South Platte River: From Denver's Cesspool to Park--We've Come A Long Way! - ANNUAL MEETING

  • Tuesday, May 15, 2012
  • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Brown Palace 321 17th St - Log in for member pricing

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Read an article in this week's Westword about the South Platte and Jeff Shoemaker: After ignoring the South Platte River for decades, Denver is once again panning for gold

Anyone in Denver in June of 1965 will vividly recall Mother Nature's version of "urban renewal" a la the South Platte River's flooding. Join City Club of Denver for this outstanding presentation from Jeff Shoemaker, a recently recognized White House Champion of Change. Learn about what has happened along the South Platte to date--and what is envisioned for the future.

About Jeff Shoemaker
Since 1982, Jeff Shoemaker has been the Executive Director of The Greenway Foundation – the non-profit organization that initiated the reclamation of the Denver’s South Platte River and its tributaries.  Since it’s founding in 1974, The Greenway Foundation has collaborated with countless public and private partners to create over $100 Million of environmental and recreational enhancements to these urban waterways which has in turn, created over $10 Billion of economic benefits to the surrounding area.

About Gordon Robertson

Gordon Robertson is the Director of Park Planning, Design, and Construction, City and County of Denver. He will be co-presenting the presentation on the South Platte River Vision Implementation Plan, a multi-year vision to continue to transform the South Platte River corridor throughout Denver into a multi-use, park like amenity for all the citizens of metro Denver.

On the Menu
Soup du Jour en Croute
Rocky Mountain Trout with Almond Cream

Vegetarian Cobb Salad

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