Last Saturday, the Greenway Leadership Corps (GLC) traveled to Kenosha Pass for a fun-filled day of snowshoeing! Students from high schools around Denver joined us as we traveled to the Rocky Mountains. Many got to try snowshoeing for the very first time.
We were greeted at the trailhead by a guide with the L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools and he set us up with our snowshoes for the day. Along the way, our L.L. Bean guide taught our students about the trees surrounding us, as well as the effects of the pine beetle in Colorado.
We had a great day, and were treated to beautiful weather. Thanks so much to L.L. Bean for donating this trip to our students! We had an amazing time.
Learn about and sign up for future GLC adventures here!
Last Saturday, the Greenway Leadership Corps (GLC) traveled to Rocky Mountain National Park for a fun-filled day of snowshoeing! 14 students joined us as we went up to the park - 12 of whom had never been snowshoeing before.
Upon arriving at the Visitor Center, we were greeted by a national park ranger who outfitted us in snowshoes and snowpants. We then drove to the Bear Lake Trailhead and began our hike! Along the way, our park ranger guide taught our students about snow science and different adaptations that animals have to prepare for the snow in RMNP. We ate lunch next to a frozen Nymph Lake, and on our return to the trailhead, we stopped at an Avalanche Study Area. The park ranger explained what purpose it served, how it operated, and how snow impacts our watershed.
We had a great day, and were treated to a light snowfall in the park. The GLC is having it’s next event on January 19, so be sure to check it out! We’ll be meeting at Johnson Habitat Park to work on resumes! We’ll help you figure out what to include, how to best describe your experiences, and make it look professional - all while eating pizza and watching Planet Earth! Sign up or show you might want to come here.
Thank you all for your support this Colorado Gives Day!
Thanks to your generosity, The Greenway Foundation raised over $15,000! We are so grateful and encouraged by the outpouring of support we received!
Thanks to you, The Greenway Foundation can employ 4 High School River Rangers for an entire summer, or offer 115 camp scholarships, or send 1,500 students to the River! With your generosity, our mission to revitalize rivers and reconnect communities is a reality.
The value of your donation is increased proportionally on Colorado Gives Day thanks to Community First Foundation and FirstBank who each contributed $500,000 to create a $1 Million Incentive Fund again this year, one of the largest in the country!
Here's how it works: If a nonprofit organization receives 10% of the total amount of money raised on Colorado Gives Day, that same nonprofit receives 10% of the $1 Million Incentive Fund.
At the completion of Colorado Gives Day, the Foundation will determine each nonprofit's proportionate share of the incentive fund by dividing the total amount each charity raised by the total amount of donations to all participating nonprofits. This amount will then be multiplied by the total amount of dollars in the Incentive Fund.
And if you weren't able to make a donation this Colorado Gives Day but would still like to support The Greenway Foundation, you can make a donation anytime of the year at www.greenwayfoundation.org/donate