Our Membership The Association is one of the oldest watershed associations in Colorado and includes a diverse membership of general-purpose governments, special districts, holders of wastewater discharge permits, water providers, businesses, youth camps, homeowner associations, interested local, regional, state and federal agencies. We provide a forum for collaborative efforts and information transfer. Members work within a watershed context to help implement state & federal regulations. We encourage public participation. The Association is entirely self-funded through a cost share program.
Technical Review Group
BCWA Board meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at the Evergreen Metropolitan District Office, Board Room from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. (30920 Stagecoach Blvd.
Evergreen, CO 80439) Board Calendar
These meetings are for members and participants, but the public is welcome. There is a formal agenda and a meeting summary is created after the meeting. Board actions and decisions are based on adopted rules of operation.
Technical Review Sessions (TRS Calendar) are held generally at the Bear Creek Lake Park visitor center, near Morrison. Meetings are on the third Wednesday of the month from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. These meeting are open to the membership and guests. The public is encouraged to attend. These are working sessions to review program elements, monitoring plan and data, regulatory program, watershed plan, outreach, and discuss emerging issues or concerns.
Management Agency Responsibilities
The control regulation defines the Bear Creek Watershed Association as a state and federally recognized water quality management agency for the Bear Creek Watershed. The Bear Creek Watershed is a specific geographic area identified in regulation requiring special water quality management. The regulation makes the Association responsible for monitoring and tracking water quality in the watershed. The regulation defines the membership to include counties, local general-purpose governments, special districts (wastewater dischargers), permitted industry, corporations, proprietorships, associate agencies, and local citizen groups. The Association is responsible for developing trading guidelines, implementing and tracking phosphorus trades, including a reserve pool of phosphorus pounds. The Association will identify nonpoint source management practices and programs in a management plan. The Association is responsible for maintaining a wastewater manaement plan for point sources in the Bear Creek Watershed and conducts water quality monitoring to address wastewater discharges.
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