Every program we have is important but Outreach encapsulates the old saying “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
Acre by acre the Greenway is thriving due to school groups, volunteer groups, local companies, etc…working on projects with us. We have 100s of people in the Greenway each year helping cut buckthorn (an invasive species), picking up trash, planting natives, and much more. Our effect on the health of the Greenway directly correlates to the helping hands we have.
We also hold a variety of events each year to help fund the projects we do: trail maintenance (buying tools, fixing boardwalks and trails), restoration (prescribed burns, buying seed), preservation (buying land, maintaining land) just to name a few. We hold an annual banquet in the spring for all our passionate members, a run in the fall, and various events throughout the year.
Because we care about nature and our community, we also offer eight free hikes a year that focus on nature, health, and educating attendees.
We are always looking for interested community members to assist with field trips, invasive species cutting days, planning events, and being involved in coming up with more great community involvement ideas!