Two New Volunteer Events Just Added!

November 11, 2019

Volunteer Work Day on November 23 – Putting in a Bee Hotel Trail on the Greenway!

Update: November 19: We’ve just heard from Aurora Parks, Recreation and Open Space that the scope of our work day on Saturday has been changed to weed mitigation and park cleanup. (We believe the Bee Hotel Trail work will be scheduled for another day in the future!) We apologize for the last minute nature of this change, and hope you’ll still come out and help. The weather should be terrific, and just perfect for a great time outside!

With leadership from Aurora Parks, Recreation and Open Space staff, we’re putting in a “Bee Hotel Trail” at Sand Creek Park on Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We’ll be putting in a crusher fine trail, bee hotels, and other nature discovery features to create an interactive educational experience for visitors to explore on their own. There is a parking lot at Sand Creek Park located at 2700 N Peoria St, Aurora, CO 80011 where volunteers should meet. If volunteers can stay the whole day, that would be preferred however, two shifts are offered: 9am-12pm and 12pm-3pm. We have basic gardening gloves for volunteers to use but suggest volunteers bring their own gloves if they have them. We just ask that everyone wear closed toed shoes and long pants and dress for the weather (and to get dirty!). We do ask for everyone to bring water bottles and a lunch or snack as well (although we will try and have some water and snacks there for those who do not). Youth ages 10-17 can join us if accompanied by an adult who can oversee them, and anyone over 18 that is capable of the labor required is welcome!

Winter Bird Count on December 15 – Beginning to Advanced Birders Welcome!
With Denver Parks and Recreation staff, we’ll explore the Westerly Creek/Smith Road trailhead area of the Greenway from 9 am to 11 am to observe birds and add our counts to online databases. Basic birding instruction is available for newbies, and we welcome birders of all levels to join us! 

Email Mo for more information and let us know you are coming to each event!

Many thanks to all our volunteers who care for the Greenway and have fun in the process!

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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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