Water Restoration Group Receives $10,000
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - A week after the Colorado River was named the most endangered river in the country, conservation groups are teaming up to bring in more funding for restoration projects.
The Conservation Lands Foundation has announced they have partnered with the Royal Bank of Canada to fund work on the Colorado River.
These funds will allow Western Slope volunteers to clear out vegetation that pose threats to the river and surrounding wildlife.
"They're woody invasives that have crept along the riverbanks there .. what our crews will do is, they will go and they will cut them down with chainsaws and use an herbicides to remove them," said Matt Jennings with the Western Colorado Conservation Corps.
The gift is part of the RBC's Blue Water Project which will commit more than $36 million to hundreds of organizations that protect watersheds.