Help us demonstrate community support for
KEEPING ROCKY FLATS CLOSED!
July is ‘HOT’ with meetings and events on Rocky Flats issues, and because it takes a community to protect the community, we need your help! Below are a bunch of opportunities to get involved, and to help us amplify the the public opposition to the opening of the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge in September.
There’s really no such thing as a “safe level” of exposure to weapons grade plutonium (Pu), which is just one of the 1,000+ known contaminants at Rocky Flats. The tiniest spec of Pu, if inhaled or ingested, can be deadly. That said, no one, not the EPA, nor Colorado Dept. of Health, is denying the ‘hot spots’ and elevated levels of plutonium that exist on the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge. So, how is it that they are advocating for recreation there now? Why not err on the side of caution, and keep the area closed? And, how do we know the superfund site with the buried plutonium processing buildings and contaminants at the center of the refuge will stay safe and covered while people recreate next to it?
I can’t believe I have to say this, but there are so many other wonderful places already open to enjoy on the Front Range and beyond that do not have elevated levels of weapons grade plutonium, so, protect yourselves, your families, and your community by opposing the opening of the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge. It’s not just activists that want to keep Rocky Flats closed, it’s the public at large.
Thank you all for your ongoing support and interest!
Wednesday, July 11th: JeffCo Telephone Town Hall
The JeffCo Board of County Commissioners will hold a live telephone town hall on the evening of July 11, 2018. During this one-hour, over the phone meeting, the commissioners will discuss topics related to development in Jefferson County. But most importantly, the commissioners want to hear from you. Take the time to call in and express your concern about opening the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge.
Click here for details on how to participate.
Sunday, July 15th @ 2:30 p.m.: Planning and Poster Making Meeting
Join us for a sign making and protest planning meeting at the Standley Lake Library. Bring your paints, cardboard, and markers to make signs for the following demonstrations. Click here for the address.
Tuesday, July 17th @ 9 a.m. and @ 12 p.m.: Help us pack the Alfred A. Arraj Courthouse, room A701, in Denver at 9 a.m. to show public support for keeping the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge closed, and to hear expert testimony on why opening the Refuge is dangerous. We recommend arriving by 8:30 a.m. for time to park, and to get through security. Then, at 12 p.m., step outside for a DEMONSTRATION against opening the Refuge in front of the Courthouse at 19th and Champa. Click here for full event details and information.
Tuesday, July 17th @ 5 pm: Then at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, (It’s a full day- I know!) bring your “Keep Rocky Flats Closed” protest signs from the noon demonstration, and join us at the first of two open house forums in Westminster @ the Westview Recreation Center. JeffCo Open Space is hosting a public meeting about the sampling and analysis plan for the soil testing before the opening of the trails to, and on, the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge.
While they insist public comment is limited to only the sampling and analysis methods, we intend to educate the public on the dangers of opening the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, and make it clear that the community is opposed to its opening in September. Please join us and make your voice heard!
Click here for full event details and information.
Can’t Make the Demonstrations? Don’t worry!
Here is an online petition you can sign and send that support the efforts to keep the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge closed.
Letter Writing Campaign:
US Fish and Wildlife has announced they intend to open the refuge September 2018. It is an urgent matter of public health to keep Rocky Flats closed! Click here to learn more about how you can write letters to urge regulators to oppose the opening.