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CHEYENNE – As the heart of the City of Cheyenne, Crow Creek was the reason Cheyenne and Laramie County were born over 150 years ago. Economic development and growth occurred because water was available for the railroads, irrigation use, fire suppressions, drinking and waste diversion. In fact, Crow Creek was the sole source of drinking water until the 1930’s. As the Cheyenne community has grown, the creek has been impacted.
The City of Cheyenne and the Board of Public Utilities (Board) are on a team of community members called the Crow Creek Revival (CCR) working to revitalize Crow Creek and has been helping to raise funds for an engineering design to turn Crow Creek into a naturally functioning creek and once again make it the heart of Cheyenne. Yesterday CCR, through the Laramie County Conservation District (LCCD), was awarded $8,000 through the national Laura Jane Musser Fund for the engineering design on a portion of Crow Creek. The CCR has also secured $44,818 for the engineering design through a federal Clean Water Act grant administered by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency.
“Receiving the Laura Jane Musser grant provides a large portion of private matching funds needed for the federal funding match requirements. The CCR committee is truly thankful for being awarded this grant that furthers our design dollars but also confirms that our vision for Crow Creek matches other entities vision for open spaces,” said Jeff Geyer LCCD Water Specialist.
Come and learn more about CCR, the Board’s 75th anniversary and the City by joining us this Saturday, June 23, 2018 at HollyFrontier Superday from 10 am – 4 pm at Lions Park, Cheyenne, Wyoming. Look for the LCCD’s stream trailer and the Board’s display or for more information visit http://www.cheyennechamber.org/crow-creek or visit us on Facebook @CrowCreekRevival.