The strength of our organization lies in the active involvement of our community and interested volunteers!



Stay tuned for information on our December event!



Family Science Night!

With the support of the Creede, join us for an evening of science and fun! This event is designed to give elementary school students and their parents the opportunity to get hands-on with science experiments!

Headwaters Mountain Bike Race

In September 2017 the Headwaters Alliance hosted the very first Headwaters Mountain Bike Race, which traversed the entirety of the 18 mile Bachelor Loop just north of Creede, a route that showcases the region’s heritage and natural beauty. Follow us on Facebook for updates!

Runoff Runoff

Hosted by the HWA and their partner, the Rio Grande Headwaters Restoration Project, this event is our biggest annual fundraiser. The race, held in early June, includes a 6k, half marathon, and full marathon. Runners are invited to join us for an after party with live music, food, and drinks. Racers run a course that follows the path of the Rio Grande and ranges 8,000-9,000 feet in elevation. For more info, visit the website or follow us on Facebook.

San Juan Mining Conference

This annual conference, which takes place in the spring, is about educating the public about the science and policy of mining, remediation, water quality, improving mining practices, and addressing water quality impairments through workshops. It also includes field tours and presentations. The San Juan Mining Conference is hosted in a different community in the San Juan Range each year. Communities where this conference has taken place before include Ouray, Durango, Telluride, and Creede. For more information click here.

Willow Creek Day

In 2017, the town of Creede decided to honor the work completed on the Willow Creek floodplain by creating Willow Creek day. Celebrated on May 5th every year, this is a day to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of the WCRC and other partners and serves as a reminder of the capacity of community work.