Durango: The parks department has released their draft management plan for the Animas River through town


From The Durango Herald (Jim Haug):

“We will create amenities so they will behave more legally,” said Cathy Metz, the director of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. “We’ll create changing rooms so they’re not changing (clothes) in the middle of the street.”

Metz unveiled a draft of the Animas River Corridor Management Plan during a public hearing at the Durango Community Recreation Center.

The proposed plan will also be discussed with citizen advisory boards this month before a revised version goes to the City Council for a vote.

City staff wrote the plan for managing recreation along 16 miles of river after soliciting input from interest groups as varied as homeowners, rafters, anglers and conservationists from a series of meetings held earlier this year.

More Animas River watershed coverage here and here.

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