The Fountain Creek Watershed District works to preserve and protect the health of the Fountain Creek Watershed through on the ground projects and engaging programming. We have initiated and completed numerous projects on Fountain Creek that will protect and restore the waterway in a more natural manner. Projects have included erosion control, enhanced riparian habitat, and flood mitigation.
Additionally, we connect with thousands of citizens a year through our innovative programming including Colorado’s largest cleanup – Creek Week, Colorado’s only Brewshed Alliance (a partnership with 20+ breweries), our Scoop the Poop program, and much more.
The Fountain Creek Watershed faces many threats that can impact the health of its waterways including erosion, sedimentation, E. coli bacteria, selenium, trash, development, population increases, flooding, droughts, wildfires and more. The Watershed District’s process for addressing these issues includes both project work and public engagement. We have found that our annual 9-day Creek Week Cleanup has been critical in raising awareness for our home watershed. Getting citizens out into the waterways, into open spaces and parks, and along trails is the best way for people to see what is happening and to make a difference during a cleanup.