John Ott has been a member of the Animas River Community Forum (ARCF) since its inception. ARCF was established after the Gold King Mine spill in 2015 to be a community resource of reliable, science based information to keep the public informed about water quality issues related to the spill. Since the 416 fire in Hermosa Creek the scope of the scientific research has expanded. Please follow the link to the “Our Animas” pamphlet to find answers to some important and frequently asked questions.