Thank You to all of our incredible RiverSweep Volunteers and Sponsors!
Thank you to the 200 adult and youth volunteers that helped clean and improve Denver parks along the South Platte River on Saturday, September 27th!
The Greenway Foundation teams up twice yearly at this semiannual event with CH2M Hill, Denver Parks + Recreation, and many other sponsors and volunteer groups to make a difference in Denver!
This year, our amazing volunteers: planted 125 plants, thinned two cubic yards of coyote willows, removed nine cubic yards of kochia, collected ten yards of plant debris, spread 34 yards of mulch, collected five yards of leaves collected, collected 24 yards of willow branches, collected 20 bags of trash, and painted nine trees with beaver paint. And much more!!
Check out the video below from the kid RiverSweep event!
To see photos from 2014 Fall RiverSweep click here!
For photos from the kid RiverSweep event click here!
RiverSweep would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors and partners! The Greenway Foundation would like to thank:
Title Sponsor: CH2M HILL
Lunch Sponsor: Barr Lake & Milton Reservoir Watershed Association
Riverfront Park Community Foundation
Denver Parks + Recreation
Denver Tramway Heritage Society
El Dorado Natural Spring Water
Urban Drainage and Flood Control District
Over 400 guests attended this year’s After Party on the Bridge! Attendees were treated to an array of hors d'oeuvre and beverages. The evening’s entertainment included performances by Paper Bird, Human Agency, Wonderbound, DJ Chuck Lepley, and the night finished with a silent disco with Sound Down.
The highlight of the evening was honoring the Partners in Change finalists. The four categories and winners are listed below:
Art: Urban Arts Fund for the multiple murals on the retaining walls along the Cherry Creek Trail.
Public Projects: Paul & Coral Ann Rothman for the creation and maintenance of the Downtown Denver Children’s Playground
Private Development: Industry Denver which is a new 120,000 sq. ft. workspace in the River North neighborhood
Programming, Events, and Recreation: One World One Water Center for Urban Water Education & Stewardship at Metropolitan State University of Denver
Thank you to all of our sponsors, award winners, and guests for making The After Party on the Bridge a huge success! We hope you can join us next year!
View all of the event photos here!
The Noble Energy Gala on the Bridge Presented by Wells Fargo honored the newest Friend of the River Ken Salazar. Other speakers included The Greenway Foundation’s Executive Director Jeff Shoemaker, Event Chair Steve Katich, Mayor Michael Hancock, former Denver mayor Wellington Webb, and Noble Energy’s VP of Regional Strategy & Planning Dan Kelly announced the new partnership between The Greenway Foundation and Noble Energy.
The Greenway Foundation would like to thank the many attendees and sponsors of the event for their generous support of the South Platte River!
See the photos from the event here!
DENVER LIGHT RAIL SUP SHUTTLE
South Platte River Run Here's a blog from Hala Gear about taking a stand up paddle board down the South Platte River. See great photos of the journey and get great advice about paddle boarding on the South Platte!
On Saturday, September 6th the Greenway SPREE team joined forces with Gold Unlimited to teach kids and families how to pan for gold in the South Platte River! We had a great time at Grant Frontier park prospecting for gold, exploring the Montana City ghost town, sewing treasure pouches, and having lunch! Each child got to take home any gold they found, a vial to keep it in, and their very own gold pan! Thanks Gold Unlimited!
Photos from the event can be found on our photobucket page.
Stay tuned for our fall 2015 event date!