Clear Creek Project is Golden

West Denver Trout Unlimited will dedicate its Golden Mile stream restoration project on Friday, May 15, at 11:00 a.m. The ceremony will be held along Clear Creek, a short walk upstream of Golden’s Lions Park, on W. 10th street. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Tom Remington, Director of the Colorado Division of Wildlife. He will be accompanied by Brad Coors, Chair of the Colorado Wildlife Commission. Also speaking will be representatives from the Jefferson County Commission, Mayor of the City of Golden, and various other persons involved with the project.

The restoration project, a seven year effort completed in March, involved stream-bed reconstruction and other restoration of about 2200 linear feet of stream, beginning just above the City’s kayak course, and extending to the Jefferson County Open Space Park foot bridge 3300 feet upstream.

Completion of the project, when added to the previously-existing kayak course, will provide prime trout habitat, including stream-born brown trout, on over a continuous mile of stream. The Golden Mile project is the first phase of West Denver TU’s program to promote enhancement of fishery habitat on Clear Creek and provide desperately needed new opportunities for quality urban fishing and recreation.

The project, with a value-added worth of just under $300,000, was funded through a combination of grants from City of Golden, the State’s Fishing is Fun program, Albert Frei and Sons, Jefferson County, Miller Coors, Orvis Company, Frontier Environmental Resources, and West Denver TU and other Trout Unlimited and private sources. West Denver Trout Unlimited also donated in excess of 3000 volunteer hours to the project. The public is welcome. Parking is available along Lions Park, W. 10th Street. In the event of bad weather, the Dedication will be moved to the east pavilion in Lions Park, north side of 10th.

West Denver Trout Unlimited: Contact: Miles D. Williams, WDTU Director, Clear Creek Initiatives, 303 980-1322