Middle Park Land Trust kicks off ‘Fraser River Initiative’ in Granby on Sept. 17 | SkyHiNews.com

Middle Park Land Trust kicks off ‘Fraser River Initiative’ in Granby on Sept. 17

The Middle Park Land Trust is hosting a public event at the Granby Ranch River Camp this Saturday, Sept. 17 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to celebrate the official kickoff its Fraser River Initiative.

The land trust’s goal is to join ongoing community efforts in Grand County to do its part to help save the Fraser River while we still can.

The Initiative’s objectives are twofold: 1. To raise awareness of the threatened Fraser River through educational outreach and by providing opportunities for the public to participate in “Get Your Feet Wet in the Fraser” activities. 2. To help landowners along the river protect their land and water with conservation easements that can protect the land and encumber water rights to keep the water in historic use on their property in perpetuity, and that will allow mitigation work on the river to help recover the endangered fisheries.

Carse Pustmueller, Middle Park Land Trust’s executive director, will give a short presentation about the land trust’s conservation plans for the Fraser River and there will be a short nature walk along the river. The land trust is also announcing its “Sponsor A Mile of the Fraser Campaign” to raise funds to support its work on the Fraser River.

This event is open to the public. River Camp at Granby Ranch is located right along the Fraser River just below the Fraser River Canyon. The River Camp is a short walk from the trailhead located at the Headwaters Golf Course parking lot. Wear walking shoes. Van rides will also be provided.

There is an optional $10 donation per-person to help the land trust cover costs for the food that will be provided.

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