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Articles - News & Mag.
Articles - News & Mag.
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Articles about River Corridors
URGENT NEWS WARNINGS OF ST. VRAIN RIVER FLOODING – NO BIG DEAL OR A GENUINE THREAT?

One often hears of a river as the “lifeblood” of a city.  In the case of the St. Vrain in Longmont, this holds as true as anywhere, and the analogy is befitting.  Think of the river as a major “artery” in the “body” of the city.  Just as most of us seldom think about our arteries, and many people behave in a manner that can clog up and choke-off their arteries, causing a heart attack, so too has Longmont too-long neglected its river. 

TIMES-CALL article discusses City flood preparedness plans

City workers go door to door to warn of possible imminent St. Vrain River flooding.

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EPA website on wetlands restoration

Wetland restoration is an essential tool in the campaign to protect, improve, and increase wetlands. Wetlands that have been filled and drained retain their characteristic soil and hydrology, allowing their natural functions to be reclaimed. Restoration is a complex process that requires planning, implementation, monitoring, and management. It involves renewing natural and historical wetlands

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Glendale, CO actively brands their River Walk project for economic development.

http://glendaleriverwalk.com/

Colorado River Walks:  The City of Glendale, only 1.3 square miles, is actively promoting their "River Walk" project, a 43 acre master planned mixed use development along Cherry Creek.  Their vision is for a very dense mixed-use office/retail/hotel complex to build an economic engine for their city.  Perhaps not right for Longmont, but another perspective on other cities looking to their waterfronts for inspiration.

Pueblo lauches $100 million River Corridor District push

The city of Pueblo, Colorado has launched an ambitious progrom to create an E District for economic improvent centered around their river corridor.  Much more ambitious than anything Longmont might want to do, but an example of how other cities are finding the value inherent in their river corridor areas.

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City Council to create a vision for the SAINT VRAIN River corridor!

".....The Longmont City Council voted to place the St. Vrain River Corridor Vision planning on the work plan for the City for the upcoming year.  This means that the City staff will be preparing a community outreach program to engage residents in their thoughts and ideas about the potentials of this Corridor, and its importance to the City.   ...."

Read the full article at the Times Call at the link attached, ..... and while you're there, why not SUBSCRIBE, to keep posted on the latest news!

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