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Urban Waters Partnership

News about South Platte Watershed

March, 2013

Forest to Faucet: Why National Forests Are More Than Recreational Spaces Exit

Lessons learned from Hayman restoration being applied to Waldo Rehab Restoration at Flying W Ranch to avoid flooding in Mountain Shadows Exit

February, 2013

Rocky Mountain Greenway

On Monday, February 18, 2013, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, and Kate Kramer from Sand Creek Regional Greenway made an important announcement on the Rocky Mountain Greenway and to celebrate the expansion of the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge. Department of Transportation awarded $1.735 million for 7 miles of trails along the Rocky Mountain Greenway. The Rocky Mountain Greenway will connect the Rocky Mountain Arsenal and Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuges with the Two Ponds Refuge and Rocky Mountain National Park. The Rocky Mountain Greenway is part of Department of Interior’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative and also the Urban Waters Federal Partnership.

November, 2012

Bluff Lake Nature Center Exit

July/August, 2012

Urban Water Forestry Projects, page 18 (PDF)(40 pp, 5.6 MB, About PDF)

June, 2012

New Freedom Park

May, 2012

Smart Growth America, Spotlight on Sustainability: Denver, CO Exit

South Platte Watershed from the Headwaters to the Denver Metropolitan Area (Colorado) Exit

April, 2012

EPA funding of $350,000 Exit

February, 2012

Fisheries restoration(originally posted Dec, 2011; updated Feb, 2012) Exit

December, 2011

Suncor benzene seepage and goo cleanup by EPA's emergency response program

November, 2011

Redevelopment near river Exit

River-restoration guru to target creek in Colorado's Hayman wildfire area Exit