So you know I’m going to let you know about Boulder bringing in 300 goats to eat weeds at Boulder Reservoir, which means not using chemicals. Every time I read about this topic, I learn something new. Here’s this week’s tidbit: Read more
Changing the plan, which hasn’t been updated since it was first adopted as a set of policy guidelines in 1983, has been in the works since last summer.
“The uses have changed at the reservoir — the types of uses and the numbers of people,” said Alice Guthrie, superintendent for Boulder’s Parks and Recreation Department. “It’s time for us to check in.”
The Boulder Reservoir, which sits northeast of town, stores water that will ultimately make its way into people’s drinking glasses.
But becuase the rez is also used for swimming and motor boating, city council is becoming more concerned about its water quality.
Boulder City Council members said water quality and habitat protection need to be the city’s top priority when it comes to the Boulder Reservoir, but they did not propose any restrictions on recreation opportunities at a study session Tuesday.
In a discussion of a new master plan for the Boulder Reservoir, council members expressed concern about maintaining water quality and preventing invasive species from entering the reservoir. … Read more