CREEDE, CO., (June 30, 2016):  RWEACT partnered with Colorado Tourism Office to produce promotional video for Silver Thread Byway, utilizing Economic Recovery funds from a Governor’s Order for our West Fork Complex fire disaster area.  Launched earlier this spring, the video can be found at the RWEACT website under Economic Recovery or by following this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYyfGoKVx7w

The revitalized Silver Thread Scenic & Historic Byway Council is also sharing the video at www.silverthreadbyway.com

In addition to the video, the Colorado Tourism Office is partnering with the Silver Thread to promote the video along with locally-themed advertisements.  Our video follows the Silver Thread as it weaves in and out of towns filled with remarkable stories pulled from a rich history, alluring outdoor adventures, and stunning scenery.  Take this 96-mile road trip from South Fork through Creede and on towards Gunnison!  See spectacular displays of Colorado splendor, abundant wildlife, and varied and unique geology. Stop in any one of the three bustling small mountain towns for shopping, dining, arts and history!

Points of Interest include the mighty Rio Grande for flyfishing on gold medal waters, Wagon Wheel Gap, the Historic Bachelor Loop and Creede Mining District, the spectacular and unrivaled North Clear Creek Waterfalls, scenic Slumgullion Pass that cuts through a natural earthflow, Colorado's second-largest natural lake - Lake San Cristobal, the Alferd Packer Massacre site, and the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River ending at Blue Mesa Reservoir.  Enjoy your trip today!

RWEACT (Rio Grande Watershed Emergency Action Coordination Team) -- together with the Rio Grande National Forest and funded through the Colorado Water Conservation Board, the Department of Local Affairs, and the Office of Emergency Management – works to promote partnerships and actions that provide for public safety and resiliency of communities and watersheds of the Rio Grande Basin of Colorado. More organizational information can be found at www.rweact.org

The Economic Recovery committee is a three-county partnership to improve regional economic vitality following the West Fork Complex fire event.