Blog Post: NextGen Spends a Day in a Farmer’s Shoes

July 26, 2013

By: Christina Harney, SCRGP Youth Program Coordinator

Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership has been working with Lincoln Hills Teamworks throughout July as part of our NextGen Youth Outreach Program.  Lincoln Hills Teamworks is an organization that works in conjunction with Teens Inc. to provide personal and professional development to youth.  On July 24th, Lincoln Hills Teamworks youth went on a fieldtrip to one of Sand Creek Greenways’ Community Partners, The Urban Farm.  With about 25 volunteers, Lincolns Hills Teamworks spent 4 hours clearing an overgrowth of invasive species, Curly Doc, moved feed and hay, mucked horse stalls, fed goats, and leveled some areas to make way for cold shelters.  During breaks the youth spent time adoring the farm animals, petting horses, and pigs, as well as taking turns holding baby goats.

Along with enjoying time cuddling baby goats, Lincoln Hills Teamworks was able to hear from some intriguing career development speakers.  Before the youth started work, Corps Members from the Mile High Youth Corps discussed their stewardship experiences. After a much needed lunch, Jason Bordelon, a National Park Ranger, shared his story about his service with the National Parks.  Engaged discussion allowed the youth to meet field professionals, understand new careers, and discover the best way to achieve success in conservation occupations.Jason 3


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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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