Boulder County is in the process of developing a stream restoration design for Gold Run. Funding for the designs was provided by a Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Relief (CDBG-DR) planning grant through the Colorado Watershed Resilience Planning Grant Program to complete the stream restoration 30% design.
The project area has been identified for funding through the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program. The EWP program provides financial assistance for implementation of approved creek restoration plans. Boulder County intends to sponsor the Gold Run portion of this EWP project. The Fourmile Creek Watershed Coalition intends to sponsor the Ingram Gulch portion of this EWP project. See the Fourmile Creek map for more information.
Boulder County will implement the stream restoration project as part of the Gold Run road construction is anticipated to begin in early 2017.
Please note that a majority of the work will be completed on private property. Property owners who wish to be involved with the stream restoration effort will need to sign a Participant Agreement that gives Boulder County permission to implement work on private property and allows the county to conduct operations and maintenance activities for three years after the project construction. Construction of all EWP projects must be started by April 2018. The county anticipates completing implementation of all stream restoration projects under this program in 2017.