Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Nonpoint Source Program (NPS)
The Measurable Results Program (MRP), began as a project of the CDPHE's Nonpoint Source (NPS) Program in 2010. The MRP seeks to assist local watershed organizations in scientifically documenting the effects of restoration efforts while helping to enhance the overall quality and quantity of stream restoration monitoring data. As of July 2012, the MRP has worked on 10 watersheds throughout the state, collaborating with groups such as the Tamarisk Coalition, the Eagle River Watershed Council, and the Colorado Water Conservation Board. Most recently, MRP, in partnership with the Water Action Network, released a database focused helping local groups who are planning a restoration project.
In 2010, the Colorado Watershed Assembly received a contract with the Nonpoint Source Program to administer the Watershed Planning Services Program, which assisted local watershed groups throughout the state interested in developing a watershed plan eligible for funding from the EPA. Through this program, the Assembly worked with seven groups who submitted watershed plan proposals to the NPS section, four of which were awarded funding. The Assembly also assisted in the formation of four new watershed groups in the Uncompahgre, Colorado, Yampa, and Purgatoire watersheds.
Colorado Water Conservation Board, Colorado Healthy Rivers Fund
The Colorado Water Conservation Board and the Colorado Healthy Rivers Fund (CHRF) is a great supporter and partner of the River Watch Program. With funds provided from the CHRF River Watch has been able to expand their very important macroinvertebrate program by providing training, equipment, and sample analysis of macroinvertebrate to volunteers throughout the state.