Upper Colorado River Watershed Group

Established in 2016, the Upper Colorado River Watershed Group (UCRWG) promotes awareness, conservation, and appreciation of the lands and streams that compose the headwaters of the Colorado River through science, education, and outreach.
Serving the local community in Grand County, Colorado and striving to connect with water users in the Front Range metro area, UCRWG is a nonpolitical, nonregulatory organization that seeks to protect water quality and preserve ecosystem functioning by establishing a regional watershed management plan based on rigorous scientific data and community participation. Our programs include stream corridor and forest health restoration projects; guided educational hikes and citizen science initiatives; and community outreach and education.  
UCRWG actively works to provide a neutral forum for the diverse stakeholder groups of the Colorado River to identify shared values and goals while preserving the health and beauty of the watershed we all love. 
Grand Lake by canoe

Join us on our journey to protect and restore the headwaters of the Colorado River. As a small nonprofit organization, we rely on the generosity and dedication of our local community to keep us moving forward.



April 22, 2020 in Community

Celebrating 50 years of Earth Day with our Spring Newsletter!

We’re excited to be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day here at UCRWG! While we sadly cannot gather to celebrate the unique beauty of planet Earth due to COVID-19,…

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April 19, 2020 in Community

Join our Board of Directors!

Are you passionate about protecting the long-term sustainability of the Upper Colorado River Watershed? Do you have experience in the wild, wild world of Colorado water law, knowledge of watershed…

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December 22, 2019 in Community, UCRWG Updates

2019 Year-End Newsletter

Keep up-to-date with where we're going at UCRWG in our 2019 Year-End Newsletter! Read More