Saturday Evening Programs at Rocky Mountain National Park-May 2008
Contact: Kyle Patterson, 970-586-1363
Saturday, May 24, 7:00 p.m. - First National Parks
Since these early parks, many more units have been added to the National Park Service which was created to administer the growing system by an Act signed by President Woodrow Wilson on August 25, l9l6. These American treasures comprise 391 areas covering more than 84 million acres in every state (except Delaware), the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. These areas include national parks, monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks, historic sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails, and the White House.
The National Park System is committed to preserving these areas for future generations. George B. Hartzog, NPS Director, 1964-1972 said:
Learn how and why we continue to preserve and protect Rocky Mountain National Park and other National Park units and how you play an integral part of helping to preserve these national treasures for the future.
Saturday, May 31, 7:00 p.m. -Native Trout of Rocky Mountain National Park: Past, Present & Future
Trout Unlimited, the national cold-water conservation group with membership of more than 152,000, has featured Robert Behnke in its quarterly magazine, "Trout," for more than twenty years. Professor of ichthyology at Colorado State University, Behnke is a pre-eminent authority on trout biology, as well as a conservationist and fisherman. Known as "The Trout Doctor," Behnke writes about topics such as native species introductions, genetic markers, endangered species, improving habitats, angling tips, and improved conservation in the wake of the efforts of Trout Unlimited.
All evening programs are on Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center in Rocky Mountain National Park. They are free and open to the public. For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park, please call the park’s information office at (970) 586-1206.
Did You Know?
The oldest person to summit Longs Peak was Rev. William Butler, who climbed it on September 2, 1926, his 85th birthday. In 1932, Clerin “Zumie” Zumwalt summited Longs Peak 53 times.