The famous Yule Creek Marble Quarry, now called the Pride of America Mine, is owned by the Italian Company Red Graniti. In October 2019 CVEPA reported the illegal manipulation of Yule Creek from its drainage.
CVEPA supports the ongoing community based effort to obtain Wild and Scenic designation for the Crystal River. This effort is being led by a citizens' committee and is supported by a wide range of individuals, governmental, and civic groups
Enhanced protections are needed to mitigate negative impacts from a dramatic increase in visitors and OHV use.
Residents of Dorais Way (at the north bridge to Redstone) have illegally gated and blocked public access to the 135-year-old historic public route along the Crystal. By doing this they have denied the public’s access to Pitkin County Open Space’s Filoha Meadows Nature Preserve. CVEPA has supported Pitkin County’s lawsuit against the homeowners’ actions. We await the District Court’s decision which is imminent.
A pedestrian/bicycle path between Carbondale and Crested Butte has been on the books since 2002. The first segments have now been started at both ends. Planning for the next phase of the Pitkin County part along the Crystal River has not yet started.