From the Tri-Lakes Tribune (Norma Engleberg):
“We do love to fly fish but for the last 25 years we have worked on numerous watershed conservation and restoration projects,” [Erik Heikkenen, president of the Cheyenne Mountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited] said. “We’ve concentrated most of our work on the South Platte in Eleven Mile Canyon on the Trees for Trout project. We use trees taken from the Hayman Fire burn area and use them to stabilize the banks. Some of the timbers are placed in the stream bed to provide more trout habitat.”[…]
Coming up is the fourth annual Conservation Auction at 5:30 p.m. April 26 at the Garden of the Gods Trading Post. There will also be a series of monthly “Happy Hours” as local micro-breweries throughout the summer. A members-and-their-families-only fishing day is planned on June 4 at Rainbow Mountain Falls. “Anyone who becomes a member before that date can come out for the fishing and barbecue and the $150 rod fee will be waived,” Heikkenen said.
For more information about Cheyenne Mountain Chapter projects, visit http://www.cmctu.org.
More restoration coverage here.