The original item was published from October 25, 2016 11:15 AM to October 25, 2016 11:17 AM
This week, Summit County’s design-build team of Ecological Resource Consultants/Tezak Heavy Equipment (ERC/Tezak) continues major earthwork operations on the Swan River Restoration Project site. You may have noticed some big changes onsite this week as crews completed work on the new crossing and restored the traffic pattern to Tiger Road. This week, crews will continue decommissioning the detour and finish work on the channel passing under the new Tiger Road crossing. If things go well, the upstream diversion will be removed and the new channel will be carrying water by the end of the week!
Last week, we were excited to welcome a delegation from Colombia being hosted by our partners at the U.S. Forest Service. The Colombian delegation was represented by staff from a Regional Environmental Authority, National Planning Department, Bogotá Water Company, Valledupar Water Company, and the Valledupar Mayor’s Office. During their weeklong visit to Colorado, the delegation was eager to learn how interagency collaborations and public-private partnerships can benefit natural resource restoration projects. We certainly agree that the Swan River Restoration Project showcases the value of strong partnerships and collaborations with diverse groups. The delegation was quite impressed with the Partnership facilitating this project and eager to apply lessons learned during their visit on natural resource management projects back home in Colombia. It is certainly exciting to see a local project in Summit County achieving international attention.
Work is scheduled to continue through November 2016, followed by a winter shut-down period, before recommencing in spring 2017. Additional information about Swan River Restoration Project is available at RestoreTheSwanRiver.com as well as on the Open Space and Trails Special Projects web page. If you have additional questions about the restoration project, you can contact Summit County Open Space and Trails Director Brian Lorch, or Open Space and Trails Resource Specialist Jason Lederer, or call 970.668.4060.