Welcome to the Clear Creek Watershed Foundation.

a young bighorn sheep. 

a young bighorn sheep. 

Incorporated in 1997, the Clear Creek Watershed Foundation (CCWF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the conditions in the Clear Creek Watershed through comprehensive and cooperative efforts with watershed stakeholders. This includes, but is not limited to, improving the water quality of Clear Creek and its tributaries. We believe that promoting, coordinating and implementing projects—such as abandoned mine remediation, stream habitat improvement, outreach and education, alternative energy production, water conservation and reuse—will make Clear Creek and its communities a more sustainable watershed.

                                     Colorado School of Mines (CSM) Field Session Video

Our Objectives:

The general objectives of the Clear Creek Watershed Foundation are to secure and distribute funds for the charitable purposes of maintaining, preserving, restoring and improving the ecological, aesthetic and recreational conditions within the watershed of Clear Creek, which is a tributary of the South Platte River and is located in the State of Colorado. CCWFs primary activities are project development, planning, management, and implementation. Historically, mine remediation work is perhaps what CCWF is best known for. By remediating mining-related water quality problems and addressing associated public health, safety and welfare issues, CCWF and its partners are providing on-the-ground revitalization construction for the Clear Creek Watershed communities. As a backbone organization for the Clear Creek Watershed CCWF strives to:

  • Provide strategic direction
  • Assist in data collection & analysis
  • Facilitate dialogue in the watershed community
  • Manage data collection & analysis
  • Coordinate community outreach
  • Mobilize funding
  • Support prioritization of watershed issues & goals
  • Identify interrelated initiatives
  • Identify project partners
  • Understand each individual community organization’s needs
  • Find solutions that can bridge the needs of multiple organizations