Managed by the U.S. Department of Interior U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge make the Candelas Community’s backyard treasure uniquely special. Like its cross-town sister, Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, our backyard treasure will soon feature biking and hiking trails, education programs and a visitors’ center. We created this site to provide information and resources where you can discover the facts about the Refuge, its history and how you can get involved in supporting its critical environmental mission. (Note: USFWS has no official affiliation with Candelas, its developers or homebuilders.)
Here’s who: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, Rocky Flats Stewardship Council, Center for Disease Control & Prevention, U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE), U.S. Dept. of Interior, and every other relevant scientific, health and environmental public agency. Ongoing studies and continuous monitoring of air, water and ground samples – generating millions and millions of data points – shows that Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge poses no heightened radiation danger, whether you’re an endangered species, visitor or employee. Read on!
(Kim Griffiths, in her capacity as a member of the Rocky Flats Stewardship Council, has also filed a brief report with them.)
I apologize for the delay in getting survey results out; I was “holding my breath” while the Town of Superior filed its own lawsuit
You may know that certain anti-development activist groups and their supporters are opposed to the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge.
Now, some of them are using fear, misinformation, and publicity-generating lawsuits to stop the Refuge from ever opening to the public.
The $10-billion environmental clean-up of the Rocky Flats plant site concluded more than 12 years ago. Today, environmental and health agencies, including the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), continuously monitor the site – including the former buffer zone that now is Rocky
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has announced that trails inside Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge will open this summer, with other amenities including a public visitor and education center