Project photo courtesy of Bluff Lake Nature Center
Where You'll Be:
Located in the Stapleton area of Denver, the Bluff Lake Nature Center is a 123-acre wildlife refuge that allows people of all ages the chance to connect with nature without leaving the city. As the city's largest open space, Bluff Lake Nature Center engages thousands of school groups in environmental education and is home to beavers, bats, turtles, and hundreds of other bird, mammal, insect, and plant species.
What You'll Do:
Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day on this project designed exclusively for families with children ages 6-12! After a light breakfast provided by our volunteer Crew Chefs, you and your family will help remove invasive weeds and restore the area with native seeds. Kids will also get to enjoy exploring the nearby creek with naturalists from Bluff Lake Nature Center and learn about what it means to be a good steward of the environment. This project is a fantastic way to introduce your child to the joys of nature and volunteering, while also enjoying new experiences as a family. A light lunch will also be provided at the end of the morning.
Why It Matters:
Bluff Lake Nature Center is a true refuge for wildlife and native plant species in the middle of the city. By helping to remove invasive plants known for crowding out native ones, you will help create a healthier habitat for the unique species that call Colorado home. In addition, by connecting the children in your life to nature, you'll help foster the next generation of outdoor caretakers - and make new family memories along the way.
- Minors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older on single-day projects.
- 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.