Friday, September 7, 2012

S Platte River "A CALL TO DUTY" Gold Prospectors Unite

If you are a gold prospector here along the front range of Colorado, you already know just how much trash and debris there is to be found in and along the S Platte River through the city of Denver. The Greenway Foundation has been working longer than anyone to clean and restore the S Platte River, over 20 years in fact!

Please join us and give back to the river that has given gold prospectors so much, so that future generations can enjoy the thrill of discovery in a healthy river!

CH2M HILL Fall RiverSweep 2012
Registration NOW OPEN! Click Here
The Annual Fall CH2M HILL RiverSweep is scheduled for Saturday, September 29th, 8 a.m. to noon. We are excited to announce our new Title Sponsor for both the Spring and Fall RiverSweep, CH2M Hill! The CH2M HILL Fall RiverSweep will once again be a part of National Public Lands Day and the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Clean Up. This will be the 20th consecutive year that Denver Parks and Recreation Volunteer Department and the Greenway Foundation have jointly collaborated in a 10-mile multi-jurisdictional cleanup. We would also like to thank our Partner Sponsors for their generous support. They include Zeppelin Developement/TAXI in RiNo, Garney Construction, REI Foundation, and Riverfront Park Community Foundation. We are very pleased to the have our returning sponsors Denver Parks and Recreation Department, City and County of Denver, SCFD, Riverfront Park Community Foundation, REI Flagship Store, Barefoot Wine and Bubbly, RTD Denver, Coca Cola and vitaminwater along with the support from the Greenway Preservation Trust. The event is open to individuals, companies, schools, clubs and neighborhood groups. Participants include members of Trout Unlimited, Denver Parks Recreation Department Volunteer Office, Urban Drainage Flood Control District, Coca Cola, Honest Tea, KIND Bar, Starbucks, Odwalla Juice, Whole Foods, Ocean Conservancy, Downtown Aquarium, and several others.
The Greenway Foundation hosts this event and is responsible for coordinating sponsorships, lunch, publicity and trash pickup. Urban Drainage and Flood Control District donates trash pickup and dumpsters, Liberty Waste Management donates portalets and hand washing stations, REI and Denver Parks and Recreation Volunteer office handles onsite volunteer signups, Downtown Aquarium provides parking for the volunteers, RTD Denver provides shuttle transportation for the volunteers, and local restaurants donate food for the volunteer luncheon following the event.

The purpose of the Greenway PURE Trash Reduction Campaign is to determine what types of trash are making it into the South Platte River in Denver and to use that information to create an education and outreach campaign intended to reduce the most common types of trash.

Starting at 8:00 on Saturday, September 29, 2012, PURE volunteers will be collecting trash from the banks of the River and creating an inventory of what’s there. Surveys will be conducted at Commons and Cuernavaca Parks, Johnson-Habitat Park, near Aqua Golf Pond, and at Riverpoint Plaza in Sheridan.
Groups supporting the PURE Trash Inventory include:
Confluence Kayaks
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8
Denver Department of Environmental Health
Denver Department of Parks and Recreation
Metro Wastewater Reclamation District
Urban Drainage and Flood Control District
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Coca Cola
Please download and bring with you the morning of the event the CH2M HILL Fall RiverSweep liability form, please click here.
For additional information or for Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact Cindy Shoemaker at 303-358-6696 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 303-358-6696 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or

For more information on gold prospecting in the S Platte River, contact

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