Report for Arkansas River art project out April 1 |

Report for Arkansas River art project out April 1

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER – The artist Christo expects federal land managers to release a final environmental impact statement on April 1 for his proposal to suspend nearly six miles worth of fabric over the Arkansas River for two weeks.

The earliest the “Over the River” project could happen is August 2014.

The Bureau of Land Management is currently reviewing comments on its draft environmental impact statement of the proposal. The draft lists alternatives to Christo’s plan, but Christo supports only his original proposal.

After the BLM issues its final environmental impact statement, it will issue a record of decision on whether the project can proceed as Christo proposed. Christo’s team says it expects the record of decision in June.

Christo visited the Denver Art Museum on Saturday to discuss his work.

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