River Park clean-up proposed by Pattangall Property Services

April 30, 2013

Silt

Brush piles like this one off the trail at River Park pose a fire danger and need to be removed

Brush piles like this one off the trail at River Park in Silt pose a fire danger and need to be removed

At Dogland – aka River Park – Tuesday morning I met Dan and James Pattangall of Pattangall Property Services. They are in the process of making a proposal to the town of Silt to clean up the park of dead and down trees, and brush piles. This will help reduce fire danger and make the park safer. All decaying trees will be left for wildlife habitat. They don’t use herbicides, all they do is cut and clear dead wood and brush.

I think this is a great idea! Park users have been trying to clean up the park since the 2011 spring flood damage. We sure could use some help.

River Park is the most popular, heavily-used park in Silt. Dog owners, families, hikers, bikers, fishermen, and river rafters use the park daily. It’s time to spend a little money on Silt’s “crown jewel,” the gateway to the Colorado River.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Pattangall brothers’ proposal, please feel free to contact them on their Facebook page: Pattangall Property Services. They’re nice guys and will be happy to talk to you.

Dan and James Pattangall would like the support of park users. I hope you will join me in endorsing their proposal to clean up River Park.

Please contact Silt Town Manager Pam Woods
(970) 876-2353 Ext. 825
administrator@townofsilt.org

Or contact the Silt Town Board members.

Thank you!

Deadwood like you see here near the trailhead at River Park in Silt pose a fire danger as well as a hazard for kids and animals. Even wildlife steer clear of these areas for habitat.

Deadwood like you see here near the trailhead at River Park in Silt poses a fire danger as well as a hazard for kids and animals. Even wildlife steer clear of these areas for habitat.

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2 Comments on “River Park clean-up proposed by Pattangall Property Services”

  1. Dylan Lewis Says:

    Did this happen? I can follow up if necessary.

  2. Peggy Tibbetts Says:

    No it didn’t happen. According to Dan and James, Gerry Pace said the park didn’t need to be cleaned up and should be left in its natural state — whatever that means. Meanwhile my 12 1/2 yr old Malamute, Zeus, wandered off the trail on Saturday and got tangled up in a pile of brush and injured his back leg.

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