Caring for Our Watersheds

CARING FOR OUR WATERSHEDS: Colorado is open to students who live in the Colorado borders within the Cache la Poudre River Watershed and Big Thompson Watershed.

Students are asked to submit proposals that answer the question:

“What can you do to improve your watershed?”

Students will compete for over $6,000 in rewards
Participating schools and clubs are eligible for over $11,000 in rewards
Students who implement their ideas are eligible for additional funding

2016 Winners 

Project Name Students School Placement Award
Riparian Restoration Emily Casper Berthoud High School 1st $1000
No More Trash Talking! Gabrielle Mizer, Renee Raak Berthoud High School 2nd $900
Destination:Conservation  Madeleine Dreiling , Reina Gifford, Lindy Muttel  Greeley Central High School 3rd $800
Hazardous Households: Is yours one? Jasmine Szabo,Annabelle Selders Union Colony Preparatory School 4th $700
Of Gardens and Guys J.C. Arce Greeley Central High School 5th $600
Bees, Small but Mighty Kendra Myers Greeley Central High School 6th $500
Electric Hand Dryers and Waste Management Luis Torres, Edward Longoria Northridge High School 7th $450
Aeration Conservation Roberto Ortega Greeley Central High School 8th $400
Collecting Clothes for a Cause Ben Schoenthaler,Mailey Trujillo Northridge High School 9th $350
Peer Pressure Keeps a Dock Afloat Madelyn Wampler, Em Richards Greeley Central High School 10th $300

For more information, contact Mike Switzer (
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