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
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.
The Upper Colorado River Watershed Group
is working under a two-year US Bureau of Reclamation WaterSMART grant awarded to Shadowcliff Mountain Lodge with a technical team led by Grand Environmental Services. Early efforts focused on public outreach, forming a Board of Directors, shaping vision/mission statements and non-profit business documents, and considering project concepts.