River Restoration

May 12, 2014--Restoring the Rio Grande River: Needed, but no easy task (Fence Post)

Taking on a river project such as the Rio Grande is challenging and capital-consuming. However, these projects are vitally important to hundreds of different stakeholders in the San Luis Valley. The Rio Grand Headwaters Restoration Project was formed to implement the 2001 study that was performed to improve the river.

February 11, 2014--Eighteen conservation groups give Gov. Hickenlooper input on state water plan (Earth Justice)

Today, eighteen Colorado conservation and citizen groups sent a letter to Governor John Hickenlooper with recommendations for the Colorado Water Plan.

June 20, 2012--$29.5M in lottery funds going to CO river projects (Summit Daily)

Nearly $30 million in Colorado Lottery revenue will be spent on eight projects along Colorado rivers and creeks. Gov. John Hickenlooper and Great Outdoors Colorado announced the grants on Tuesday in Denver. Five are being made to projects along the Front Range.

November 30, 2011--Water for the river (Telluride News)

The San Miguel River winds surreptitiously around the edge of town before dropping some 3,000 feet on its way to the desert. For the most part, the river is unhindered by man’s works. For anglers and recreational boaters that means a trove of enjoyable stretches.

November 27, 2011--District protects Mancos watershed (Durango Herald)

Water is obviously the first thing that comes to mind when people think of the Mancos River: how that water gets to everyone, how it’s used, who uses it and keeping the river flowing correctly. There are many organizations in Mancos that have a direct influence on the river, the watershed that surrounds it and the condition and health of the river itself.

Sunnyside Offers $6.5M for Mine Cleanup

According to a Durango Herald article, the largest gold producer ever in Silverton, Sunnyside Gold Corporation, has offered $6.5 million toward cleaning up toxic waste leaking from one of its mines.

October 6, 2011--Gold miner offers $6.5M for cleanup (Durango Herald)

The largest gold producer ever in Silverton has offered $6.5 million toward cleaning up toxic waste leaking from one of its shuttered mines. A letter from the Sunnyside Gold Corp. was received Tuesday by the stakeholders group that has been working on cleanup since 1994.

November 3, 2010--New whitewater features planned for river (Pagosa Springs SUN)

The Greek philosopher Zeno said, “It is not possible to step into the same river twice.” That is certainly true in Pagosa Springs as rafters and tubers will definitely have two more whitewater features to thrill them next spring and summer. Furthermore, if Army Corps of Engineers (ACoE) permitting goes seamlessly, along with other variables, river enthusiasts could have as many

June 22, 2010--Western Slope man receives national river-conservation award (Summit Daily)

Jeff Crane, executive director of the Colorado Watershed Assembly, was named a “National River Hero” at the recent National River Rally, hosted by the River Network. River Network, along with Tom's of Maine, presented the River Heroes Awards, which celebrate rivers and those who protect them. The National River Heroes are nominated and selected by peers.

June 6, 2010--Collaboration is critical for sustaining healthy rivers (Grand Junction Sentinel)

June has been designated Great Outdoors Month by presidential proclamation since 2004. This year, the president has been joined by the governors of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming and a dozen other states in encouraging Americans this June to renew our commitment to protecting our water, air, and majestic landscapes for our children and grandchildren to enjoy.

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