Bring your fishing pole and get in on the action as we celebrate the opening of Greeley’s newest park facility: Poudre Ponds Recreational Fishery! Poudre Ponds is located in the south east corner of the intersection of 35th Avenue and the Poudre River.
If you didni’t join us June 4th, normal operating hours will be 5a.m. to 11p.m. 7 days a week. Boating will be allowed for watercraft 17’ or less in size. Gas powered engines WILL NOT be allowed. Boating permits will be required and can be obtained from the Family Funplex or Recreation Center. State fishing regulations will apply.
In the Fall of 2007 the City of Greeley was awarded $200,000.00 in “Fishing is Fun” grant money with the goal of creating a public recreational fishery that would benefit the community by keeping anglers close to home. Fishing Is Fun (FIF) Program is an important and effective cooperative effort to enhance Colorado’s fishing resources. This unique program involves local communities in a three-way partnership with the Colorado Division of Wildlife and Federal Sportfish Restoration Act monies. Projects totaling more than $20 million have been selected through the Fishing Is Fun program to receive grants ranging from $1,000 to $400,000. The 250 FIF projects in nearly every county in Colorado have increased annual angler recreation days by an estimated 1,800,000 days. Fishing Is Fun program funds come from federal excise taxes collected on the purchase of fishing equipment, boats, motor boat and vehicle fuels. Those funds are then distributed back to the states for sportfish programs. Applicants must match a Fishing Is Fun award with non federal cash or in kind services.
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