Landmark Legislation and a Day of Celebration!

More than 300 people joined in at Durango celebration at the Powerhouse Science Center on December 19. 2014.

Some of the more than 300 people at the Hermosa Creek celebration from a wide spectrum of the La Plata and San Juan County communities along with Senator Michael Bennet and Rep. Scott Tipton gather outside the Powerhouse Science Center for a celebratory photograph.

Hermosa Legislation Passes Senate!

DECEMBER 12, 2014

This is a HUGE accomplishment for hundreds of citizens who participated in the process from discussions in the Hermosa Workgroup, to the design of the legislation, to endorsing the Act, to lobbying for support from local governments, and to even traveling to Washington to promote the legislation.

Of course, it never would have been possible without our Congressional sponsors, Senator Bennet and Congressman Tipton.  They have supported the Hermosa Watershed Protection Act from introduction through the most recent version that just passed the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on November 13, 2014. Both of them, along with co-sponsor Senator Mark Udall, deserve our thanks for their work on moving the legislation forward as they all strive for its final passage in the 113th Congressional Session.

Give them your thanks for supporting our community efforts by carrying the Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act all the way to the President’s desk!

Senator Bennet

Congressman Tipton

Senator Mark Udall