Spring was in full swing Saturday as the Greenway Leadership Corp (GLC) met to celebrate Earth Day. The Greenway Leadership Corps meets once a month for stewardship events, outdoor adventures and professional development. Each event is free of charge to high school students with no experience or gear necessary!
For the 2018-2019 competition, student teams focused on the section of the South Platte River, just upstream of the confluence with the Cherry Creek. This semester, four teams have been bringing their concept to life by building a scaled model of their design. The teams tested their models in a specialized flume in front of a diverse panel of judges last week. Here are the top three teams!
Click here to learn more about this competition.
To view all of the photos from the competition, check out the album on our Facebook page.
Check out the story that Channel 4 CBS Denver did on the competition!
Thank you to everyone who participated this year! Stay tuned for details on next year's competition!
A letter regarding The Greenway Foundation's position on Initiative 300 from
our Executive Director, Jeff Shoemaker:
Hoping to spot a beaver this International Beaver Day? Here are a few tips and tricks for searching in the Denver area!
Where do beavers like to live?
While beavers live both in and out of water, they greatly prefer to spend their time in the water. The South Platte River and its tributaries are great places to look for beavers!
What are some signs of beavers?
When looking for beavers, you’ll want to keep an eye out for some of the many markings they leave behind. A few of the most common ones to see are:
What a beautiful start to spring we experienced last week at SPREE’s “A River at Work” spring break camp! We spent the week exploring our River and learning about the different ways humans have interacted, recreated, or worked on the South Platte River throughout Denver’s history.
On Monday, we focused on human uses of our River and water in our City. We discussed direct and indirect uses of water and learned how citizens of Denver make sure we have enough water in our River to supply our needs- reservoirs! Most of the water that we consume or use in Denver is from indirect uses. Indirect uses of water include the water used to make goods (like paper or plastic), or the water used to produce food. In fact, farmers use the most water of any user in Colorado! At camp, we discussed the cash crops of our state and learned about different types of irrigation system related to their water efficiency (drip irrigation is the most water efficient on both small and large scales)! We ended our day by committing to a water pledge for the week at SPREE outlining how we could be water responsible during the camp week