Greater Dolores Action, a local citizens' not-for-profit group will be volunteering their time and allocating a portion of the funds earned from the 2009 Dolores River Festival to remove these hazards from the river. Officials from the Colorado Division of Wildlife have also been cooperating in this effort as some metal will be removed from the section of river upstream of town along the State Wildlife Area as well as from the river adjacent to the property belonging to the American Legion.
Members of GDA are excited about being able to implement what will likely be just "Phase One" of this effort to remove metal hazards from the upper Dolores River and put to use funds generated from the Dolores River Festival. Removal of these metal hazards will make it safer for boaters, fisherman, all kinds of recreational users, and will ultimately improve the area as a fishery habitat.
MORE ABOUT GREATER DOLORES ACTION...
Greater Dolores Action (GDA) is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), community organization. The mission of GDA is to implement sustainable community enhancement projects. GDA functions as an incubator and umbrella organization for many important projects such as the Four Corners Recycling Initiative and the Dolores River Festival. A portion of the proceeds of the Dolores River Festival are earmarked for river enhancement, conservation and education projects.
For more information about GDA or to volunteer with the metal removal project, please contact Scott Clow, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org