Vision Statement



Del Norte Riverfront Project

Construction of the playwave and fish habitat structures is well underway! The boat ramp and parking area will be closed until the end of construction, so stop by the fishing dock to check out the progress. Learn more about this project here.

Current Projects

​News and Events 

2020 Rio Grande Water Leaders Course

March 23-27 - This course is an excellent opportunity for community members to engage in the water world through education and networking, preparing them for stewardship roles in water resources!

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 The deadline for application submission is February 28th, 5 pm.

Past and Current Project Sites


See what we're up to! Check out our current projects page. We've been busy with the 5 Ditches Project and Stream Management Plans for the mainstems of the Rio Grande, Conejos, and Saguache Creek! We are also continuing work on the Del Norte Riverfront Project and starting to plan Phase 5 of our Streambank Stabilization Program. 

The Rio Grande Headwaters Restoration Project is working to improve the function of the Rio Grande in Colorado. This means the river will:
  • Provide high-quality water throughout the Rio Grande in Colorado;
  • Sustain sufficient flow for sediment transport, native riparian vegetation, aquatic and wildlife habitats - all while meeting the Rio Grande Compact obligations; 
  • Support the existing agricultural lifestyle;
  • Contribute to groundwater recharge; 
  • Enhance and sustain aesthetic and recreational values for the residents and visitors to the watershed;
  • Be connected to the floodplain, oxbows, and upland habitat.
Our Mission:

To restore and conserve the historical functions and vitality of the Rio Grande in Colorado for improved water quality, agricultural water use, riparian health, wildlife and aquatic species habitat, recreation and community safety while meeting the Rio Grande Compact.