Dear St. Vrain Anglers,


Colorado Trout Unlimited is participating in a media event in Lyons to announce the release of the LWCF (Land and Water Conservation Fund) white paper as part of the one-year commemorations from the 2013 flood.  Senator Mark Udall will be there and it is important to impress upon him the importance of supporting the Land Water Conservation Fund and that his constituency is looking to him to show leadership in moving its reauthorization forward.

The LWCF white paper can be found here.

The general outline of the event is as follows:

Friday, Sept. 12th at 11 a.m. at the Black Bear Hole- Just off of HWY 36/66 directly across from the Black Bear Inn

Participants:  David Nickum or TU's regional communications director (Randy Scholfield) will moderate; There will be 3 or 4 additional speakers (roughly 5 minutes each), followed by time for Q&A as well as informal conversation with the Senator.  The speakers are currently:


  1. Stephanie Scott, lead author of the report, focusing on the Big T case study highlighting the value of the post '76 flood purchases with LWCF funds in providing recreation and in averting additional damages in 2013
  2. Town of Lyons (Reed Farr) - a spokesperson from the Town to discuss the LWCF funding in support of the St Vrain Corridor trail and its significance for the community
  3. Senator Mark Udall  - as Colorado's Senator on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, he will place LWCF support for Colorado post-flood in a broader national context and highlight the importance of reauthorizing and fully funding LWCF going forward


As this is a media event, having robust attendance is critical to showing the importance of the LWCF to the community.  If you plan on attending please let Erik Wilkinson ( know so that the organizers can form a rough headcount for the event ahead of time.




Erik Wilkinson

SVATU Conservation Chair


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