Public Outreach & Educational Activities

Complementing parks and open space activities, area residents are offered opportunities to participate in activities to help protect and enhance the open space channels. An example of this is an open space or wetlands planting day. If you or your group is interested in a volunteer project, please call 303-791-0430.

A group of youth help plant native shrubs in the open space channels along Big Dry Creek.

The Metro District’s Public Works staff is also developing initiatives aimed at educating the public about stormwater management, pollution prevention and flood control. The educational materials will focus on the role the public can play in protecting our open space from pollutants. Look for our educational ads that are currently published monthly in the Douglas County News-Press. For more information, please contact Forrest Dykstra at 303-791-0430, ext. 4925, or at fdykstra@highlandsranch.org.

The Metro District’s Public Works staff is also part of the Douglas County Stormwater Co-op, which has been renamed CLEAR (Cooperative for Local Environmental Awareness and Responsibility). This group includes members from various agencies and municipalities in Douglas County. The group meets bi-monthly (first Tuesday of even months) at the Lone Tree Civic Center. The meetings begin at 10 a.m. and are open to the public for comments. For more information, please contact Forrest Dykstra at 303-791-0430.

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