Real People, Doing Real Science, for a Real Purpose.

Committed to Monitoring and Protecting Our Water Ecosystems


About River Watch of Colorado’s Mission

River Watch of Colorado is a statewide volunteer water quality-monitoring program operated in partnership between River Science and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW).

Our mission is to work with voluntary stewards to monitor water quality and other indicators of watershed health and utilize this high-quality data to educate communities and inform decision-makers about the condition of Colorado’s waters. This program is unique in its statewide focus and frequency of data collection.


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The Quarter Fund is an untainted, optimistic group of young professionals ready to get their hands dirty in an exploration of philanthropy. QF members meet four times a year to make a $700 grant and a commitment to volunteer for a morning with a Boulder County nonprofit. Each quarter, Quarter Fund shifts its nonprofit focus – basic needs might be one quarter, and environmental concerns might be another – so that members are constantly exposed to new missions and new perspectives. The Quarter Fund’s primary function is to have fun and do some good along the way. The one prerequisite to joining is that you be in your twenties, No older and no younger.

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Southern Colorado Greenback Chapter 509 is a grassroots 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN: 84-1294141) with the mission to protect, conserve, and restore Colorado’s cold-water fisheries and their watersheds. Statewide, Colorado Trout Unlimited (CTU) has over 10,000 members in 22 local chapters. Chapter 509 covers Pueblo, eastern Fremont, and Custer Counties. Our chapter conducts local conservation and educational projects and acts as advocates and conservators for their “home waters.” The on-the-ground, grassroots efforts of our chapter and volunteers are what set SCG Chapter 509 apart from many other conservation groups. Presently we are obtaining grants to evaluate sites of active or potential erosion and hope to have streambank stabilization complete by winter 2022/23.

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Amicas Pizza Microbrews & More, Located in the heart of downtown Salida, Colorado, is a full-service community taphouse and scratch kitchen full of good energy and great flavors. Amicas has had the extreme privilege of having great customer and employee loyalty for over a decade and counting. This has allowed ongoing benefits and proud sponsorships for cultural, environmental, educational, and athletic programs within our own community and elsewhere.

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Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to 1.5 million people in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs. Established in 1918, the utility is a public agency funded by water rates, new tap fees, and the sale of hydropower, not taxes. It is Colorado’s oldest and largest water utility.

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Since 1996, Roaring Fork Conservancy has inspired people to explore, value, and protect the Roaring Fork Watershed. We bring people together to protect our rivers and work hard to keep water in local streams, monitor water quality, and preserve riparian habitats. As one of the largest watershed organizations in Colorado, Roaring Fork Conservancy serves residents and visitors throughout the Roaring Fork Valley through school and community-based Watershed Education programs and Watershed Science and Policy Projects, including regional watershed planning, water resource policy initiatives, stream management, and restoration.

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River Watch is operated by River Science, a Section 501(c) (3) charitable organization. All donations are deemed tax-deductible absent any limitations on deductibility applicable to a particular taxpayer.