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Your donation makes a difference for the future of our planet and our kids!

For each donation we get, SPREE is able to bring more students outside, having fun & learning by the South Platte River.

Please join us in our ongoing mission to bring more Denver youth to the South Platte River by supporting givingSPREE this April. By becoming a SPREE donor, you are helping thousands of students, families, and community members develop a connection with nature, help increase the accessibility of the outdoors to all, and foster generations of future environmental stewards.

For over 40 years, The Greenway Foundation (TGF) has been Denver’s premier non-profit responsible for planning, funding, and constructing environmental and recreational enhancements along the South Platte River and its tributaries. Through its South Platte River Environmental Education (SPREE) program, the Greenway Foundation has introduced tens of thousands of children to the South Platte River SPREE aims to develop a positive relationship between the South Platte River and Denver area youth through school field trips, day camps, weekend events, high school internships, summer employment, and free stewardship or family events.

SPREE connects with students throughout the Denver area who may otherwise not have access to the outdoors due to socioeconomic barriers. Since its inception, SPREE has committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion as an essential component of its work and continues to focus on creating safe, accessible, and welcoming spaces for all Denver youth through each of its programs. We believe that the River is for everyone, and you can help us make that possible!

  • SPREE hosts field trip programs, runs 10 weeks of summer camp, and hosts free family-friendly weekend events. These programs get thousands of local elementary-aged children learning outside every year.
  • At SPREE, students receive need-based scholarships to attend a field trip because we want to make sure cost is never a barrier to our hands-on learning. Our students come from a variety of backgrounds, and at 43% of SPREE schools, over 90% are students of color and over 85% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch.
  • SPREE's River Ranger program introduces first-generation high school students to outdoor experiences and environmental education through leadership opportunities and career development with hands on camp and field trip experiences.

Thank you for your support. It makes all the different to our students, the river, and to us.