Here’s the release from Northern Water (Brian Werner):
Colorado business leaders, chamber members, residents and public officials will gather May 19 to show their support for the Northern Integrated Supply Project. The Business Rally for NISP will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Complex at The Ranch in Loveland.
U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner will be the keynote speaker at the event. The program will also include business owners, mayors from participating NISP communities, county commissioners, state legislators and Don Marostica, the former director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.
The rally, which is open to the public, will include a barbecue luncheon and an opportunity to discuss the proposed water storage project with participants and staff.
“Water is and will continue to be vital in promoting the economy and jobs for Northern Colorado residents, and NISP is a critical piece of that,” said Kathy Peterson, Chairwoman of the NISP Participants Committee. “As the permitting process continues, we are grateful for the increasing support and endorsements from businesses and economic development groups.”
NISP participants are 15 local and regional water districts and municipalities in Northern Colorado who are dedicated to providing current and future generations with sustainable and environmentally sound water supplies. Northern Water is coordinating the NISP on participants’ behalf…
Additional information about NISP can be found at gladereservoir.org.
More coverage from Bobby Magill writing for the Fort Collins Coloradoan. From the article:
Werner said the rally will tie NISP to the creation of jobs and the expansion of the local economy. “If we’re going to expand our economy, we have to have some water for it,” he said. The rally will be a chance for business owners who support the project but aren’t familiar with its details to learn more about it, he said.