Flexible Volunteering: Ecosystem Restoration @ High Line Canal in Aurora #3

No registration required! Help a riparian corridor thrive on this Tuesday project.
Type of Work:
Invasive Species Management
Dates:
September 10, 2019
Times:
5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Physical Difficulty:
Easy
Minimum Age:
8
Region:
Greater Denver Area
State:
Colorado
City:
Aurora
County:
Arapahoe
Camping:
No
Groups Allowed:
Yes
Payment Required:
No
See below description details for participation information.

Description

No registration required! Click here for important details and click here to add to your calendar.

Where You'll Be:
The 71-mile High Line Canal is one of the longest and most spectacular linear parks in the nation. The trail that runs along the historic irrigation ditch connects more than 500,000 community members to nature while weaving though countless landscapes along the way. On its northeastern end in Aurora, the Canal surrounds DeLaney Farm Historic District - a 158-acre historic site and community farm situated on one of metro-Denver's most scenic and rare pastoral areas.

*Please note there are no bathrooms on site. Parking is available at 16300 E Centretech Pkwy, Aurora, CO 80011 (the Centre Hills Disc Golf Course).

Directions from Denver:
Take 14th Ave East to Yosemite
Turn right onto Yosemite
After 0.4 miles, turn left onto 11th Ave
In 0.5 miles, take a slight right onto Dayton St.
In 0.4 miles, turn left onto E 6th Ave
In 3.6 miles turn right onto @ Centretech Pkwy (start looking for VOC directional signs!)
Turn left in 0.8 miles
The large parking lot will be on your right

What You'll Do:
Looking for an easy way to get outside and give back to your community? Look no further! Through our partnership with the High Line Canal Conservancy, volunteers ages 8+ are invited to spend a Tuesday evening removing invasive weeds from the area around the High Line Canal in Aurora. Water and light snacks will be provided and no registration is required, making this the perfect, fuss-free way to volunteer close-to-home.

Why It Matters:
Noxious weeds are more than just plants that are out of place. They are non-native and considered invasive as they have the ability to crowed out native vegetation, crops, and other desirable vegetation. They can also pose a risk to public health and safety by thorns, pollen and toxicity. Your efforts will go a long way in keeping this riparian corridor healthy for years to come!

Need-to-Know Details:

  • Minors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older on single-day projects.
  • VOC will provide all equipment including tools and work gloves.
  • Cancellation: Our partners rely on VOC volunteers to accomplish critical stewardship needs, and our projects often have wait lists. If you need to cancel, please contact Emily Schaefer at 303-715-1010 ext. 116 as soon as possible so we can free your spot for another volunteer and have a full workforce.

About Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC)
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) is the state's oldest, largest, and leading outdoor stewardship nonprofit organization. Founded in 1984 to motivate and enable people to become active stewards of Colorado's natural resources, VOC has engaged nearly 120,000 people in more than 1,000 volunteer projects for a donated labor value of $24 million. Through award-winning youth and volunteer programs, leadership training, capacity-building programs, and collaborative efforts with nonprofits and land management agencies, VOC is an invaluable resource in Colorado, especially as our outdoor stewardship needs are approaching near-crisis levels. For more information, visit www.voc.org or call 303-715-1010.

About the High Line Canal Conservancy
The High Line Canal Conservancy is a tax-exempt nonprofit that was formed in 2014 by a passionate coalition of private citizens to provide leadership and harness the region's commitment to protecting the future of the High Line Canal. Visit highlinecanal.org.