Support our year-end giving campaign

Eagle River Watershed Council advocates for the health of the Upper Colorado and Eagle River watersheds through research, education and projects.

Many employers participate in matching donations programs, increasing the impact of each gift. Search for your employer here. 


Give a Memorial Gift

Flowing crystal waters, the presence of wildlife, flourishing riverbanks – the soothing relief that can be experienced near moving waters is a source of peace for many following the loss of a loved one.

Reach out to to learn more about setting up a specific fund.

A contribution to Eagle River Watershed Council honors your loved one by protecting the waterways of this alpine valley. Our mission of restoring the healthy, vibrant waterways and banks of our watershed means that we enable our fish and aquatic wildlife to thrive, that the locals and tourists can enjoy the landscapes and flows to be found here, and that our communities can come together and enjoy the adventures to be had in this beautiful place.



Eagle River Watershed Council relies upon the support of our volunteers and donors as we protect the rivers and streams of our watershed.

When you make a gift to Eagle River Watershed Council, you become an ally in advocating for the health and conservation of our rivers and streams. Your gift makes it possible for us to continue our important work in research, education and projects. We make it easy for you to support us in a way that’s just right for you.

You see our vision, leadership and collaborative work every time you enjoy a sunny float past State Bridge or an afternoon of casting flies on Gore Creek. Each time you drive or bike on our scenic roadways, admiring the Eagle River and its tributaries, you are encountering the work of Eagle River Watershed Council’s dedicated staff and hundreds of volunteers.


ReFUND Colorado

Colorado state income tax returns now allow contributions to specific charities where all or a part your refund can be donated.

Just designate an amount and add our registration number 20073006621 on line 18 of your form 0104CH, or give this information to your tax preparer.

Matt Bryan Memorial Donation

Matt (Matty) was loved by his friends and family for his impish smile, love of music and his adventurous spirit and compassion. He had the gift of making anyone, of any age and culture, laugh, feel comfortable, and be humbled by life.
He cared about the message and goals of Eagle River Watershed Council and was often doing whatever he could to support them.

River Lover Membership

When you become a River Lover Member, your membership dues directly support community education and outreach, riparian and stream restoration projects and native trout protection.

All memberships $25+ are gifted a River Lover sticker and with a River Lover membership Level of $50 and higher, you may receive an exclusive River Lover hat as our way of saying thank you.


Land & Rivers Fund Logo

Land & Rivers Fund is a collaborative program of Eagle Valley Land Trust and Eagle River Watershed Council. Businesses that enroll promote the program to their customers, who voluntarily participate by making an optional, small (usually 1%) donation with their purchase.

Funds collected help promote and restore healthy rivers, clean water, conscientious development, preservation of open space, wildlife and fish habitat, agriculture, water rights and economic diversity throughout the valley.

By supporting these businesses, you not only benefit local and often-small businesses, but you also have the opportunity to support the work being done by the Watershed Council and Eagle Valley Land Trust.


Eagle County Gives Logo

Colorado Gives Day is a 24-hour day of giving held every December. Thanks to matching incentive funds, donations on Colorado Gives Day get a boost, further aiding in the great work of the Watershed Council.


City Market Logo, Kroger, Community Rewards

Community Rewards is a quick and easy opportunity for you to give back to the Watershed Council by shopping for your groceries- without any cost to you! You simply assign us as your charity of choice one time, then each time you use your Value Card  at check out, we benefit– the same way you receive fuel perks. It only takes a moment to set up, and the benefit to our organization can be significant!


Amazon Smile Logo

Want an easy way to support the Watershed Council and your local rivers & streams while you shop online? Select the Watershed Council as your charity of choice on Amazon Smile so that we receive 0.5% of every purchase – at no cost to you.

Using the Amazon App and want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select “Eagle River Watershed Council” as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They’ll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us.

How it works:
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on “AmazonSmile” within Programs & Features
3. Select “Eagle River Watershed Council” as your charity
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app


Do you have a special skill? Or a great item for our event drawings and silent auctions? Donations of needed goods and services can make as big of an impact as a cash donation. Please email us at to begin this process.


Does your employer offer a match to your charitable contributions? Maximize the impact of your donation by utilizing your employer’s program. Please email development; we’re here to help however we can.

Support Conservation Photography

Steven Dewitt is a conservation photographer and documentary filmmaker now based in New York City, previously based in the Eagle Valley. To learn more about Steven DeWitt and his current projects and see his work, visit

Steven is generously donating a portion of sales of his Eagle River Watershed photography collection to support the restoration, education and monitoring work of Eagle River Watershed Council.


The Watershed Council’s 30″ x 42″ map highlights the rivers, streams and high alpine lakes that make up the beautiful Eagle River watershed. These art-quality maps make great gifts for river enthusiasts of all types.

  • Paper map: $42.00
  • Laminated map: $60.00
  • Laminated & mounted map: $100.00
  • Framed map: $250.00

Call (970) 827-5406 or email to purchase a map.