July 31 is the third in a series of master planning meetings that the Big Thompson River Restoration Coalition is holding for landowners and other stakeholders to provide input into the master planning process and share with the Coalition their most important concerns about long-term river restoration. Preliminary recommendations for restoration and design plans will be presented and stakeholders will be encouraged to provide feedback.
When: Thursday, July 31 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Thompson School District Administrative Building, 800 South Taft Avenue Loveland, CO 80537
Contact: Lukas McNally, Watershed Coordinator (970) 493-2075 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the BTRRC website to learn more.
Visit the website for up-to-date meeting and funding information.
Bioengineering for bank stabilization means incorporating living and dead trees into the materials used to build up eroded riverbanks as opposed to riprap, which is rocks. It's not just boulders, true riprap rock has a certain specific gravity and is quarried to have angles so it has more of a grip when pummeled by floodwater. But bioengineering is more resilient, and better for the riparian ecosystem.
The following links/documents will provide more information about bioengineering for bank stabilization (large files may take several moments to load, please be patient):