Families are welcome at Blue Valley Park to learn about macroinvertebrates, fish, art, and how to keep their community clean. This event will reimagine what it means to be a part of nature and all the creatures that make it beautiful.
Blue Valley Park has a long history with its community. Established in 1945, these 238.5 acres sit alongside the Blue River. It has a small lake, historic Santa Fe trails, rolling woods, and traditional amenities like Frisbee golf and ball fields added over the years through community efforts. Two elementary schools and two high schools are working with partners to improve management of their campuses, which include more than 30 acres of urban forest.
As part of the effort to increase community involvement in Blue Valley Park, Heartland Conservation Alliance and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are teaming up to host an event to highlight the wildlife and the ways everyone can work together to make the park beautiful and keep the Blue River healthy. This event was inspired by the Renew the Blue Campaign in an effort to restore, protect and engage with the Blue River.
Participants will be asked to reimagine their role in nature through the many ways water comes into their lives. Activities will include analyzing macroinvertebrates and fish, painting and art, and learning how to keep their the Blue River clean and safe.
The activities will be spaced out appropriately to provide COVID-safe distancing, and masks and hand sanitizer will be provided to those who need them.