Last week, high school students from the Greenway Leadership Corps (GLC) met down at Grant-Frontier Park, which is currently undergoing major renovations as part of the larger River Vision Implementation Plan (RVIP). After touring the "park in progress" and having a chance to hear from the lead landscape engineer working on the project, GLC students will put in some service work hours by cleaning up the nearby (and recently renovated) Pasquinel’s Landing.
Many thanks to thank Owen Snell from Denver Parks & Recreation for showing us around the construction site!
Greenway Leadership Corps (GLC) is a youth group in Denver for high school students to learn more about the environment and become active, informed citizens. Click here for more information on the program!
This month high schoolers from the Greenway River Ranger program met down at Overland Pond Park in Denver to teach a group of 5th grade students from Creative Challenge Community (C3) school.
The River Ranger crew led the 5th graders through different activities covering a variety of subjects, including water testing, pollution in the city, beaver adaptations, river rafting, and catching creatures in the pond.
The Greenway River Ranger Internship Program is designed for high school students to explore possibilities in the environmental field through training, hands-on teaching experience, and outdoor adventure. Students will develop leadership, strong communication, and critical thinking skills that will serve as powerful tools for their future. Click here to learn more about the program!
Spring River Sweep
Volunteers absolutely rocked the 2016 CH2M Spring RiverSweep presented by The Nature Conservancy, Miller Coors, and Noble Energy on Comcast Cares Day Saturday, May 7th.
Despite the reschedule date due to snow, and the cold rain on May 7th, nearly 300 dedicated volunteers still came out to Fishback Park and donated over 450 of hours to our local parks!
Over 45 cubic yards of plant debris was removed, 50 trees were trimmed and protected with mulch, and 70 large bags of trash were removed from 5 parks along the South Platte River! The Greenway Foundation is so amazed at the level of commitment of the volunteers and sponsors who made this event a success despite the difficulties presented by Mother Nature!
Thank yous go out to the Downtown Aquarium for letting volunteers park in their lot again this year and to the Platte Valley Trolley for getting volunteers to their project sites!
FAMILY RIVERSWEEP AND ART ON THE RIVER
Family RiverSweep and Art on the River was also held down at City of Cuernavaca Park on Saturday, May 7th. Cold rain cut the events a little short, but over 20 families came out to help pick up trash along the South Platte River, and participate in some nature inspired art! SPREE Staff helped kids create nature magnets, clay molds of natural materials, and pine cone bird feeders! That you to Little Man Ice Cream for donating tasty treats to the event!