There are many issues facing our fly fishing waters and these posts chronicle important happenings in the world of fly fishing conservation.

Denver Carp Slam!

It is that time of year again; the Denver Carp Slam will be underway on Saturday, September 10th! The proceeds from the tournament help support Denver Trout Unlimited Projects along the South Platte River:

Be sure to check out the event or stop by the after party! The After Party, Evening on the South Platte is THE PARTY to attend this summer. Great Food, Beer, Fantastic Wines, Live Music (MTHDS), Silent Auction, Awards Ceremony.

Denver Carp Slam
Denver Carp Slam!

Public transportation is recommended if you plan to imbibe! Park at an RTD lot and take the light rail or A-Line Commuter rail into Union Station, then walk or Mall Ride 2 blocks west to DaVita. If you plan to drive, $5 parking is available at the DaVita lot behind the building, entrance at 16th & Chestnut.

Carp Slam
For the party of the summer, check out The Carp Slam: After Party!

For more information on the Carp Slam & After Party check it out at:

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Animas River: Wastewater Spill

So sad to see this happen to the Animas River. If you haven’t seen this all over your Facebook feed than please read about it in the Denver Post and see what happens when an abandon mine spills wastewater into an ecosystem. According to reports the EPA triggered the million gallon wastewater spill while using heavy machinery to investigate pollutants at Gold King Mine, near Silverton, CO. The wastewater that poured into the river contained heavy metals such as Iron and Copper turning the river Orange. Where does it go from here? we will have to wait and see. The Animas River is 126 miles long flowing into the San Juan River then eventually into the Colorado River. Hopefully the life of the river will make a healthy recovery but the current outlook is certainly grim.

animas river spill

Mount Polley Mine Tailings Pond Breach

This has been all over social media for the past 10 days and so I am sure a lot of you have seen this devastating event regarding the tailings pond breach in British Columbia. This event has dumped “5 million cubit meters of toxic waste into Hazeltine Creek, Quesnel Lake and Polley Lake.” “Common minerals and elements found in tailings – which is the waste material left over from the extraction of metals – can include: arsenic, mercury, sulfur and cyanide.” To read more about this event this article covers the breach from the beginning.