We’ve Gone Virtual!

For the coming weeks, as we continue to practice social distancing due to COVID-19, the Watershed Council will release river-related activities to do at home or on the river. These will be a wide variety of topics, from macroinvertebrate studies to writing in nature. You can view our YouTube channel here, and each week’s curriculum will be posted below with a link to the specific video. This is a tough time for everyone in our watershed right now, but remember: the rivers are here for us.


Success Award 2013

The Watershed Council was the 2013 Vail Valley Partnership Small Nonprofit of the Year!

Eagle River Watershed Council believes that our rivers and streams are the life-blood of our valley. Their preservation and restoration improves our economy, our culture, and our quality of life.

The Watershed Council advocates for our rivers through educational programs, special events, restoration projects, monitoring, research, and community volunteer projects.

We encourage you to explore our website and learn more about our organization. If you would like to help us achieve our goals, we encourage you to sign up to volunteer and/or consider supporting us financially.

We hope to see you down at the river soon!


Thank you to all who supported the health of our watershed by participating in our Peak Flow Prediction Contest. According to the USGS website, the Eagle River at the Gypsum gauge peaked on June 2 at 7am, with 3,300 cfs. Just a reminder, the river peaked in 2019 on July 1 at 11 am with a flow of 7,480 cfs. What a difference a year makes! 

Grand Prize Winner: We are excited to present a JACKSON KAYAK ROCKSTAR 4.0 as the grand prize! Valued at $1,399. With a winning guess that was off by only 4.5 hours and 100 cfs, the winner for 2020 is Carly Carr, pictured above with son Jackson.

2nd Place: a 3-Day River Adventure for two with Centennial Canoe Outfitters. Valued at $848. (Kate Burchenal) 

3rd Place:G. Loomis Fly rod: IMX-PRO 9’ #5 weight. Valued at $525. (Jacque Stevenson)

4th Place: a $500 dining certificate to any Vail Resorts restaurant. (Jason Brown) 

5th Place:Down River Equipment pump. Valued at $250. (Tom Allender) 

6th Place:Fishpond Fly Fishing Sling. Valued at $200. (Karen Grangaard) 

7th Place:AIRE Landing Pad. Valued at $189. (Tony Powell) 

8th Place:Orvis Pack ‘n Go Packable duffel. Valued at $150.(Tom Allender) 

9th Place:Fishpond Waxed Canvas Messenger Bag. Valued at $100. (Shan Burchenal) 

10th Place:Down River Equipment $20 Gift Card. (Jon Stevenson)


Learn about the Eagle River Community Water Plan.

Want a map of our watershed? Here’s how to get one.