Over the course of two days volunteers from the Uncomaphgre Watershed Partnership removed a total of 58 tires from State Land along the Uncompahgre River and Cow Creek. Combined the volunteers worked for a total of 50 hours. The volunteers proceeded by starting upstream and moving downstream on the State properties in a line abreast search pattern spanning the riparian area. As tires were found they were piled. The tires were all located in the riparian area or within the river or creek itself. All tires found were visible on the surface. No digging was done to search. The tires were carried by the volunteers to locations designated by DPW staff to be picked up and removed by Maynes Tires. Some other materials including tire inner tubes and trash were removed. DPW staff will pursue contacting Maynes to ensure the pickup of the gathered tires.
Banner photo by Jay CanodeUWP video produced by Jay Canode, Terra Vision Media (http://www.terravisionmedia.com/)
UWP is a 501(c)(3) organization where your donations help fund water quality restoration and education projects in the Upper Uncompahgre River Watershed.
There are no upcoming events.
- The Watch features Mining Reclamation cover story
- UWP samples sediment and water after Ouray Hydrodam’s 2017 spring reservoir release
- $3,000 raised by Fly Fishing Film Tour & Uncompahgre River Benefit co-hosted by RIGS, Trout Unlimited and UWP
- 2017 Guided Snowshoe Tour to Yankee Girl Mine
- Plaindealer shares Humble Mine remediation project news