Posts in category Local Interest

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 […]

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 […]

Announcing 1% for Land and Rivers: Conserving the best of our community

Announcing 1% for Land and Rivers: Conserving the best of our community [Eagle County, CO, March 2018] Announcing the launch of 1% For Land and Rivers, a fund to protect Eagle County’s most important resources. Did you know that Eagle County’s population is projected to double in 35 years to over 100,000 people? Although we welcome […]

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