BioBlitz Program To Help Study, Restore South Platte River

Plants and wildlife along the South Platte River are getting an annual check up this week.

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- Plants and wildlife along the South Platte River are getting an annual checkup next week. It's part of a program through Colorado State University called BioBlitz. CSU has been cleaning up the area for the last three years. They've been trying to create a baseline for the natural environment around a future campus at CSU Spur, which is being built along the Platte River. Researchers say it's important to get everyone involved.

GREG NEWMAN: People can take ownership of their urban biodiversity and improve it. And that's agency for people, and people are really thirsty for being able to make, enact change, have a cleaner environment.

- At last year's BioBlitz, they documented thousands of insects, over 100 different plants, 5 types of mammals, and 19 species of birds. This year researchers will meet at Globeville Landing Park on Thursday and Friday.