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What in the World is W.O.T.U.S?

What in the World is W.O.T.U.S?

What in the world is WOTUS? Simply put, it stands for Waters of the United States. Currently, the determination of what is a water of the U.S. is being questioned and could have damaging effects to the environment and people of this country. In 2015, the Obama administration passed the Clean Water Rule (part of the […]

Local river lover wins a Rocky Mountain Raft for peak flow prediction

John Christensen Wins Raft

Eagle River Watershed Council’s inaugural Peak Flow Prediction contest provided the opportunity to win a Rocky Mountain Raft for anyone who could correctly guess the date of the Eagle River’s peak. With all of the late snow, cooler early summer temperatures and rain, runoff in the Eagle was prolonged and the peak was later this […]

Community rallies to get tires out of Eagle River

We have come a long way in how we care for our rivers. Before the passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972, it was common to dump chemicals, trash, and waste into our rivers. In fact, as recently as the 1940s and 50s, Minturn’s outhouses famously emptied directly into the Eagle River. The Eagle […]

Planning for Our Community’s Water Future

In low snow years like last year, the effects to our community can be felt immediately from the loss of revenue from ski tourism to low flows in our rivers in the following hot summer months leading to voluntary fishing closures and a lackluster whitewater season. Our angling, boating, recreation, wildlife and aquatic communities all […]

Letter: Thanks to Lands & River Fund participants

The Eagle Valley Land Trust and Eagle River Watershed Council wishes to thank all Land & Rivers Fund participating businesses and customers. We recognize that signing on to the program in its infancy required trust in the success of the program and the belief in the importance of our individual organizations and their missions. As we […]

Year in Review: 2018

The beginning of the year is a great time to look back on our accomplishments as a community engaged in protection of our precious watershed. In 2018, roughly 1,500 volunteers and dozens of agency, business, and municipal partners helped the Eagle River Watershed Council keep our waterways clean and healthy. As with any New Year’s […]

Request for Proposals to Develop Resilience Plan for Eagle County

Find the complete RFP here

Letter to the Town of Eagle Regarding Concerns over Whitewater Park

Dear Mayor McKibbin and Eagle Town Trustees, When Eagle taxpayers voted for the Eagle Whitewater Park, they did so under the premise that the town river park will “improve and conserve natural areas, open spaces and wildlife habitat; protect and improve water quality in the Eagle River.” This was in the first sentence of the […]

Watershed Council Announces New Staff

Watershed Council Announces New Staff

  Eagle River Watershed Council is pleased to announce the selection of Kate Isaacson as their new Projects and Events Coordinator. Kate was chosen for this role because of her enthusiasm for environmental sustainability as well as her administrative skills and experience with event planning.   Her interest in conservation grew immensely in Boulder, CO where […]

ATTENTION ANGLERS: Please Read Before Fishing!

ATTENTION ANGLERS: Please Read Before Fishing!

  Due to high water temperatures, low flows, and reduced oxygen in the water, fish in the river are under extreme stress. Additional stress from fishing, catching, handling, releasing, and wading may result in the onset of disease and/or fish mortality. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking for your cooperation in a VOLUNTARY FISHING CLOSURE […]

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