Posts by ERWatershed

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 […]

High River Temperature Alert in Effect

High River Temperature Alert in Effect

EAGLE COUNTY–Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Eagle River Watershed Council, and the Eagle River Valley angling community are asking for your voluntary participation in protecting our world-class fisheries. The 2018 fishing season in the Eagle River and Upper Colorado watersheds is in full swing and fishing is good with prolific insect hatches. Currently, the Eagle and […]

Beavers: An Untapped Water Source?

Beavers are second only to humans in their ability to change a landscape. Some of us admire that ability, others aren’t exactly fans. Love them or hate them, beavers may play a huge role in helping us to meet our growing water supply needs in the arid West. Prior to European settlement, it’s estimated that […]

Preparing Eagle County for the Future

Cape Town, South Africa is counting down the days until “Day Zero,” where city officials will be forced to shut off the municipal water taps to their residents and businesses and implement even further restrictions on water use from about 13 to 6 gallons a day per person. Severe restrictions may have recently pushed Day […]

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Snowpack Levels

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Are you wondering where our snowpack and rivers stand after this fruitful winter? Join us Monday, May 20th for our valley’s annual State of the..

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