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July 10, 2018

Open House scheduled to discuss soil sampling process for possible Rocky Mountain Greenway trail connections

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County and the City of Boulder are jointly hosting an open house to discuss possible trail connections with the Rocky Mountain Greenway. These local governments, along with the City and County of Broomfield, City of Arvada, City of Westminster, and Jefferson County have independently procured a contractor to conduct soil analysis in the areas of the proposed trail crossing at the perimeter of Rocky Flats.

The City of Boulder and Boulder County invite residents to an open house on Tuesday, July 24, to view a draft Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP) and leave their comments. Public input is crucial to ensuring the soil sampling process moves forward in a transparent manner and results in the most accurate data. Both the City of Boulder and Boulder County have passed
requiring the completion of satisfactory soil sampling in advance of any trail construction. This upcoming meeting will only focus on the proposed soil sampling – and not federal plans to re-open Rocky Flats.

What: Soil Sampling and Analysis Draft Plan Open House
When: Tuesday, July 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: East Boulder Community Center, 5660 Sioux Drive, Boulder

The meeting will be open house-style with multiple tables set up for interested citizens to obtain information and provide comments. Laptops will be available for members of the public to use to submit comments on site at the open house, or they can be submitted via the online form at any time until Aug. 24. There will be no scheduled presentation at the open
house. Residents are welcome to come and go as they please.

Staff members will be on hand to discuss the draft soil Sampling and Analysis Plan, and laptops will be available for residents to complete comments electronically.

More information about the proposed trail connection locations – including a map and a project timeline – can be found on the Jefferson County website.

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