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Ditch alliance hosts June 3 workshop

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The Ditch & Reservoir Company Alliance (DARCA) will be holding three workshops during the month of June on how local government and ditch companies can work more cooperatively.

The first workshop, Ditch Companies: Enhancing Communication, Reducing Uncertainty, and Planning for a Prosperous Future will take place on Friday, June 3, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

The subsequent two workshops will be held in Fort Collins on June 14 at the City of Fort Collins Utilities Office and in Cañon City at the Four Mile Community Club on June 23. The public is welcome to attend these free workshops, and they run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

The workshop will address how ditch companies and irrigated agriculture provide benefits to local communities in many ways. A wide variety of speakers has been invited to not only inform, but to solicit input from the agricultural and water communities. Representatives from local ditch companies, and city and county officials will point out the importance of working more collaboratively, and will discuss the needs of counties, cities, ditch companies, citizens, contractors and developers. DARCA will present the updated version of its DARCA Model Land Use Codes. The Glenwood Springs workshop will also discuss Alternative Transfer Mechanisms (ATMs) and propose solutions that address the long-term concerns of ditch companies including their resource base, service area, shareholders and community.

For information and to register for these workshops, please visit www.darca.org or contact DARCA at 970-412-1960 or john.mckenzie@darca.org.

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