Hi Poudre River Lovers! We have good news. Our wonderful partners at Patagonia, the outdoor gear/apparel company, will match your donation to Save The Poudre, up to $10,000, starting today through the end of 2019. The donation link is here: https://www.patagonia.com/actionworks/grantees/save-the-poudre-poudre-waterkeeper/donate/ Patagonia will securely process your donation and then transfer the money to Save The Poudre. We are especially excited to partner with Patagonia in this matching grant campaign because they are one of the leading voices on the planet for fighting dams and protecting rivers. Patagonia is also one of our leading funders! What did Save The Poudre accomplish in 2019? Helped stop the Thornton Pipeline dead in its tracks! Intervened in state district court against the City of Thornton to defend the Larimer County Commissioners against Thornton's lawsuit. Saw through the construction of the amazing Poudre River Whitewater Park, a project that we initiated back in 2010! Filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Colorado to stop the proposed Windy Gap Water Project in Colorado. Intervened with the Larimer County permitting process against the Northern Integrated Supply Project ("NISP"), the massive proposed dam project we've been fighting for 17 years. Intervened with the State of Colorado permitting project against NISP. Filed more comments with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers against NISP. Kept the Poudre River's voice alive to the public, in the media, and throughout the northern Colorado region. And more! When you donate to Save The Poudre, we get right to work! Patagonia Action Works is a wonderful partner putting your money into action. Please donate here through Patagonia Action Works and help us protect this amazing river! The donation link is here: https://www.patagonia.com/actionworks/grantees/save-the-poudre-poudre-waterkeeper/donate/ Thank you for your support! Gary Wockner, Director, Save The Poudre.
Great News, Poudre River Lovers!
NISP HAS BEEN DELAYED AGAIN!
We recently found out that the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP) has now been delayed until 2018. So, in 2018 that will be the FIFTEENTH YEAR we have been fighting and Stopping NISP.
Thank you for all of the support for the last 14 years! Your support has made all of the difference, and we’d be grateful for your support again.
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But the news isn’t all good. Due to the Trump administration’s lock on the federal government, we can almost guarantee that the permitting process for NISP will get fast-tracked in 2018. Further, it’s becoming increasing clear to us that the system is rigged. Over the 14 years of our fighting to stop NISP, we’ve been relentless in providing objective, scientific information to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. However, every time they come out with a new draft of the Environmental Impact Statement, they pretty much blow off our comments and agree with the NISP side of the story.
More recently, we provided objective, scientific information to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission, but they also blew us off and supported the “mitigation plan” for NISP which is filled with loopholes in the even minimal mitigation it proposes.
All of that means we are likely headed to court.
When our forefathers and foremothers in Congress in the 1960s and 1970s passed laws to protect the environment, they included provisions that allowed for citizens and groups like Save The Poudre to enforce the law. If we feel that the federal and state govt have violated the law, then we can enforce that law by filing lawsuits against those governments.
But we can’t be successful without your help.
Your financial support has and will continue to make the difference. Every time a public comment period is open in the permitting process, we throw ourselves into it – hiring outside scientific consultants and spending hundreds of hours packing the legal record for the eventual lawsuit. Over the next 12 months, there will be more critical periods where we will once again throw ourselves into it.
You have been a great member of the Save The Poudre team for 14 years! We greatly appreciate your support, but more importantly, you’ve allowed us to speak for the Cache la Poudre River in this long, crazy battle to stop NISP and Save The Poudre.
Every $10 or $25 makes a real difference.
If you can afford $50 or $100 or more, that’s great too!
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Thank you for your support!
Mark Easter, Chair of the Board; Gary Wockner, Executive Director