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Friends of the Lower Blue River support noxious weed fight in the Lower Blue

Daily News staff report

The Friends of the Lower Blue River (FOLBR) has contributed $500 to a wilderness project to battle noxious weeds at Cataract Lake, Pebble Creek and Slate Creek in the Lower Blue.

The grant supports the Friends of Eagles Nest Wilderness (FENW) on its Wilderness Ecosystem Improvement Project.

The money will match funds from a $10,675 National Forest Foundation Matching Grant given to FENW.

Treatment in the wilderness is a challenge because no motorized or mechanized tools or vehicles can be used.

Some of the funds will enable FENW to expand its Volunteer Wilderness Steward Program to include noxious weed inventory and campsite inventory and restoration.

FENW still needs to raise $2,000 to receive the entire $10,675 grant from the National Forest Foundation.

To contribute, contact Maryann Gaug at (970) 468-6219 or e-mail info@fenw.org.


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