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Putting the water in whitewater

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Conservationists and whitewater recreationists are emerging as allies in the statewide discussion on water, as both groups seek to keep water in Colorado's rivers:

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Pair Sound with Sight 

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Families share this whitewater park with world class kayakers. Multi-use parks like this are an economic boon for towns like Lyons.
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Children play on a rope swing in one of the swimming holes in Lyons whitewater park. 
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14 year old Lyons resident Nick Eaton comes to the river most days during the summer.
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Nathan Fey with American Whitewater, a nonprofit working to conserve whitewater resources throughout the country.
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Scott Shipley is a former Olympic kayaker who now designs whitewater parks.

Economic Impacts of Whitewater Parks

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find the write-up with links to these various studies here on S2O Design Reinventing Whitewater

Take the Next Step: Read & Get Involved

The Colorado Foundation for Water Education wants to help you speak fluent water. Check out the following: 

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Connecting the Drops is a radio collaboration between Water Education Colorado and Colorado Community Radio Stations KGNU, KDNK and KRCC.


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