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Greenback Recovery: Rock Creek Fish Removal

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Thank you for your interest in supporting Greenback Cutthroat recovery in Colorado! The Rock Creek project is a critical recovery site and is in the process of removing non-native Brook Trout. We need your help to take out the last remaining fish to help get the area ready for Greenback reintroduction!

Project Description: Volunteers are needed to remove non-native Brook Trout carcasses after the completion of the 2019 reclamation in the Rock Creek Watershed.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife will supply nets and buckets for volunteers to pick up carcasses.  Carcasses are removed to expedite the removal of whirling disease from the system.  Volunteers should bring disinfected waders, water, lunch, sunscreen, rain jacket, and a change of clothes.  Volunteers that do not have disinfected waders should contact Tyler Swarr (tyler.swarr@state.co.us) at least two weeks beforehand to borrow CPW waders.  

Project Date and Time: Thursday August 22, 2019 from 8:00am to 3:00pm (at the latest). Volunteers will meet at the Jefferson Store in Jefferson Colorado at 8:00 am and follow CPW to the site (PLEASE CARPOOL).

Project Location: Black Canyon Creek, South Park, CO.  Volunteers will meet at the Jefferson Market in Jefferson, CO at 8:00 am.

What to Bring: Please bring your own lunch, water, layers, backpack, sunscreen, and boots/waders (see notes above regarding wader decontamination) or hip waders.

Project Registration: Space is limited on this project. To sign up, please contact Dan Omasta (domasta@tu.org). 10 Spots Left