Saturday, September 05, 2009

Lyons to Boulder Trail update

I talked to Mike Barrow yesterday, who had just got word from County Commisioner Will Toor regarding the latest status of the prospective Lyons to Boulder Trail. Initially, the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District (NCWCD) had adopted a wait and see attitude about this potential trail using some of its land. Now the NCWCD is starting to reconsider it's prior approval and they may not go ahead with the plan. This would effectively kill the entire Lyons to Boulder Trail reality.

The background not printed in a recent Daily Camera article is that the NIMBYs and anti trail folk that live near the canal have been attending the water board meetings and hammering them with their anti trail rhetoric. It's extremely one sided and biased, especially since the water board meetings are in Berthoud Friday mornings at 9am - it's tough for supporters of the trail to get there, while the mostly retired folks that are against the trail have no problem making the meetings. The water board now has the (mistaken) opinion that these disgruntled NIMBYs are in the majority! Damn. We need folks to show up at the water board meetings, or hammer them with emails and calls. Show your support of this trail!

Link to Daily Camera article

NCWCD website

NCWCD contact info -
220 Water Ave, Berthoud, CO 80513

From the NCWCD website:
"Regular meetings of the Board of Directors for the NCWCD and Municipal Subdistrict begin at 9 a.m. on the second Friday of each month at the District's headquarters building, 220 Water Avenue, at the northwest corner of U.S. Highway 287 and Water Avenue in Berthoud. (formerly Larimer County Road 10). The telephone number is (970) 532-7700. The Boards also conduct planning and action sessions on most Thursdays of the week preceding regular board meeting week. Board of Directors meetings are open to the public."

Board meeting agendas are here.

Please, please, please, write, call, or show up at a NCWCD meeting and show your support!

1 comment:

Marty said...

As an example, I drive west on Nelson Road to work, and the guy that owns all the bison has two HUGE, I mean banner-size posters that read: "Buffalo Against the Trail" in huge if the animals actually give a sh!t.