This summer was truely amazing!! Camping and seeing all the animals was great. I have never really been outdoor camping before so it was a different experience. The campfires and the stars were beautiful and meeting so many great people and business people was a blessing. The arsinal was my favorite. the thickets will give you tough skin for sure and challenge you. i hope to continue working at the arsinal and I hope next summer i can have the same experience and meet more awesome people.
This summer I have experienced several unforgettable events. One of these events was displayed in this mini film. That event was visiting The Great Sand Dunes for the first time. While we were in the Sand Dunes we did work like pull invasive weeds and go on a short hike. Pulling the invasive weeds was nothing new and the hike introduced me to a secret sand dune. My favorite part about the sand dune trip was when some people from my team, some people from the AmeriCorps team and myself hiked up to a sand dune and watched the sun set. It was fun, relaxing and extremely remarkable!
Another unforgettable event was pulling out tundra at the Rocky Mountain National Park. The Green Team worked alongside the AmeriCorps team to pull out already planted tundra and relocate it. Our work site had to be one of the most beautiful places ever! (Even though the drive there was kind of scary) Plus, I got to learn a lot about the mountains around me (like the one that was made out of lava ash.)
In conclusion, this summer has brought me more than a steady paycheck. It’s brought memories that I will never ever forget. I am honored to be apart of the Green Team and I’m anxious to embark on the many adventures that lie ahead.
The Goal of our Rocky Mountain Green Team is to come together as a team with one common goal: To better the community through service and to help create a safe and sustainable environment for humans and animals.
The last few weeks we have been doing weed removal. We were asked to remove various species of invasive plants and trees throughout the Arsenal. The plants and trees we have removed are hazardous to animals and they essentially overpopulate all of the native plants. Before the natives become overpopulated we eliminate them, so eventually the Arsenal will be completely habitable.
The goals we have are never ending efforts. Yet, we are motivated and passionate about our job and roles as humans on earth. As a team we have been able to put our foot steps on partially paved paths; we have begun the restoration of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Refuge that was started in the 70’s. 30 years ago the Rocky Mountain Arsenal was one of the most polluted locations on earth, and within the next couple of years the Arsenal will be ready for all animals to roam. The opportunity to be a part of this project has been amazing and the team and I are excited to begin our work with Groundwork, the Rocky Mountain Park, and the Rocky Mountain Arsenal.
Untill Next Week,
Hello everyone! I come to share with you some awesome things that i have been doing with the GWD Green team. It has been a great weekends working with Green team, i have meet new people, learn how to communication with different people and also working together as a team. The best thing that i love is we get to help out our own communities and environment. How great is that. Right now our project is working on Rocky Mountain Arsenal each is a great thing righ now. we are working on removing weeds that are bad to our wildlife animals and i love it. i know it’s hot and it’s hard but when we go there i’m telling you it’s nothing, you will get in shape so quick because you are working with your team and you have what you need. It is not like you are by yourself. I am so happy for what we doing right now!
On the whole, i love Groundwork Dnver! love my team!
Hello there! Myriah here, just came to share some awesome things that i looove, so far, about the Green Team!
We are going on our fourth week of service now, and so far so great!! For me, one of the most exciting parts is all of the cool, new people I have met and gotten to know. My team members are the best! After talking just a few short weeks with most of them, I realized that we not only have our amazing habitat restoration talents in common, but our lives can all relate in some way. This really helps when it comes to working as a team & trusting one another. I can rely on my team to keep my spirits up & push me along; as can they, with me!! I’ll admit, sometimes our mouths work harder than our tools, but we quickly fix that & get back to work, haha! I can’t wait to see what other challenges we face in these next few weeks!! GO TEAM!
Another thing (the cooooolest thing), is the fact that we get to help out our communities & environment. The Rocky Mountain Arsenal is our project site right now & we are working on removing invasive weeds that could be harmful to the grazing wildlife. Although it can get ridiculously hot, and the mosquitoes, fire ants & thickets hate on us, it doesn’t stop us! We get in there, work hard and get the job done. At the end of the day, its such a rewarding feeling knowing that we are making a difference & helping out! After the Arsenal, its the Sand Dunes and then Rocky Mountain National Park. No sweat! We are totally ready!
Overall, I love whats happening so far! I love Groundwork Denver! Most of all, I love my team! We can only improve and grow, from here!