The city reminds residents – particularly anglers and dog guardians – to help protect sensitive natural areas by not accessing closure areas. If visitors or anglers access open creek areas, they should remember to:
- Brush dog paws and bellies carefully on dry land.
- Use a wire brush to remove mud and vegetation from their boots and gear immediately after stepping back onto dry ground.
- Take precautionary steps detailed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) when they are back home or before they go to another body of water. Those measures include freezing boots and gear overnight, soaking equipment in hot water, submerging waders and other equipment in solution specified by CPW, or drying boots and gear – preferably in direct sunlight – for at least 48 hours.
- Not flush water used to clean boots or rinse equipment down storm drains.