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Our family has been here, running our farm for 125 years in Pleasant Valley. The river has always been a part of our lives, a part of our family. We feel it is our responsibility to protect it. We want to make sure it is healthy for future generations.
The river has not only served as a source of recreation and the backdrop to family memories, but it is the lifeblood of Morning Fresh Dairy. Water is one of our most precious resources, particularly here in Colorado. Being in agriculture, we recognize more than most people. It waters our crops, provides for our cows, and allows our local business to flourish.
After the fires and floods in recent years, we felt it was critical that we get more involved with river health. We can’t have a healthy river without connected ecosystem. By reconnecting our fragment river, it will become stronger and more resilient. That is why we have gotten more involved with Colorado Parks and Wildlife along with other local organizations to organize trail maintenance activities along the river at Watson lake and fund projects such as the fish ladder. In addition, we are going to be blogging about river health and water issues to raise awareness and educate the public.
Right now, there are a lot of questions about drought in Colorado. While much of the state is experiencing a significant drought, our region actually experienced a wetter than normal spring. To track drought conditions in our region and across the state, check out the link above. Type in 80512 to see conditions here at the dairy.
We are hoping that improving the river can be part of the legacy of our family and of Morning Fresh Dairy.