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Emergency Watershed Protection Assistance

As you are well aware, significant erosion is an after effect of the Waldo Canyon Fire and flooding is a real possibility. If you share this concern, your voice can make a difference.

There is an immediate effort to get the U.S. Congress to approve an amendment to the Supplemental Appropriation for Disaster Assistance (Hurricane Sandy emergency relief), providing Colorado Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) funding for erosion and flood mitigation efforts after the Waldo Canyon Fire and the High Park Fire near Ft. Collins.

This funding is considered critical to protecting the watershed close to Colorado Springs. The issues are outlined in the attached letter from the local Regional Business Alliance. Click here to download and print the letter or visit If you like, use portions of this letter in drafting your own message to your U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet or to your Congressman Doug Lamborn.

If you would like to send a message, visit their official websites below and click on the "Contact Form" to send an email. (Select the "I have a question about federal legislation" option.)

The timing is tight. Our elected officials need to know of your interest in having them support the Colorado Emergency Watershed Protection program in the Supplemental Appropriation for Disaster Assistance. 


Colorado Springs Together is an independent 501(c)(3) Non-Profit:
Colorado Springs Together is a community-driven volunteer effort, and is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The team members are distinguished citizens, business professionals and dedicated public servants in the community, facilitating and coordinating a quick and effective rebuilding process for the neighborhoods devastated on June 26, 2012, by the Waldo Canyon Fire.

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