Its great to be hearing some enthusiasm and support. Based on the feedback I have hd from Gary Buffington, it sounds as if the next steps will have two prongs: one to demonstrate the community support of this project, especially from paddling groups/organisations (so Poudre Paddlers, RMA, Poudre River Kayaks, CWWA, Mountain Whitewater Descents, A1 etc.) and individuals. The second prong will be assembling a list of services/material/expertise people are willing to offer - I can start this with criddle b's offer above - thank you for that!
Perhaps it would be worth scheduling a meeting to fast track the process of getting this information together.