GCD Celebrates Earth Day with Trash Cleanup on High Line Canal

Volunteers from Garden Club of Denver partnered with the High Line Canal Conservancy to pick up 62 pounds of trash along a stretch of the canal in northeast Denver. In conjunction with Earth Day, GCD volunteers committed to making an impact on our environment and making a popular stretch of the canal more enjoyable for walkers, joggers and cyclists.

The High Line Canal Conservancy is a tax-exempt nonprofit formed in 2014 by a passionate coalition to provide leadership and harness the region’s commitment to enhancing and permanently protecting the High Line Canal. With support from each jurisdiction and in partnership with Denver Water, the Conservancy is leading a collaborative and region-wide effort to ensure that the Canal is protected and enhanced for future generations.

The mission of the Conservancy is to preserve, protect and enhance the 71-mile High Line Canal, in partnership with the public.

GCD volunteers, along with Lindsay Moery from Highline Canal Conservancy, with their trash along the High Line Canal. Photo courtesy of Alice Hughes