Volunteer!

Are you interested in volunteering to help our environment, keep our waterways clean and improve our neighborhoods? If so, you have come to the right place!  Check out all our volunteer opportunities below, and then sign up to be added to our volunteer email list.

Citizen Scientist Opportunities

Colorado Dragonfly Monitoring Project

Needed: Nature-loving volunteers for a new “citizen scientist” project!

Thanks to a new partnership with the Butterfly Pavilion of Westminster, our Sand Creek Greenway friends and volunteers are invited to participate as “citizen scientist” volunteers to measure the impact of climate change on migratory and resident dragonflies on our Sand Creek! 

Commitment: Attend a training session and then visit a designated section (0.5 to 1 mile) of the Greenway 6-12 times between May and October to measure the presence of dragonflies on our Sand Creek.

Who can participate: People over 16 years old (or parents with kids at least 8 years old). Pairing up is recommended and only one person needs to attend the training.

Stay tuned for information on participating in the 2019 Monitoring Project. For questions, email bnobles@sandcreekgreenway.org

We’re back in 2019!
Neighborhood Partners Environmental Team (NPET)

This group is made up of community members who volunteer on the first Saturday (with a few exceptions!) of each month from 10 a.m. until noon all year round. Put the following dates on your calendar!

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

Volunteer activities include trash pick up, removing invasive species, planting native trees and shrubs, removing graffiti, and repairing the trail.

We welcome all volunteers: singles, families, retirees, students, and children over five.

To sign up for NPET, fill out our online volunteer sign-up form or contact our staff at the general information line at (303) 468-3263 or bnobles@sandcreekgreenway.org

Group Volunteer Opportunities

We offer year-round group volunteer opportunities for schools, businesses, community groups, and more. For more information, please contact general staff at (303) 468-3263 or  mfair@sandcreekgreenway.org.

One Time and Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Click here for a list of our most current volunteer opportunities.

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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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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