BASALT — The Roaring Fork Conservancy has embarked on an ambitious $6 million fundraising campaign to build and operate a long-anticipated River Center in Basalt.The nonprofit organization was founded in the 1996 with the goals of educating people about the Roaring Fork watershed and inspiring them to protect it. After implementing numerous programs during the past decade to accomplish its goals, the conservancy is now focusing on building the headquarters its staff and supporters have always envisioned…The organization has applied for approval from Basalt to build an 8,430-square-foot structure on the banks of the Roaring Fork River. It purchased an undeveloped site beside the Tacqueria el Nopal from the town in 2005. The envisioned river center would be a hybrid exhibit hall, research lab, office building and information clearinghouse on all things Roaring Fork watershed.
By Scott Condon, Dec. 11, 2009 Aspen Times

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12/11/2009 Aspen Times