Earth Day Willow Conservation Project

Come celebrate Earth Day by helping to restore disturbed areas along Sellars Gulch in Downtown Castle Rock. We will be harvesting willow branches from healthy riparian (streamside) habitat at Memmen Ridge Open Space then replanting them at Festival Park to create new willow habitat for improved stream and wildlife habitat.

Perfect activity for Scout groups working on their conservation badges! Learn about riparian habitat and how to help improve and restore riparian habitat.

Event details

Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m. – noon
Rain Date is Saturday, April 21
celebrate Earth Day
Signed participation waivers required. Participants should bring pruning clippers, work gloves and hammers. RSVP is required for all groups at

Event Schedule

9 a.m. Meet at Memmen Ridge Open Space, 150 Oman Road
9:15-9:30 a.m. Educational presentation
9:30-10:30 a.m. Harvest willows
10:30-11 a.m. Transport to Sellars Gulch planting site at Festival Park, 300 Second Street
11 a.m.-noon Plant willows

Questions? Please contact Marcy Jones at 303-814-7456 or