Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 Blue Moon Bridge Party presented by The Fang Law Firm! It was a magical night filled with boozy drinks, tasty treats, performances by Handsome Little Devils, and silent disco with SoundDown Party!
Photos from this year's event on our Facebook Page and the photobooth images can be found here!
Don't miss out on the party next year! Tickets are already on sale for Bridge Party 2020, on Friday, September 11th.
Thank you to all of our sponsors and partners who made this year's event so wonderful!
The Greenway Foundation (TGF)’s annual Hero of the River Award is presented to an individual or organization who/that has displayed a significant and longstanding impact on the continued improvement/evolution/ sustainability of the South Platte River Watershed.
The 2019 Hero of the River Award was presented to Jolon Clark at this year’s Noble Energy Gala on the Bridge presented by Revesco Properties and MillerCoors.
Jolon’s longstanding dedication to TGF and our River is undeniable, starting with his 17 year career as an employee of TGF. During his tenure as a member of Greenway Foundation Team, Jolon founded the SPREE program which, at the time, consisted of a one trip, one park, one grade excursion led by Jolon (and Jolon only). Obviously, SPREE has evolved into what the expansive program is it today. SPREE currently has 25 weeks of school excursions with up to 60 students per day and 10 weeks of summer camp hosting up to 60 children per day!
As President of City Council and because of his leadership Jolon led the effort to create, engage and successfully pass Amendment 2A in 2018, providing a sustainable and significant revenue stream for Denver’s parks, open spaces, and waterways to the tune of $37 million per year and increasing each year.
Jolon’s contributions to TGF, our River and our city are numerous and significant. Jolon Clark is often saying "If takes a village to raise a child, it takes a city to save a River" and he epitomizes the Hero of the River Award.
With all the recent news of harmful blue green algae blooms, it may be helpful to have a better grasp of what they are, how to spot a bloom and how to prevent them in the future.
Algal blooms, also known as Blue Green Algae, are commonly found in Colorado waters. Nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus, natural parts of our aquatic ecosystem, support the growth of aquatic plants and algae. These plants provide food and shelter for critters like crawdads, fish, and several macroinvertebrates found in our Colorado watersheds. But with too much of anything comes a problem, in this case it causes nutrient pollution. Overabundance of nutrients causes algae to grow rapidly, choking out the oxygen in the ecosystem, and can cause an increase in toxins and bacterial growth. Not only can this be harmful to the aquatic ecosystem, but can also be harmful to people and animals.
Below are a few tips to ensure the safety of you, your family and pets.