2017 CONSERVATION PROJECT LISTING
CCTU Conservation Projects planned for 2017 include…
- Saturday, April 22 – Earth Day Bear Creek Conservation Project and Fishing Contest (Bear Creek Lake & Greenbelt)
Join the Cutthroat Chapter Saturday April 22, 2017 on urban Bear Creek to celebrate Earth Day in cooperation with the City of Lakewood. After a lite provided breakfast we will help restore a nearby riparian area by planting willows, cottonwoods, and other native plants. After a provided lunch we will return to the stream for a low key three hour fishing contest with acknowledgements for angling achievements such as most fish caught and most flies lost. Read More.
- Saturday, August 5, 2017 – Hayman Fire Rehabilitation, Horse Creek CCTU and CUSP Joint Project (South Platte near Deckers)
The Coalition for the Upper South Platte (CUSP) has conducted significant stream restoration work on Horse Creek following the devastation of the 2002 Hayman fire. Cutthroat Chapter efforts will help reduce the impact of continued sedimentation into the South Platte and will include building sill log structures, erosion control methods such as planting tree saplings, harvesting and transplanting willows, installing jute matting, raking and seeding native vegetation, and more. Read more.
- Saturday, September 16, 2017 – Clear Creek Clean-Up Project (Idaho Springs).
This year’s project has a new location (Anderson Park and Water Wheel Park in Idaho Springs) but the same goals of cleaning up the stream from Highway 119 in the East to Dumont on the West. We will again team with the West Denver and Cherry Creek Anglers chapters. Coffee and doughnuts starting at 8:30am, with work beginning at 9am. Free BQ lunch and our traditional raffle, featuring great fishing oriented prizes. Read more.
- Saturday, October 28, 2017 – Hayman Fire Rehabilitation, Horse Creek CCTU and CUSP Joint Project (South Platte near Deckers)
This project will be a continuation of the August 5th project efforts aimed at reducing the impacts of Horse Creek sedimentation into the South Platte River. Read more.