple 300 00 USD 1 Year Corporate 200 00 USD Lifetime Corporate 1 000 00 USD You can also join by mail by downloading a membership application and mailing to the Friends address below Download a membership form Download Lifetime Member Promissory Note For Lifetime Payment Plan Only Please make your check payable to Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds Inc And mail to Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds Inc P O Box 851 Florissant CO 80816 Volunteer Volunteering for the Friends and or the Monument is a rewarding

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  • Events for February 2016 | The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds
    February 2016 Calendar Month Navigation January March Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 1 Hike for Your Health 2 3 Hike for your Health 4 5 6 7 Hike for Your Health 8 9 10 Hike for Your Health 11 12 13 Backyard Bird Count Night Sky Program 14 Hike for Your Health 15 16 17 Hike for Your Health 18 19 20 21 Hike for Your Health 22 23 24 Hike for Your Health 25 26 27 28 Hike for Your Health 29 1 2 Hike for Your Health 3 4 5 6 Hike for Your Health Calendar Month Navigation January March Export Month s Events Join Us or Donate to Support the Friends Join the Friends of the Florissant Fossilbeds renew your existing membership or donate to support the Friends activities Click here for more information Piedra Chamana Petrified Forest The Piedra Chamana Petrified Forest in Sexi Peru preserves a diverse assemblage of 39 million year old woods and leaves from the middle Eocene period Visit the website here National Park Service Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Florissant Fossil Beds Webcam Harper s Ferry Center Partners Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education Colorado College Lake George Gem Mineral

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