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.



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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May 26, 2021 in Community, UCRWG Updates, Waterkeeper Alliance

Drone Photos

  Melting ice on Shadow Mountain Reservoir (April 27, 2021)   Spring melt in the Three Lakes region (April 27, 2021)   Spring melt (April 27, 2021)   Weed growth... Read More
March 26, 2021 in CO Riverkeepers, Community, Just Ask UCRWG, UCRWG Updates

Interview with UCRWG President Andy Miller

Who has the right to the water in Grand County? And how does water in Grand County end up flowing over the Continental Divide? Here at UCRWG, we’re fighting to…

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