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Earth Day
Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day​

​​​Colorado Parks and Wildlife marks Earth Day April 22 with ongoing stewardship of Colorado’s natural resources. Earth Day, an instrumental movement since 1970, brings attention to the importance of a healthy, sustainable environment and provides opportunity for action. CPW does the same.

“To be good stewards for the public trust, our staff recognize the critical role of resource stewardship, habitat preservation and enhancement,” said CPW Assistant Director Gary Thorson. “It is also crucial that we continue to encourage a greater appreciation of Colorado’s outdoors, in order to foster our younger generations to care for our natural resources for years to come.”

CPW staff work as stewards of Colorado’s natural resources in a variety of program areas.

​As millions of Americans take to the streets, parks or their own backyard this year to commemorate Earth Day, April 22, don’t forget CPW has a variety of ways for Coloradans to take actionCPW is looking for people that are passionate about wildlife and our parks. If you have time or skills to offer, we're always looking for camp hosts, wildlife monitors, help at events, photographers, clerical support, clean up crews and much more. If you wish to know more about giving your time to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, visit our Volunteer​ page or find an event on the CPW Calendar.

Support CPW’s conservation of natural places, resources and wildlife throughout the state for Coloradans and visitors to enjoy through direct donation. Mail a check to: Donations, 1313 Sherman, Denver CO 80203 and note in the memo line any specific effort or property you wish the donation to support. You can also donate using a credit card through our online store​.

CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations including 42 state parks and more than 300 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, big-game management, hunting, fishing, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW's work contributes approximately six billion dollars in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.