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Posted on: May 20, 2023

Rio Grande Park Ponds Opened



Rio Grande Park Ponds Opened


Aspen, Colo. – May 19, 2023 – The Rio Grande Park and John Denver Sanctuary ponds have been reopened to the public. City of Aspen Engineering, Streets, Water and Parks departments have worked diligently to stop the movement of an overspray of asphalt tackifier at the Spring and Cooper paving project.

Spill kits, absorbent socks and booms were utilized to contain the product within the ponds. A vacuum truck was also used to remove any remaining material in the stormwater inlets. At this time, no long-term impacts to the Roaring Fork River or vegetation is expected.

Contacts:  April Long, Clean River Program Manager, or 970-920-5080

                  Emily Ford, Communications Coordinator, or 970-379-9373


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