River group gets $20K donation | VailDaily.com

River group gets $20K donation

Cliff Thompson

The Eagle River Water and Sanitation District and the Upper Eagle Regional Water Authority, who supply water and sanitation services to 22,000 Eagle County residents, made the donation last week to the Eagle River Watershed Council. That group has been instrumental in organizing river cleanups, studies and river restoration projects.

“Its actually fairly uncommon to find such a positive, constructive relationship between a watershed group and water developers. So to have this kind of support is very uplifting,” said Caroline Bradford, executive director of the Council. “People are really interested in water issues, but very few people know much about them. Most of the people who do know the issues are on the various water boards already. We try to do is reach the general public to help the rest of he community understand what’s going on and why. Having the support Eagle River Water and sanitation District and the water authority will certainly help in achieving that goal.”

“As this past summer has shown us, having healthy waterways in Eagle County is a priority for everyone. The Watershed Council is an effective way for us to help educate the public about the need for good planning and wise water usage,” said authority chairman Bob Warner.

The donation will fund watershed council projects and general operations.

Cliff Thompson can be reached at 949-0555 ext 450 or cthompson@vaildaily.com

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