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Naturally Sheridan: Learning & Volunteer Days
October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Get ready for an eco-event like no other: “Naturally Sheridan” is here to sweep you into the world of environmental justice! Brought to you by Groundwork Denver and Sheridan Inspire Coalition, this 3-part event promises a day of community, learning, and hands-on action that will leave you feeling empowered and connected to our beautiful planet.
Whether you’re a Sheridan resident, a seasoned environmentalist, and/or someone looking to get involved, this event is meant for you!
- Hop in our van and hear from our Sheridan-based team members about the local environmental justice issues in Sheridan that reflect the broader issues in metro Denver. It’s more than just facts and figures – it’s a chance to understand the real-world challenges our community is contending with and how we can make a all difference, one raindrop at a time.
- Speaking of raindrops, get ready to roll up your sleeves and dive into the art of rain barrel installation! Learn the ropes from our resident water expert Jess Swindon, and soon you’ll be a rain-saving pro, ready to capture those precious raindrops and give your garden an extra drink from the skies. Not only will you save water and money, but you’ll also be contributing to a healthier ecosystem.
- We’re not just talking the talk – we’re walking the walk (or in this case, creeking the creek?). Join us for a team effort to clean up Lower Bear Creek in reciprocity with Mother Nature. Gloves on, trash bags ready, and smiles all around, we’ll leave the creek sparkling like the gem it truly is. Adios, litter and invasive species!
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s come together, learn, laugh, and leave our mark in the most positive way we can. Join us at “Naturally Sheridan” and be a part of something big.
Please let us know about any accessibility needs we can support by contacting Savanna (English) or Alex (Spanish).
- Savanna: Savanna@GroundworkColorado.org or 720-470-1831
- Alex: Alex@GroundworkColorado.org
- Recommended for ages 10+
- Open to the public! Our environments are all connected, so whether you’re a Sheridan resident or from another part of town, you’re welcome to join in.
- You can come for all or just part of the event. Make sure to look at the schedule above to determine your timing.
- All participants must have a completed 2023 Volunteer Liability waiver through Groundwork Denver. (Minors must be accompanied by an adult and have a waiver signed by a legal guardian.) Available on the registration page or at the event.
- Space is limited – make sure to reserve your spot by registering.
- Questions? Contact Savanna Hanson from Groundwork Denver at Savanna@GroundworkColorado.org or 720-470-1831.
What to Expect
Free and ample street parking is available around Wildcat Park. We will have light snacks and water available for you. If you have a reusable water bottle, please bring it. We will provide all the tools and materials needed for the event. Restrooms are available at the nearby McDonald’s.
For the Environmental Justice Tour:
- We will seat you with the tour group in our large passenger van, which has heating and air conditioning.
- We will share about the awesomeness of the Sheridan community while addressing environmental injustices.
For the Rain Barrel Demonstration:
- We will gather the group outdoors at Wildcat Park. Some seating will be available. Feel free to bring a chair of your own.
- Dress for the weather, and consider bringing a hat and sunglasses.
- If you are interested in receiving a barrel through Groundwork Denver at no cost, there is a place to let us know that on the registration form.
- There are paved paths throughout the park.
For the Creek Clean-Up:
- Prepare to get dirty — you will!
- Wear secure, closed-toe shoes that can get dirty and aren’t slippery
- Wear clothes that are durable or can get damaged. Long sleeves and pants are best, as you will come into contact with plants that may be pokey or mildly irritating.
- The trail is paved, and much of the work can be completed without leaving the trail if you are unable.
- This activity will involve crouching to pull invasive plants or clip them with tools. We will also have trash pickers if you need to stay more upright and want to clear up litter.