Thursday, June 15, 2017 -- 1:00-5:00 p.m.
The 1986 Congress designated the upper Cache La Poudre River as a Wild and Scenic River, located in the north central region of the state of Colorado. In 1996, Congress designated Cache la Poudre as a National Heritage Area due to its pivotal contribution in western water development, its influence on western water law, and its role in the evolution of complex water delivery systems. The Poudre has also played a critical role in regional economic development, including recreation, agriculture, urban needs, and the environment. The tour includes a visit to the Greeley History Museum, Poudre Learning Center and Fort Collins Heritage Park. While traveling among the sites, Heritage Culturalists of the Poudre Heritage Alliance will discuss water history associated with landscapes traversed and answer any questions.
Travel between sites will be mostly by bus with two short walking segments.
UCOWR friends and families are welcome. The tour limit is 48 people.
Please bring sunscreen, hat, comfortable shoes, and extra money in case you want to visit the Fort Collins Discovery Museum (fee is not included).
Registration Fee: $20/person
|12:30-12:55 p.m.||Optional pre-tour CSU Water Resources Archive, Short Poudre River Video|
|1:00 p.m.||Meet in front of the CSU Library to load bus|
|1:15-2:15 p.m.||Drive (with Heritage Culturalists) to Greeley Museum|
|2:15-2:45 p.m.||Water Exhibit at Greeley Museum|
|2:45-3:00 p.m.||Load bus - Drive by Delph Carpenter house at Island Grove Regional Park|
|3:00-3:20 p.m.||Continue to #3 Ditch Diversion Structure, west of Greeley|
|3:20-3:40 p.m.||Walk from #3 Ditch Diversion to Poudre Learning Center|
|3:40-4:10 p.m.||Drive from Poudre Learning Center to Coy/Power Plant Diversion Structure|
|4:10-4:45 p.m.||Walk from Coy/Power Plant Diversion to Discovery Museum|
|4:45 p.m.||End tour at the Discovery Museum and optional transport to CSU|