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Public ownership of rivers in Colorado is at a critical juncture. U.S. Supreme Court decisions in recent years have recognized the navigability, (and the public ownership,) of many rivers across the country that people previously assumed were private. These rivers are to be "held in trust" for the public by the states. But river-exploiting interests are proposing legislation in various state legislatures that would make many of these rivers permanently private. Which way will the debate go in Colorado: Will many miles of river in Colorado be declared private, or will they remain public? It's up to you.
Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to keep the Colorado sections of this website updated, and thereby foster the development of a network of river activists throughout Colorado. Thanks to your maintenance of the Colorado information on this site, people will know what the current problems are, what the relevant river law is, and how to dialog with politicians and officials, using the law, to help conserve rivers in Colorado and ensure public access to rivers for responsible recreation.
At least once a week, you check the River Rendezvous Web Board postings for Colorado on this site. You organize the new postings, and incorporate them into the River Registry pages for Colorado, eliminating redundant, irrelevant, or outdated material. The net result will be that the site will provide up-to-date reports on the river issues in Colorado, and show people in a clear, concise way how they can help conserve rivers and river access in Colorado.
We will send you additional directions and suggestions for maintaining the site. Each time you update the site, and e-mail us a notice to that effect, we will assign you an additional point as a member of the U.S. River Conservation Team. (See the U.S. River Conservation Team for an explanation of that system.) If you update this site once a week, you could redeem your points for, (as an example,) a new paddle and a helment every year, or a new kayak every two years. We also may be able to send you payment for your work in the near future, as additional people join NORS. If you later want to discontinue the work at any time, just let us know. Your points and earnings will still apply up to that date.
To apply, just notify NORS headquarters with the following form. NORS staff will reply with further information.
This website is made possible by the generosity of the members of the National Organization for Rivers (NORS.)To help this effort thrive, start or extend your membership by going to NORS memberships.
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