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    Greenway News – click the image above for the our news page & blog to stay up-to-date with everything happening along your river!

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    Riverside Events – click the image above to read about the many fun and family-friendly events hosted by The Greenway Foundation along the South Platte River and its tributaries.

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    South Platte Master Plan (RVIP) – click the image above to see the River Vision Implementation Plan (RVIP) for an exciting glimpse of the future of the South Platte River.

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    SPREE (South Platte River Environmental Education) – click the image above to learn more about SPREE & our many educational programs such as school excursions, weekend events, summer camps and birthday parties.

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    Donate – your donation will protect our “greatest natural resource” by helping to repair and improve the South Platte River, its trails and tributaries; to continue the free riverside concerts and events; and to provide environmental education to our children.

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    River & Trail Info – click the image above to learn about the history of Denver’s trail system, see a map of Denver’s parks, and find more information about Denver’s parks and urban waterways.

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    PURE (Protect our Urban Environment) – Click the image above to learn more about the issue of trash in Denver’s urban waterways and how you can be a part of the solution.

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    Volunteer – click the image above to learn about current volunteer opportunities & see photos from past volunteer events.

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    Join our Email List – sign up for the Greenway mailing list to receive the monthly Chomper’s Chatter e-Newsletter in your inbox, with Greenway news, river & park information, and our annual report.

 

History

Since 1974, The Greenway Foundation has led efforts to reclaim the South Platte River and its tributaries from a virtual cesspool to a place of environmental and recreational pride. This work continues today, advancing the South Platte River and the surrounding tributaries as a unique environmental, recreational, cultural, scientific and historical amenity that uniquely links our City’s past and its future. For more information on the Greenway Foundation's history, visit our Success Stories page.

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Enhancements

The Greenway Foundation has constructed over 100 miles of hiking and biking trails, created over 20 parks and natural areas, designed and built numerous whitewater boat chutes, and worked to vastly improve the health of the South Platte River Watershed and its habitats. In doing so the Greenway Foundation has helped create over $100 million of green improvement to the South Platte River and its tributaries, facilitating over 10 billion in residential and commercial development throughout the Denver Metro area.

For more information on The Greenway Foundation's current enhancement projects:

Engagements

The Greenway Foundation has provided environmental education to over 60,000 schoolchildren, provided free riverside concerts and cultural events to thousands of Denver residents and visitors, employed more than 100 teenagers in our youth employment programs.

For more information on The Greenway Foundation's current engagement programs:



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rsz_gnwy_logo.jpg The Greenway Foundation is a Denver-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which since 1974 has led efforts to reclaim the South Platte River and its tributaries from a virtual cesspool to a place of environmental and recreational pride.

Mission Statement:

The Mission of the Greenway Foundation is to advance the South Platte River and the surrounding tributaries as a unique environmental, recreational, cultural, scientific and historical amenity that uniquely links our City’s past and its future.

This mission will be accomplished by creating ongoing environmental and riparian enhancements; holding property, when needed, in conservation easements; utilizing the River as an outdoor and historical learning resource, hosting free cultural events promoting the relationship between the River and music, art and theatre, providing youth employment opportunities, and by promoting good stewardship through hands-on educational programs.