Friday, 29 July 2011 00:00
By Janice Kurbjun – Summit Daily News
As the public comment period comes to a close for the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed guidance on determining whether a waterway is protected by the Clean Water Act, kayakers, conservationists and sportsmen from across the state gathered earlier this week to demonstrate what groups considered “broad-based support” for EPA's efforts, hand-delivering to EPA officials 23,887 comment postcards, photo petitions, letters, and stacks of emails in support of EPA action to keep the state's waterways clean. For full story, click here. For other comments in favor of the guidance, see Senator Leahy’s response (VT), click here. Coalition letter submitted by National Wildlife Federation, Trout Unlimited, Izaak Walton League of America, TRCP, and The Wildlife Society, click here. Environment America, click here. Environment Colorado, Trout Unlimited, Sierra Club in CO, click here.
Tuesday, 17 May 2011 12:32
The Center for Watershed Protection recently launched the Wetlands-At-Risk Protection Tool (WARPT) which is a process for local governments that acknowledges the role of wetlands as an important part of their community infrastructure, and is used to develop a plan for protecting at-risk wetlands and their functions. To view resources and webcast which was held on Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 to provide an overview of the WARPT, click here.