PPCTU will be holding it's August 22nd Membership meeting:
Location: CPW Office Classroom (in the back) 4255 Sinton Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Time: 6:30pm Social time - Pizza & Soft drinks provided - Bucket Raffles
7:00 pm Meeting
Public is Welcome -Free Admission
Special Guest speaker:
CEO and Executive Director John is a graduate of Colorado State University in Natural Resources Management. In his 34 year career with Colorado State Parks, and later Colorado Parks and Wildlife, John was involved with management and development of Colorado’s most special gems. From Vega State Park to the Arkansas Headwaters, and some time in the regional office, John has touched almost all aspects of natural resource management. CUSP is lucky to have John leading our team following his retirement from Mueller State Park.
Work on Lake George Dam Removal Begins
Visitors to Eleven Mile Canyon outside of Lake George have seen the lowhead dam at the mouth of the canyon. This fall work will begin to remove the unused and dangerous dam and return the South Platte River stretch to a naturally functioning ecosystem.
This project results from many years of planning and fundraising by many partners. The dam was initially constructed in the 1950s by Colorado Springs Utilities as part of their water supply system. System upgrades in the 1990s made this diversion location obsolete, and it was abandoned. The landowner, USDA Forest Service, and Springs Utilities have been discussing what to do about the dam structure ever since.