Your Actions Make a Difference
Taking care of the watershed that takes care of us is not only rewarding, it’s necessary to our future. There are so many ways to be good stewards. Whether you donate money, volunteer time, share your knowledge, or all of the above—the good news is that every effort counts.
Together our actions add up to something incredible. The results are easy to see. And enjoy!
Our Ongoing Stewardship Projects
The Greenway Foundation hosts an annual, year-long competition for Colorado university students designed to address pollution in the South Platte River. This real-world competition has led to real change for our waterways.
Nautilus is an exciting project for Colorado’s waterways that was pioneered at Greenway’s Clean Water Challenge. By passively collecting trash, it has the potential to make a substantial difference in water quality and riparian environment. TGF is working with an engineer team to create the next iteration of Nautilus. It will be installed in the Cherry Creek between Blake Street and Market Street.
Storm drains quickly and efficiently move water away from sidewalks and streets and to our waterways. Unfortunately, any trash or debris on the ground can get washed down a storm drain and end up in our rivers and creeks. The Greenway Foundation supports solutions to help solve this problem.
Stewardship Brings Everyone to the River
Denver Department of Public Health & Environmen is a proud sponsor of the Clean Water Challenge. It has proven to be a great learning experience for both professionals working in water quality and students interested in the field. The challenge exposes students to real-world problems that water quality professionals deal with on a regular basis. Participants come with fresh perspectives leading to interesting, and sometimes unexpected, but practical solutions to challenging water quality problems.