Celebrating the Animas River

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Celebrating the Animas River

River parade signals return of business, optimism
Public meeting

The Environmental Protection Agency, San Juan Basin Health Department, La Plata County, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and other agencies responding to the impacts of the Gold King Mine spill will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Miller Middle School, 2608 Junction Street, Durango. There will be an overview of the incident, then the public will have the opportunity to go to breakout tables to speak with experts about:
Recreation on the Animas River, including rafting and fishing.
Gardening and agriculture.
Environmental monitoring.
Economic impacts.
La Plata County has set up a Call Center for the public at 382-7592. It is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Southern Ute Tribal members may call the tribal hotline at 563-5025.
Information can be found online in several places.
Blog: goldkingminerelease.blogspot.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/goldkingminerelease
Twitter: @GKMRelease
YouTube: Gold King Mine Release
EPA website: www2.epa.gov/goldkingmine
CDPHE website: www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/animas-river-spill

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