Over 600 adults and children came out to The Greenway Foundation's river clean-up day! this equals over 1,200 hours dedicated to Denver Parks and Recreation and our local parks! These amazing volunteers improved nearly three miles of the South Platte River and helped maintain eight different parks! Volunteers:
Painted to cover graffiti
Spread 48 yards of mulch to protect existing vegetation
laid 44 yards of Crusher fine trails
over 20 yards of plant debris was cleared
136 trees and plants were added
Another partner, Originateve, brought volunteers to separate 1,200 pounds of trash collected during the event. Thanks to their effort, a total of 381 pounds of debris were diverted from our landfills!
Plastic bottles: 115 pounds
Paper: 70 pounds
Glass: 58 pounds
Aluminum and other metals: 45 pounds
Clothing: 62 pounds
Miscellaneous: 31 pounds
A big thank you to John Blackshire and Camille Swan for putting together this RiverSweep Video!