PURE - Protect our Urban River Environment
The Greenway Foundation's PURE program is focused on ensuring that the environmental, recreational and water quality health of the South Platte River watershed is maximized to its greatest potential.
Even though Denver appropriately prides itself on being a green city, the reality still exists that the South Platte River and its tributaries are a default trash receptacle for our city due to a number of source challenges, including the hundreds storm water pipes that release into these urban waterways.
The Water Connection
PURE is working diligently to create goals and initiatives that will, one day allow the South Platte River and its tributaries to meet the EPA’s Clean Water Act standards allowing the River to meet the required standards to qualify as a swimmable/fishable river. As is always the case with policy matters at this significant level, these goals can only be met through the full and cooperative engagement of the public, private, political and philanthropic communities.
Project History & Overview:
Click here to read about the history of PURE or to see the PURE project overview and learn about the multi-pronged approach the PURE team is using to develop initial education campaigns, including PURE trash inventories & assessments.