May 9, 2012--Former state parks manager named to coordinate Colorado River issues for National Parks Service (Denver Post)

The former head of natural and cultural resource stewardship for Colorado State Parks has been named Colorado River coordinator for the National Park Service. Rob Billerbeck, who lives in Lakewood, began his new role Monday. His job is to coordinate the Park Service's Colorado River Management strategy, enhance communication with the Bureau of Reclamation's Upper and Lower Colorado River offices and serve as the service's point of contact for water management issues on the river. "I am very excited to be coordinating the river-related efforts of our national parks along the Colorado River," Billerbeck said in a statement released by the National Park Service. "I look forward to working closely with our federal, tribal, state and non-governmental partners throughout the river basin." He succeeds Norm Henderson, who retired last year.

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