In response to the Gold King Mine spill incident, the Animas River Community Forum came together. The Forum's role is sharing and disseminating information related to the spill and its recovery. The forum works on issues that have agreement among Forum Partners. The group is looking to the future.
The Forum is open to all members and sectors of the community. To date, the Forum's Community Partners include representatives from a broad mix of:
Local, State, Tribal And Federal Government Agencies: Silverton, San Juan County Durango, La Plata County, Southern Ute Tribe, San Juan Basin Health Department, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining, & Safety, USGS, Bureau of Reclamation (USBR),
Community Organizations: Animas River Stakeholders Group, Mountain Studies Institute, 5 Rivers Trout Unlimited, Region 9 EDD, Animas Watershed Partnership, San Juan Clean Water Coalition, CO Water Conservation Board, SW Water Conservancy District
Interested Citizens, Educators, and Elected Officials.
* This is not a comprehensive list of Forum Partners.