Anne U. White Restoration
Thanks to the generous donations from the Boulder community, we raised our goal of $19,335!
In September of 2013, the Anne U. White Trail trail located in north Boulder was completely destroyed by flood waters.
Below is a summary of the estimated costs to restore this treasured resource to its former splendor. The Boulder County Parks & Open Space department is in the process of identifying a provider to grow the woody and wetland plants; it is predicted that the growth of these plants will take a year or more before they will be ready for transplant.
- Wetland Transplants: $5,945
- Seed: $1,500
- Plants: $11,890
- Total: $19,335
The White Family
Anne U. White was one of the early proponents to preserve open space in Boulder County and one of the initial members of the Boulder County Parks and Open Space Advisory Committee.
Gilbert Fowler White, Anne's husband, was a prominent American geographer, sometimes termed the "father of floodplain management" and the "leading environmental geographer of the 20th century." Learn more about Gilbert on Wikipedia or by watching a 16-minute biography.
Mary White is one of Anne and Gilbert's three children. In 2010, Mary worked with a committee of local engineers, government officials, and artists to honor Gilbert's work with a beautiful flood marker that sits beside Boulder Creek, just east of Broadway. The marker has indicators for the 50, 100 and 500 year flood levels. Learn more about the Boulder Creek Flood Level Marker Project.
Currently $20,268$19,335 Goal
We are still accepting donations for the Anne U. White Restoration Project. We are working with Parks & Open Space staff to identify other potential restoration efforts at Anne U. White.