The mission of the Blue River Watershed Group is to protect, restore, and promote a healthy watershed through cooperative community education, stewardship, and resource management. The Blue River Watershed Group (BRWG) began as a gathering of concerned local citizens. The group began their work in October 2004 with a primary emphasis on public education and involvement. Group members were encouraged by attendance at their first public information sessions on basic water law and water issues. Formal articles of incorporation were officially recognized by the Colorado Secretary of State on October 20, 2004. The group’s steering committee met on December 2, 2004, and officially formed a board of directors, elected a chairperson, and established by-laws. The group received 501(c)3 status from the IRS on September 8, 2005.
Additional public information sessions were held in 2005 and 2006 on such topics as flood potential, the impact of snow-making, legislative issues related to water, and various government projects affecting the Blue River. The BRWG has written a watershed plan for the Snake River and is working with other groups to implement the recommendations of the plan. It is currently involved with restoration activities on the Swan River and Tenmile Creek, tributaries to the Blue River.
For more information, visit blueriverwatershed.org
or contact Steve Swanson at email@example.com
or 970 485-2636.