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