the Clear Creek Watershed Foundation: pioneering new approaches to sustainable watershed management.

The People

Clear Creek Watershed stakeholders represent a broad spectrum of social, economic and environmental interests both within and beyond the boundary of the 566 square mile drainage area. The Clear Creek Watershed Foundation was established in 1997 to support stakeholders and work on their behalf toward a healthy and sustainable watershed.

CCWF BOARD of DIRECTORS
Ben Moline, P. E.† President of the Board, CCWF; Manager, Water Resources& Environmental Compliance, Molson Coors Brewing Company
Carl Norbeck†Secretary/Treasurer, CCWF; Audubon Society of Greater Denver, Board of Directors; Clear Creek Watershed Forum Coordinator 1995-2003, co-creator of the Clear Creek Watershed Forum
Max Dodson, Assistant Regional Administrator, Office of Ecosystems Protection and Remediation, Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 (retired); co-creator of the Clear Creek Watershed Forum
Glen Edwards, West Denver Trout Unlimited/Clear Creek Projects Manager; Colorado School of Mines Professor Emeritus
Bryce Romig†Environmental Manager, Climax Molybdenum Company; co-creator of the Clear Creek Watershed Forum
Peggy Stokstad†Director, Clear Creek Economic Development Corporation
Fabyan Watrous, Clear Creek County Planning Commissioner; Clear Creek County Historic Public Lands Commissioner; President, Jack Pine Mining Company
 

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CONSULTING STAFF
J. David Holm Executive Director, Project Manager & Project Development Coordinator; co-creator of the Clear Creek Watershed Forum
Casey Davenhill Accountant, Fiscal Officer
Diane Kielty†Planning/Project Management, Kielty Diversified Projects
 

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Organizational Capacity

CCWF relies exclusively on contractors for services giving it an elasticity and an ability to respond to many different types of opportunities, issues and problems with well-qualified and highly experienced contractors, either brought in by stakeholders for a specific project, or pre-qualified and readily available through the Foundation. The Foundationís Offices, in the Idaho Springs Historical Museum alongside Clear Creek, are available as a watershed community resource for hosting collaborative small group processes and as a launching pad for public benefit projects or public/private partnerships aimed at attaining and maintaining a healthy and sustainable watershed.

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ADVISORS
Mike Holmes Superfund Project Manager/EPA Region 8
Marcella Hutchinson Environmental Scientist, Watershed Coordinator & NPS Project Officer, Office of Ecosystems Protection and Remediation/EPA Region 8
Tim Rehder LEEDS Technology Manager/EPA Region 8
Loretta Pineda Director, Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining & Safety
Dick Parachini Manager Clean Water Programs, Colorado Water Quality Control Division
Paul Winkle Fishery Biologist Northeast Region, Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife
David Singer Environmental Manager, Colorado Department of Transportation
Ed Rapp President Emeritus, CCWF Board; co-creator of the Clear Creek Watershed Forum
Chris Crouse Colorado State University Extension Agent, Clear Creek County; former Executive Manager, Clear Creek Watershed Foundation
Mark Levin Manager Mining & Environmental Services
Larry MacDonnell Environmental Attorney, Lawrence J. MacDonnell, P. C.
Mike Crouse Manager, Clear Creek Consultants
Brent Scarbrough, P. E. Partner & Project Manager, Frontier Environmental Services
Tim Steele, PhD Senior Hydrologist & President, TDS Consulting Inc.
Jo Ann Sorenson Director Clear Creek County Land Use Department
Lisa Leben Director, Clear Creek County Lands Department
Matt Taylor Mapping/GIS Director, Clear Creek County
Frank Young Clear Creek County Open Space Commissioner
Shelley Stanley Water Quality Coordinator, City of Northglenn Colorado
Peter Butler Animas River Stakeholderís Group; Chairman, Chairman, Water Quality Control Commission, State of Colorado
Kate Kramer Executive Director, Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership

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Stream Flow Information

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Images of Sustainability

  • Clear Creek as it runs through Clear Creek Canyon
    Clear Creek as it runs through Clear Creek Canyon
  • Maude Monroe/Donna Juanita Mine Site. Photo by Don Allen.
    The Maude Monroe/Donna Juanita Mine Site.
    Photo by Don Allen.
  • Rafting through Clear Creek Canyon. Photo courtesy Clear Creek Rafting
    Rafting through Clear Creek Canyon.
    Photo courtesy Clear Creek Rafting
  • Fishing in one of Clear Creek's Tributaries
    Fishing in Clear Creek
  • Torreys Peak, in the upper Clear Creek Watershed. Photo courtesy of 14ers.com
    Torreys Peak, in the upper Clear Creek Watershed.
    Photo courtesy of 14ers.com
  • The confluence of Clear Creek and the South Platte River in Denver
    The confluence of Clear Creek and the South Platte River in Denver
  • Coors Billboard
    Both Companies and People rely on the Clear Creek Watershed
  • Hiking in the Clear Creek Watershed
    Fourth-graders panning for gold.
  • Double-jacking at the Phoenix mine
    Double-jacking at the Phoenix mine

 

 

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