Wilderness in the City Blog

Volunteer Work Days announced for 2019

January 29, 2019

Join us for our 2019 volunteer work days! Last year, our volunteers did INCREDIBLE work and accomplished so much. –1/2 mile of trail resurfaced (Star K Ranch in Aurora) –118 trees planted (Commerce City and Aurora) –several dozen Russian olive trees were girdled (Star K Ranch in Aurora) –dozens of trees were caged to prevent […]

Watch: 2018 Xcel Energy Day of Service Video

December 6, 2018

One of our great volunteers, Josh Garwood, created a video of this September’s Xcel Energy Day of Service. Over 60 volunteers worked in the Commerce City Wetland Park that morning–picking up trash, protecting trees from beaver damage, planting native species, removing invasives, and making milkweed seed “bombs” for easy planting this spring. If you would […]

Phragmites–December’s “Species of the Month”

December 3, 2018

Mighty and Invasive. Tall and so thick you want to bushwhack through it. Impressive. However, this extremely invasive plant infests the banks of our Sand Creek. Working to keep the Greenway healthy, our city partners work hard to contain and suppress its growth. It is Phragmites (pronounced frag-might-ees) or Phragmites australis, a common reed that […]

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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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