Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Saturday, March 2nd Volunteer Work Day

WHAT: This event is scheduled 10:00 am – 12:00 am at the Commerce City Wetland Park.

WHO: Families and Individuals alike! This volunteer event is open to everyone.  Minors under the age of 18 must have their parent or guardian sign a volunteer waiver.  Please invite your friends and neighbors to join!

WHEN: Saturday March 2nd 10am to 12pm

DETAILS: As always, we’ll work on projects under the direction of city staff–habitat restoration or projects relating to trail upkeep and development.

We’ll be joined by Jim Dorsch of Metro Wastewater, who will talk about Denver’s creek systems and water quality, as part of our “Nature Notes” series! He’ll speak briefly at 10 am before our work begins!

Getting to the Wetland Park: Go to the intersection of E. 52nd Avenue and Ivy Street in Commerce City. Turn onto E. 52nd Avenue, and this will dead-end into a parking lot in a few hundred feet.

Please dress for the weather, wear closed toe shoes and remmber to bring a water bottle.  We will provide a water jug for refills as well as all tools and work gloves. Delicious coffee and bagels will be provided as well! Thanks to Einsteins for their generous support of NPET!

In the event of inclement weather, this event will be cancelled and volunteers will be notified via email.  RSVPs are appreciated but not necessary. Please contact Beth at bnobles@sandcreekgreenway.org with any questions.

2019 Volunteer Work Day dates

March 2 Commerce City
April 6 Aurora
April 20 Earth Day festivities (staytuned!)
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
September 7 Xcel Energy Day of Service Commerce City
October 5 Denver

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Ride & Report      

Commitment: 2 hours per month (any day or time)  –   Ride an assigned 2 mile section of the Sand Creek trail and email a short report of any observed trail maintenance needs or other observations.

Administrative Work

Commitment: 6-10 hrs per month (during the work day; some projects may be able to be done remotely on your own time)  –   Interested in volunteering without getting your hands dirty? Come help us out in the Sand Creek office! We always need help updating paperwork and sending out mailings.

Spanish Translators

Commitment: 2-4hrs per month (during the work day or during special events)   –  Are you fluent in Spanish? We are always trying to make our materials available in Spanish as well as English.  Help us translate posters, signs, and pamphlets.

Trail Maintenance

Commitment: 2-10hrs per month (any day and time)   –   If you can’t make it to our monthly volunteer clean-up events, help us out on your own time.  There are always places along the trail that need work.  We provide the tools, and will pick up the trash bags when you’re done!

NPET Team Leaders

Commitment: 3hrs per month (the 1st Saturday of most months, from 10am-noon) –  Do you want to take a leadership role during our monthly volunteer events?  We need team leaders to support other volunteers during NPET. Leaders will guide groups to work sites and will oversee the volunteer team activities.

Special Event Team Leaders

Commitment: 4 hours per month (on an as-needed basis)  –    Sometimes we host special volunteer projects for corporate, scout, or school groups and need extra team leaders to guide a group of volunteers doing a specific task.

Our volunteers have invested time, talent, sweat and experience to help build the Sand Creek Regional Greenway. We thank you for all that you do!

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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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