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Old 05-01-2015   #1
 
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New Access Point on the Eagle River

Eagle County Open Space celebrates the grand opening of a new ramp at the Duck Pond Open Space on the Eagle River between Gypsum and Dotsero. The property provides a new concrete ramp, parking lot, driveway and vault restroom.

The 55 acre property contains .7 miles of Eagle River, which is open to fishing, bird watching, boating, picnicking and duck hunting within a designated area. A portion of the Eagle Valley Regional Trail also bisects the property.

The land was acquired out of foreclosure in 2011 and has been the subject of significant restoration. Eagle County Open Space has preserved more than 10,000 acres and has completed five major river access projects since 2012, four on the Colorado River and one on the Eagle. Many thanks to our partners at BLM, Town of Gypsum, Eagle Valley Land Trust, Eagle River Watershed Council, American Rivers, and many others - it takes a village to raise an Open Space Project! Enjoy!

For more information call Toby Sprunk, 970-328-8698
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Old 05-01-2015   #2
 
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Wow this is so cool thank you! I always thought a ramp would be nice there. Thanks for posting I happen to be going by there today in our IKs.
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Wow, Toby, that's awesome! You guys are rocking it opening up all kinds of access to the rivers around the county!

Great work!
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Perfect, Thanks again

Now we need to clean up the Avon (Bob Bridge) ramp and access drive !! that thing sucks. Used to be so good when it was over by the Westin.

You guys have accomplished a ton in the past few years. Easily the best Open Space coordination/execution in the last 3 years in the state. (also shout out to all the new bike trails in Avon and Eagle)
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thanks!

Thanks for the kind words! Just curious, are you aware that Eagle County Open Space coordinated and was the primary funder of the West Avon Preserve? This is the 478 acre property north of Avon between Wildridge and Singletree.
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Thanks

Thanks to Eagle County Open Space and to you Toby for all your efforts in providing more river recreation ops. Well Done!
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