Citizen Scientist Volunteer Opportunity–Colorado Dragonfly Monitoring Project

March 1, 2018

Needed: Nature-loving volunteers for a new “citizen scientist” project!

Thanks to a new partnership with the Butterfly Pavilion of Westminster, our Sand Creek Greenway friends and volunteers are invited to participate as “citizen scientist” volunteers to measure the impact of climate change on migratory and resident dragonflies on our Sand Creek! 

Commitment: Attend a training session and then visit a designated section (0.5 to 1 mile) of the Greenway 6-12 times between May and October to measure the presence of dragonflies on our Sand Creek.

Who can participate: People over 16 years old (or parents with kids at least 8 years old). Pairing up is recommended and only one person needs to attend the training.

Training Session: We will hold one training session in Denver, at our Sand Creek Greenway offices, Saturday, April 21 from 1:30-4:30 (7350 E. 29th Ave, Suite 200 conference room); however there are other sessions available at the Butterfly Pavilion in April. You only need to attend a single training to participate.

Sign up/ask questions: For this volunteer opportunity, we invite you to contact Katrina Loewy at the Butterfly Pavilion as your next step. Katrina is their Research and Conservation Coordinator and she’ll be leading the effort, aided by Sand Creek Greenway staff here in Denver, Aurora and Commerce City. Katrina can sign you up for the training session, and your participation in the study, AND she can answer all your questions! Email: kloewy@butterflies.org; Phone: (720) 974-0452

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About the Greenway

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is a jewel in the necklace of trails that has made Denver a national model for linked trail systems.

This 14-mile public greenway connects the High Line Canal in Aurora, Colorado with the South Platte River Greenway in Commerce City. Along the way, it passes through northeast Denver and the new Stapleton community.

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is open every day from dawn until dusk. Runners, walkers, nature viewers, horseback riders, and leashed dogs are encouraged to enjoy the trail. We invite you to become acquainted with our wilderness in the city.

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