Volunteer Work Days!

The Neighborhood Partners Environmental Team (NPET) will meet once a month on a Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon. Volunteer activities include trash pick up, removing invasive species, planting native trees and shrubs, removing graffiti, and repairing the trail. We welcome all volunteers: individuals, families (children over five, please), retirees, students, groups. Please email Mo at for more information, or if you would like to attend.

Our 2019 Volunteer Work Days!
March 2 Commerce City
April 6 Aurora (with a visit by the Denver Botanic Garden)
April 20 Earth Day festivities (Walk through Commerce City, Denver and Aurora, with a visit by the Butterfly Pavilion!)
June 1 Aurora (We’ll be joined by Carl Bendorf, board member of the American Birding Association and founder of Iowa Young Birders for a brief talk on birding on the Greenway at the beginning of this work day!)
August 3 Denver (We’ll be joined by an intern with Denver Parks and Recreation to introduce the new program, “Lights Out Denver,” to our volunteers–saving energy, money and migratory bird populations)
September 7 Xcel Energy Day of Service Commerce City
October 5 Denver

We thank Suncor Energy and Xcel Energy for support of the volunteer work days across the calendar, plus all the friends and partners who contribute time and funding to these important efforts!

Walk2Connect walks on our Sand Creek Greenway are coming back this winter!

Our spring and fall series of walks in 2018 were enormously successful!

We are excited to partner with Walk2Connect again this winter as they create and lead special Sand Creek Greenway walks! Please register online at their website (see links below for each walk) and plan to participate in all four walks! Those who walk the entire 14 miles will receive a special gift from us–a Sand Creek Greenway patch!

This program is possible with generous support from Suncor.

Colorado Dragonfly and Butterfly Monitoring Project Training Sessiona

Last year, we were very excited to offer our first “citizen scientist” training session and volunteer opportunity through a new partnership with the Butterfly Pavilion of Westminster, Colorado. The training session for the Colorado Dragonfly Monitoring Project was offered in our Sand Creek offices in Denver in April, and volunteers will be working on this project through November.

This May, we partnered again with the Butterfly Pavilion to offer training for the Colorado Butterfly Monitoring Project, and we have volunteers counting in the field all summer long!

We hope to offer more “Citizen Scientist” volunteer opportunities and trainings as a new way to support our Greenway habitat and fulfill our mission to support conservation stewardship!

Recurring Events

Star K Ranch Walk
A Walk2Connect walk, the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, from 9-11 am, approximately 5 miles
Meet at the Morrison Nature Center, Aurora
For more information, visit the Walk2Connect website

Stapleton Walk
A Walk2Connect walk, every Monday morning at 8:30 am, approximately 3 miles
Meet at the Central Park Recreation Center, Denver
For more information, visit Walk2Connect website

Sand Creek Greenway Exhibit at Commerce City Historical Society

Sand Creek’s Emily Schaefer created the exhibit for Commerce City Historical Society by handcrafting birds, butterflies, and even Sand Creek for the display as well as adding detail provided by Commerce City staff partner, Traci Ferguson

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Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership

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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