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PO Box 995
2234 Busch Run Road
Fairplay, CO 80440



From the intersection of U.S. 285 and Colorado 9 in Fairplay take CO 9 north for ~2 miles to Park County Road 14, a left only turn. Follow 14 for 1.5 miles to Busch Run Road, a left only.  Beaver Ponds is the first drive on the right at the Sacramento Creek Ranch. From Breckenridge, head toward Alma over Hoosier Pass ~ go through the town of Alma and take a right at Park County Road 14.  Take a left on Busch Run Road.  Beaver Ponds is the first drive on your right.

*Please note that Google gets our visitors lost…a lot!  If you search “Beaver Ponds Environmental Education Center” it should get you to our doorstep.

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Events & Programs


There's always something fun to do at Beaver Ponds this summer.
Here are some upcoming programs and events.


Plant Walks - The 30th of each month
August 30, 10am - 12pm
Contact Eric Chatt for more information at (719) 838-0143

Plein Air Artists 
September 5, 9am - 3pm
Contact Julie Bullock for more information at (719) 836-2622

Fiber Workshop Series - Felting Insoles
September 9, 1pm - 4pm
Contact Krissy Barrett for more information at (719) 838-0143
Click here for more information!

Downtown Denver Expeditionary School Fall Campers
September 12-14, 11am - 1pm
For more information visit

Latest Articles

Harvest Notes 2018

At 10,500 feet we are grateful for any harvest we may produce.  This year we had the largest harvest in our history and expanded the raised beds while continuing soil development.  As a non-profit organization we are sincerely thankful for the help we receive from the...

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Healing Plants – Strawberries

One of the most delectable native plant foods has to be the strawberry (Fragaria spp).  A member of the rose family (Rosaceae), strawberry covers the understory of the forest with its creeping rhizomes shooting out laterally in search of more habitat.  Like roses they...

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Fire and Water Quality

Forest fires, as we saw recently, in South Park with the Weston Pass fire can be traumatic for people, livestock, wildlife, soil health, and water quality.  People discussed charred pine needles dropping out of the sky like rain.   Fire can be life threatening,...

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The Importance of Environmental Education

Our future leaders need to be equipped for tomorrow’s challenges and it is our role as educators, parents, and the community to properly prepare them to inherit this earth. This requires a commitment on all our parts when it comes to providing Environmental Education...

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