Good News for Anglers at Flatiron Reservoir!
Department: Natural Resources
Release Date: Apr 18, 2012
Chris Fleming, Blue Mountain District Manager, (970) 679-4456, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to a “Fishing Is Fun” grant from Colorado Parks & Wildlife, and a working partnership with the Loveland Fishing Club and Larimer County Department of Natural Resources, getting to the shoreline of Flatiron Reservoir, and the fish, is now easier for everyone. Flatiron Reservoir is a very popular place to fish year round: over 26,000 people fish the lake every year.
Prior to this project, steep slopes, slippery clay soils, and eroding banks on the southwest side made approaches to the reservoir difficult. Despite the scenic location, proximity to Loveland and Berthoud, and substantial trout population, access issues were limiting use of the reservoir, particularly by the mobility impaired, youth and elderly.
The project, to construct five, safe, public access paths to the water’s edge, stabilize the banks, and restore and re-vegetate damaged areas, was made possible by a $20,000 grant from Colorado Parks & Wildlife. Volunteer hours from the Loveland Fishing Club, and labor and equipment from the Larimer County Department of Natural Resources will be used as in-kind match for the grant. About twenty-five volunteers have already donated about 108 hours, a value of $2,335. The project should be completed before the Memorial Day weekend.
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