Posts tagged river ecology

Edwards Eagle River Restoration Project film released!

The Watershed Council collaborated with Public Access TV 5 to produce this wonderful video highlighting the successful Edwards Eagle River Restoration Project! Illustrative before & after footage, great music, & some wildlife shots make this an excellent way to wrap up the project! Click here to learn more about the 8-year, $4 million project.

River restoration project near Edwards enters its final year

With the help of schools, businesses and community groups, the Eagle River Watershed Council is in the eighth and final year of community-based restoration along the Eagle River west of Edwards. Beginning in 2008, the Eagle River Restoration Project in Edwards set out to improve the health and function of the aquatic and riparian habitat […]

Pressures threaten Colorado River’s health

Bill Hoblitzell works for the Watershed Council on the Colorado River Restoration & Conservation Project (CRRCP) and other projects

While most people would consider it blessing enough to have just one incredible asset such as the Eagle River flowing right through their communities, Eagle County residents are lucky to live in close proximity to two remarkable rivers. The Colorado River flows through Eagle County for 55 miles and is known locally as the Upper […]

Hope remains for Colorado River Delta

Photo Credit: Zak Podmore. The Colorado River experimental pulse flow making its way through the desiccated Delta to meet the Gulf of California tidal channel.

In the current climate, speaking about water can often be disheartening: Water gaps, profound drought, escalating contention. But while those themes are extremely pertinent, they don’t tell the whole story. One experiment in particular reaffirms the notion that water law need not be stagnant; real, exciting changes can happen and are happening right now. Water […]

Respect and protect riparian areas

Riverbanks don’t get much press. They’re pretty, so you see pictures of them all the time, but typically the river itself is the focus of the picture with the banks just there to frame the shot. Whether you fish, raft, watch wildlife, like to look at “pretty stuff” or work in an industry that helps […]

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. […]

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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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