The City of Fort Collins continues to make strides as a leader in sustainability and recently received the 2013 Special Recognition Award from the Sustainable Living Association.
The City was honored for reducing the impacts of recent Poudre River flooding primarily through long-term visioning and partnerships between Fort Collins Utilities’ Stormwater Utility and Natural Areas.
These groups have worked together for 15-20 years to protect the Poudre River floodplain through regulations focused on the protection of citizens and property and also to purchase existing developed land areas, which are then restored to open spaces.
Floodplains have the combined advantage to serve as recreational amenities while allowing the river to flush sediment and spread out during floods, refreshing the beneficial functions of the river.
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, call 970-221-6700, email or TDD 970-224-6003.