Colorado Watershed Assembly*
Mission: The Colorado Watershed Assembly supports collaborative efforts to protect and improve the conservation values of the land, water and other natural resources of Colorado watersheds. The goal of the Assembly is to support the efforts of individual and non-profit community groups statewide working to conserve and enhance the natural resources of local watersheds.
The Assembly's Approach: The Colorado Watershed Assembly is a non-profit coalition of over 70 local citizen conservation groups that undertake very different activities, but share a commitment to solving problems within watersheds based upon consensus, cooperation and on-the-ground projects. They are formed by concerned citizens working cooperatively with government agencies, regional water districts and community organizations to better understand the threats to their watersheds. Groups address a myriad of problems including water quality, water supply, environmental degradation, community education and outreach, recreation, agricultural diversions, water conservation, compact compliance and quality of life concerns.
The Assembly strives to recognize and publicize the need for grassroots citizen groups in Colorado concerned with the relationship between humans and our natural resources. We seek to ensure that when citizens in Colorado encounter a problem at the intersection of nature and human activities, they seek a watershed-based solution. We strive to improve public awareness of watershed issues by serving as a statewide voice for watershed groups, providing an ongoing mechanism to funnel additional resources and to amplify local public outreach and educational efforts.