Habitat Restoration Project

 

Our Habitat Restoration project is focused on leveraging small business leadership to enact community-centric habitat restoration in historically marginalized neighborhoods that face gentrification and the threats of climate change. This project will 

  • fundamentally bridge the gap between climate-friendly urban land use practices and community needs through the transformation of landscapes around publicly-accessible spaces,
  • Address broader policies that either hinder or help this work
  • Define best practices that can be used by small businesses and communities beyond the Five Points neighborhood of Denver

Currently Seeking funding and receiving the necessary permits to support community-centric habitat restoration in historically marginalized neighborhoods that now face gentrification and the threats of climate. False Ego and our partners are uniquely positioned to bridge the gap between urban land use practices and community needs through the transformation of landscapes around city-owned streets and walkways, and the development of models that can be replicated elsewhere.

This process would engage community leaders, small businesses, and city representatives to address the bureaucratic barriers to habitat restoration and leverage resources in a gentrifying area in an effort to cede the power of self-resilience back to the affected BIPOC communities.

We are serving as a model for Denver neighborhoods, Restoring pollinator-friendly, water-smart, and climate resilient greenery in communities that have carried the brunt of environmental racism for too long is critical to ensuring that the future of Denver’s urban infrastructure is one that is equitable, healing, innovative, and transformative. (Denver Post Article Nov. 2022)