Final Conservation Project for 2102, South Platte River Restoration at Happy Meadows


                                         South Platte River Restoration, 2012

Please join us…….this is our last conservation project for 2012 and your last chance to earn another raffle ticket for the Conservation Volunteer Recognition Awards Raffle to be held at our Conservation Auction on November 13, 2012.  We have five great prizes including a full day rafting trip on the Colorado River donated and guided by Ray Carney, a box of custom killer flies tied and donated by Richard Pilatzke and a selection of must have ORVIS fishing gear!

Carpooling will be available from the Park and Ride lot at Dad Clark and University Avenue (Just off 470) in Highlands Ranch.  We plan to leave at 8:00 am sharp, plan to be at the lot by 7:45 am.   Please contact Jim Klug at 303-953-8046 or to sign up and arrange carpooling.  This is a joint effort with the Coalition for the Upper South Platte.  We would like a good turnout for this effort to finish the year with another successful project.  Details are outlined below.

The fishing has been good at Happy Meadows and the work completes at 2:00 pn leaving time to cast for your favorite species of Trout!


Workday: Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Project Location:  Happy Meadows, directions below

Project Times: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Volunteers Needed: 25


 Workday Description:

 Following major in stream restoration, we will be raking and seeding disturbed areas of reconstruction.  Depending on the progression of work, the project may also include transplanting native vegetation, sedges and/or willows along the river’s edge. 


Important Notes:

CUSP will provide materials and necessary tools to complete project work.

A USFS outhouse is available nearby.

Events may be canceled or rescheduled due to bad weather, which could create hazardous conditions for volunteers and staff.  Staff will monitor weather and notify you of any changes in a timely fashion.

 Mandatory Requirements of Volunteers:

All volunteers must complete and submit:  a CUSP liability release form, CCTU liability release form and volunteer sign-up sheet (for the group). 


Please Bring:

Any applicable medicines (including epi-pen and inhalers, if needed)

Sun block and sun glasses (or safety glasses)

Layered clothing appropriate for outdoor work

Waders – if you have them

A container for water, the use of reusable containers is encouraged, refills will be provided

Work gloves



Directions to Happy Meadows from Hwy 24 (from the east):

 Take Hwy 24 west through Lake George

About one mile west of Lake George, turn right on county rd. 77 (towards Tarryall Reservoir)

Turn right at CR 112, (appx. 1.4 mile), then turn right at the T

Meet at the first large pullout, before Happy Meadows campground – signs will mark the site


Coalition for the Upper South Platte

Post Office Box 726

Lake George, Colorado 80827