Engage CommunityWe are building community-wide stewardship ethic rooted in watershed science and place-based, participatory learning.
My Watershed app
Thanks to funding from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Gates Family Foundation and Colorado Water Conservation Board, we worked with CitSci.org to develop a Community Science Plan and the My Watershed app. Our plan defines projects, tools, and guidelines for developing science-based community projects and helps us enact our vision to improve the stewardship ethic of our community for a healthy and resilient watershed. My Watershed is our community-powered data collection app that makes tracking observations and collecting data easy, fast, and accessible.
We work with community scientists to investigate plant responses to wildfire
Catch the Hatch
We work with community scientists to track mayflies as an indicator of watershed health.
Continuous Water Quality Monitoring
We work with community scientists to understand water quality in real time across the St. Vrain Basin.
Front Range Watershed Days
We host an annual community bio-blitz event to celebrate watershed health and collect data.
We work with Lyons schools to develop a place-based K-8 watershed science curriculum.
We offer opportunities for community volunteers to participate in data collection with scientists.
All educational information from the Handbook can be found here, as well as interactive questionnaires and stewardship strategies.
Stream Stewardship Handbook (PDF)
The purpose of the Stream Stewardship and Recovery Handbook is to create an educational resource for private landowners to better understand their streamside properties in the context of the larger watershed, what they can do to practice good stream stewardship and when/how they should engage outside help for stewardship or recovery projects.