Just to let all know......
Inspections for aquatic invasive species will continue in the 2009 boating season at Aurora & Quincy Reservoirs. New for 2009, boat operators at the cityís reservoirs will pay a one-time fee of $10 to obtain a Watercraft Access Pass. The Pass should be affixed to the lower right corner of the vehicle towing, or otherwise transporting, any boat or watercraft to the reservoirs. This includes, but is not limited to, belly boats, pontoon boats and sailboards.
The $10 fee will help off-set the cost of boat inspectors and enable Aurora Parks and Open Space staff to maintain the level of services currently enjoyed by all reservoir patrons. The first 100 watercraft access passes sold will include a $10 coupon from a local outdoor retailer. Passes can be purchased now at the Aurora Reservoir; the Parks and Open Space Departmentís main office, 4th floor of the Aurora Municipal Center; and at Quincy Reservoir beginning March 1st. For more information call the Aurora Reservoir at 303.690.1286.
Please help protect our water resources by properly cleaning and de-contaminating your boat, trailer, and other personal gear prior to arriving at Aurora or Quincy Reservoir, and before using your equipment in other waterways. All boaters should remember to follow these steps to ensure they are not spreading aquatic invasive species to clean waters:
DRAIN the water from the vessel, live well and the lower unit of the engine.
CLEAN the hull of the vessel.
DRY the vessel, fishing gear and other equipment.
INSPECT all exposed surfaces.
REMOVE all plant and animal material.
For more information on aquatic invasive species, visit