PHOTO GALLERY: Event raises money and awareness in effort to fight water inundation

Bob Wooley
bwooley@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 8/15/22

It was pancakes and politicos Aug. 13 at Pelican Point as faithful supporters of the effort to Save Bear Creek Lake Park gathered to rally for the cause.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Event raises money and awareness in effort to fight water inundation

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It was pancakes and politicos Aug. 13 at Pelican Point as faithful supporters of the effort to Save Bear Creek Lake Park gathered to rally for the cause.

Event organizer Katie Gill led a tour of the park from Pelican Point to the Cottontail area. Attendees had the option of guided or self-guided hikes through various areas of the park where they could learn more about nesting birds and wildlife that call the park home. 

Save Bear Creek Lake Park is an effort to combat a plan to drastically increase water storage in the lake, creating potentially devastating effects to riparian areas and wildlife habitats. Critics of the plan also cite the adverse effect the increase would have on use of the park for hiking, cycling and other recreational activities.

The plan to increase water storage is currently undergoing a years-long feasibility study by the Colorado Water Conservation Board and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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