Join RiversEdge West at the River Park at Las Colonias on Saturday, September 9th from 8 am - 10 am for a volunteer event to plant native plants! We may also assist with other duties including weeding and trash pick-up.
Light snacks and coffee will be provided. Work will all be outside, so please bring water, proper work attire (we recommend pants, close-toed shoes, and long sleeves), and sun protection. Specialized tools and work gloves will be provided, but you may also bring your own (no chainsaws).
All ages are welcome. This event is limited to the first 20 participants. Registration is required.
If you would like additional information, please email Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!