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Maryland Ropes Course Invites You to “Go Ape” This Weekend for a Good Cause

Posted on the 19 May 2011 by 2ndgreenrevolution @2ndgreenrev

Maryland Ropes Course Invites You to “Go Ape” This Weekend for a Good CauseHere’s something interesting that came across my email stream the other day: a ropes course in the Maryland extension of Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC. I haven’t visited the course yet, but from the video below and some of the pictures, it looks like it could be a great way to spend a few hours outside on the weekend. In fact, Go Ape is trying specifically to bring people out this weekend starting today and going through May 22nd. If you’re biking to work tomorrow, perhaps the weekend could be a continuation of outdoors activities with zip-lines and ropes courses. For every ticket purchased, Go Ape will donate $5 to the Great Ape Conservation Fund to celebrate Endangered Species Day. To make a reservation for May 20-22, visit and use code “GR8APE.” Here are a few more details from the email and an intro video:

Go Ape, a highly interactive treetop adventure course located in Rockville, MD, is celebrating Endangered Species Day on May 20 by inviting visitors to unleash their inner apes in the treetops of Rock Creek Regional Park while learning about how to help prevent the extinction of the world’s great apes. Go Ape is partnering with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to launch an education campaign to support the Great Ape Conservation Fund.

The educational displays, which will be unveiled on May 20, will feature fun facts, photos and other educational information about each species, as well as information on how to live a more sustainable life to help protect the habitats these animals rely on for survival. All of the world’s great ape species are threatened with extinction due to habitat loss, disease outbreaks, illegal hunting and numerous other activities that negatively impact their survival. Go Ape will place the displays in each of the stockades on the course so participants can learn about the apes as they navigate ziplines, Tarzan swings, rope ladders, bridges, swings, and trapezes among the treetops of Rock Creek Regional Park.

[Image from email]

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