SAN LUIS VALLEY— The Rio Grande, Conejos River, and Saguache Creek Stream Management Plans (SMPs) are stakeholder-driven plans aimed at enhancing the agricultural, environmental and recreational assets of these three streams and rivers while protecting existing uses and water rights.
This effort builds on existing partnerships between numerous stakeholders to identify river restoration and enhancement projects that benefit multiple user groups and are aligned with community values.
As part of the Stream Management Plans project, public meetings are being held to discuss community values surrounding these critically important water resources. Online questionnaires, which are designed to capture community values, were also released.
You can access the questionnaires, as well as general project information, online at http://www.riograndeheadwaters.org/stream-management-plans.html.
Please consider taking an online survey as well as joining us at upcoming meetings to make your voice heard!
Four community meetings have been scheduled for the public to give feedback: June 11 for the Saguache Creek from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Saguache Creek Road and Bridge, 305 3rd St, Saguache; Conejos River on June 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Manassa Opera House on 4th St. in Manassa; Rio Grande #1 on June 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Rio Grande Water Conservation District at 8805 Independence Way in Alamosa; and Rio Grande #2 on June 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the South Fork Community Center, 254 State Hwy 149 in South Fork.
Don’t hesitate to contact Daniel Boyes at [email protected] with any questions. Thank you for your input in this process, and hope to see you at one or more upcoming meeting!