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Second Round of Grant Funding for 2017

The Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District Board of Directors announces the availability of $79,000 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 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, June 30, 2017.  Application materials can be obtained via the here, or by contacting the District office at 210 W. Spencer Avenue, Suite B, Gunnison, CO, 81230, 970-641-6065, beverly@ugrwcd.org .


UGRWCD Board Vacancy


Please take notice that one vacancy is being created, by term expiration, on the Board of Directors of the Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District:

Division                     Division Area                                   Vacancy Date

     5                               Crested Butte                                  June 26, 2017

 Applications for appointment as director will be accepted until 5:00 pm, Wednesday, May 31, 2017.  Applications to fill the vacancies should be sent to The Honorable J. Steven Patrick, District Judge, Gunnison County Courthouse, 200 East Virginia Avenue, Gunnison, Colorado 81230, who will make the appointments.

A description of the geographical boundaries of the divisions listed above may be seen here or can be obtained from beverly@ugrwcd.org.

Applications must specify that the applicant has resided within the District for a period of one year and resides in and is the owner of real property within the Division for which he or she seeks appointment, and is knowledgeable in water matters.



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 annual meeting of the Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District Board of Directors will be held on Monday, June 26, 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

  • June 1, 2017 12:00 pmMayors and Managers Meeting
  • June 5, 2017Upper Colorado River Commission Meeting
  • June 5, 2017 4:00 pmGunnison Basin Roundtable
  • June 5, 2017 4:00 pmGunnison Basin Roundtable
  • June 12, 2017Regulation 35 Hearing
  • June 13, 2017Southwest Basin Tour – CFWE
  • June 14, 2017 1:00 pmWatershed Management Planning Committee 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