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Plan Connects Rocky Mountain National Park With Three Wildlife Refuges

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ARVADA, Colo.  (CBS4) – There’s a new plan to connect Rocky Mountain National Park with the metro area’s three wildlife refuges.

On Friday federal, state and local officials gathered at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal to sign an agreement to build the Rocky Mountain Greenway Project. It would build a trail from the arsenal up to the Two Ponds refuge in Arvada, then over to Rocky Flats and up to Rocky Mountain National Park.

“It’s the first time any metropolitan area in the United States has created this kind of comprehensive urban network of parks and green spaces so that you can get on a bike and you can ride literally 100 miles without going back over the same ground twice,” Gov. John Hickenlooper said. “No one else can do that.”

The project is part of President Obama’s Great Outdoors Initiative. The goal is to get people to visit the nation’s parks while creating jobs along the way.

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