Upper Pecos River Developments
The Upper Pecos Watershed Association (UPWA) has been working since 2006 to preserve, protect, and restore water quality and related impacts in the Pecos and its tributaries. UPWA also works to aid the local economy and to preserve traditional and cultural uses in the watershed. Each of our nine-member all Volunteer Board of Directors has deep connections to the Canyon that go back decades – some even for multiple generations.
It has been a busy and productive year for UPWA. We just completed major instream and riparian area restoration on Upper Cow Creek in the Santa Fe National Forest. This work mitigated damage from the Viveash and Tres Lagunas fires and subsequent floods and was funded by a Clean Water Act (CWA 319 Grant). In April 2017, we received a New Mexico River Stewardship Grant to address post fire and flood damage in Holy Ghost Canyon and Creek. Upcoming restoration work for 2018 will include construction of the Holy Ghost project and also construction of another CWA 319 Grant on the Lower Cow Creek near North San Ysidro.
[posted on Facebook by UPWA, December 18, 2017]