Good news about birding access at Coors Ponds!

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Joe Roller

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Jan 18, 2018, 4:46:38 PM1/18/18
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Fellow birders,
Last week I contacted Mitzy Spader, Lead Supervisor for Security at the Coors Brewery in Golden,
describing how birders have enjoyed the great variety of waterfowl at Coors Ponds (east of McIntyre St, south of Clear Creek) over many years.
I asked her for corporate permission for us to study birds on the ponds through the fence, with explicit permission to take photographs.

She discussed our request with Coors higher-ups, who granted us open access -Green Light.

Birders can park on the shoulder, walk to the fence and study and photograph birds. 
I assured her that birders will appreciate these opportunities and be respectful, as we have been.
Coors is interested in good public relations and that was the basis for this agreement.

Ms. Spader assured me that the security personnel have been briefed on the new policy and will no longer stop to chat with birders.

This is good news and a change for the better for all of us. 

IF for some reason a security guard approaches you, please mention that access was
granted by "Mitzy Spader in Coors Security" as of January 18.

Please document your sightings to the eBird hotspot there,* and send a brief note to CObirds
about uncommon species.

Joe Roller, Denver


* Coors Ponds 
Jefferson, US-CO

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Ira Sanders

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Jan 18, 2018, 5:20:34 PM1/18/18
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Good job Joe.  Much appreciated.
Ira Sanders
Golden

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Kyle Medina

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Jan 18, 2018, 5:54:26 PM1/18/18
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Nice work Joe! Thanks for taking the time to reach out.

k.r.medina
Westminster, CO

Charles Hundertmark

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Jan 18, 2018, 6:04:11 PM1/18/18
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Great piece of work on behalf of the birding community and Coors. Thanks, Joe.

Chuck

Gary Brower

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Jan 18, 2018, 6:34:43 PM1/18/18
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Ditto to what Chuck said!

Gary Brower
Unincorporated Arapahoe  County

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Larry Modesitt

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Jan 18, 2018, 8:07:37 PM1/18/18
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Joe, 

You are and have been the Birding Public Relations Specialist for many years. Thanks again for handling a thorny issue and coming up roses.

Larry Modesitt

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Gregg Goodrich

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Jan 18, 2018, 8:58:23 PM1/18/18
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Joe,

Thanks for making lemonade out of a sour situation. Big win-win.

Gregg Goodrich
Highlands Ranch

Steven Rash

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Jan 19, 2018, 9:36:08 AM1/19/18
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Awesome! Nice work, Joe. Thank you!

Steve Rash
Denver, CO

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