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High Country Conservation Center 737 Ten Mile Dr Frisco CO 80443 PO Box 4506 Frisco CO 80443

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(970) 668-5703

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info@highcountryconservation.org

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Dear Eartha, I’m an avid rafter, but this drought has me worried about the future of my favorite sport. What can I do to ensure a future full of whitewater?  I love to raft, too, and this year my friends and I were pretty disappointed that we didn’t pull any river permits. I’m starting to wonder […]

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