Urban Waterway Trash Removal

Photo Credit: Tom Rice Photography
TWC is serving as a lead voice for The Greenway Foundation on the issue of urban waterway trash.

Round 2 of the Clean River Design Challenge has started!  View more here

About the competition:
Despite the significant evolution in the health of the South Platte, the reality of trash and other forms of pollution continue to be an ongoing challenge to the River. In response to this reality, The Greenway Foundation (TGF)created the Clean River Design Challenge to engage higher education students in developing designs for urban waterway trash removal devices. Now in its second year, the competition has expanded to include Metro State University, University of Colorado at Denver, and the Colorado School of Mines. Other project partners include Denver Environmental Health, Urban Drainage and Flood Control District, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Water, and representatives of Denver’s professional engineering sector.


The Water Connection is coordinating and leading this competition. Learn more here.

  • In addition to raising awareness of the issue, we are also coordinating with the City and County of Denver for the acquisition and installation of innovative and effective devices for the prevention and removal of storm water trash and other waterway contaminants.

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