As part of your registration, in order to participate in a Denver Field Ornithologists, Inc. (“DFO”) trip or other activities designated by the Board of Directors, each adult participant and the parent of a minor participant (those under 18 yrs. of age) are required to review and sign (either electronically or manually) a DFO Acknowledgment and Assumption of Risks & Release and Indemnity Agreement (sometimes “Agreement”) Completing this document involves your acceptance of binding contract terms. This online registration system allows you to review and electronically sign the Agreement if you do not have one on file. If you would prefer to manually sign a printable version of the Agreement, you may access it here, and present it to the leader before trip start. If you choose this option, please contact your leader to assure you are signed up for the trip.
Please note: Each person, including each family member choosing to sign the Agreement electronically must login and have a separate account so that the agreement is tied to the individual. If you are having difficulty with multiple logins, please contact us for assistance. *Minors: If participant is a minor, the minor’s parent or legal guardian must print out, review and sign a paper copy of the Agreement and present it to the leader before the trip start. Any minor attending must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.
Logged in users who have a signed Agreement on file will have the opportunity to print or save it at any time. Click on the link to the printable copy and use your browser functions to save or print.
Meet Your Trip Leader
Heron Pond Natural Area / Heller Open Space (Denver County)
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
John Breitsch email@example.com or 303-588-0552
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Meet at the parking lot/cul-de-sac at Heron Pond. Directions: From I-70 take Washington Street exit. Drive north to 54th Avenue and turn right. Go east 2-3 blocks to "T" at Franklin Street. Turn right and go south to 53rd. Turn right again and go 1 block west to parking area / turnaround. From I-25: take 58th Avenue exit, go east to Washington and turn right. Drive south to 54th Avenue. Turn left and follow same directions to Heron Pond.
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Depending on open water, we may spend more time along the river. You will be guaranteed at least one species of duck.
This diamond in the rough is an unexpected refuge for waterfowl, shorebirds, songbirds and more. It sits in the shadow of recycling yards and other urban industry where Denver's Globeville and Elyria Swansea neighborhoods meet northeast of the I-70 / I-25 "mousetrap." Trip route goes around pond and its marshlands, through fields in neighboring Heller Open Space, then south to Carpio Sanguinette Park and South Platte River. Dress for the weather and bring water, snacks, sun protection. NOTE: No restrooms at this location. Register online or contact the leader.
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