Fly fishing is a popular summer pastime in the high Rockies, woven into both the social and economic fabric of countless towns throughout Colorado. Yet a hot, dry summer is stressing our local watersheds and with over two thirds of the state currently experiencing drought conditions, Colorado Parks & Wildlife has implemented a number of voluntary fishing closures over the summer months. Read More
At the request of a Fraser Citizen, UCRWG recently provided research on the feasibility of using an Impact Fee to help generate sustainable, long term funding for watershed restoration projects and water and sanitation infrastructure in the Upper Colorado River headwaters.
A report by Grand Environmental Services shows that a modest fee of as little as $2.00 per month from Denver Water customers could generate as much as $7,000,000 annually for projects in the Colorado River headwaters. That much-needed cash could be available in perpetuity to help assure consistent water quality and quantity for future generations, in turn benefiting both the Eastern and Western Slopes. Read More
A Fantastic and Successful Event!
Check out the photo gallery from this weekend’s Adopt-a-Waterway volunteer project along Smith Creek in Granby!
This event was organized by the MPHS Interact Club with assistance from UCRWG, the Rotary Club of Grand Lake, the Town of Granby, Granby Ace Hardware, and more! This will be a gift that keeps giving as we watch our willows grow and our creek become healthier for years to come.
Looking Forward to a Fun Weekend!
We are almost ready for our first volunteer event helping the Interact Club of Middle Park High School with their inaugural Adopt-A-Waterway volunteer day at Smith Creek near Granby, Colorado. Many high school students will be in the volunteer group adding willows to the banks of Smith Creek on Saturday, May 19th.