A discussion on the Restore the Gore Strategic Action Plan is scheduled for the Vail Town Council on Tuesday, March 1. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers. The Restore the Gore action item is listed seventh on the meeting agenda with opportunities for public comment. This discussion follows an initial review of the plan by Town Council on Feb. 2.
The presentation will be part of a working discussion meant to identify questions, edits and any additional information needed in anticipation of final adoption of the plan by the Town Council following a public hearing on March 15. The plan was developed with the input of a citizen advisory committee and partner organizations. It received a unanimous recommendation of approval by the Planning and Environmental Commission on Jan. 11.
As part of the effort to remove Vail’s waterways from an impaired stream status as classified in 2012 by state and federal regulators, the town has worked with Lotic Hydrological, LLC, Land Planning Collaborative, Alpine Engineering and local partners to complete the Restore the Gore Plan. The plan identifies over 220 actions to be implemented over the next five years totaling over $7 million that include: new regulations, best management practices, on-the-ground projects including riparian area restoration and stormwater infrastructure (water quality vaults), education and outreach, and ongoing monitoring.
For questions, contact Kristen Bertuglia, environmental sustainability manager, at 970-477-3455, firstname.lastname@example.org or to review the plan, visit vailgov.com.