From the Colorado Watershed Assembly:
Formerly the Colorado Watershed Protection Fund, the Colorado Healthy Rivers Fund is financed by the Colorado checkoff program which provides tax payers the opportunity to contribute a portion of their tax return or to make a donation to assist locally-based conservation groups in their efforts to protect our land and water resources.
– Since the establishment of the Colorado Healthy Rivers Fund in 2003, over 95,000 citizens donated more than $720,000 from their tax returns to fund 50 local water enhancement projects in Colorado.
– The Colorado Healthy Rivers Fund has granted funding to 50 projects statewide.
– Colorado Healthy Rivers Fund grant projects contribute to cleaner water, healthier wildlife habitat, and improved recreation throughout the State.
– The Colorado Healthy Rivers Fund has contributed to the restoration of stream channels in the South Platte, Arkansas, Colorado, Gunnison, Rio Grande, and San Juan River Basins.
– Projects funded by the Colorado Healthy Rivers Fund are matched with an average of $7 for every $1 donated.
– The money donated to the Colorado Healthy Rivers Fund is spent on projects that improve water quality and habitat for fish and other aquatic species.
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