Recently I was on a organized bird walk at Longmont’s Union Reservoir where we saw 7 bald eagles, 2 golden eagles, 2 northern harriers, 1 coyote, 2 foxes and a flock of about 100 horn larks. All this is 70 minutes. Union Reservoir and the wildlife it supports and surrounding land is precious and needs protection.
It is my hope the organizers of Heavens Fest realize the incredible jewel Union Reservoir is and rethink the location of their event. I was thinking Main Street would be far superior for the following reasons: 1) The Main Street location would not have a negative impact on Land & wildlife. 2) They know how to do large festivals on Main–accommodating 20,000+ people 3) There is regional and local RTD services to Main Street (and from Main Street all over Longmont). 4) Downtown businesses would get an economic boost and lots of great exposure. Union attendees would travel east, north, south in addition to those that might come west into Longmont. A more central location increases the likelihood of dollars staying here. 4) 5) Shuttles could be arranged from the fairgrounds etc. to offset parking.
Another possible location is the fairgrounds and Rogers Grove; similar to Rhythm on the River. Either Main Street or the fairgrounds are much better settings for this event.
Heaven Fest may be a good idea. It’s just not a good location.