Chapter members were presented a check for $20,000 from Bob Gomez, representing the late Vern and Georgiana Rutherford, who graciously donated this amount from their estate. Also instrumental in this gift was Blake Fanning, (former VP for our chapter), who drove from his home in Grand Junction on Sept. 20, to participate. Chapter President Keith Krebs said the funds are earmarked for our conservation project, along with our partner Central Colorado Conservation, to rehab a section of the South Arkansas River thru Salida from CR 107 to the Arkansas River. Hopefully these funds can help leverage other potential grants to continue moving this project forward.

From left are Bob Gomez, Dave Morgan, Keith Krebs, Treasurer Pam Simpson, Rick Helmick, and Blake Fanning.