CEMS Outdoor Event and Happy Hour – Fort Collins Poudre River/Aztlan Site – August 13

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Fort Collins Poudre River/Aztlan Site History – Improving and Remediating the Poudre River Waterfront

Abstract: Historical industrial activities along the Poudre River in Fort Collins (vicinity of Willow Street and North College Avenue) left a legacy of environmental challenges for redevelopment of the area. Operations, including a manufactured gas plant (MGP), municipal landfill, and the first light and power plant, in the early to mid-1900’s led to soil, groundwater, and surface water contamination, ultimately necessitating an EPA Removal Action to remediate the site and allow for future development. This walking tour will discuss the site history and industrial uses that caused the environmental contamination, an overview of the remedy, and the on-going management of the site and Poudre River waterfront to facilitate recreation while ensuring protection of public health and environment.

Date/Time: Tuesday August 13, 2024

Location: Meet at the Northside Aztlan Community Center (112 Willow Street, Fort Collins Colorado) in the main parking area to the northeast of the facility. We will take a walking tour along the Poudre River and finish up at New Belgium Brewery (500 Linden Street, Fort Collins) for Q&A.

Speakers:

Kathryne Marko, City of Fort Collins Utilities, Senior Manager Environmental Regulatory Affairs

Errin Henggeler, City of Fort Collins Utilities, Senior Environmental Regulatory Specialist

Matt Zoccali, CGRS Inc, Senior Environmental Scientist

Bernadette Kuhn, City of Fort Collins Natural Areas, Senior Environmental Planner

Mark Rudolph, Colorado Department of Public Health Environment, Superfund and Brownfields Program

Agenda:

3:30 PM – check-in at the Northside Aztlan Community Center (112 Willow Street, Fort Collins Colorado) in the main parking area to the northeast of the facility.

4:00-5:00 PM

Site History/Industrial Activity
EPA Removal Action-contaminants of concern, barrier wall, water treatment, river diversion
Restrictive Covenant/Institutional Controls, including Community Center Vapor Mitigation System
CDPHE Perspective- VCUP Program, Vapor Mitigation System, Regulated Asbestos-Contaminated Soil
Fort Collins Natural Areas Perspective

5:00-6:00 PM –  Q & A, Beer, and Food Trucks at New Belgium Brewery- 500 Linden Street Fort Collins, CO

Registration:

If you are not sure if you are a current CEMS member please email to double check.

CEMS Members can register for free with email to admin@coems.org
Non-CEMS Members Registration – $10 via PayPal HERE

Any questions, please email admin@coems.org

 

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