Trust for Public Land
Nonprofit groups want to raise $3.6 million to buy a privately owned parcel of land inside Rocky Mountain National Park and turn it over to the park.
The uninitiated might see only the empty, miniature vodka bottles and ghostly plastic shopping bags littering a vacant lot in northeast Denver. Wildlife biologist Stacie Gilmore’s trained eyes scan a pool of drainage water and pick out red-winged blackbirds hiding in the cattails.
The new Freedom Park is in a neighborhood where refugees from war-torn countries are making a new life in Denver.