Sterling: Lower South Platte water quality meeting

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From the Sterling Journal-Advocate:

The meeting is open to the public and is scheduled for Sept. 16, 2009, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Gary DeSoto Community Center, 1120 Pawnee Ave., in Sterling. Landowners, agencies, organizations, businesses and residents are invited to discuss water quality concerns and priorities for managing natural and agricultural resources in the Lower South Platte basin.

State Representative Jerry Sonnenberg of Sterling has been invited to speak on the importance of water quality to the economic viability of the entire watershed. Dick Parchini, Watershed Program Manager, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Water Quality Control Division and Cindy Lair, Colorado State Conservation Board Program Manager, will also be in attendance. “This is the second of several public input meetings to be held in different locations in the Lower South Platte Watershed over the next four months as we work to develop and write the Lower South Platte Watershed Plan,” stated Mark Cronquist, Conservation Specialist with the Colorado State Conservation Board and the Colorado Department of Agriculture…

The goal of this planning process, scheduled for completion in November 2010 with the publication of the Lower South Platte Watershed Plan, is to empower a group of landowners, managers, conservation professionals and residents to implement and oversee the plan in their watershed and review the plan on a regular basis to determine if changes are needed to keep the plan functional.

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