Volunteer Work Days!

The 2021 volunteer season is coming to an end but check back in for volunteer opportunities in 2022 coming soon! Volunteer activities include trash pick up, removing invasive species, planting native trees and shrubs, removing graffiti, repairing the trail. and more. We welcome all volunteers: individuals, families (children over five, please), retirees, students, groups. Please email Elena at for more information, or if you would like to attend.

A Review of Our 2021 Volunteer Work Days!

We completed 10 volunteer work days this season in partnership with our city partners in Aurora, Denver, and Commerce City. This year volunteers worked conducting trash clean-ups, helping with noxious weed mitigation, installing native plants, mitigating beaver impacts, and maintaining our pollinator garden in Commerce City. A big thank you goes out to all our volunteers!

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!

Participate in our first Birding Without Barriers Program!

November 13th 2021, 9am to 11am, Smith Road Trailhead

In partnership with Denver Audubon this program is designed for people with mobility challenges. The Smith Road trailhead provides an accessible wonderful spot for birding. We will be joined by a qualified mobility challenged volunteer from Denver Audubon. Registration link will be posted here soon!

Colorado Dragonfly and Butterfly Monitoring Project Training Sessions

Last year, we were very excited to offer our first “community 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 inĀ 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 “Community Scientist” volunteer opportunities and trainings as a new way to support our Greenway habitat and fulfill our mission to support conservation stewardship!

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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