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UWP Fall 2016 Newsletter… sampling and remediating water quality in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado

Happy Fall Colors! Students are back in school. Temperatures are dropping. Plants are preparing for winter. Water flows have decreased dramatically. At the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership (UWP), we are finishing up some mine remediation and water sampling projects, after a … Continue reading

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Plaindealer features 2016 summer mine remediation work

Projects use creative techniques to mitigate mine pollution by Tori Sheets tori@ouraynews.com      Sneffels Creek will run more clearly after completion of a bank stabilization project designed to divert the creek away from mine tailings at the abandoned Atlas Mill. The mill … Continue reading

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UWP Spring 2016 Quarterly Newsletter

In this Issue… – New  RiverFest coordinator and call for Riverfest sponsors – New  board members and board officers – New  tax credit option for donors – Call for volunteers for May Park Clean Up – Return of watershed education … Continue reading

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Michael Breen & Vernon Mine Remediation Projects Article Published in Montrose Mirror

Heavy Metal Pollution Diverted from Uncompahgre River By Tanya Ishikawa, UWP Communications Coordinator RIDGWAY-The Uncompahgre River should be running a little bit cleaner this fall after contaminated water flows from abandoned mines were remediated this summer. The Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership (UWP), … Continue reading

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Upper Uncompahgre Mine Remediation Projects – Oct. 2, 2015 Progress Report

WHY THE PROJECTS? In recent years, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has prioritized addressing non-point source pollution from heavy metals in Colorado’s rivers. UWP’s remediation projects at three legacy mine sites in the Upper Uncompahgre Watershed address metals loading and … Continue reading

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