The work upstream right now is not funded by the City of Golden. It is a Trout Unlimited project and their permit. The goal was to get fishers out of the course itself and move them to their own special area designed just for fish habitats.
Second.... yes we have brought a lot of finances to the City (tax and other) but do they owe us????? NO way dude!
We need to work together in trying to communicate these issues and working with the City to make 'more better- Happen'.
Yes to movable structures.... a bladder based structure to shape the floor and walls into the feature. It is difficult in a river that has such a large variance in flows, but yes... something can be done.
More importantly we need to improve the whole of Clear creeks whitewater park. Yes, It is falling behind.
For 2010 and 2011 there is 50k set aside to work on the river itself.
The other side of the river.... the fence is coming down in the next couple weeks, which will open up access and parking on the other side to minimize the rifraf from the bikepath.
The new trail that extends from the lower bridge and the upper dirt trail to nowhere bridge are being connected by a trail along river right. You can see the start of that work now across from the middle of the course. It is happening... I swear
I am working to establish the Advisory group that includes ALL USERS.... I need volunteers who are interested in team work and think tank work to make this park better for all, yes the kayakers too.
More active.. GOOD features spread out the users of all types and make it better for all.
I met with the Parks board last night to express all these issues and they want to HELP get the park where it needs to be.... the BEST URBAN WHITEWATER PARK IN THE STATES. This is how it started out... now it is at the bottom... their ears are open!
Now .. send me an email
to volunteer for the think tank/advisory board.