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Hi All BV River Park Supporters.

Hope fall is treating you well. Soon enough we will all be cold, skiing and enjoying winter sport. Many of you have seen the new major improvements made at the river park this summer, with the addition on 3 new climbing boulders, open park space, trail improvements and new signage. We are in the final stretch for fundraising and have come up with a simple idea to raise the last bit of cash needed for our GOCO matching funds. Here we go……..

Save the date………….

What- Community Garage Sale
Where- BV Community Center- Corner or E Main and South Main
When- November 7th- 8 am-2 pm

How can you help? - Start to collect items that you usually give to Goodwill. Stuff that has some value, but not quite valuable enough that you want to deal with selling it on your own on E bay or Craig’s List. Old outdoor gear, clothing, kitchen wear, shoes, kid’s items, old bikes, skis, paddling gear, etc. Anything really that you would find at a typical garage sale. You may be interested in donating some “cool” items since all the proceeds will be benefitting the future or this park.

You can drop off your donated items starting November 4th at 2 convenient locations at the Trailhead http://www.thetrailheadco.com/store/pc/home.asp -on Highway 24 in Buena Vista, and CKS http://www.coloradokayak.com on E Main St in Buena Vista. Items can also be brought by the Community Center the day of the sale. All un-sold items on Saturday afternoon will be donated to Newbees. Please do not donate items that already belong at the “dump”.


As many of you know, the town of BV has started its third phase of the BV River park improvements. This will include 3 incredible rock climbing boulders for public use, a new in stream whitewater feature, new trail signage, additional benches, and more trash receptacles. All work will be done this summer, fall and next winter. So by spring of 2010, our BV River Park will be the better than the best has to offer. If you have not noticed already, this park is getting a tremendous amount of use daily and is bringing and keeping a ton of folks in our town.

Funding for this project is a collaborative effort between the town of BV, South Main, local citizen support, and GOCO state lottery funding. We (the public) are committed to fund raise $7,000 this summer to assist in matching grants for the overall scope of the project. We started with Paddle Fest and the P and H Ball to get the funding rolling this spring. Now is the time to unite to raise the additional amounts so we all can enjoy this gigantic and incredible resource in town used by bikers, paddlers, climbers, fishermen, and sight seers’ alike.


Thanks
Earl Richmond
719 395 8653 x 1
[email protected]
 

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Not to late to drop off your donations. So far we have received a ton of cool items. Thanks to all that have donated and to those that will come shopping this Saturday.

FYI- They are hard at work in the river this week as we speak. The upper hole has been grouted and fine tuned and the pocket wave is getting a facelift next. The new in stream features will have to wait till spring time. The designs look awesome.

The 3 new climbing boulders are done and open to the public, along with new parks and improved river access for all. Come and enjoy if you are in the neighborhood.
 
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