About the Friends of Colorado Lagoon
Board of Directors
Dr. Christine Whitcraft
The Friends of Colorado Lagoon (FOCL) are a coalition of concerned citizens working to restore and preserve an important urban wetland in our community. We promote cooperative solutions to ensure a healthy balance between recreation, flood management, water quality, wildlife habitat and native plants in Colorado Lagoon. Our primary goal is to protect public health and environmental resources. At the Lagoon’s center is a recreation area that requires achieving safe water quality levels all year round. Reconfiguring the east and west arms of the Colorado Lagoon is necessary to support and attract native species to promote optimal habitat and a healthier environment. Restoring the less-used north side of Colorado Lagoon and creating a nature park with a walking trail around the Lagoon will provide an educational component with markers to illustrate native species.