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.
Our programs include stream corridor and forest health restoration projects, guided educational hikes and citizen science initiatives, aerial monitoring of conditions through drone photography, and community outreach and education.
UCRWG is working hard to #SupportTheSource through the adoption of an Impact Fee – by adding just a few cents each month to water bills, we can generate critical funding for much-needed restoration projects in the Upper Colorado River Watershed, reflecting the true cost of water diversions on the environment. Here at UCRWG, we believe that when it comes to water in the Upper Colorado River, #EveryDropCounts

Join us on our journey and DONATE TODAY.

Grand Lake by canoe

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



July 27, 2022 in UCRWG Updates

GET INVOLVED! Join the UCRWG Board of Directors!

The Upper Colorado River Watershed Group is GROWING!  We are looking to add new talent and fresh perspectives to our Board of Directors.    The Board of Directors is actively involved in…

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July 8, 2022 in Community

Come Celebrate 50 YEARS of the CLEAN WATER ACT in Grand Lake!

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June 27, 2022 in Community, UCRWG Updates

UCRWG Ramps Up Wildfire Restoration with CDPHE Watershed Grant

UCRWG gives a hearty THANK YOU to our new project sponsors, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)   We are excited to announce that we’ll be rolling…

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