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Eagle River Watershed Council Year in Review

It’s been a busy year for the Watershed Council. The board and staff would like to take this time to thank everyone that participated in the wide variety of activities presented by our organization in 2016—from our educational Watershed Wednesdays series held throughout the valley, the sold out Wild and Scenic Film Festival, our annual […]

Progress made during 2015 set to help improve watershed

The Eagle River, its tributaries and streams and the 55 miles of the Colorado River that runs through Eagle County are directly related to our economic wealth. A healthy watershed means a strong tourism economy, the main driver in our area. And it’s not only about the money. The water attracts wildlife — moose, bear, […]

Update for Ulysses S. Grant’s mining law on horizon?

While the West has transformed and evolved greatly since the pioneer days, mining laws remain largely unchanged. Hardrock mining and extraction is, to this day, governed by President Ulysses S. Grant’s General Mining Law of 1872. Five U.S. Senators, including Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado, have introduced the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2015 […]

Watershed Council announces new staff member

Eagle River Watershed Council has announced that Brooke Ranney is its new projects and events coordinator. Ranney has lived in the Eagle Valley for four years. She previously managed the photography program for Vail Resorts and helped them to expand the program to Canyons in Utah. Originally from Tennessee, Ranney raft guided on the Arkansas […]

Restoration means another chapter for historic Camp Hale

Most residents and many visitors to Vail and the Eagle River Valley know of Camp Hale as a former World War II mountain warfare training camp and current recreation mecca. Thousands of visitors flock to the area each year to enjoy camping, hiking, climbing, fishing, ATV riding, snowmobiling and skiing. Fewer visitors, however, know that […]

Plans and projects help us move toward healthier rivers

I’ve always loved Eagle County’s rivers; the smell, the wildlife, the adventure, wild in the spring and tranquil in the fall. I’ve been a kayaker and done some fly fishing, but mostly use the rivers as a rafter these days, on the Eagle and Gore Creek when running and the Upper Colorado. It’s a great […]

Watershed council is ready for the spotlight

Small Nonprofit of the Year Award

Scott Miller for the Vail Daily, February 17th, 2014 The Eagle River running through Minturn toward Avon once ran the color of rusty antifreeze. Some locals took notice, and that was how the Eagle River Watershed Council was born. Arlene Quenon, one of the council’s first board members, remembered that she and her husband, Max, […]

Successful year for Eagle River Watershed Council

our board and staff

The Eagle River Watershed Council is a small nonprofit by any standard: Two full-time staff, one part-time consultant, and 10 board members. But when we think of ourselves, those numbers don’t even scratch the surface; there are so many organizations and individuals that play an integral role in making the Watershed Council the strong advocate […]

How will you help local water quality?

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Have you ever wondered how our day-to-day activities here in the Eagle Valley affect water quality? Well, you aren’t alone. For years, local stakeholders have engaged in efforts to understand changing water chemistry and aquatic life conditions in the Eagle River. Until the 1980s, the Eagle River seemed healthy enough and people looked no further. […]

Up Front interview with Eagle County Commissioner

Hot off the press! Check out our Up Front interview with Eagle County Commissioner Kathy Chandler-Henry. A big thanks to Kathy for hosting us and to Josh and Cheryl from EcoTV18 for putting it all together! Commissioner Kathy Chandler-Henry sat down with Holly Loff & Kate Burchenal to discuss our events, projects and future plans. […]

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A huge weight has been lifted! (Well… several times over at this point). Eagle River Watershed Council is ecstatic to announce that the tires..

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