Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Action Alert! Save the Poudre

For those of you in the Colorado area and more specifically, northern Colorado - the information below will be of interest to you. The future of the Poudre River is in the hands of folks proposing dam construction as well as those opposing it. Get informed, get involved and decide for yourself what the appropriate course of action should be.

Quoting from a recent publication by the Colorado chapter of the Nature Conservancy:

"What we lose, we lose forever.
What we save depends on what we do.

Dear Save the Poudre Supporters and Friends,
The Poudre River needs your help NOW!
The public hearings on the NISP/Glade Reservoir Project are coming soon and we need you there! Please plan to attend, learn about the issues and
speak up about your concerns. Show the Army Corps of Engineers just how important the Poudre River is to you by attending.
The public comment period on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) ends on July 30th and these are the only public hearings scheduled.
You may never have another opportunity like this to speak up in such a meaningful way on behalf of the Cache la Poudre River.
Save the Poudre Coalition will provide handouts with talking points and speaking tips at each hearing. Just show up!
1. Mark your calendar now to attend a public hearing. (Get there early for good seats.)
Mon. June 16, 2008 ? Ft. Collins
4:00 ? 6:00 pm Open House, 6:00 pm Public Hearing
Hilton Hotel
425 West Prospect Road
Note: Ft. Collins? area residents are especially encouraged to attend on this date.
Tues. June 17, 2008 - Ft. Collins
4:00 ? 6:00 pm Open House, 6:00 pm Public Hearing
Fort Collins Senior Center
1200 Raintree Drive
Note: Parking is limited and the meeting room is small. Get there early for good seats.
Thurs. June 19, 2008
6 pm Open House, 7 pm Public Hearing
University of Northern Colorado University Center
2045 10th Avenue
2. Contact the Army Corps of Engineers with your written comments.
· Send written comments to request that the Army Corps of Engineers extend the public comment period from 90 days to 180 days.
The EIS is about 1200 pages long including technical reports and took 3 years to prepare. The public needs/deserves more than 90 days
to study these documents.
· Send written comments on the draft NISP Environmental Impact Statement with your concerns about the impacts the project
will have on the Poudre River. For more information on the project and the draft EIS, please visit
www.savethepoudre.org and https://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/html/od-tl/eis-info.htm.
· All written comments can be mailed, faxed or emailed and should be addressed to:
Mr. Chandler J. Peter
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Denver Regulatory Office
9307 South Wadsworth Blvd.
Littleton, CO 80128-6901
Fax: (303) 979-0602 / Email:
For more information and a packet on how to review and respond to the DEIS, please contact me at the address or phone below.
Gina C. Janett
Save The Poudre Coalition

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