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!
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“For almost 20 yrs my mother has lived and owned a private business in the Fraser Valley. Her livelihood and that of her customers and friends depend greatly on the strong health of the Fraser. Businesses similar to my mothers as well as larger firms present in the area do a great service to the economy of the state of Colorado. I, and many people the world over, would agree that the Fraser River and the Fraser Valley are integral elements that help define the "whole" of what is loved about the state of Colorado. Diverting a river like the Fraser to a point of diminished health is an irresponsible act, and demonstrates a very "short-sighted" understanding of the importance of a great natural resource. Long live the Fraser River!”
Scott from 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 »