OUR MISSION: cultivate a sustainable environmental and economic future for the Rio Grande headwaters through community engagement, restoration, education, and innovation.
The Headwaters Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Creede, CO, near the headwaters of the Rio Grande. Founded in 2016, the organization was formed to reclaim the region from the impact of historic mining practices. We seek to maximize partnerships to create change and engage the community in examining and addressing the drivers of environmental change for the social and economic benefit of every living thing.
The Headwaters Alliance seeks to maximize partnerships to create change by engaging the community in examining and addressing the drivers of environmental change for the social and economic benefit of every living thing.
We define sustainability as creating long term commitment within the community to support projects that yield economic benefit and watershed health by engaging stakeholders and funders in our mission.
To initiate this sustainable trajectory, our work will focus on restoration and protection, education, and stewardship of the Upper Rio Grande region. The outcomes of our work will maintain and improve the triple bottom line of the environment, society and the economy.
We host member organizations that seek to better serve the Willow Creek watershed and downstream communities.
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