In June the Bureau of Reclamation surprised the recreation communtion by telling us we needed about $2.5 million, not $400,000 to $600,000 listed in the Final Environmental Assessment. AND, we need it within 30 days of bid opening which is around the end of September. It took us two years to raise $600,000, so needless to say it appears the BOR is not very interested in building the Preferred Alternative of fish passage with recreational features, a big surprise to us. We're scrambing to find funds - if you know anyone with an extra $2,000,000, please let us know ASAP.
We never thought the BOR would build the alternative of fish passage without recreational features, but now that this is a possibility, we've begun to take a serious look at this alternative. We believe it is not only unsafe, but ultimately it is unstable and it will eventually fail, causing potential damage to the fish passage it is designed to support. Please see our website, www.grandvalleyriverpark.org
for details regarding safety.
Thanks in advance.