OMAHA, Neb. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the City of Greeley, will hold a community meeting on Wednesday, May 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Poudre Learning Center, 8313 F St in Greeley to discuss construction of an ecosystem restoration project along the Poudre River Corridor.
The community meeting will include presentations by the Corps and the City followed by an open house to provide the public an opportunity to learn more about the project including ecosystem restoration work that will begin shortly and continue through the fall. During construction, the Poudre River Trail will remain open for public use but the natural areas alongside the trail will close.
Upon completion of construction, the project will provide improved wildlife habitat and river health, as well as improved public access to the natural areas along the corridor, including nature trails and boardwalks through wetland areas.
BACKGROUND: As a result of the feasibility study process to include public input of the Cache la Poudre River in the Greeley area, the Corps’ Omaha District presented a plan to Greeley City Council in late 2015 for proposed projects to restore the ecosystem along the river corridor. In early 2016, the City of Greeley entered into a partnership agreement with the Corps to undertake selected ecosystem restoration projects containing complimentary recreation features in several of Greeley’s natural areas.
For more information about the community meeting, contact Karen Scopel, Natural Lands Coordinator with the City of Greeley at 970-339-2405.
Release no. 18-039