Volunteer Event

April 22nd, 2021
Grand Junction, CO
8 am - 10 am | River Park at Las Colonias - Grand Junction, CO
 
Join RiversEdge West at the River Park at Las Colonias on April 22nd from 8 am - 10 am for a socially distanced volunteer event to pull weeds, remove tamarisk, and pick up trash!
 
Loppers, hand saws, and work gloves will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own tools as well (no chainsaws). All ages are welcome.
 
This event is limited to the first 15 participants. Registration is required.
 
 
About the River Park:
 
The City of Grand Junction is built around the Colorado and Gunnison Rivers, which are central to the city's economy, identity, and recreational opportunities. As the city continues to transition the riverfront from an industrial hub to a community-based landscape, parks, restored areas, and restaurants have become more common; inviting people to interact with the rivers. The most recent addition to the riverfront in Grand Junction is the River Park at Las Colonias Park, which serves as a "lazy-river" for the community. The park has been received extremely well, and it is constantly being used. However, noxious weeds and invasive tamarisk are encroaching on the park, which reduces the ecological integrity of the area for native plants, birds, and fish; and hinders the visibility and access to the river in some areas.
 
Given the high traffic, RiversEdge West is partnering with the City of Grand Junction and volunteers to actively improve this riverside area.  We hope that citizens and volunteers will gain a sense of stewardship and responsibility for the river and learn new skills!
 

RiversEdge West's

mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.

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