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Bowdoin's Eco-Service Day Spreads to Denver

Members of the Bowdoin Club of Denver from left to right: Bruce Kennedy '80; Kevin Thorn '78; Lisa Guthery '07; Craig Hansen '02; Jeff Cunningham, Parent '08;  Madeline Dean (child of '88);  Greg Baldwin '83; Roger Burleigh '06;  Frank Dean '88;  Jackson Dean (child of '88); Megan Seibel (Spouse of '88); Chris Story, Site Manager and of Bluff Lake Nature Center.

Story posted May 19, 2010

The Bowdoin Club of Denver's First Annual Eco-Service Day project was a great success!  Taking the idea from the annual Eco-Service Day that occurs each April at Bowdoin College,  14 alumni, parents, children, spouses and friends enjoyed a beautiful day at the Bluff Lake Nature Center in Denver.  The group moved and planted more than ten large, native trees at this unique, urban wildlife refuge.  They planted native cottonwood trees and willows in order to displace invasive species, like Russian olive and Tamarisk, and provide critical riparian habitat for wildlife along Sand Creek.  "Bluff Lake staff greatly appreciated our efforts and reiterated that the group far exceeded their expectations; we surpassed groups of 30 in terms of efficiency and quantity of trees moved and planted.  That is the ‘Bowdoin Way'," said club organizer Craig Hansen.  

This was a "no waste" event!  Registrants were encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottles and mugs.   Except for the litter and trash recovered from the creek bed, the group "left no trace or waste."  Several alums also carpooled or rode their bikes to the project site.

The Bowdoin Club of Denver represents over 300 alumni, family and friends in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region.  If you are in the Denver area and would like to join this group please contact Craig Hansen: chansen@alumni.bowdoin.edu

Pictured above:
Members of the Bowdoin Club of Denver from left to right: Bruce Kennedy '80; Kevin Thorn '78; Lisa Guthery '07; Craig Hansen '02; Jeff Cunningham, Parent '08; Madeline Dean (child of '88); Greg Baldwin '83; Roger Burleigh '06; Frank Dean '88; Jackson Dean (child of '88); Megan Seibel (Spouse of '88); Chris Story, Site Manager and of Bluff Lake Nature Center.

"Bluff Lake staff greatly appreciated our efforts and reiterated that the group far exceeded their expectations."
— Club Organizer, Craig Hansen