Save The Colorado had a great Colorado River Day on July 25th, 2014!
Working with our lead sponsor, New Belgium Brewing, one of our amazing volunteers took the reigns and created the “Coast Card Campaign.” These “Coast Cards” are beer coasters that were handed out at the “Liquid Center” (which is the bar area…:-) ) at New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins. The coasters are also printed with information about participating in Colorado’s Water Plan process. Visitors to the brewery got to enjoy great beers and provide official comments to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper for the Colorado Water Plan. Here’s what it says on the back of the coaster:
While formulating Colorado’s Water Plan, please provide leadership in three key areas:
1. Push for water conservation, reuse, and recycling as key steps in securing our future water needs.
2. Do not support new dams and diversions from Colorado’s rivers.
3. Start focusing on river restoration.
(the card was signed by the visitor)
We had around 800 people sign the Coast Cards in the Brewery, and on Colorado River Day we delivered the Coast Cards to Governor Hickenlooper’s office in the State Capitol in Denver. Our amazing volunteer, Ellie Barber of Snowmass, Colorado, came over to Fort Collins and Denver and saw her inspiration through from the Brewery to the Governor’s office.
Thank you Ellie!
If you would also like to give the Governor some input into the Colorado Water Plan, you can click through here to our online comment page. Go ahead and let the Governor hear your voice too!
Happy Colorado River Day!