Support the High Line Canal and Rally for the Canal-ly, September 14, 2019 @COHighLineCanal

Here’s the release from the Highline Canal Conservancy:

Join the Rally for the Canal-ly on Saturday, September 14 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. This free event will celebrate community partnerships and launch a new initiative to revitalize all 71 miles of the High Line Canal. Rally for the Canal-ly is free and family-friendly – hosted by the High Line Canal Conservancy and supported by Schomp Subaru and Arapahoe County Open Spaces.

Meet up near the High Line Canal’s mile 51 at Schomp Subaru, 580 S. Havana St. in Aurora (public parking available at Expo Park). Community leaders, neighbors and High Line Heroes will enjoy a picnic-style lunch and Canal cleanup. As a memento, attendees will be among the first to receive a free copy of the new High Line Canal map.

The High Line Canal’s upcoming improvement initiative is being launched with a $56,000 donation from Subaru Share the Love – money dedicated to and donated by community members through Schomp Subaru on Havana in Aurora. The initiative is the next stage in the High Line Canal Conservancy’s work to bring new life and a bright future to the Canal. It will focus on:

• Stormwater and maintenance
• Landscape management and tree care
• Access and signage
• Safety and crossing enhancements
• Education and stewardship
• Local neighborhood improvements

“The High Line Canal is being transformed from a 71-mile irrigation canal, a landmark of our agricultural heritage, into one of the region’s premier green spaces that connects neighborhoods and people with nature. The community had a vision to honor, enhance and repurpose the Canal. We’re excited for these upcoming improvements and protections that will help bring that vision to life,” said High Line Canal Conservancy Executive Director, Harriet LaMair.

“Schomp Subaru is so happy we can help realize the High Line Canal’s important and ambitious purpose,” said Schomp Subaru owner Aaron Wallace. “We are delighted that our customers chose to support the project through the Subaru Share the Love drive. It’s a natural for Schomp and a great example of how Subaru Shares the Love.”

  • Who: Community members and leaders, High Line Canal Conservancy, Schomp Subaru, Arapahoe County Open Spaces, Denver Water and many others.
  • What: Rally for the Canal-ly – Free community clean-up event and picnic-style lunch following a brief news conference featuring community leaders. Enjoy complimentary local fare (while supplies last) and family activities. Help clean up trash along the Canal while learning about how trash impacts the community and environment.
  • When: Saturday, September 14, 2019, 9:30 a.m. until noon.
    9:30 a.m.: Project Launch with Partners and Subaru Share the Love
    10:30 a.m. – noon: Family-Friendly Cleanup and Lunch
  • Where: Near Mile 51 of the High Line Canal at Schomp Subaru, 580 S. Havana, Aurora. Check in behind Schomp Subaru and pick up trash bags and cleanup supplies provided by the City of Aurora, Denver Water and the High Line Canal Conservancy. Public parking available on the southwest side of Expo Park, 10955 E Exposition Ave, Aurora.
  • Why: To celebrate progress to preserve and enhance the 71-mile High Line Canal and to kick off the next chapter in the journey to turn the Canal into the region’s premier green space and environmental jewel. In addition, don’t miss this opportunity to pick up your free copy of the new map of the 71-mile Canal.
  • Claim Your Canal Guide and Map: Rally for the Canal-ly attendees will receive the new High Line Canal Map, recently published by the High Line Canal Conservancy. This new Guide and Map of the High Line Canal is an indispensable tool for discovering the wonders of the historic High Line Canal. It breaks down the 71-mile linear park into 27 walkable, bike- and equestrian-friendly trails and adventures, along with navigational tips and highlights of the Canal’s history and natural wonders, highlighting access points, landmarks and adjacent trails. Additional copies will be available for purchase or as a gift with High Line Hero membership.

    Contact: Connie Brown, 720-530-5446/connie@highlinecanal.org
    Suzanna Jones, 720-767-2452/suzanna@highlinecanal.org

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