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Perry Park Gateway Pond Restoration Underway

Posted on February 19, 2019 2019

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View of the Gateway Pond in Perry Park with mountains in the background on a cloudy day

View of the Gateway Pond in Perry Park.

Community heroes come in all shapes and sizes. And for a Perry Park community, their hero has many heads, hands and feet……in the form of a like-minded partnership among local, state and federal government entities, as well as a local land conservancy.

An intergovernmental agreement (IGA), recently approved by the Board of Douglas County Commissioners, between Douglas County and the Perry Park Metropolitan District launches a major step forward in the much-needed dredging of the Perry Park Gateway Pond – controlling cattails and noxious weeds, thus stabilizing an important stormwater run-off structure in the area.

In addition to Perry Park Metro District and Douglas County, additional collaborative organizations include Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Douglas Land Conservancy, the Perry Park Water and Sanitation District, and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.

“Consistent with our Board priorities and our commitment to and culture of partnership, this is an example of how we are able to practice and promote responsible stewardship of natural resources within Douglas County,” said Abe Laydon, Douglas County Commissioner.

“This collaborative effort will help our community stop the progression of noxious weeds and cattails in the pond, while maintaining the valuable ecosystem, and the needed flood control role played by the pond,” said Kurt Schlegel, District Manager for the Perry Park Metropolitan District. “We are grateful to everyone involved for their collaboration, partnership and their support on this vital project,” Schlegel said.

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