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Sweetwater locals frustrated after meetings to plan new state park

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This story first appeared in The Outsider, the premium outdoor newsletter by Jason Blevins.

In it, he covers the industry from the inside out, plus the fun side of being outdoors in our beautiful state.

The 13 meetings over the past eight months between Sweetwater community members and the Forest Service and Colorado Parks and Wildlife were meant to hammer out a rough-draft plan for the proposed new state park at Sweetwater Lake. 

As the Forest Service prepares to enter a formal environmental review of what could happen at Sweetwater Lake in Garfield County, there is no plan and little agreement. There is a lot of frustration. 

“We have a choice. We are either going to manage it before everyone comes or we are going to manage it after the chaos,” White…

Jason Blevins

2023-05-19 03:50:00

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