South Platte River basin: Sand Creek Volunteer Work Day September 3


From the Sand Creek Regional Greenway via the Commerce City Sentinel:

The eighth annual REI/Sand Creek Greenway Volunteer Work Day will be from 8 a.m. to noon, Sept. 3, at the Smith Road Trailhead west of Havana Street.

It’s a joint project between the greenway partnership, Denver Parks and Recreation, Aurora Parks Recreation and Open Space and Commerce City Parks and Recreation.

Crew leaders will work with groups of volunteers to maintain the greenway’s urban wilderness. The native prairie habitat is home to many species of animals and it is enjoyed by many including hikers, runners, cyclists, and horseback riders.

Volunteers meet in the parking lot on Smith Road, west of Havana Street in Denver. Wear long pants, sturdy footwear and work gloves, if available. The groups work in Denver, in Sand Creek Park in Aurora and around the Wetlands Park in Commerce City.

Opportunities are available for adults and children 8 and older. Pets are not permitted. Participants will receive an REI tech T-shirt, morning snacks, lunch and beverages.

Preregister online at either or Contact the Sand Creek Regional Greenway at 303-468-3262 or via email at

More South Platte River basin coverage here.

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