We had the bi-annual high country fish stocking on September 25th, 2019. It was coordinated by Michael Atwood from Colorado Parks & Wildlife. We had ten volunteers who (some in teams, some solo) stocked 11,000 fingerlings into about nine creeks. CPW stocked another location on horseback.
Chalk Creek – 2,000 fish
Middle Cottonwood Creek – 1,500
South Cottonwood Creek – 1,500
Flume Creek – 600
Fourmile Creek – 3,000 – Stocked by CPW on horseback
Frenchman Creek – 500
Glacier Creek – 600
South Halfmoon Creek – 800
La Plata Gulch – 500
Participants: Keith Krebs, Tom Palka, Richard Frey, Eric Heltzel, Gene Milus, Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Lally, Larry Siemiet, Larry Payne, Mike Perry.
View a video that follows one chapter member who narrated stocking South Halfmoon Creek:
Volunteers from afar
This couple is from Joplin, Missouri. They heard about our stocking program while they were in the area, and they joined us! In their own words: “We did each have a bag of fish, we received them at the trailhead and hiked up from there. We stocked one bag at 3/4 mile as instructed. We gave our other bag to someone who didn’t have one to carry another 3/4 mile higher. What an incredible experience! We are forever grateful for having this experience! Thank you!!”