Colorado National Monument will be hosting two listening sessions this week, designed to foster input from the public about the types of visitor uses, events or activities people want to have at the monument.
The first session will be Tuesday, July 9th, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Fruita Community Center. The second is Wednesday, July 10th, noon to 3 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.
"We hope these workshops will begin an open conversation with folks in the valley about the monument," Eckert said. "We want to hear what uses the community thinks are appropriate for the monument, and help build a shared understanding about the monument's resources and how they are managed. We hope as many people as possible will join in this conversation."
The July 9-10 meetings will be facilitated by Mary Margaret Golten from CDR Associates, a respected Colorado mediation group.