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Camp Hale is subject of Water Wise Wednesday in Vail

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Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – Join the Eagle River Watershed Council, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Forest Foundation at Water Wise Wednesday to hear about the history of Camp Hale and share your thoughts about its future.

Camp Hale’s history goes back to the glaciers, the Ute Indians and the buffalo that roamed the West. In 1942, Camp Hale was created in a wetland with a meandering Eagle River to house and train 10,000 soldiers during World War II. Today, Camp Hale’s buildings are gone and the site hosts summer and winter recreation, backcountry access, water storage and several environmental issues. What will be the future for this site we hold dear for many diverse reasons?

The event is Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Colorado Ski Museum in Vail.

Featuring Dave Neely and Matt Grove, of the U.S. Forest Service, and Kimberly Langmaid, of the National Forest Foundation.

This event and all Water Wise Wednesdays are free to the public, and appetizers will be provided.

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