In 2020 and 2021, the West Denver Trout Unlimited spearheaded a Clear Creek-wide integrated planning effort to develop projects to enhance environmental resources and to promote sustainable watershed health practices. The project brought many stakeholders together to build consensus around stewardship and recreational opportunities on the river in close collaboration with agricultural users, cities, counties, water districts, community groups, and other Clear Creek users. WDTU has participated in many conservation projects and educational programs in the Clear Creek basin including the Clear Creek Golden Mile Restoration project in the City of Golden which provides quality fishing opportunities to urban residents. This is a group of folks who truly care about the longevity of the creek and they also clean up trash several times each year. Golden appreciates the West Denver chapter’s continued efforts to help keep Clear Creek a sustainable ecosystem for our future generations.
From left: Mayor of Golden, Laura Weinberg, Chapter President, Ed Calmus, IWMP Director, Ashley Giles