Don’t let the Colorado River go down the drain. Let’s protect the Colorado way of life we love for future generations. Outdoor activities like fishing, rafting and camping depend on healthy rivers. Soon, 80% of the Upper Colorado could be diverted to supply Front Range communities, leaving only a trickle behind. Add your voice by signing our online petition asking Denver Water to protect the Fraser River, a major tributary of the upper Colorado. There is an option for including your comments. Sign Now »
Defend the Colorado
Send a Message to Denver Water – Don’t Suck the Fraser River Dry!
Follow our homeless trout's adventures as he leaves his river home and hits Denver's mean streets in search of water. This trout will swim for water! Then sign the petition.
“As a native Coloradoan, I have been appalled at the rate of poorly managed growth along the Front Range and the lack of awareness most people here seem to have regarding the source of the water they use. I don't believe the state's ecosystems can sustain it. My own enjoyment of any of the rivers has been limited to a little camping and fishing, but this is not about me - it's about the legacy we are creating.”
Danya from Thornton, Colorado
Defend the Colorado is a coalition of concerned citizens working in cooperation with Colorado Trout Unlimited and other responsible organizations who care about the future of the Colorado River. Learn more »