It was a warm, sunny day for Art on the River this past Saturday at City of Cuernavaca Park. For the last two years, this event has ended early or been cancelled due to bad weather. But this year, the SPREE staff was excited to welcome over 50 people to the park! Families planted native wildflower seeds, made leaf rubbings, built twig teepees, completed an obstacle course, and explored the park for natural inspiration!
We also had 5 high school students come and help out at the event as part of our Greenway Leadership Corps (GLC) program. This group meets monthly to complete a service project, learn about the environmental and potential careers, and to have fun! Thanks to their assistance we were able to accommodate event more families at the event.
Check out the Facebook Photo Albumfor more photos!
Thank you to Publication Printers for sponsoring this event! And also thank you to Xcel Energy for sponsoring this event and having a booth!
The Greenway Foundation welcomed over 425 volunteers to our two volunteers events on April 22nd:
the CH2M Spring RiverSweep presented by Noble Energy, DaVita, and The Nature Conservancy on Comcast Cares Day,
and the Publication Printers Family RiverSweep.
Volunteers donated over 1,000 hours to 6 parks along the South Platte River. We were able to spread over 70 yards mulch to protect existing trees and plants. Volunteers collected 20 cubic yards of pant debris and 10 cubic yards of trash. Originateve, another local non-profit, sorted through the collected trash and sorted out 400 gallons of recyclable materials!
Over 30 families joined The Greenway Foundation SPREE Education team for the Publication Printers Family Event at City of Cuernavaca Park. We started the morning with a trash clean up along the South Platte River and removed invasive plants under the guidance of Arborforce staff. Families then came up to the pavilion for lawn games and fun guided nature crafts. We made butterflies out of coffee filters, clay stamps using natural materials, planted seeds, and drew with chalk. Thanks again to everyone who helped us clean up this beautiful park!
The Greenway Leadership Corp (GLC) team picked up trash along the road and river in City of Cuernavaca Park. We had a great crew helping clean up the park, with a bunch of new faces and some familiar ones as well! We all spent a couple of hours diligently removing trash, and then some of us hung around to eat food and try our hand at giant Jenga.
Check out the pictures from both events!
Missed out Spring RiverSweeps? Mark your calendars for our Fall RiverSweep on September 23rd!