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Walk, talk, learn: Colorado National Monument Association hosts springtime educational events

The Colorado National Monument Association will host 15 Spring Walks and Talks events through May 2014. Activities are free, though registration is required.
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Springtime — it’s a time to rejuvenate, reflect and refresh.

And to kick the season off right, Colorado Monument Association staffers are hosting 15 free Spring Walks and Talks throughout the Colorado National Monument, from the end of March through May.

According to CNMA board chair Ginny McBride, all Spring Walks and Talks events are both educational and recreational.

“It’s a great way to learn from some of the great experts in the valley,” McBride said.

Topics covered in Walks and Talks throughout the coming months include learning about the monument’s landscape, as well as wildflowers and cactus plants.

Though there is no cost to participate, registration is a must due to limited space for each planned activity.

“Some of the walks are already filled,” McBride said. “Members (of the CNMA) get first dibs on hikes, then spots open to the community. There are always a mixture of members and non-members participating.”

The CNMA is a membership-driven organization operating to support Colorado National Monument services and programs.

For a full list of Walks and Talks, visit http://www.coloradonma.org.

To register, call 970-858-3617, ext. 360.

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