Protecting and enhancing the health of your watershed. 


Planning and Implementing at a Watershed Scale

The physical connection between tributaries and larger streams and rivers, between surface and ground water, and between wetlands and all of the water sources, warrants the need to assess, plan and implement activities at the watershed level.  Our Council brings together a diverse set of stakeholders to develop and advance commonly supported water quality goals.  What we can achieve together includes:

  • Information. Gather, evaluate, and disseminate information pertinent to watershed health.
  • Projects. On-the-ground projects and educational campaigns.
  • Outreach and Engagement. Identify and engage the public, partners and stakeholders.
  • Education. Increase knowledge, awareness and understanding to promote balanced stewardship.
  • Resources. Assemble money and resources.

“It has been inspiring to be surrounded by others willing to give themselves purely to protect and improve the Colorado River Watershed. ”

— Dan Ben-Horin, MCWC Americoprs Environmental Steward


The Middle Colorado River Watershed includes the Colorado River and all of its tributaries (excluding the Roaring Fork River) from the Garfield/Eagle County line downstream to the eastern end of DeBeque Canyon. Major tributaries include Roan, Parachute, Rifle, Elk, Canyon, No Name, Grizzly, South Canyon, Divide, Mamm, and Battlement Creeks.

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Attend Meetings and Events

All stakeholder meetings are free and open to the public.

Get Your Hands Dirty

Participate in our volunteer activities.

Join a Committee or Volunteer for the Board

We value your opinion and input. We are currently seeking individuals willing to serve on the board for two to three year terms. Active committees include the Leadership and Technical Committees and are open to new members at anytime. You don't need to be on the board to serve on a committee!

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