By Tonya Bina
The Grand County chapter of Trout Unlimited has forwarded a petition to Moffat Firming project stakeholders, signed by Grand County residents and visitors, reiterating the need for protection of the area’s rivers.
With the comment period on the water firming project long over, and as citizens await the ruling on the proposed increased diversions by Denver Water and the Northern Water Conservancy District, Trout Unlimited’s Colorado River Headwaters Chapter President Kirk Klancke said the reason for the petition was to “just keep things simmering.”
In just over a week, as many as 429 people signed a petition urging sound use of headwaters resources in Grand County. Signatures had been gathered on three separate occasions, during a Trout Unlimited event at the Crooked Creek Saloon, at the Trout Unlimited Annual Banquet and at Winter Park’s Art Affair, where Trout Unlimited hosted a booth.
“It was to let the people who are governing this process understand how much this means to the people of Grand County,” Klancke said.