Urban Prairies Project
The Urban Prairies Project (UPP) improves the ecological health of urban and suburban open spaces in the City and County of Broomfield, the City of Westminster and beyond, while providing opportunities to engage community volunteers in habitat conservation for pollinators and other wildlife.
The Urban Prairies Project focuses on collaborative habitat restoration as both a way to improve local natural areas and engage the community. Project partners create restoration plans for local open space sites, then engage local volunteers to assist with weed management, re-vegetation, habitat monitoring and outreach. These results are then used to expand restoration efforts and throughout our region.
The Urban Prairies Project recruits and trains long-term, committed restoration master volunteers who assist with leading restoration work days, collect data about the plants and wildlife at the site and engage the public with information about their local open spaces through presentations or publications. By training and leading other community groups, these stewards extend the impact of habitat restoration to a larger audience. These volunteers are key ambassadors between local open spaces and their communities, offering regular opportunities for residents to participate in restoration, observe wildlife and native plants and experience an active, outdoor lifestyle.
It’s easy to get involved in this innovative and exciting program. For more information about upcoming trainings and projects, click below to contact Amy Yarger, Horticulture Director.Contact Amy