Lakes Appreciation Month

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From email from the Colorado Lakes and Reservoir Management Association via Loretta Lohman:

Every year, CLRMA has the Governor sign Colorado ‘ s official Lakes Appreciation Month proclamation and this year is no different. Governor Bill Ritter has again recognized the importance of our lakes and reservoirs throughout the state.

This year will be the biggest celebration yet. Starting with Grand Lake, the annual Buffalo BBQ celebration will be on the lakefront and CLRMA is taking advantage of this classic lake celebration in July to help honor one of Colorado ‘ s most important natural lakes . If you missed the last l ake a ppreciation event up at Grand Lake , make sure you head up on July 16-18 to see the State ‘ s largest natural lake and have a great BBQ experience . Contact Sarah Clements for more details about the weekend events (sarahclements@rkymtn

For people farther west , Ridgway Reservoir will be hosting the second annual Lake Appreciation Day on July 17th. Last year’s Lake Appreciation Month event saw record attendance for the park. Contact Sarah Sauter for more information (

Also on July 17 th , Barr Lake State Park will have their annual shoreline clean up. This year, organizers are having to cap the number of volunteers at 400. Last year , an army of 500+ volunteers showed up to help clean up the reservoir. Volunteers will again collect tires, batteries, and other trash from the shoreline in the morning and then enjoy a free BBQ at 11:30am . Afternoon activities include boat rides with the park ranger, free canoe lessons, fishing poles for kids, and other fun activities for the family. Contact the Barr Lake Nature Center to RSVP or get more details (303) 659-6005.

If you can ‘ t make it to one of these fun lake events, then make sure you get out there some other time in July and enjoy one of your favorite lakes or reservoirs.

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