Riparian & River Habitat Restoration

UWP is involved and has initiated a variety of projects to restore and protect riparian areas including fish and wildlife habitat along the Uncompahgre River and throughout the upper watershed. Current activities include maintaining plants and picking up litter and debris in riparian areas, monitoring water quality monthly, offering river and watershed ecology education, and providing scientific and community stakeholder input for stormwater, stream and public land management planning.

UWP Restoration Projects:

Colorado River Watch– water sampling program

Rollans Park Adopt-A-Park Annual Cleanup- along Uncompahgre River in Ridgway

June 2018 Arizona Youth Service Project– Ridgway

Annual Ridgway RiverFest– celebration of river recreation

Love Your Gorge- annual volunteer day at the Uncompahgre River Gorge

Billy Creek Fish Habitat Restoration

Billy Creek & Cow Creek tire cleanup 2016