Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District: Citizen advisory group forms

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Here’s a recap of the first meeting of the citizen advisory group for the Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District, from Chris Woodka writing for The Pueblo Chieftain. From the article:

The citizens advisory group of the Fountain Creek Flood Control and Greenway District met for the first time, and even had a test case before it. The group of 15 citizens is charged with making recommendations to the district board, which meets again in Fountain at 1 p.m. July 31.

“This is where the ideas come from,” said Ferris Frost, who was elected chairwoman of the committee. “This is where the energy comes from. I want to be near the center of it.” Frost is an El Paso County landowner along the creek and was active in the Fountain Creek Vision Task Force, which spearheaded formation of the district by the state Legislature earlier this year. Her family has preserved farmland along the creek with a conservation easement. Jay Winner, general manager of the Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District, was elected vice-chairman…

There was some confusion over the role of the group, some of whom have been dealing with Fountain Creek issues for three years and some who met for the first time Friday. The district itself is just 11 days old, but it is building on work that began nearly a decade ago…

The district has both direct authority in the flood plain area and an advisory role throughout the watershed, explained Cole Emmons, assistant El Paso County attorney.

More Coyote Gulch coverage here and here.

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