This is the last public meeting, your opportunity to talk to the master planning consultants, ask questions, and provide feedback on the proposed generic solutions. There will be a Master Plan update, description of budgetary cost estimates for the recommended solutions, discussion of implementation strategies, and agency representatives will be available for questions, including CDOT, Larimer County, Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife, NRCS, US Forest Service, City of Loveland.
Riprap Information from the NRCS:
- Tech Supp 14K–Streambank Armor Protection with Stone Structures (.pdf)
- Tech Supp 14M–Vegetated Rock Walls (.pdf)
WETLAND PLANTS SUITABLE FOR THE BIG THOMPSON
List of container plants available from Alpine EcoNursery in Denver, arranged as suitable for Above the Town of Drake and Below the Town of Drake. Gives you an idea of what to look for, and pricing.
A fun little nugget to help you distinguish between sedges, rushes, and grasses: “sedges have edges, rushes are round, and grasses are hollow right up from the ground.” This post has links to details about most of the plants on the list.
CWCB July Grant Awards Announced:
Approved by the Colorado Water Conservation Board July 2014: $2.29 million in state grants for repairing streams and watersheds damaged in last September’s floods.
CDBG-DR Grants to Fund Watershed Restoration Coalitions:
More… via the DOLA website
Talking to DOLA (Colorado Dept. of Local Affairs) people August 5: Politically, it is a good idea to have people show up at the Public Hearings to show support for the proposed Watershed Program in the Revised Action Plan, but it is not necessary for everyone to take the microphone to make a comment – the comments submitted electronically will carry just as much weight.
During the month of August, submit comments with any concerns you have about how the Watershed Program will be implemented
or email DOLA: email@example.com
with a copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
via the DOLA website
The Watershed Program is almost a sure thing, with money for a Coalition Coordinator distributed no later than January, but could be as early as November. The amount of money allocated to the Program is not a sure thing, and we are competing against the programs for housing, infrastructure, economic relief, etc.
CDBG-DR Revised Draft Action Plan for distribution of $199 million in HUD grants:
This is the entire document:
Draft Substantial Amendment to Colorado’s CDBG-DR Action Plan (.pdf)
This is just the part about the Watershed program:
Draft Watershed Resilience Pilot Program (.pdf)
Submit comments during the month of August via the DOLA website or via email@example.com<"/a> with a copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracking In-Kind Match Data
What have I forgotten that we promised you at the meeting? Laura Emerson, Webmaster
Links to materials from watershed-related seminars and meetings.
If you have more downed trees, large boulders, or dirt than you can use, there might be someone who would like to have them. More info: Materials Exchange
More information: John Giordanengo email@example.com Or Call: 970-420-7346
BTRRC Mission and Goals on our Contact page.