CANCELLED due to weather! Urban birding (and Mulching!) on a special Volunteer Work Day, November 3

October 31, 2018

Carl Bendorf, of Colorado Birding Adventures and board member of the American Birding Association

Note: We had to cancel this volunteer workday because of a soaking rain on Saturday morning. Because we’d planned to work in an area of the Greenway that was recently planted and seeded, our city partners with Commerce City wanted to prevent inadvertent damage to the newly reestablished areas. Plus, it was pretty chilly! We’ll get out to that part of the Greenway in future workdays, and we’ll ask Carl to join us!


We’re adding a special feature to our Volunteer Work Day this Saturday, November 3! At the start of our session at 10, American Birding Association board member, Carl Bendorf will introduce tips for urban birding to our volunteers. Carl will bring his spotting scope, too, to allow a closer view of the birds we’ll see on our Greenway.
We’ll meet at a western section of the trail in Commerce City near the confluence of the South Platte and our Sand Creek, and our volunteer focus will be mulching the new trees and vegetation that Commerce City planted after an extensive ecological  restoration project. We’ll also work to spruce up the entire area, and pick up trash.

To sign up, contact Courtney at

Meet us at 10 am, we’ll talk birds and then we’ll work until noon. We’ll have water, snacks and bagels, for your enjoyment, and Carl will provide information about the birds we might see in our urban environment.  Details about the day, what to expect, how to sign up—are here! 
We thank our volunteers for making this program possible, as well as Suncor Energy for providing significant financial support for the entire schedule of monthly work days.  Thanks also to Xcel Energy for helping us add naturalists to our volunteer work days.




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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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