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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.

Project applicants must submit a written request to the District by close of business, August 31, 2017.  Application materials can be obtained here, or by contacting the District office at 210 W. Spencer Avenue, Suite B, Gunnison, CO, 81230, 970-641-6065, beverly@ugrwcd.org .


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, August 28, 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.  An agenda will be posted prior to the meeting.





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District Calendar

  • July 28, 2017 1:30 pmWet Meadows Project Meeting
  • August 3, 2017 10:00 amWatershed Management Planning Committee
  • August 3, 2017 12:00 pmMayors and Managers Meeting
  • August 7, 2017 4:00 pmGunnison Basin Roundtable
  • August 17, 2017 1:00 pmAspinall Meeting
  • August 22, 2017Colorado Water Congress Summer Conference
  • August 28, 2017 5:30 pmUGRWCD Board 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