This year's Fall Stewardship Day was a success! Last Saturday, The Greenway Leadership Corps (GLC) had a blast helping out our South Platte River. We partnered with Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) and City Wild to connect 40 high school and middle school students from all around Denver to our river.
The day started with a historic trolley ride, conducted by our very own board member, Pete West! After being dropped off just North of the Mile High Stadium, we participated in an in-stream trash pick up. Our findings included 3 electric scooters, 10 wheels, a traffic cone, a fire extinguisher, a fire alarm, and pounds of miscellaneous trash.
We finished the day kayaking with City Wild down the Confluence rapids! Each participant getting multiple chances to master the art of paddling.
Thank you to all of our volunteers and partners who helped make our
GLC South Platte Stewardship Day so successful!
Spring was in full swing Saturday as the Greenway Leadership Corp (GLC) met to celebrate Earth Day. The Greenway Leadership Corps meets once a month for stewardship events, outdoor adventures and professional development. Each event is free of charge to high school students with no experience or gear necessary!
Over 150 people came out to our 2018 Fall South Platte Stewardship Day presented by The DaVita Village, The Nature Conservancy, and Jacobs to volunteer in several public spaces along the South Platte River. On Saturday, September 22nd, volunteers spread 30 yards of mulch to protect existing plants, and collected 10 cubic yards of trash and invasive weeds. Thank you to Snooze for providing breakfast and Kauai for providing coffee! Check out the photos from the event here! Mark your calendars for our Spring South Platte Stewardship Day, which will be on May 4th, 2019.
On the same day at Johnson Habitat Park, 70 adults and children volunteered by picking up 15 bags of trash and removing 7 bags worth of weeds. After all the hard work, families participated in games and activities with our South Platte River Environmental Education (SPREE) Team. Check out the photos from the event here! Mark your calendars for our Spring Family Stewardship Day, which will be April 22nd, 2019.
FALL RIVERSWEEPS CLEAN UP THE SOUTH PLATTE RIVER AND SURROUNDING PARKS!
Over 150 people braved the cold, wet morning to join us for our Fall RiverSweep Events on September 23rd! Between the Fall RiverSweep presented by Noble Energy and L.L. Bean and the Publication Printers Fall Family RiverSweep, we filled an entire 30 cubic yard dumpster full of trash and plant debris! Volunteers also painted park structures to protect them for the winter. Families were also able to participate in games and crafts with our SPREE Staff!
Our Greenway Leadership Corps (GLC) also hosted a special in-stream clean up for 20 high school students with cityWILD. Students rocked boots and waders to get into the River to pull out trash and plant debris that was clogging up this urban waterway, and then got to practice their rafting skills!
Thank you to the Denver Parks Department for coordinating volunteers and projects!
Thank you to all of our volunteers who came out, and to the sponsors for making these events possible!
Mark your calendars for our Spring RiverSweep: Saturday, April 21st, 2018!.
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!