Your link to fun Sand Creek “On Your Own or At Home” COVID-19 Dispatch Emails

March 24, 2020

Updated: June 22

When we had to cancel public outreach, education and volunteer programs due to the COVID-19 virus, we decided to try to inspire you to enjoy the Greenway and trail. While our small staff of two works from home, we’ll produce a new eblast every few days during this crisis.

Included in each: activities for kids and families, resources for adults and even links to volunteer activities you can do on the Greenway that won’t tax our city partners attending to virus-related responsibilities. We’ve revised some of our programs we normally provide in person to fit this new reality of social distancing. We think they’re fun!

Click on the bold “Dispatch” to read each enewsletter!

Dispatch #10 (sent June 22) Our first volunteer work day of 2020! Plus, Happy Pollinators Week with information on butterflies and wildlife gardens. Virtual fat tire bike trip on the Greenway in Aurora and color in nature in 1821.

Dispatch #9 (sent May 22) Trail section reopens, Monarch Butterfly Workbook, other Butterfly Resources, A Virtual Nature Trip to Manhattan in 1609, Hike/Nature Book Club, Bicycle Maintenance Tips, and more!

Dispatch #8 (sent May 12) Red-winged blackbird and nest building activity for K-5, World Bird Song game, coyotes, family bike ride, Animal Ambassadors, butterflies

Dispatch #7 (sent April 30) A children’s classic, a virtual nature hike, Giving Tuesday, Community Wildlife Habitats, contributing to an audio documentary, a family bike ride, volunteering for the Tree Brigade, build a milk jug garden and more!

Dispatch #6 Earth Week Edition (sent April 22) City Nature Challenge and other ways to volunteer to support Sand Creek Greenway and wildlife “on your own,” Colorado Butterfly Monitoring training, Mo reads, “How to be a Butterfly” and a nature craft instructions for creating your own Coffee Filter Butterfly.

Dispatch #5 (sent April 7) Outdoor Sensory Scavenger Hunt, Pink Moon and other Night Sky Resources, Leaves and Trees, Spiders and Animals of the Greenway, Viewing Earth from Space, and other Resources for Fun!

Our Outdoor Sensory Scavenger Hunt page from Dispatch #5 (below)

Our Outdoor Sensory Scavenger Hunt page!

Dispatch #4 (sent April 3) Playing Pooh Sticks, Vintage Watercolors of Wildflowers, Birding Resources, Bike Excursions and Coloring Pages, Online Resources for Home

Dispatch #3 (sent March 24) Making mason bee houses, native species by zip code, podcasts and apps to enjoy

Dispatch #2 (sent March 19) Volunteering on your own, fairy houses, podcasts and apps for your visit

Dispatch #1 sent March 16) Creekfinding, stewardship and naturalist skills

If you aren’t already on our email list and would like to receive future COVID-19 Dispatches from the Greenway, simply email us at: SCRGPstaff (at) sandcreekgreenway (dot) org

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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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