General Manager Search Is Complete

The search for a General Manager for the Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District is complete.  Sonja Chavez will be taking the position and will begin work on December 3, 2019.  The District Board of Directors and staff are pleased with the choice and we all look forward to working with Sonja. As a native […]

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Watershed Management Planning Committee

The next meeting of the Watershed Management Planning Committee will be held on Monday, November 4, 2019, beginning at 1:00 p.m. This meeting will be held at the Upper Gunnison District offices, 210 West Spencer, Suite B, Gunnison. The public is encouraged to attend this committee meeting.  An Agenda will be posted prior to the […]

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2019 Grant Program

2019 represents a full decade of the Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District’s Grant Program with over $1.25M in funding for local water users.  We received over $250,000 in grant requests just for 2019.  The entire $150,000 available for funding was provided to a very diverse group of requests.  These projects range from conservation efforts […]

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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 or 970-641-6065.

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