Posting on behalf of Jay Loschert with American Whitewater
Hello, friends of the Dolores River!
I have been hired by American Whitewater to organize the local boating community, so we can speak clearly and effectively in the various stakeholder meetings that shape water management decisions for the Dolores River. The new group is called Lower Dolores Boating Advocates, and we need your help.
In the last year, negotiations about new operating guidelines for McPhee Dam have been gaining a lot of momentum. Exciting things are happening after what has seemed like years of stalling. Whitewater boating opportunities are gaining the importance they've always deserved in the discussions; boaters are being heard! American Whitewater has become an active, effective presence in Dolores River Dialogue meetings and subcommittees. But before negotiations about release guidelines move any further, we need your input.
Lower Dolores Boating Advocates will host an information meeting for all whitewater boating enthusiasts in the Four Corners region on Wednesday, November 30th beginning at 7:00 PM at the Dolores River Brewery in Dolores, Colorado. The program will start with a short film that highlights the efforts of American Whitewater and the local boating community to address issues of water management on the Dolores River. Following the film, Nathan Fey, Colorado Stewardship Director for American Whitewater, will present an update about recent negotiations to modify McPhee Dam operations for improved whitewater recreation and ecosystem restoration. The rest of the evening will be devoted to answering questions and discussion.
Please join us and tell your friends! For more updates and info. check our website:
and Facebook page: Lower Dolores Boating Advocates - Community Organization - Dolores, CO | Facebook .
Important decisions are being made that will affect us all--make sure you are informed and your voice is heard!