Vail Daily letter: Great job, volunteers!
Don’t you love walking along the edge of the river, listening to the flow and rapids, watching for minnows in a pool, seeing a trout jump out for a bug, and watching the mom and dad goose on the other side teaching their little guys how to swim, not to mention the tree just chawed down by a beaver? It is awesome. The Eagle River Watershed Council is the major waterways maintainance organization, and had their annual river cleanup last Saturday. Hundreds of folk showed up to clean their area, both bankside and into the water. What a great project to clean the habitat of our creeks and rivers. The chief organizers were Joe Macy, (EVCF board member), Melissa Macdonald (ERWC executive director), and her assistant, Don Golden. Great job!Sponsors are vital, and we’d like to thank the following for their financial support: Vail Resorts 360; El Pomar Foundation; First Bank; St. Baldrick’s Foundation; 4 Eagle Ranch; Alpine Bank; Beaver Creek Mountain Dining; Beaver Creek Resort Company; CDOT; Cordillera Homeowners; East West Partners; KZYR; MRC Broadcasting; Resolution Graphics; Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate; Town of Eagle; Town of Vail; TV 8; Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa; Vail Daily; Vail Honeywagon; Alpine River Outfitters; Arrowhead Alpine Club; Community Banks of Colorado; Coors Tap the Rockies; Eagle Ranch; Eagle Valley Enterprise; Fly Fishing Outfitters; Loaded Joe’s; Moe’s BBQ; Timberline Tours; Town of Gypsum; Trout Unlimited; Vail Securities and Vail Rotary. What a wonderful group they are. Most of all, we really appreciate the organization of the team leaders, getting their teams together, and filling those orange bags! Following the wading, we had a great barbecue waiting at 4 Eagle Ranch put on by Bob Moroney, Stew Hinton and the members of the Arrowhead Alpine Club. Who could ask for anything more?What a great community event that sustains our beautiful environment!Sue Mott River cleanup volunteer coordinator