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Clear Creek County aims to protect its natural resources and provide recreation to residents that will support the local economy with ROMP, an outdoor management plan.
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The Clear Creek County Strategic and Community Planning Division recently announced the formation of Clear Creek County Recreation in Clear Creek ROMP, which is funded by the Great Outdoors Colorado grant.
The county has convened multiple teams to support the ROMP, including the Interagency Team, focused on data and information, the Planning Partners Team, focused on content creation like space planning, cultural resources, tourism etc., and the Community Advisory Team, made up of community members that will hold focus groups with feedback from the community on ROMP progress.
The plan was launched in summer 2022, and is expected to last at least through the end of 2023. The ROMP is also supported by Keystone Policy Center and SE Group.
Amy Saxton is the director of the Strategic and Community Planning Division in Clear Creek. She explained that the county has an abundance of recreational use, and this plan aims to organize how all recreational use is managed.
“All the towns and the county and the other land managers that operate in Clear Creek are singing from the same songbook,” Saxton explained as the motivation for the plan.
The ROMP will start by understanding the community’s needs for recreation and identifying the resources needed to make it happen.
“(The ROMP will) help us use every dollar and human resource just a little bit better,” Saxton said.
An easy way to explain it, put best by Saxton, is an ongoing framework for managing recreation in the county.
One of the main pillars of the program is robust involvement from the community. The Community Advisory Team is looking for members to help provide a community perspective for the project. Find out more about the project and get signed up on the county’s ROMP page.
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