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Wild & Scenic designation will help protect Deep Creek

Colorado is made up of many fantastic rivers. Just when you think you’ve found your favorite place to hike or fish or paddle, a new river reveals another secret fishing hole or cascading waterfall. In Colorado, rivers flow from the mountains to the vast plains and through desert canyons. Put simply, they are the soul […]

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 […]

RiverFest 2015 tickets on sale now!

Join us Saturday, June 13th, for our 6th annual RiverFest — tickets are on sale now! This year, we’re partnering with Timberline Tours for a special guided rafting trip to explore a beautiful stretch of the Upper Colorado River.** As the sun sets and the evening begins, join us for a festive celebration of our […]

Time to cleanup our highways

This spring marks the 15th anniversary of the Community Pride Highway Cleanup on Saturday. Organized by the Eagle River Watershed Council, and presented by Vail Resorts EpicPromise, the event will gather more than 100 teams with over 950 volunteers in total. These teams will clean up trash and debris that has accumulated along Eagle County’s […]

Snow and rain: A tortoise and hare story

Here in Colorado, we tend to think of precipitation in discrete, measured amounts: Inches of snow, cubic feet per second, acre feet of water. In an arid region often afflicted by drought, this is an understandable way to perceive our water situation. But if we dig deeper, the issues we face surrounding water are much […]

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 […]

Collaboration is Key for Water Solutions

Increasingly, water in Colorado (and around the West, for that matter) is becoming a fierce battleground with distinct lines drawn in the sand. We see environmentalists and recreationists squaring off against water suppliers; farmers duking it out with so-called “water grabbers”; and, unfortunately, the Front Range pitted against the Western Slope. And it’s no wonder […]

Eagle River Cleanup Returns September 13th

Join us for the 20th Annual Eagle River Cleanup!

The Eagle River Watershed Council is celebrating the 20th year of the Eagle River Cleanup. In 1994, before the formation of the Watershed Council, the local Trout Unlimited chapter organized the inaugural Eagle River Cleanup. There were two tents and 24 volunteers, half of which were Vail Resorts ski patrollers equipped with radios and trucks. […]

ERWC’s 2013 Annual Report

ERWC’s 2013 Annual Report is hot off the press! Check out our new, infographic approach to summing up a successful year. Annual Report 2013

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 […]

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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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