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.




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 for information. 


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

Inflatable H2O Jo and Flo are available for any group in Western 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 staff support during your event.  

Once the Kit is reserved it can be picked up at Roaring Fork Conservancy in Basalt a few days before your event. 

Keep It Clean
Kit Includes

  • Inflatable H2O Jo - requires an electrical outlet to maintain inflation
  • Flo - small stuffed fish 
  • Keep It Clean Vinyl Banner 
  • All necessary accessories
  • Instructions 


To reserve H2O Jo & Flo for your next event, contact Christina Medved, RFC Director of Community Outreach, at or (970) 927-1290.

Keep It Clean West Slope Partners

City of Aspen
City of Glenwood Springs
Eagle County
Eagle River Watershed Council
Garfield County
Middle Colorado Watershed Council
Pitkin County
Roaring Fork Conservancy
Snowmass Water & Sanitation District
Town of Basalt
Town of Carbondale
Town of Eagle
Town of Gypsum
Town of Silt
Town of Vail
White River National Forest


The KEEP IT CLEAN WEST SLOPE PARTNERSHIP is funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the partners listed above.

Contact Us

Roaring Fork Conservancy

PHONE: (970) 927-1290

PO Box 3349
Basalt, CO 81621

22800 Two Rivers Road
Basalt, CO 81621

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