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Open house tonight for Green Mountain Reservoir Improvements Project

SILVERTHORNE – The Dillon Ranger District of the White River National Forest will host an open house at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 8, regarding proposed recreation improvements to Green Mountain Reservoir.

Because this project primarily affects the citizens of the Heeney community, the open house will be held at the Heeney Fire Station. From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., the public is invited to talk face-to-face with the District staff. District staff will present a project summary from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

A draft environmental assessment (EA) has been prepared for a project to make improvements at the campgrounds at Green Mountain Reservoir. Improvements include reconstructed Highway 9 access; water, sewer and power facilities; and a boat ramp and marina at Cow Creek South Campground. Also included are additional campsites at McDonald Flats, Cow Creek North, and Cow Creek South campgrounds. These improvements are designed to address the potential for aquatic-nuisance-species (ANS) introduction as well as to improve the recreation opportunities.

The analysis fully identifies, documents, and addresses the potential effects on natural, cultural, and social resources associated with the proposed project. In addition to a “No Action” alternative and the “Proposed Action” alternative, a third alternative was developed as a result of public comments during project scoping.

The draft EA is available for review on-line at the White River National Forest website at: http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/whiteriver/projects/#nepaprojects

Comments on the EA are being accepted until April 15, 2010. For more information, contact Ken Waugh at (970) 262-3446.

– Daily News staff report


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