Remembering John Van Sciver

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John Wesley Van Sciver, beloved by many, passed away in May of this year. Since his birthday was December 21, 1945, this seems a fitting opportunity to celebrate his life once again. Among his many achievements, John was the first President of City Park Friends and Neighbors (CPFAN). He was the steadying and visionary voice that set the fledgling City Park advocacy group (founded in 2014) in motion. John loved adventure and the outdoors from an early age. His wife, Carolyn remembers one story he told often. When John was 16 and standing night watch on his father’s sailboat anchored

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“Native Bee Diversity and Pollinator Conservation,” November 9 program with Dr. Michael Breed

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What kinds of bees are in your yard?  Why are there fewer than a few years ago? What can you do to conserve bees? Dr. Michael Breed, Professor Emeritus at the University of Colorado, Boulder will answer many of these questions and more at CPFAN’s monthly meeting on Nov. 9 at 6 pm at the City Park Pavilion. Dr. Breed is Professor of Ecology and Biology at the University of Colorado Boulder. The author of many insect-related articles and publications including “How Do Animals Communicate,” Quarterly Review of Biology, Dr. Breed’s research interests include how bees and ants communicate, foraging behavior

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Imagine a Great Playground!

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Areas of City Park will be transformed into a kids’ paradise of streams, bridges, pollinator gardens, and natural play structures in the next few years. The City Park Nature Play and Waterway Restoration Project is the ongoing partnership project of Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR), Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS) and the community. Jacqueline Altreuter, DMNS Project Lead, and her associates have met with community members through workshops, programs and presentations over the past few years to learn what is most desired for the Nature Play area – especially from kids! Now you can hear what they’ve learned and how they’ve

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