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River Rafting is Back in Business

The Poudre River is open for business and tons of fun!  During the High Park fire which burned west of Fort Collins, the Poudre River Canyon highway was closed, and early season rafting on the Poudre came to a screeching halt.  Now, the fire has been completely contained, the road is open, and rafting companies invite everyone to enjoy the thrill of whitewater during hot Colorado summer days.  Here are some recent pictures taken on river trips with Mountain Whitewater Descents.  Go to our Rafting page to pick your outfitter and book a trip!

Rafting on the Poudre

Big Splash Poudre River

Volunteer for BioBlitz in RMNP

Rocky Mountain National Park and National Geographic are looking for volunteers to assist with a very special event.  The BioBlitz will be held Friday, August 24, and Saturday, August 25, 2012, in Estes Park, Colorado.
Part scientific endeavor, part festival, and part outdoor classroom, the goals of the BioBlitz are to explore, discover, and document the living creatures in Rocky Mountain National Park; provide scientists and the public an opportunity to do field work together; and to better understand how to protect the natural environment in the future.

Volunteers are needed to fill a number of vital positions for this one-of-a-kind event.  Volunteers are needed both in the field and at the Biodiversity Festival, to be held at the Estes Park Fairgrounds.  Field positions include Education Leaders, Education Assistants, and Science Site Assistants.  Festival positions include staff for Welcome and Education Booths, Activity Leaders, AV Assistants, Grounds Crew, Science Support, and Transportation, Hospitality, and Equipment Aides.  Park staff are also seeking Campground Host Volunteers.

To find out more about specific volunteer positions and how you can get involved, please go to:
http://www.nps.gov/romo/supportyourpark/volunteer.htm

BioBlitz events are being held in ten different national parks leading up to the National Park Service Centennial Celebration in 2016.  Rocky Mountain National Park is the sixth site and the first to feature a mountain ecosystem.  Come be part of this fun and exciting event!

Click on this link for more information about Rocky Mountain National Park, or call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206.