Leave No Trace Spotlight: Wheat Ridge Greenbelt

Leave No Trace’s new Spotlight program is a multi-day event to bring attention to community conservation, spread education, and to build momentum and inspire involvement for the future.

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Team will be at the Wheat Ridge Greenbelt Spotlight June 15-17, collaborating with hosts and partners on a variety of programs including stewardship projects, workshops, and community outreach.

Opportunities to Get Involved:

Thursday, June 15

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Meet the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Team and learn from them at Anderson Park Trailhead, 44th & Field Street
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Social hour at New Image Brewing. Enjoy a brew, play trivia, earn prizes and learn more about Leave No Trace. 9505 W 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Friday, June 16

9:00 am – 11:30 am: Come to Prospect Park Pavilion for a fun pickleball tournament. Meet the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Team and learn all about Leave No Trace. W 44th Avenue and Robb Street.

Saturday, June 17: 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for a wildflower planting stewardship event to make a difference in our community and further Wheat Ridge’s dedication to pollinators. Wildflowers and native plants are extremely valuable habitat – providing floral resources, nesting sites and a protected environment for hundreds of species of bees, moths, butterflies, and other insects. Many birds, bats, small mammals, and some amphibians also thrive on the food and shelter that these ecosystems provide. The Volunteer Work Entails: Digging, raking, planting, shoveling and watering. Please bring closed toe shoes, hydration and snacks.

Location: Prospect Park Pavilion, W 44th Avenue and Robb Street

Event Timeline:

  • 8-8:30am – Check in
  • 8:30-8:45am – Leave No Trace introduction and welcome from Mayor Starker
  • 8:45-10:30am – Plant!
  • Cool down after with a free snow cone and connect with the Leave No Trace and City of Wheat Ridge teams.

Sign up to volunteer here:

Check out these remarks from Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker in support of the Spotlight program and Leave No Trace!

Thank you to our event partners!

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