Our Mission The Association identifies, defines, collectively develops, maintains & implements a local environmental & water quality monitoring, management plan and water-shed-based program for the Bear Creek Watershed that meets reservoir & watershed applicable water quality standards and beneficial use classifications as adopted by the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission.

Our Purpose The Association works with Clear Creek, Jefferson & Park Counties. We review development proposals for water & environmental quality implications. We promote sound land use decisions and encourage good land stewardship. Our water & environmental protection policies & guidelines can help in the review process.  We support advanced wastewater treatment at all actively permitted treatment plants in the watershed, improved onsite wastewater (septic system) management, sediment and erosion control, protection of the watershed fisheries, nutrient & pollution controls, adopted water quality standards and classifications & preservation of our vital watershed resources.

Water Quality Agency  The Association is a state and federally recognized water quality management agency. The Association, formed in 1981, manages a diverse water and environmental quality program within the area drained by Bear Creek and Turkey Creek that extends from the Mt. Evans Wilderness Headwaters to an area below the Bear Creek Reservoir, near Morrison Colorado.

The Bear Creek Watershed Association protects and restores water & environmental quality within the Bear Creek Watershed from the effects of land use

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Updated 6-2-2017