Our state's namesake river, the Colorado, matters not just to west slope residents but to Denver-area anglers as well. So when Denver-area residents turned out in force for the Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) event hosted by our friends at Trout's last Saturday, it should come as no surprise that they gave back to protecting the Colorado. In partnership with the Orvis Company, Trout's raised more than $1500 for the Defend the Upper Colorado River campaign. The evening was fun for all involved, with a great lineup of films and the chance to have a great time with other Denver-area fly fishers. For those of you who live outside of the Denver region - if F3T comes to your area, you won't want to miss it!
With a Final Environmental Impact Statement expected in a matter of weeks on the proposal for expanded Denver Water diversions from the Colorado headwaters (in the Fraser watershed), now is a key time for all anglers to lend their support to the Colorado River. You can help now by signing our petition to defend the Fraser - just click here. If you've already signed, thank you - and please send the link on to your fishing buddies who can also lend their voice to the effort.
A big thank you from all of us at Colorado TU to Trout's, Orvis, the F3T, and all those who took part in another great event for your generous support for Defending the Colorado River.