Anouncements for Late April

 This is Miramonte Reservoir in the shadow of Lone Cone Mountain. It's part of Dan Noble State Wildlife Area, Mark Caddy, Colorado Division of Wildlife, 9/8/2003

This is Miramonte Reservoir in the shadow of Lone Cone Mountain. It's part of Dan Noble State Wildlife Area, Mark Caddy, Colorado Division of Wildlife, 9/8/2003

Groundwork Denver  invites you to join them in reducing the amount of trash along Clear Creek on April 22nd as a way to celebrate this year's Earth Day! The event will begin with a welcoming from the Adams County Parks and Open Space Director, Nathan Mosley. Volunteers will then grab some trash bags and hit the creek! The event sponsor, Grand Centenario Tequila will host an after party where complimentary food and drinks will be served to those over the age of 21, as a thank-you to volunteers who made our world a little better. This Clean-up event will be held at the Carl Park Community Center, 5401 Meade St. Denver 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. You can learn more or sign-up for this volunteer opportunity by emailing makalah@groundworkcolorado.org

The Roaring Fork Conservancy 19th Annual Fryingpan Cleanup on Earth Day will be held on Saturday, April 22nd at 8:30 am. This Earth Day, start your day off with a free breakfast and then help clean up one of the most beautiful stretches of river in the country. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to clean up a 1-mile section of the river. Breakfast and registration starts at 8:30 am. Additional information, including how to dress and what to bring, can be found HERE.

New grant funding has made it possible for Larimer County to extend its stream monitoring systems to help in the event of future flooding. Grant funding from flood reimbursements will allow the county to extend its systems in the Cache la Poudre, Little Thompson. The county commissioners on Tuesday also approved a new policy for emerald ash borer mitigation that would "allow county staff to provide a proactive and coordinated approach to mitigating the impacts of emerald ash borer tree infestation within county maintained rights of way, parks and open spaces".

The Yampa River Leafy Spurge Project (YRLSP) was created in 2015 by a diverse group of people representing agencies, organizations and individuals in Moffat and Routt Counties who are concerned about leafy spurge infestation along the Yampa River corridor. The infestation, which was once concentrated in a 15-mile region of the Yampa River riparian areas in western Routt County and eastern Moffat County, has now spread along the Yampa River as far as Dinosaur National Monument. It is being observed in Little Yampa Canyon as well as along irrigation ditches and tributaries of the Yampa River. The YRLSP goal is to combat the leafy spurge infestation in the Yampa River Watershed, and volunteers are needed for this work. For more information, please visit yampariverleafyspurgeproject.com.  

 The "Colorado River Waterkeeper Network" has just been launched and wants your help with networking. The objective of the Network is to develop and support more individual Waterkeepers in the Colorado River basin so that every stretch of the river and its tributaries are eventually protected by a local Waterkeeper organization which is an authentic grassroots and front-line voice willing to do whatever it takes to protect clean and healthy rivers and waterways. For more information about the Colorado River Waterkeeper Network click HERE.

The Water Availability Task Force meeting will be on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 from 1:00p-3:00pm at the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Headquarters, 6060 Broadway, Denver in the Red Fox Room. An agenda will be posted at the CWCB website. In the event you are unable to attend the meeting in person, please email Ben Wade at ben.wade@state.co.us for call in & web conference information.

The National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA) works with local leaders to build partnerships and engage their communities in outdoor recreation and natural resource conservation projects. Tune in Wednesday, April 26 at 10 am MDT/11 am CDT to learn who and what is eligible for NPS assistance, how the RTCA program can support your vision, the ins and outs of the application process, and what makes a competitive application. For more information about click HERE.