KeepItClean

Keep It Clean, 'Cause We're All Downstream!

 

Did you know that factories and industry are NOT the #1 polluter in our valley? We are!

Most water pollution comes from everyday activities we all do: fertilizing yards, applying pesticides and herbicides, washing cars, maintaining roads, or dumping pollutants down storm drains. 

Since the source of these pollutants does not come from one particular point, this pollution is called nonpoint source pollution (NPS).This polluted runoff results when precipitation washes pollutants over the surface of the ground or leaches them into the groundwater. It is pollution that cannot easily be “turned off” by technology. 

The key to controlling nonpoint source pollution? PREVENTION!  

For example, wise use of fertilizer and pesticides, controlling what flows into gutters and storm drains, not over-watering gardens and fields, and disposing of pet waste away from water sources.

This website is designed to give you simple ways to reduce your amount of nonpoint source pollution. Just scroll down for fact sheets and tips.

 

AT HOME  |  ON THE JOB  |  KIDS ACTIVITIES  |  WATER CONSERVATION  

WATER USE FACTS  |  REPORT SPILLS  |  KEEP IT CLEAN PARTNERS


Meet H20 Jo and Flo!
H20 Jo (water drop) and Flo (trout) are Colorado’s Water Quality Ambassadors and they have been working hard all over the state to create and promote action about water quality!

Want to bring H2O Jo and Flo to your next event?! Scroll down the page for information.

 

Western Slope Partners
Roaring Fork Conservancy
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
City of Aspen
City of Glenwood Springs
Colorado River Water Conservation District
Eagle County
Mount Sopris Conservation District
Pitkin County
Town of Basalt
Town of Carbondale
Town of Snowmass Village


Want to bring inflatable H2O Joe & Flo to your event?

Inflatable H2O Jo and Flo are available for any group in Colorado who would like to promote clean water and rivers at an event. A group may use it, set it up at your event and provide your own staff/volunteers to promote the Keep it Clean message. It does not include Roaring Fork Conservancy (RFC) staff support during your event.

Stored by RFC in Basalt, the Keep It Clean project kit is available for groups on the Western Slope of Colorado. 

Keep It Clean Kit Includes: 

  • Inflatable H2O Jo - requires an electrical outlet to keep inflated
  • Flo - small stuffed fish 
  • Keep It Clean Vinyl Banner
  • Promotional Materials including: Magnets, tattoos, informational sheets 
  • 7 ground stakes to secure it to the ground
  • Instruction Sheet for setup

Once the Kit is reserved it can be picked up in Basalt, Colorado a couple days before your event. 

 

To reserve H2O Joe & Flo for your next event, contact Christina Medved, watershed education director at RFC, at christina@roaringfork.org or (970) 927-1290.

 

Contact Us

Roaring Fork Conservancy
PO Box 3349
Basalt, CO 81621
(970) 927-1290
info@roaringfork.org

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:
200 Basalt Center Circle, Suite 120, Basalt, CO 81621

What's New

Fryingpan Fishing Brings in $3.8 Million Annually to Local Economy Learn More

Contact