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North Saint Vrain Restoration

Background

In April 2021, a tanker truck rolled on U.S. 36 near Lyons, Colorado spilling about 2,000 gallons of petroleum product into the North St. Vrain Creek. The release killed more than 800 fish and damaged habitat within a five mile stretch of the river. 

Settlement

In February 2023, the Colorado Natural Resource Trustees reached a settlement with the trucking company’s insurer for $245,000, which will be used to help restore the injured river and habitat.

Restoration

Solicitation for project proposals

Submitted proposals

Aquatic Habitat Restoration and Climate Resilience in Apple Valley Proposal

Contact

Melody Mascarenaz
Federal Facilities Remediation & Restoration Project Officer
melody.mascarenaz@state.co.us
303-692-3423