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 Final Results

Congratulations to the 2016 CFW Finalists
Congratulations to the 2016 CFW Finalists

Thank you to all of the students who participated in this contest. Nearly 100 entries were received from 175 students!

After careful consideration, the $1,000 first place prize was awarded to Emily Casper from Berthoud High School for her proposal called, “Riparian Restoration.” Emily organized 30 volunteers to repair a 1 mile section of the Big Thompson River that was destroyed during the 2013 flood.  The total cost of the project was $3338.  Emily combined $800 from her implementation budget with funds donated by Wild Land Restoration Volunteers to make this project a success.  Her presentation was engaging and demonstrated her leadership abilities to the panel of judges.

The final competition was extremely close. Everyone did a great job! View the Top Ten Finalists

Thank you to the Community Partners who help make CARING FOR OUR WATERSHEDS a success!