Bluff Lake Nature Center is a nonprofit agency that owns and manages a unique urban wildlife refuge and outdoor classroom in Denver. The refuge is home to an abundance of animals and native plants, which thrive in a variety of habitats.
Each year, nearly 5,000 area elementary students visit Bluff Lake as part of our mission “to foster environmental education and stewardship at Bluff Lake, a unique urban wildlife refuge.” We are always adding more programming that’s fun, educational, and consistent with our mission.
Thousands of visitors come to Bluff Lake each year to enjoy a few moments of solace and connection to nature.
The Ripple Effect
Be part of something amazing!
Monthly Bird Walk
Race for Open Space
Fireside Chat -Rocky Mountain Aardvarks
Blues, Brews and Brats on the Bluff
Registration and information coming April 1 for this exciting new event! Summer Camp registration is open! Space is limited and filling up fast – click for more information and to download a flyer!
Registration and information coming April 1 for this exciting new event!
Summer Camp registration is open! Space is limited and filling up fast – click for more information and to download a flyer!
NEWS AND NOTABLES
Lauren Townsend Memorial Wildlife Fund Provides Opportunities for New Footage of Our Furry and Feathered Friends!
Thanks to a very generous grant from the Lauren Townsend Memorial Wildlife Fund, Bluff Lake was able to purchase XX cameras, which have been positioned around the site to catch video footage of our animal and bird visitors. Check out our latest video (a compilation of prairie dog antics) by clicking the image on the left. All our videos can be viewed on our youtube.com page.
Mercury Gives Donates $3,000 to Capital Campaign!
The generosity of the community and donors like Mercury Gives is continuing to move us forward in our quest to refurbish the infrastructure of Bluff Lake for the next century!
Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory Donates $5,000 to Capital Campaign!
Our sincerest thanks to Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory for their generous donation of $5,000 to Bluff Lake, in support of our ongoing Lake Capital Campaign! We are honored to partner with this great organization, whose mission is to conserve birds and their habitats in the Rocky Mountains, the Great Plains, Mexico and beyond.
Data and Report from Science INVESTigators Program Posted!
Results from the one-year “Youth Water Quality Monitoring Investigation-to-Restoration” (also know as the Science INVESTigators program), are in! This program was funded by a Five Star Restoration Grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and partnered by Bluff Lake, Achieve Academy of Mapleton Schools, Earth Force and Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership. Click HERE for more information.
Bluff Lake is grateful for the support of many organizations and individuals. Visit our Financial Supporters page for a complete list.