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Please support the FFRWR at the Harvest Moon Dinner and Silent Auction to be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017, starting at 5:30 PM at the Pat Schroeder Visitor Center, Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, 6550 Gateway Road, Commerce City, CO 80022 (north on Quebec Street, and turn East on Prairie Parkway, and turn north (left) on Gateway Road until to see the Visitor Center). Click here to learn more and

Call for Volunteers: Do you enjoy helping others and do you LOVE your National Wildlife Refuge? Please consider volunteering a few hours a week at our amazing store at the RMANWR Visitor Center, Nature’s Nest.
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Have you bought your membership to the FFRWR for 2017? Please click here to support our work throughout 2017!


Big News!

Rocky-Mountain-Arsenal_54_990x660The Rocky Mountain Arsenal and Wildlife Refuge was voted the “Fourth (4th) Best Place to View Wildlife in the USA”!

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Enjoy & Support your Denver-metro Urban National Wildlife Refuges

The Friends of the Front Range Wildlife Refuges (FFRWR) is a membership community that supports the two largest national wildlife refuges in the Denver metro area–the Rocky Mountain Arsenal and the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuges.

Through member events, communications, advocacy and fundraising, we support the refuges in

  • Conserving and restoring native habitat and wildlife
  • Giving the public opportunities to experience wildlife and nature near a major metropolitan area
  • Providing environmental education in partnership with families and schools

We also support the refuges by:

  • Keeping our congressional leaders and other Friends Groups informed about the successes and concerns of our refuges
  • Soliciting expertise, ideas, funds, and materials from the community to help make our local refuges outstanding

Ultimately, our vision is to create two refuges in which native wildlife and habitat are maintained in a healthy ecosystem that is rich and diverse and that contributes to the education and recreational enjoyment of people from all walks of life.

The beautiful photos you see are above were taken by wildlife photographer Dave Showalter at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. Roll over each image to see an expanded view of the site and the wildlife that calls the Refuge home.