What we do

Here's just a sampling of what we’ve already done in 2019.

Everyone on our board is a dedicated, talented volunteer who works hard to ensure the money you invest in us and your participation in our projects makes a real difference in our rivers and wider environment. 

Happy willow planted in May 2018, photo taken at our May 2019 planting session

Happy willow planted in May 2018, photo taken at our May 2019 planting session

It's still spring 2019 here in Colorado's high country, but we've already accomplished a lot in Grand County! Our first "on the ground and in the river" projects are already done! Here's what we've accomplished so far in 2019 thanks to our amazing volunteers:

  • On May 4 we harvested willows for our second year of planting along Ranch Creek near Devil's Thumb Ranch.

  • On May 7 we inventoried our results from our 2018 planting in the same area. We had a fabulous 73% survival rate.

  • On May 18 &19 we planted our recently harvested willows.

On May 7, we did a follow-up on our results from last year's planting. Our success rate was wonderful with an amazing 73% survival rate. The photo on the right was taken on May 19, 2019 and shows a healthy, sprouting willow only one year after planting.

MAY 4 HARVESTING WILLOWS

May 19 Planting Willows