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To be an active leader in all issues affecting the water resources of the Upper Gunnison River Basin.

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2017 Grant Program – Third Round

The Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District Board of Directors announces the availability of $43,000 in funding assistance for projects within the District that would enhance water supply or improve stream conditions.  Such projects would include but not be limited to hydropower, water system efficiency improvements, delivery structure or system improvements, construction of new storage impoundments, enlargement or rehabilitation of existing impoundments, and restoring or enhancing riparian habitat.  Requests for financial assistance will be considered only for projects that are consistent with the District’s purpose, mission, and objectives, and that have a 50% match.  Water supply projects that provide benefits for agricultural, municipal, domestic, environmental or recreational uses are considered eligible.

The District has received a number of grant requests for this go round of grant funding.  These will be evaluated by the Grant Committee and a recommendation will be submitted to the Board of Directors for their approval at the September 25, 2017 board meeting.


UGRWCD Mini-Grant Program

The Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District (District) has established a mini-grant program to support educational projects designed to expand awareness of water-related issues in the Upper Gunnison Valley. Grant requests may be up to $300.

Anyone currently engaged in education activities within the Upper Gunnison River watershed (upstream of Blue Mesa Dam) is eligible to apply for a mini-grant. This includes school or university faculty, watershed groups, or other resource organizations with a strong water connection. Western State Colorado University students developing and teaching water curriculum as part of a class may also apply.

For more information, please see the guidelines, or contact the District at beverly@ugrwcd.org or 970-641-6065.


UGRWCD Board Meeting

The next regular meeting of the Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District Board of Directors will be held on Monday, September 25, 2017 beginning at 5:30 p.m.  This meeting will be held at the District offices, 210 west Spencer, Suite B, Gunnison.  This meeting is open to the public.


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District Calendar

  • September 25, 2017 5:30 pmUpper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District Board of Directors Meeting
  • September 28, 2017 9:00 amColorado Water Congress Board of Directors Meeting
  • October 2, 2017 4:00 pmGunnison Basin Roundtable
  • October 5, 2017 12:00 pmMayors and Managers Meeting
  • October 6, 2017Headwaters Conference
  • October 10, 20172017 Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference
  • October 23, 2017 5:30 pmUpper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District Board of Directors Meeting
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Contact Information

210 West Spencer, Suite B
Gunnison, CO 81230
Phone: (970) 641-6065
Fax: (970) 641-1162
Email: beverly@ugrwcd.org