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SOSvv Benefit Concert at Planet Bluegrass Featuring Rapidgrass and Jayme Stone
Thursday, September 27, 2018, 6:00pm – 9:00pm 

You won’t want to miss this amazing event, featuring two internationally acclaimed, award-winning acts. Inspired by mountains and whitewater rapids, Rapidgrass blends classical, gypsy, bluegrass, pop, swing, and other world rhythms. Jayme Stone, dubbed the “Yo-Yo Ma of the banjo,” bridges the traditions of folk, jazz, and chamber music. Both push the boundaries of conventional bluegrass through contemporary innovation. This will surely be an evening to remember.

SOSvv continues our fight on behalf of what’s right. Here’s an opportunity for you to advocate for the environmental protection and conservation of the St. Vrain Valley while enjoying world-class music in a magical setting. Proceeds will go toward SOSvv legal expenses.


The agricultural open space and recreational opportunities in and around Hygiene and Lyons are cherished by many, but may soon be dramatically affected by an intensive surface mining operation, possibly lasting until 2033. A Special Use permit issued two decades ago would allow open pit mining in the geologically unique St. Vrain Valley, with the total area of the use approved at approximately 881 acres. Residents and visitors to the area would experience potentially serious health effects; the compromised availability and quality of water; environmental issues affecting wildlife and habitat; and community impacts such as traffic congestion from trucks and trains, as well as noise and light pollution.

Save Our St. Vrain Valley (SOSvv) is a community of concerned citizens. WE NEED YOUR HELP.  Please join us if you are:

  • A resident of Hygiene, Longmont, Lyons, or the vicinity
  • A commuter along the Ute Hwy (Hwy 66) or Foothills Hwy (Hwy 36)
  • A cyclist, runner, equestrian, birdwatcher, sportsman, or photographer
  • A farmer, rancher, gardener, or beekeeper
  • An ally for the environmental protection of Colorado’s Front Range

This site will be updated as we receive information and have announcements to share. Be sure to visit and like our  Facebook page as well.

For background on the current gravel mining site plan, see our page on Martin Marietta’s Special Use Permit.

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