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Phone: (719) 748-0033
PO Box 726
Lake George
Colorado 80827
USA
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Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: • Harvest and plant willows to secure at-risk river banks

• Plant trees in a forest devastated by wildfire

• Fill and place sandbags on properties threatened by post-fire flooding

Geographic areas served: The Upper South Platte Watershed is located west of the Front Range between Denver and Colorado Springs and provides water and recreational opportunities to residents and visitors across Colorado.

Programs: CUSP works with many partners on issues of water quality, forest health, wildfire mitigation and suppression, invasive weed abatement, trails and recreation, education, stewardship, volunteerism, and sustainable energy. Our projects are carried out on both private and public land in partnership with communities.

Mission:
To protect the water quality and ecological health of the Upper South Platte Watershed through the cooperative efforts of stakeholders with emphasis on community values and economic sustainability.
Results:
CUSP works with many partners on issues of water quality, forest health, wildfire mitigation and suppression, invasive weed abatement, trails and recreation, education, stewardship, volunteerism, and sustainable energy. Our projects are carried out on both private and public land in partnership with communities.

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11/02/12
This program is at the top of the line. Each and Every second of volunteer work with CUSP is a second that makes a difference to the entire state of Colorado. The tactics used to divert erosion, to maintain a safe water supply, prevent wildfires, and protect structures, are those of the volunteers ... more »
11/01/12
This group is integral in the reclaimation and restoration of Colorado watersheds residents depend on for their water supply. Residents being human and native wildlife! Everyone I've meet through this group is passionate about helping others by sustaining the environment they depend on... more »
10/30/12
CUSP is a godsend for areas, people and businesses struck by the wildfire tragedies suffered here. This non-profit organization steps up with expertise and physical boots on the ground when no one else does. I was unaware of their efforts until the Waldo Canyon Fire. I've learned how crucial ... more »
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• Harvest and plant willows to secure at-risk river banks

• Plant trees in a forest devastated by wildfire

• Fill and place sandbags on properties threatened by post-fire flooding
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