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.


January 12, 2023 in Community

The River Talks: Waterwise Gardening in Colorado

Can’t make it? Join virtually via Zoom JOIN US for an evening of tips, tricks and best horticultural practices from ANNIE BARROW, manager of Denver Botanic Gardens Horticulture Outreach Programs….

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January 9, 2023 in Community

North Fork Watershed Assessment Map

Thanks to the generous support of the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment Nonpoint Source Pollution Management Program and Grand County nonprofit Fire on the Mountain, UCRWG is…

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December 27, 2022 in Community, UCRWG Updates

❄ Wrapping up 2022 in the Upper CO River Watershed ❄

🥳 Cheers to a great year! 🥳 Wishing you a happy and healthy 2023 from all of us here at UCRWG! 🥂 Whew! 2022 certainly flew by and what a…

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