Author Archives: redBonita

ARSG Presentations and Tours since Gold King Spill»


Tour Guide, La Plata County Commissioners and Staff La Plata Forum – Business Group, Durango Tour Guide , EcoFlight – sponsored by San Juan Citizens Alliance Rotary – Business Group, Durango Southern Ute Indian Tribe Environmental Dept. Staff – Silverton Animas Grange – North Valley Residents (with Ann Oliver, Animas Watershed Partnership) 5 Rivers Chapter, Trout Unlimited – Durango League of Women Voters – Durango Colorado Forum – Business Group, Denver (with Bill Gardner, Silverton, Liane Jollon, San Juan Basin […]

June 28, 2016 Meeting Summary


ARSG MEETING SUMMARY June 28, 2016 ATTENDEES: Peter Butler, Steve Fearn, Chuck Wanner, John Ott, Bob Oswald, Melody Skinner, Buck Skillen, Mark Rudolph, William Tookey, Chris Tookey, Trevor Denny, Laura Jenkins, Jonah Seifer, Amy Rawn, Lea Linse, Emelle Frojen, Mollie Podmore, Joseph Friedland, Brendan Boepple, Ann McCoy-Harold, Larry Perino, Ray Ferguson, John Ferguson, Bill Coughlin, Briana Greer, Cordel Schmidt, Fred Knight, Dave Philips, Ron Borrego, Ty Churchwell, Anthony Culpepper, and Paul Nazaryk. ANNOUNCEMENTS: In early May, Steve and Peter took […]

Alert and Notification Plan for the Animas River »


A Communication, Notification and Information Sharing Plan April 2016 Developed in Coordination with: San Juan Basin Health (SJBH), La Plata County (LPC), San Juan County (SJC), San Juan County Public Health (SJCPH) Southern Ute Indian Tribe (SUIT), Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), Colorado Division of Homeland Security& Emergency Management (DHSEM), Ute Mountain Ute Tribe (UMUT), City of Durango (COD). View here

Bonita Peak Mining District Sampling and Analysis Plan »


View a draft Bonita Peak Mining District Sampling and Analysis Plan for an extensive amount of water quality sampling this summer by EPA – here

Temporary Treatment Plant at Gladstone data »


For data showing the effectiveness of the temporary treatment plant at Gladstone click here

Summary of Superfund Resources Available to Communities »


View information about EPA’s Community Advisory Groups and Technical Assistance Grants here

CDPHE Health and Safety Training »


The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is offering FREE 8-Hour Refresher and 24-Hour Health and Safety Training in Durango and Silverton. The training is required for those working on Superfund sites and will prepare local residents for employment opportunities that may become available in the Bonita Peak Mining District. June 1-3, 2016 Silverton Town Hall 1360 Greene Street, Silverton, Colo. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 6-8, 2016 U.S. Forest Service 15 Burnett Court, Durango, Colo. 8 a.m. […]

MSI Porphyry Gulch 2015 Benthic Macroinvertebrate Report »


The Animas River Stakeholders Group contracted with Mountain Studies Institute to conduct benthic macroinvertrebrate surveys of Porphyry Gulch in conjunction with remediation work at the Bullion King Mine. View the results of the surveys here

Yost Brothers Treatment Technology »


Bill Simon described the Yost Brothers treatment technology. Read the overview here

Animas Conference »


The New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute will hose a two-day conference, May 17-18, 2016 to facilitate the exchange of data and ideas among 4 states, three EPA regions, two tribes and numerous local and municipal agencies an public water systems. Read more about the conferencehere