Kerber Creek cleanup annual Celebration of Success recap

From the Valley Courier (Lauren Krisansky): The project held its annual Celebration of Success in Bonanza yesterday with a number of land use agency representatives and a crew of south central Kansas Boy Scouts coming off a week long hitch working to improve the creek that is slowly recovering from the poisonous aftermath of once … Continue reading Kerber Creek cleanup annual Celebration of Success recap

Kerber Creek restoration project update: 4,000 feet of stream bank restored

From the Valley Courier (Trevor Klein): Today, the Kerber Creek Restoration Project unites 16 partners in the effort to restore the Kerber Creek watershed, including the BLM; USFS; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Natural Resources Conservation Service; Trout Unlimited; CDPHE; the Rio Grande Watershed Conservation and Education Initiative; and the Bonanza Stakeholders’ Group, which represents … Continue reading Kerber Creek restoration project update: 4,000 feet of stream bank restored

Kerber Creek: ‘Aesthetically, the whole environment along the creek is so different’ — Brady and Jane Farrell

Here’s the latest installment of the Valley Courier’s Colorado Water 2012 series (Aaron Monammadi). Here’s an excerpt: The dedicated efforts of a few individuals can really make a difference, however, such as those involved in the Kerber Creek Restoration Project located in Saguache. Brady and Jane Farrell, who have been on the project since the … Continue reading Kerber Creek: ‘Aesthetically, the whole environment along the creek is so different’ — Brady and Jane Farrell

Restoration: The Kerber Creek cleanup scores an additional $50,000

From the Summit County Citizens Voice (Bob Berwyn): Saguache County, got a big boost this month with $50,000 grant from the Commission for Environmental Cooperation that will help with the next phase of improving water quality in a stream that’s long been tainted by acid mine drainage. Historic mine tailings have washed down through Kerber … Continue reading Restoration: The Kerber Creek cleanup scores an additional $50,000

Restoration: Project on Kerber Creek is two-thirds complete according to BLM project director

From The Mountain Mail (Joe Stone): Aarón Mohammadi, Kerber Creek Restoration Project coordinator with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, said the project focused on private land lower reaches of the watershed. Project success, he said, is the result of collaboration among 40 landowners and 16 entities – including federal, state and local, and nonprofit … Continue reading Restoration: Project on Kerber Creek is two-thirds complete according to BLM project director

Trout Unlimited’s Kerber Creek Project receives U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s 2010 Hardrock Mineral Environmental Award

From The Pueblo Chieftain: The BLM award is given to organizations that highlight environmental stewardship and acknowledges exceptional track records of meeting or exceeding federal, state or local reclamation requirements. “This project would not have been possible without the dedicated efforts of our project partners at the BLM and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, as … Continue reading Trout Unlimited’s Kerber Creek Project receives U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s 2010 Hardrock Mineral Environmental Award

Saguache County: The EPA and Trout Unlimited reach agreement for cleanup on Kerber Creek

From the Summit County Citizens Voice: The cleanup agreement is for Kerber Creek, at the north end of the San Luis Valley, where Trout Unlimited and the EPA have struck a deal that will shield the conservation group from potential liability as it works to clean up mine tilings along a 17-mile stretch of the … Continue reading Saguache County: The EPA and Trout Unlimited reach agreement for cleanup on Kerber Creek

Saguache County: The EPA and Trout Unlimited reach agreement for cleanup on Kerber Creek

From The Pueblo Chieftain (Matt Hildner): The agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would cover the group in its efforts to reclaim scattered tailing piles and waste rock on private land in a 17-mile stretch of the creek. The creek and the Bonanza Mining District, which sits at its headwaters, have been the subject … Continue reading Saguache County: The EPA and Trout Unlimited reach agreement for cleanup on Kerber Creek

Urban farming

From The Ringer (Alyssa Bereznak): The future of agriculture is happening in cities. After years of experimentation, Silicon Valley may finally be making urban farming viable. But will residents be able to afford the crop? The town of Kearny, New Jersey, is a small industrial desert, populated by warehouses, factories, and twisting freeways filled with … Continue reading Urban farming

Boyce water proposal still active — the Valley Courier

From the Valley Courier (Ruth Heide): Gary Boyce’s death does not mean the water project he was proposing is over. “Gary Boyce was a partner in this project and he is dearly missed. The project, however, is moving forward,” stated Monica McCafferty, spokesperson for the Sustainable Water Resources (SWR) project. She stated on Tuesday that … Continue reading Boyce water proposal still active — the Valley Courier

Colorado Is Cleaning Up Its Toxic Mining Legacy, One Creek At A Time — KUNC

Here’s report Stephanie Paige Ogburn writing for KUNC. Click through for the photos. Here’s an excerpt: …Kerber Creek, is just a small piece of the legacy left by hard rock mining across the West. When Tang-colored water spilled from a mine into the Animas River, it caught the nation’s attention. Yet unknown to most, there … Continue reading Colorado Is Cleaning Up Its Toxic Mining Legacy, One Creek At A Time — KUNC

Rio Grande Basin Roundtable meeting recap

From the Valley Courier (Ruth Heide): Scars from the San Luis Valley’s mining days are slowly healing. Kerber Creek in the northern part of the Valley is one of the places where mining provided a temporary income and left a permanent scar on the area’s land and water. Trout Unlimited and several partnering organizations are … Continue reading Rio Grande Basin Roundtable meeting recap

Congratulations to Loren Otto the Colorado BLM volunteer of the year

Here’s the release from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (Denise Adamic): The Bureau of Land Management honored Loren Otto with the 2011 Volunteer of the Year Award on Wednesday. This award recognizes individual volunteers or volunteer organizations for their outstanding contributions to public lands management throughout the year. “Volunteers are some of our greatest … Continue reading Congratulations to Loren Otto the Colorado BLM volunteer of the year

Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership and the Mountain Studies Institute ‘Abandoned Mines and Water Quality Conference’ recap

From The Telluride Watch: The conference, attended by over 50 community members, regional county commissioners and state and federal agency managers, and by AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers, examined varying perspectives regarding the future of mining in the county and its potential effects on water quality and on local and neighboring watersheds. Rob Runkel, of the US … Continue reading Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership and the Mountain Studies Institute ‘Abandoned Mines and Water Quality Conference’ recap

Rio Grande Basin: No curtailments on the ditches

From the Valley Courier (Ruth Heide): …[The] San Luis Valley’s summer rains have created a rare occurrence – zero curtailment on irrigators along the Rio Grande and Conejos River systems. Division of Water Resources Division Engineer for Division 3 Craig Cotten explained on Thursday that the division is currently not cutting irrigators short because sufficient … Continue reading Rio Grande Basin: No curtailments on the ditches