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Conservation Easement (Pond Area) Reservation Request Form

  1. The San Miguel County Conservation Easement, which includes the area around the pond (not including the white sand beach) and the river corridor at the Down Valley Park, may be reserved. Reserved time is charged a per-hour fee and a damage deposit (see priority use and fee structure). Please write 2 separate checks for use fee and damage deposit. Special events between 50-150 people must enter into a separate Use License Agreement and must provide a certificate of liability insurance endorsing San Miguel County. Reservation requests must be made at least one week in advance of planned activity. Please turn this form into the Open Space and Recreation office on the 3rd floor of the Miramonte building located at 333 West Colorado Avenue, mail to P. O. Box 1170, Telluride, Colorado 81435, fax to 970-728-3718, or submit electronically.

  2. Which area do you wish to reserve?*

  3. Conservation Easement Rules

    • Dogs must be on a leash or strict voice command. Use pet pick-up bags provided for dog waste.
    • Stay out of all wetland areas around pond. Riparian areas are very sensitive to human impacts.
    • No staging on the white sand beach. The beach must remain open for general public use.
    • Activities such as kayaking should use the red debris fan on the northeast side of the pond for staging.
    • Respect wildlife within the conservation easement and postpone your activity if needed.
    • Park in designated sites at the Down Valley Park and carry your equipment to the site.
    • No motorized vehicles permitted in the Conservation Easement.
    • All park users shall comply with the Down Valley Park Policies as adopted by the County Commissioners.
    • The damage deposit is fully refundable. Your deposit check will be ripped up after your event, unless you request otherwise and provide a self-addressed stamped envelope.
    • Any cleanup provided by park staff will be charged at a rate of $50 per hour.
    • Any damages and related expenses are the responsibility of the organization listed above.
    • Violation of these rules and polices may result in immediate termination of the reserved activity.

  4. Acknowledgement

    I have read, understand, and agree to all the terms stated above for the rental of the Down Valley Park Conservation Easement. I understand that this form is only a request for use and that additional requirements may need to be fulfilled through a use license agreement.

  5. By typing your name and date above, you are electronically signing the document and agree to abide by the document provisions according to the Uniform Electronic Transaction Act of 2002.

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