Fresh from a vacation in Boston where we walked the Freedom Trail, I have returned motivated to get active with my citizen activism. As I wrote about twice last yearthere are plans to enlarge the holding capacity, i.e. flood Chatfield affecting animal habitats and recreational facilities (http://www.alohafridays.net/2011/12/drought-ends-with-talk-of-flood.html and http://www.alohafridays.net/2011/08/taking-cause-to-facebook.html). Finally after a delay (materials were originally supposed to come out last Fall), a lengthy report and public hearings will be held on this topic. I will talk about my assessment of the report (it can be found here for your light reading: http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/html/pd-p/Plan_Formulation/GI/GI_Chatfield.html) in another post, but first I wanted to get the word out on the public hearings since they are coming up this week.
Public involvement meetings have been scheduled from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the following locations:
- Monday, June 25th – The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria Street, Parker, CO 80134, (720) 488-3300.
- Tuesday, June 26th – Dakota Ridge High School, 13399 West Coal Mine Avenue, Littleton, CO 80127, (303) 982-1970.
3. Wednesday, June 27th – Valley High School, 1001 Birch Street, Gilcrest, CO 80623, (970) 737-2494.
So please take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the plans and make sure that the voice of the residents and users of Chatfield are heard. At a public meeting held in 2004 (before I moved back to Colorado) only 18 people attended the meeting “because no newspapers printed the information provided by the news release.” Don’t let them use an excuse like this to keep folks from voicing their opinion on this project.