The State of Colorado and the United States each collected $5 million in natural resource damages from the California Gulch Superfund Site’s release of hazardous substances into the upper Arkansas River Basin.
Completed restoration projects
The Natural Resource Trustees awarded approximately $7 million towards restoration projects within the upper Arkansas River Basin that improve in-stream habitat, provide erosion control, control weeds, plant native species, manage habitat, build fencing, and create conservation easements in Lake and Chaffee Counties.
Chaffee County Noxious Weed Department is also managing noxious and invasive weed species through a separate award by the Natural Resource Trustees.
Colorado Central Conservancy is purchasing 11 parcels that will include public access and conservation easements along the Arkansas River in Lake County, Colorado.
Solicitation of Project Proposals
The Natural Resource Trustee staff are accepting new restoration project proposals through the Solicitation of Project Proposals published on April 1, 2021.
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