PRESS RELEASE: Gov Hickenlooper Declares May 15-19 Colorado Endangered Species Week

CO Endangered Species Week ProclamationFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
5/15/2017

Denver, Colorado – Governor Hickenlooper has declared May 15-19, 2017 Colorado Endangered Species Week – a week dedicated to educating the public about the over 300 plant and animal species that are at risk of extinction in Colorado. Colorado Endangered Species Week highlights how the protection of biodiversity benefits our ecosystem and the long-term economic future of Colorado. 

Rocky Mountain Wild, in collaboration with other conservation organizations, has created an entire week of events to celebrate Colorado Endangered Species Week. “Colorado Endangered Species Week is an opportunity to bring attention to and advocate for the protection of all the threatened and endangered species that make Colorado so unique,” says Chris Talbot-Heindl of Rocky Mountain Wild. “The current administration may be threatening the Endangered Species Act and removing protections from public lands, but the people of Colorado overwhelmingly believe in stewardship of the lands and the wildlife in our backyard. The incredible advanced response from the public for this week’s events and the Governor’s declaration are proof of that.”

Events for the week include: Green Drinks and Trivia at Spangalang Brewery in Denver on Monday; Stand With Gunny: Restoring habitat for Gunnison sage-grouse, one rock at a time at Belmar Library in Lakewood on Tuesday; Paint ‘n Sip for Lynx at PoshSplat Paint and Wine Studio in Boulder on Wednesday; Wings for Wildlife Fundraiser at Fire on the Mountain in Denver on Thursday; Wolf Conservation: Past and Present at Boulder Jewish Community Center in Boulder on Friday; Colorado Public Lands Day Celebration at American Mountaineering Center in Golden on Saturday; and Roller Derby Fundraiser at Parker Fieldhouse in Parker also on Saturday.

For more information on Colorado Endangered Species Week contact Rocky Mountain Wild, or visit: http://rockymountainwild.org/cesw

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Contact: Chris Talbot-Heindl
chris@rockymountainwild.org
www.rockymountainwild.org

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