Mission: The Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership (SCRGP) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that, in partnership with the cities of Aurora, Commerce City, and Denver, seeks to preserve, improve, and promote the natural and recreational resources of the Sand Creek Regional Greenway.
Results: In 2012, SCRGP volunteers and students participated in 4529 hours of education and stewardship.
Target demographics: youth, the environment, and community volunteers
Geographic areas served: Denver, Aurora, Commerce City
Programs: Next Generation Partners- We partner with after school groups that work with wow-income, at-risk middle and high school students, and, at no cost to the students or schools, provide the students with a combination of environmental education, community service, and outdoor recreation opportunities.
Neighborhood Partners Environmental Team- Community volunteers meet on the first Saturday of each month to pick-up trash, remove invasive weeds, and perform other necessary trail maintenance.
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The Sand Creek Regional Greenway extends through 3 cities and I am a staff partner for one of those cities. The Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership has been invaluable in getting the trail built as well as installing additional benches, interpretive signage, recycling bins, etc. The programs they run for environmental education are fantastic and are the only way many of the youth in my city interact with nature.