Eagle River Fund

Eagle River Watershed Council is facilitating a collaborative community-based effort to explore the development and implementation of the Eagle River Fund.

Once established, the Eagle River Fund could provide long-term financial support to fund activities that protect, enhance and maintain the streamflows and overall health of the Eagle River watershed.

If a water fund is determined (through a stakeholder process) to be an appropriate tool to meet the Eagle River community’s water goals, the Watershed Council will proceed with coordinating development, implementation and management of the Fund, with technical support and guidance from The Nature Conservancy (TNC), which has a well-established history of creating water funds all over the world (including the nearby Yampa River Fund, created in 2019.)


To learn more and get involved in the Eagle River Fund project, contact Kate Berg, Eagle River Fund Manager, at berg@erwc.org or 970-827-5406.

Why a Water Fund?

Water funds provide funding for conservation and restoration activities that will protect the water supply, water quality and recreational opportunities, creating a steady funding stream for a healthy water future. Water funds are voluntary and locally-controlled, and can be tailored to address the unique needs and priorities of different communities and partners.

Coloradans face diverse water challenges and water funds can be scientifically tailored to respond to these various needs.

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